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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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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to the Philharmonic a few times, but not for a few years, since we were there the dining room has been refurbished, I thought the change may have taken away the atmosphere, but it is even better now, the food and drink are excellent, especially the real ale, it was very busy when we got there so... More 

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Thank Les821
PhilharmonicTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. Thanks again Coelina General Manager More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the philharmonic dining room for a pre theatre meal. There was a good selection of food available. We opted for the set price meal. You could choose 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £13. There was a good choice of main meals to choose from. The potted crab was delicious. The main courses were served... More 

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Thank 822suereay
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere is nice, and the dining rooms look good, very homely. Never used the toilets, only had half a beer. Went around 12.30 for lunch today, placed my order, two pies one with chips, one with mash. It took 40 minutes for our order to arrive, which I appreciated, it was a little busy. However, it was wrong and both... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here before a concert. We arrived at about 6.10pm and was told that food orders were taking about 30 - 40 minutes. As the concert didn't start until 7.30pm we thought we had plenty of tim so we ordered. At about 7pm we still had no food and when I asked how much longer it... More 

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

Derekparsons, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Please call us directly at 01517072837 or via email Philharmonic@nicholsonspubs.com for ways we can work towards resolving these issues. We look forward to hearing from you soon. We would like to put this right so you don't have another disappointing experience with us. Philharmonic... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Monday 28 November 2016, four of us went for a meal in the Philharmonic Hall restaurant prior to seeing The John Wilson Orchestra. We pre-booked on line, which saved a few bob and we arrived in plenty of time to eat prior to the concert. The menu also made provisions for Vegitarians and Gluten Free diets and my pumkin... More 

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Thank alan m
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My regular experience here is 'under staffed'... Food takes a ridiculous amount of time to arrive and getting served at the bar by one of the few over-worked staff requires the patience of a saint. There are lots of alternatives near by now, so my advise would be don't bother, and head to the Pen Factory a short walk away... More 

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Thank Gazbo64
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

So disappointed to read your review. Your recent experience does not reflect our usual standards/staffing levels. Your comments are of value of to us so if there are any faults in service or food quality we can work to improve these. We do hope your last experience doesn't put you off and hopefully you can come back to visit and... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pies are amazing... taste like home cooking. Whole dinner was delicious. The service is excellent: friendly, quick and welcoming. Also, the building (both inside and out) is gorgeous. Had a great night out there. Prices are pretty reasonable. Can't fault it.

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

Dear mssheilajones, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about your latest visit with us at the weekend. We value your feedback and appreciate the time taken and hope to see you again soon. Thanks Philharmonic and The Team More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! I went for lunch, good value & food, BEAUTIFUL decor! The bartender was charming. Apparently John Lennon liked this place, so great for Beatles lovers.

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Thank mmo0015
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi mm0015, Thank you for your lovely comments about your recent visit, we love to see you again soon. Thanks Philharmonic and The Team More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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806 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Van Morrison concert was over by 9.45pm so we went across the road for a pint or two. It was busy but we were served quickly and managed to get a seat. Nice end to the evening.

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Thank graham198
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are definitely a go to for before and after concerts. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is appalling! Don't even bother ordering. We waited 45 minutes for a small Sunday lunch that was over cooked and lukewarm. It took a good 15 minutes to be "plated up". At least, that was the excuse we were constantly given. Give it a miss!

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Thank Melanie C
PhilharmonicTeam, General Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Melanie, Having read your comments, I can see we’ve let you down and appreciate your disappointment. Our aim is to treat each customer as a guest in our own home – clearly this time we’ve failed and the team and I are truly sorry. Would you kindly give us more detail about your visit and describe your server so... 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?