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Side Door Bistro

29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 (0)151 707 7888
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Ranked #39 of 1,017 restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $24 - $87
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the Side Door Bistro. Food was excellent. The scallops were perfectly cooked, as was the ribeye steak. However we were greatly let down by the poor non existent service. I spoke to the older waitress and asked for a second bottle of wine which never arrived even though she past our table several times.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great pre theatre dinner, we were short on time and the staff couldn't of been more helpful in making sure we were served quickly. The food was great and the service excellent. Friendly staff, will definitely visit again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Another very good pre-theatre meal at the Side Door. Staff always most friendly and helpful. Pleasant intimate atmosphere.

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Dorset UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A very popular restaurant - good food, very lively atmosphere, attentive staff ~ all leading to an excellent night out. The deep fried squid starter was appreciated by all four of us and then we had a range of main dishes all with good portions. We booked in advance earlier that day. I guess that's essential at weekends.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Found this restaurant by chance as it was very close to our hotel.We liked the look of the menu so decided to try it out on a Monday night. The scallop starter that I had on a cauliflower curry puree was one of the best starters that I have ever tried and the lamb main dish was also excellent. The... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant by chance & were given the last available table. Wondering what to have to drink while we perused the menu we decided to try the house cocktail called a Twinkle. This consisted of vodka, elderflower cordial & Prosecco. Delicious & not too sweet. The rest of the meal followed suit, everything was well-presented & tasted... More

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Liverpool
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice meal here and a lot of the food is very good eg steak which was good quality and nicely done. Starters very good eg deep fried squid. However, after the main course, the waiter did not come back to our table at all. We would have had a desert but got fed up waiting so went... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Ate here recently. Good choice of menu. Food was excellent. We did wait over 30 minutes for our food to arrive but it was worth it. The two waiter's were very attentive and friendly. It is in a good location and had a pleasant atmosphere with good background music. Would recommend eating here.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Popped in here for lunch with a friend. I had scallops with stuff (I'm not so good on the sauces!) and they were quite simply the best I've ever tasted. I'm a real sucker for seafood and this dish hit all the right buttons for me. Simply fabulous. The staff are friendly and efficient too. The atmosphere in the restaurant... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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173 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were originally booked to go somewhere else but after being ignored for over 30 minutes like we didn't exist we decided to leave and not waste our money. It was then that we stumbled upon the SideDoor. Went in, met by friendly staff who offered us the last table. How glad were we that walked out of London Carriageworks... More

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