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The Bluecoat

$$ - $$$
Central Liverpool
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School Lane, Liverpool LI3 BX, England
+44 151 702 5324
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Popped in in between meetings after 2pm. Grabbed the last bowl of red pepper soup which was served with super fresh granary break. Ser ing chap couldn't have been more helpful. Loved the ambiance of young and not so young struggling artists discussing the issues of the day. (makes a changed from football) great stopover for lunch and looks like... More 

Thank Marcose
Warrington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe within the bluecoat building serving some really unusual dishes. Houmous with warm pitta bread and the bean salad highly recommended. Excellent value and well worth a visit. You can then wander around the attached art gallery

Thank AlanPercival
Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The dirty menu was only the start. Indifferent soup - chosen from an indifferent menu - was a blend of potato and mint. It could not decide whether it was sweet or savoury. Staff were pleasant but bewildered. I suspect no-one understood the term 'customer service'. And the loos were filthy, badly equipped and a general disgrace. Does the Bluecoat... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Visited with my wife whilst out shopping in Liverpool Two cafes one is on the ground floor and another on the 2nd floor Menu simple with a great selection of sandwiches , pannis main meals and coffees plus a bar . Service was friendly and efficient Great place to have a quiet lunch and also to look around small shops... More 

Thank bas4865
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We go there for a quick and quiet lunch as it is located centrally and perfect for a shopping coffee break too. The food and drinks on offer are good and at a decent price too. I love their soup. The staff are nice and usualy the service is quick. The only drawback is the constant opening and closing of... More 

Thank frenchmanWigan
Chester, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I hadn't been here for years so was really looking forward to my visit. There are little shops in the courtyard on your way to the main entrance which are worth a visit. Inside it's a little modern with a quirky twist. It reminds me of The Tate Art Gallery. It has a coffee shop through the main doors and... More 

Thank LadyJules67
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The bistro is restful and has a modest but tasty menu that is reasonably priced. On the day we visited the kitchen took longer than reasonable to deliver two plates of things on toast but, when they finally arrived, they were OK. If the service had been quicker, my rating would have been higher.

Thank Pete R
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67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Perfect lunch on the town. Fast serving, nice portions, great flavours. Lovely view towards the Bluecoat estate.

Thank Isabel S
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134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I ordered the beer battered cod and chips. the first effort was overcooked and very greasy, i tried a bit but it was unpleasant. The staff did take it away, the replacement was better if a little underdone. The chips are handcut, which is good, they were different sizes and varied from not quite cooked to overdone. The mushy peas... More 

Thank SteveJWallasey
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I often pop into the Bluecoat to either meet friends or for a quiet sit down and coffee. Its especially delightful on a sunny afternoon when you can just sit in their gardens and relax and remove yourself from the hustle, bustle and hullabaloo of the delights of bustling Liverpool One. Its so nice and quiet in the gardens and... More 

Thank Graham S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $11
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Lane, Liverpool LI3 BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 702 5324

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?