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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

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36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I arrived mid afternoon first for a pint. The interior is rich and has all the earmarks of a proper pub. Spacious for groups but cozy at the same time. I decided to stay for dinner upstairs, which is in stark contrast decor-wise. The food was fine. I had a chicken dish followed by lemon tart and while the service... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While on the tour bus they mentioned the Philharmonic dining rooms so we decided to come for a few drinks. Was very cosy inside. Plenty different ales and beers to try. We had a beer and a cider and sat next to the roaring fire. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building.... dark wood leather settees and lots of history! Great traditional Victorian pub.... visited late Saturday afternoon and it was extremely busy, Good atmosphere with plenty of sitting in different areas..... bar staff were friendly and welcoming with a good range of draft and bottled ales and lager's. Enjoyed a few drinks sitting in one of the snug rooms... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service of this place is poor and the staff is somewhat rude ....... However, this is an outstanding landmark & shouldn't be missed ...... The Victorian decor is extraordinary ! ...... It's antiquated interiors are seen to be believed, & it transforms oneself into the charms & luxury of that era ........

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Thank Aviral A
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Aviral A, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms take our reviews very seriously. I am sorry that you experienced bad customer service from your latest visit. I hope this hasn't put you off coming back to visit the Philharmonic. These issues will be rectified and I am currently in the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took some American visitors on Thursday. Friendly staff but when we came to order food they said they had 3 pies unavailable - we reluctantly changed the pie order only to be told 10 minutes later there were actually no pies at all. In an effort to rescue the situation - we were now 1 hour into our wait for... More 

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Thank Helenmc16
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms take our reviews very seriously. I am sorry that you didn't have a great experience with us on your latest visit. We hope to see you again soon where these issues highlighted will be rectified and you wont be disappointed again. Coelina Chapman General... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If in Liverpool check out the Philharmonic. Great pub if you just want a drink in a very well preserved and atmospheric pub. Great food also. Good wholesome food. The drinks are not cheap but a great selection of ales. The food menu is more than adequate with a selection that will suit most if not all tastes.

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Thank Quinny_A
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Quinny. We appreciate you taking the time to leave these comments. We look forward to seeing you again here soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the area around Hope street this pub could be your down fall, once you enter The Phil, you won't want to leave. As far as I could see the original features of the building and bar have been maintained, the main circular bar is stunning, the various rooms and parlours welcoming. Walk away from the bar... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Alan D, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Coelina Chapman General Mnanager More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I've visited here a number of times over the last few years, whether with family or on business. It's a nice, cozy environment when it's quiet, though lately it seems that new management like the music a little on the loud side, which isn't conducive to a relaxing meal. The food has always been to a rather high standard,... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi, Edthepiper, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We appreciate that you have taking the time to leave these comments. We hope to see you again soon where the issues raised will have been rectified. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

Southport
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in Liverpool all my life and never been before. We decided to have lunch and arrived just about noon. My wife and I enjoyed the good selection on offer. And we were not disappointed with our choice. Very well cooked and presented. It started to fill up very quickly as the upstairs dining room was closed. But the two... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Vanclomp. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you here again soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a seat in one of the many areas available in this unique place. You can enjoy having three third pints so you can taste the different beers avaliable without consuming too much.

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Thank Rebecca F
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thanks Rebecca F, for leaving us this response. We are happy that you had an enjoyable experience in one of John Lennon's favourite pubs. We hope to see you again soon where you can enjoy more varieties of beers. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?