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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 707 2837
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Ranked #206 of 1,099 Restaurants in Liverpool
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
Description: 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We just popped in for a drink and to look around, but when we saw all the beautiful meals being served, we just had to eat. It was lovely and you couldn't have more friendly staff. Just great.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Reasonably priced, lovely decor, polite staff and amazing male toilets. Worth going for a drink. The leather chairs are nice and comfy and a gives a real feel for the traditional Liverpool.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here a few weeks ago, food was lovely. Had the veggie burger, very tasty, lots of salad with it. My husband had the sausage and mash, which he polished off in record time. The wine and beer menu looked good as well. Will definitely go back and try out the rest of the menu. Staff were great, atmosphere... More

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Grtr. Manchester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A really quirky pub but great atmosphere. The dining room upstairs was comfortable and constantly busy.....good job we had booked!!! All the staff we had contact with were very pleasant and helpful and dealt with our orders very efficiently. The background music was just right (not to loud) and the food was piping hot and tasty when brought to our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Philharmonic is a Liverpudlian institution, that needs an injection of something new. Lovely decor but the our group of 20 was herded and and served impatiently rather than offered the remarkable welcome that Liverpool can do so well. Won't be going back.

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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You get quite a large plate for your money. The chicken was well cooked but the veg quality wasn't fantastic, plus the Yorkshire pudding and roast spuds were a little over cooked. The service is good, polite and fast. The overall surroundings are also lovely. Check out the pub downstairs and the grade 1 listed (mens) toilets.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'd never been here before, the Google images looked great and the reviews very good. My expectations were high, so I was naturally disappointed with a number of things. I thought with the menu stand at the front someone would collect us, but soon realised this wasn't the case, went inside and through the boozer (with 2 children) to find... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice place, not loud music. So you can go there with friends to enjoy your drinks or food. Very quick and fast service. One of the famous attractions in Liverpool. The gents toilets are a unique piece of the building. We had great time

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were staying across the road from the Philharmonic in the Hope Street Hotel. It's a stunning building both inside and out. Still has a lot of its original features. Beautiful mosaic tiles and lots of wood. Few different snugs with great furniture and bigger room down the hall with an amazing ornate ceiling. They did a brilliant Sauvignon blanc... More

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great old Victorian Pub. Worth a visit. John Lennon is reported to have used this as his local before fame prevented it.

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