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Side Door Bistro

29A Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 (0)151 707 7888
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Ranked #48 of 1,068 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
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A nice place, good food and atmosphere. Good choice but let down by plastic in the steak dish. Also wasn't very clear pre theatre was £18.95 on a Saturday as stated less on menu. Wouldnt stop us going back, a good find.

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Huddersfield
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Side Door is very close to the Everyman Theatre and has an £18.95 (Saturdays) pre theatre menu which is decent value. Our medium rump steaks were pink, not too bloody. The bread and olive oil to start is a nice touch. Both starters and mains were served with salads which suffered from over use of rocket. Drinks are a... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nice meal one again at the side door. This is a great place but booking is recommended as it is quite busy. The only small complaints were the olives we ordered were REALLY salty and the cheese board at the end of the meal just had three small pieces of cheese for over £7. Other than that it was a... More

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