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Side Door Bistro

29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 (0)151 707 7888
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Ranked #68 of 1,099 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The kitchen was closed at my first choice for the evening and the waitress/hostess recommended the Side Door Bistro. Great recommendation. The prix fixe menu was just right. A starter of shrimp (a little small) with wild rice (mainly white rice and a few grains of wild and I doubt it was Minnesota or Wisconsin wild) but the flavors mixed... More

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Liverpool
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I can't rate this restaurant highly enough. I have eaten here many times over the years. Food is always good. Place is nice.Try and book upstairs. Clientele is high quality. Another plus point is all the portions are large. None of this tiny portions you get in many restaurants and having to have a take out on the way home.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had lunch, they have a special which is very limited but a great price (£5) and the choice although limited had a meat, fish and veggie option (1 of each). We both had burgers and although not exceptional in anyway were nice homemade burgers and good for the price. I think the reviews had set a bar that wasn't... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited this week with my partner. Lovely atmosphere and set-up. Waiting on staff very very pleasant. The food was nice however very small portions for a calamari starter which normally was approx £7 but did have a fabulous teriyaki mayo and came with lovely warm bread to dip. Steak for main course was very average and small and thin. We... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Side Door is the one restaurant we always book at table for when visiting "Back Home". It is a small welcoming bistro which consistently brings excellent food to the table. In all the time we have been going there we have never been disappointed with the quality of food. Service may be a little slow at times but whats... More

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Rocky Mount, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice atmosphere but the meal was disappointing. I had the steak sandwich, which was ok, but nothing special; Dana had the fish( cod) and chips which she found very unexceptional. As has been mentioned in other reviews, service was slow, but it is a small restaurant - one waitress, probably not much more in the kitchen - but the service... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've been here a few times when we've visited Liverpool and it has never disappointed. The service is friendly and accommodating and the food is excellent. The squid was tender and tasty with a light crispy batter and the steaks cooked to perfection, something that doesn't always happen. Clearly an accomplished chef works here. An 'amuse bouche' of bread and... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Quite a cosy venue serving great food; a little bit of a wait but I don't mind that for freshly cooked meals. Staff a little older which I quite like - gives you a better interaction sometimes than with very young waiting staff. Will definitely be back.

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norwich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was recommended by a local, and they weren't wrong. The steak was wonderful and my veggie husband's moussaka was a thing of wonder. It's a lovely looking restaurant too, quiet when we went but lovely service and we were most impressed.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are a fussy eater you will not do well here. There is limited choice of starters if you don't like fish. Other than this the food was fine and the service was great. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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