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Philharmonic Dining Rooms

36 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BX

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 00:00.

Fantastic ambiance, good food, lousy coffee.

L e Musgrave 29 January 2017
from Lancs

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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms Liverpool is a simply stunning watering hole. Filled with intricate detail and plush furnishings, it is a popular spot for visitors to the famous Liverpool Philharmonic Hall opposite.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

A beautifully decorated pub filled with history, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms is a 12-minute walk from Liverpool Central Rail Station.

Philharmonic Dining Rooms

36 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BX

Contact +44 1517072837

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Customer reviews for Philharmonic Dining Rooms

3.6 ((()* (based on 34 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (20)
  • value (13)
  • lunch (10)
  • private dining (9)
  • large parties (6)
  • views (6)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((*** 14 February 2017 by Hayley Kenny from Liverpool


  • ((((* 29 January 2017 by L e Musgrave from Lancs

    Fantastic ambiance, good food, lousy coffee.

  • (**** 26 December 2016 by Irene from Liverpool

    Ordinary pub with poor quality food

  • (((** 22 December 2016 by Tom Tyson from Liverpool

    Early evening meal (5pm0 prior to concert). Were seated in small room as the staff were cleaning up larger dining room after function. We had cod fillet and chips with crumble for dessert. had a pint of Nicholson IPA, and flass of shiraz.Food was fine but when a few more people arrived in main area, there was still only us in small room so felt a bit detached .

  • (**** 20 December 2016 by John Slee from Ormskirk

    Chosen for its proximity to the Philharmonic Hall.
    We were shown to a table immediately, unfortunately it was within a metre to the toilet door. The maximum use of space was made for tables (the space for chairs appeared to have been an after thought). We had to keep moving to allow people access to the toilets.
    The meal was expensive for the quality of the service and the food itself. The main course had very few vegetables.
    Staff could do with a great deal more customer service training, although they were polite and pleasant at all times.
    Essentially this is a very good public house with over priced dining rooms upstairs.
    We will not be returning other than for pre-concert drinks.

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by John Hughes from Liverpool

    Excellent food and drinks;great service and a fantastic building and atmosphere

  • ((((( 13 December 2016 by Heather Jones from Chester

    Excellent menu with the set menu being really good value for money and a lovely choice of wines to go with it.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Andrew Hunt from Liverpool

    An excellent experience, food was very good, service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Stewart Dale from Liverpool

    Great for Philharmonic Hall pre show dining/drinks. Very convenient. Good menus choice.

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Edward Borg-olivier from Liverpool


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