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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

££ - £££, British,
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pie” (32 reviews)
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
“beef” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Taken here by friends but wouldn’t go again. The building is nice and they make great play of the grade one listed gents toilets - maybe they are but on the evening of our visit the stench hit you as soon as you opened the...More

Thank gwtmorris
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Philharmonic Dining Rooms Liverpool last night and took 4 friends. Starters were fine then the main meal arrived and everything was cold, veg was very over cooked. One persons meal was taken away and re cooked and that came back under cooked and not...More

Thank Happytraveller19
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a drink before heading into town for lunch. The drinks were good and the menu was fine though a little more expensive than some other pubs. The building is magnificent. Fabulous old fashioned interiors with beautiful windows and ceilings. The gents toilets...More

Thank Sue_Morrison
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jumped off the tour bus to visit the much hpyed pub..... shouldn't have bothered. Apart from the opulently decorated and ornate rooms, this pub has nothing much to recommend it. The staff were uninterested, certainly weren't helpful, told me everything they didn't have on the...More

1  Thank MarkWendover2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in with friends for dinner. What an amazing old pub with lots of original fittings, tiles, cut glass windows etc, there is lots on line on this (and the gents loo). Surprisingly beer drinkers in the group not too impressed with beers on offer...More

Thank Fabn50
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited early evening on a Monday after attending a graduation ceremony at the near-by Cathedral. The staff were welcoming, efficient and helpful. The selection of beers was impressive and all of a good quality. We sat in an opulent alcove decorated with Oak panels...More

Thank mark w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch by chance as the pub is situated between the two Liverpool Cathedrals and is opposite a stop on the ‘hop on / hop off’ bus route. The decor of the pub is amazing with wooden panelled walls, ornate ceilings and,...More

Thank Micky_D_S6
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review refers to the pub, not the dining rooms above. Our experience is always one of surly and impolite staff, dirty and untidy seats and tables with sticky surfaces, regulars getting served ahead of customers waiting, no please nor thank you from any staff...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A step back in time in the bar areas and also the toilets that are even noted outside, a pity that there is no fresh air in the gents.

Thank buglehorn66
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this great review and rating. We look forward to your return with us soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say compliments to the chef Salmon cooked to perfection !! Will definitely be back Thank you

Thank J12whk
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Natasha W
29 May 2018|
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Response from 140AngelaL | Reviewed this property |
Yes I am sure it is. Only been the once but I am sure your friend would be ok. When you ring just check with them. Lovely food and great atmosphere.
29 January 2018|
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Response from PhilharmonicDining | Property representative |
We are very dog friendly. The only two areas we don't allow them is the restaurant and the grand lounge. Hope to see you and your dog here soon :)
Ann S
12 December 2017|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but we never had wine of food so I can’t help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 707 2837
  • E-mail
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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