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Side Door Bistro

#132 of 1,182 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 151 707 7888
Wednesday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 186
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant food, slow service

Second visit to Side Door and feeling much the same as last time. Pleasant enough food, but lacking in creativity. Puddings again the star of the show. The service was friendly but very slow. A nice enough place, if on the expensive side considering the whole package.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Estelle R
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Second visit to Side Door and feeling much the same as last time. Pleasant enough food, but lacking in creativity. Puddings again the star of the show. The service was friendly but very slow. A nice enough place, if on the expensive side considering the whole package.

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Liverpool
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited on a Monday evening before attending a concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It appears the premises is split over two levels and we were sat upstairs at ground level and not basement level. There are no Tastecard deals on a Monday, so we had to to have the 'theatre menu' at £19.90 per head. This includes half... More 

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Manchester, uk
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited for lunch with the family aged 8 weeks to 65 ! Three of us had the club sandwiches and various sides, they were all excellent and freshly made. My son had the sea bass which he said was delicious. Somehow we found room for sweets and they were imaginative and very tasty. The decor is really laid back and... More 

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LIVERPOOL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My partner and I visited for the first time for Sunday Lunch, it looked very unappetising and did not taste much better, we would have had a nicer roast at a carvery or pub in the city centre. Roast beef was pink and thick chunks, the 2 roast potatoes where hard and cold, the vegetables where over cooked and soggy.... More 

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Liverpool
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Often visit this restaurant with friends. Always good food, good staff and nice atmosphere. Fully recommended.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent food well presented. Friendly service. Bean pattie to start with warm bread & dips. Followed by pollock & prawns new potatoes & green beans in a lovely dressing. To top it all while we had coffee we were given Maltesers!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Myself and my wife came after hearing about the new chef and my god we were impressed the "not fish and chips" was outstanding I can say I have not seen cooking of that standing in the city as we shall be back soon!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Myself and my partner had eaten for the first time at the bistro tonight after hearing about the new chef and all I can say is we shall be back. The "not fish and chips" was amazing

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Cheshire
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Having read all the reviews we really expected better. Had the Sunday lunch menu and whilst the food was of a good quality, a few little things weren't really up to standard. Both the roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings were soft rather than crispy, also the Yorkshires had the appearance of being bought in pre-cooked catering frozen puddings. The beef... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had Sunday lunch here with my husband a few days ago- both really enjoyed it. Choice of beef / yorkshire pudding or chicken / stuffing. The food was straightforward, lovely quality meat and nicely presented, with fresh well cooked veg. My husband said his beef was cooked to perfection, while I ( who regards roasts as a bit boring usually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 707 7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 87
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?