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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.

Could not find a lift so unsuitable for persons with a physical disability. Food excellent,service very good

Brian O'loughlin 25 March 2017
from Birkenhead

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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

3.5 ((()* (based on 39 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (24)
  • value (15)
  • lunch (11)
  • private dining (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • views (6)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Keith from Halifax

    Great pub in a good a lively location.

  • ((((* 25 March 2017 by Brian O'loughlin from Birkenhead

    Could not find a lift so unsuitable for persons with a physical disability. Food excellent,service very good

  • (**** 22 March 2017 by Marilia Biasi from London

    The building is beautiful but the service and food were very poor. We waited almost an hour for our food and it was really badly made. My fish and chips were soaked on oil and the presentation of the food was really not attractive. I would recommend the place only for drinks.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Susan Mcguire from Liverpool

    This is a beautiful pub which is a real Liverpool experience. We dined in the magnificent downstairs lounge which was a bit noisy but we had asked for downstairs as we had a disabled guest who couldn't manage stairs. We had 11 people eating and 2 extras joined us for drinks. Staff were very accommodating as our guests didn't all turn up at same time. Food was good value- nothing fancy but everyone enjoyed what they had. Recommend very highly if you've got a lot of people all going to the theatre together afterwards as we had. They made sure we were served and finished in good time.

  • (((** 4 March 2017 by Pauline EDGE from Wirral

    We ate at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms prior to attending concert at Philharmonic Hall Liverpool. This pub is a local treasure and does good home cooked food in its restaurant. The restaurant staff are an asset, pleasant friendly and helpful.

  • ((*** 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.

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