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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

$$ - $$$, British,
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we have visited here quite a few times for drinks only(the food was a bit expensive).It is a beautiful place oozing character and charm.

Thank YOLO123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took friends who where visiting city for the first time to one of our iconic city pubs were most disappointed smelt musty needs a refurb and toilets needed a deep clean gents stunk of urine such a great pub being let go.

Thank michael g
Reviewed 3 days ago

great building, great beer, great service, shame the dining room upstairs was closed but we ate down stairs in the back, food choice was good, the waitress service was very good, attentive and coming back after each course to make sure we were happy /...More

Thank michael p
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a place to eat lunch while visiting Liverpool and this place was recommended by a friend. The Hop On Hop Off stopped right in front so that made it easy to get to. They have a number of small rooms with...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Liverpool recently on a family weekend away. And what can I say, The Philharmonic has it all, history, atmosphere and amazing toilets. What stood out for me was the lovely staff who went out of their way to help me and my family, very...More

Thank ellisann59
Reviewed 6 days ago

... disappointed to see that the ladies loos were not very clean and hand soap wasn't working. My husband said the gents were not up the usual standard eithe, quite dirty. We've been visiting the Phil for decades, please don't let this iconic pub slip.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely building but just caught a quick glimpse of previous review which states in need of a good clean & I have to agree I know its an old building but doesn't need to be so musty & maybe a new idea to tackle...More

1  Thank quilpie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in the area and called in for a pint, it was early afternoon and the place was empty. We ordered two pints of lager but when we drank it ,it was discusting tasting slightly soapy we ask the barmaid to change it for another...More

1  Thank GHalewood
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ghalewood, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. Please contact us at 01517072837 or via email Philharmonic@nicholsonspubs.com when you have an opportunity, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were back again at the Phil after 12 months. Very busy on a Friday night and had to wait quite a time to be served at the bar but so it goes. We love the period features though only I was able to see...More

Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just couldn't get served! I went in with my parents and went to the bar where two other customers were being served. As they left, the manager who was openly rude to staff and customers alike, asked who was next. I said that was...More

Thank Frankie S
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Frankie S, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one....More

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Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
Menu is available on the internet
22 May 2016|
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Response from Wayne151 | Reviewed this property |
The City Explorer open top bus stops right outside. The stop after the RC Cathedral
25 October 2015|
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Response from Claude G | Reviewed this property |
Suggeste you phone the venue. I neer thought to ask when I dropped in for a meal Claude
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 707 2837
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You will find The Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool within a short stroll of Hardman Street, Myrtle Street and Hope Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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