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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

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Bar, British, Pub
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36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
0151 707 2837
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its worth a visit just to see the building. They don't make pubs like that any more. Incredible architecture

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durham
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great breakfast in lovely historic surroundings. Best breakfast we have had in a pub / restaurant in ages. Great friendly staff especially the Scouse Geordie . Will eat here again on our anticipated return to this super city.

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Thank karent33
Glasgow
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173 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We passed the Philharmonic Dining Rooms on an open-top bus tour and thought it would be a good place for lunch after we had visited the cathedral. It's a great place for a quiet, comfortable lunch. The décor seems unchanged from the day it opened. Even the gents toilet is worth a visit. We had beer and sandwiches and they... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting Liverpool and took an open top bus tour, which passed this pub - the guide said John Lennon used to visit (maybe a lot of pubs claim the same) but it looked so great that we decided to eat there. The internal was fantastic, very ornamental and we were even invited to visit the men's toilets 😬... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in for a pint, have visited many times over the years food is pretty good but the service can be hit and miss. Anyway this time the service was spot on the barmaid was friendly and took time to fully explain what was on offer, nice touch, so will be back soon to this atmospheric and beautiful pub!

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Thank Neil_LLoyd-Knapman
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit such a beautiful pub & as mr john Lennon said the gents really are to posh to p*** in.the drinks were reasonable but we didn't eat here

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Thank Tony B
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time visiting us...... They sure are. Thank you for the review More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely surroundings, price reasonable, service (could be friendlier, but acceptable) Food was very good.. I had a burger, very filling. Went downstairs and sampled the draughty selection.. very nice (we had two)😊... again, CS could be better

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Thank Andy K
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Andy, Glad overall you enjoyed your visit... Just sorry we let you down with our customer service; it is an absolute priority to us. Thank you for leaving this review and we appreciate any feedback given so that we can work on it. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food and staff, incredible decor and brilliant atmosphere 😀 We got off the tour bus at the Cathedral and came in here after a look round that.

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Thank Susie M
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hello Susie, Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to us Hope you will be back to visit soon Thank you More 

Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at reasonable prices, good choice of cask ales, all in an iconic Victorian Liverpool setting. Authentic original decor (even in the toilets!!) adds to the atmosphere. Don't forget your camera.

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Thank StuBerik
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Lovely review, thank you for leaving some great comments. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on spec to see interior which is very different to normal pubs. Dining lounge upstairs well done out. Usual range of pub grub to choose from and very well done.

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Thank Byron U
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hello Byron, Thank you for leaving a great review we hope to see you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: 0151 707 2837
Description
You will find The Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool within a short stroll of Hardman Street, Myrtle Street and Hope Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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