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“Beautiful building let down by poor cafe”
Review of The Bluecoat

The Bluecoat
Ranked #54 of 216 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A former school tucked away in the city center. One of the oldest and most attractive buildings in Liverpool now plays host to contemporary art and performance displays. The rear secret garden is a tranquil, picturesque place to take a breather from the surrounding hubbub.
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Bluecoat Centre is an oasis of calm in the centre of bustling Liverpool with a lot of history and housed in one of the most attractive old buildings in the city. The courtyards are particularly appealing especially on a sunny day. Much of the interior is devoted to exhibition space which was very interesting but all too esoteric for my liking. The decor in the cafe on the first floor was superb but the service and food - oh dear! There were three members of staff but all "too busy" to serve customers. They seemed intent on seating us where they wanted us to be and not on the other side where all the sunlight was streaming through the windows. The food was overpriced for what it was and of poor quality. This centre is definitely worth a visit and a lovely diversion from all the retail madness nearby but would recommend that you restrict your refreshments to drinks only and buy your food in far better close-by establishments.

1  Thank PaulBerni
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I love this place! Beautiful (haunted) building, courtyard garden which really is an oasis of calm in the city centre, art gallery with unusual and thought provoking displays, quirky craft shops and so much more. There is a cafe downstairs and a bistro upstairs. Child friendly, and great staff. Brill x

Thank SGM67
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

in the city centre well worth a visit the building itself is an archtectural gem has a cafe and now an lfc display

1  Thank tonywest4
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Wonderful building from the outside but like a barn inside since the refurbishment, no atmosphere, just not sympathaticall refurbished

1  Thank Jeanalewis
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

a little piece of heaven right in the middle of the city. very friendly. food freshly made reasonably priced

Thank stella g
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