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Side Door Bistro

#142 of 1,186 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 151 707 7888
Thursday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    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
just so so~

I had lunch here. The choices for lunch are not diverse; the prices are very ideal. I tried hamburger which was ok! The indoor environment and service is well. This restaurant once is enough~

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Chenpeian C
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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322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I had lunch here. The choices for lunch are not diverse; the prices are very ideal. I tried hamburger which was ok! The indoor environment and service is well. This restaurant once is enough~

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food was good - starters a bit on the small side, mains good. Approach to service is on the casual side, especially for the price. Wine selection is good, well priced.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been to the Side Door many times and have always loved the fabulous food, attentive service and and excellent price:value ratio. So it seemed like the perfect choice to celebrate my first mother's day with our baby boy and both of our families. On reserving our table we advised side door that we would be... More 

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Wirral
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Booked here on a recommendation by a family member. We chose from the pre theatre menu which had a good choice of dishes and the food did not disappoint. Mains where piping hot, excellent service from the staff in very pleasant atmosphere and surroundings. Great location for Philharmonic or Everyman Theatres. Would definitely visit again in the future.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Ate here pre theatre visit. My son recommended it from previous visits. Chose from the Pre Theatre menu, good choice of dishes. Excellent value for money. No surprise that it was fully booked!

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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?