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Side Door Bistro

29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 151 707 7888
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Ranked #118 of 1,136 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $87
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We have been to the side door on numerous occaisions before so knew what to expect. We weren't let down when we went for dinner this weekend. The staff were very friendly and the food arrived promptly, and I'm glad to say tasted as good as we remembered from out previous visits. We will definitely be returning again soon. Simply... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Had another lovely meal here. Staff were really welcoming and menu was varied. Sister was impressed with veggie options. Really good value for money - looking forward to trying Sunday roast offer very soon.

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Birkdale, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is such a fab little place to eat. The staff were friendly and personable, the atmosphere is lovely and the Sunday roast is absolute must! Really reasonably priced! Well worth a visit.

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Preston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I'd booked for a pre-theatre meal with friends and had been told that arriving at 5.30 would make for a very relaxed, non-rushed meal in advance of a performance at the Liverpool Phil no more than 100 yards away at 7.30. We got caught up in traffic so didn't get there till 5.45 although I did make a point of... More

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kzoe1, Owner at Side Door Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience at The Side Door. We are going through an unsettled transitional period at the restaurant with staff leaving and new people coming in. We are aware that our usual high standards have not been met on some occasions recently and we are trying our best to rectify the... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Having been to this restaurant a while back and enjoyed it we thought we'd go for a team lunch with work colleagues. The waiter had no idea about the menu, the wait for our food was 40mins and we were the first ones in right on midday. My mussels did not taste right at all and I sent them back.... More

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kzoe1, Owner at Side Door Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your meal at the Side Door. We are currently training new staff and your waiter is new to the job. However I do need to point out that you were not charged for your mussels or the replacement dish so to say no discount was applied is wholly unrepresentative. Also apologies were offered... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a disappointment. Having eaten at this restaurant on more than one previous occasion my wife and I were fairly confident in our selection when we booked a pre theatre meal. The restaurant was full and we were quickly served with our drinks and starter. However, we had to wait a further hour for our main course which spoilt the... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We popped in at lunch time and ate off the special lunch menu. Good value for money - yes, portion size was fairly small but overall represented good value. Lovely friendly service with the additional of Maltesers with the coffee. Very pleasant.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our first visit as had been recomended by friends. Obviously alot of thought has gone into the menu and the staff were pleasant enough. However, they are the only good points i can find for the place. The starters were okay, however we found that we waited an awfully long time in between courses and unfortunately the mains were not... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A really interesting menu with great variety. Seared tuna and the pheasant were standout mains. An excellent monday night offer. Shuns pretension for good quality food. Service was relaxed and informal, helping the atmosphere to be lively for a rainy monday night with partner and parents.

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11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I ate here on the Monday night set menu had scallops to start they were lovely however the mains were disappointing , I had Sea bass (one fillet) the fish itself was ok but the salad and chips were not !! My partner had the pork and it was more like a stodgy roast dinner!! We sat... More

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Additional Information about Side Door Bistro

Address: 29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
Phone Number: +44 151 707 7888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 87
Cuisine: European

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