Courtyard Bar & Kitchen

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£25 and under
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In the heart of the city centre, Courtyard BK is a great place to eat and drink with friends.

The floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant give outstanding views of St George’s Hall and Lime Street Plateau while downstairs in the bar you can choose to drink inside or out on the newly created drinks garden.

Upstairs in the restaurant, our friendly staff bring out generous portions of freshly cooked, locally sourced food in a relaxed setting. The menu is frequently updated to take advantage of seasonal fruit and vegetables so you will have the best food on your plate every time you visit.

The ground floor bar is a relaxed space for people who like great beer and wine. With a mix of local cask ales and the best international drinks brands, there will be plenty to choose from.
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GB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely venue for a meal before a visit to St George's Concert hall.

LO
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view, lovely atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, food was really nice and good value

AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service good food good value what more is there to say?! One thing the waitress really knew the dishes and her explanation of the dishes made you want to order them
We’ll be back for sure

CS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband & I are frequent visitors to the royal court shows this was the first time we have tried the court yard we were going to a show at the playhouse with my brother & his wife . All 4 of u had a enjoyable meal

PW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff were very friendly, food was good ,would definitely visit again

CB
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I had a good meal with friendly staff waiting on.Prices are reasonable for the pre theatre menu.

JH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent service the girls were so attentive and nothing was to much trouble . Food and menu were both very good and value for money . Highly recommend

CS
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Katsu chicken overcooked. Dry and tough. Starters excellent, mackerel particularly. Service slow

OT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly & cheerfully. The menu was explained & appropriate time given to make our choices. Menu is varied & interesting and the food is always good & beautifully presented.

DC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal post theatre matinee, food and service were brilliant. Only small criticism was it was a little cold in the restaurant. We did ask if the heat could be adjusted and the waitress said of course but it didn't seem to get any better. Still had a lovely evening though.

JH
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, great location. We will tell our friends and we will return. Superb

GC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was overcooked and then waiters long time for the replacement meal

JH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food served quickly. We were having a pre-theatre meal and were a bit pushed for time. Couldn't fault the service and the view was phenomenal :)

s
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Absolute rubbish very disappointed service and food have used this place on many occasions and took friends there as Its always been ok but not this time very disappointed .

EE
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from our waitress and very good food. We were running over 30 mins late due to terrible traffic but I rang ahead and they held our table for us. When we got there we only had 40 minutes before we had to leave for a show at the Empire so the waitress put our mains order in first so it would all come out at the same. Very positive experience and will definitely go back.

AA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Menu limited to about 6 main dishes and 3 desserts, but, apart from that, no complaints.

R
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at the courtyard. Excellent service and excellent value, thank you x

SB
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, they wanted you to have a good time.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff and service excellent menu a little limited but the fish and chips were a delight some of the lightest battered fish I have had.

KH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I enjoyed our meal here, 6pm on a Saturday. Restaurant was busy but not uncomfortably so, we had a table for 2 next to the window and it was very pleasant. Food was nice, we had 3 courses and it was fine for us as 2 women however I wonder if the portion sizes would have been big enough to satisfy my husband..
The courtyard was recommended to us and we were glad that we went. Very central and great for the station.

JF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, good value for money with prompt service. Friendly staff and an interesting view!

SH
Liverpool
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been eating at The Courtyard since it opened and it’s always been my restaurant of first choice when going to the theatre but, unfortunately, I’m having a rethink. We had the pre theatre set menu on Friday and, although it appeared to good value for money, several of the dishes were not particularly appetising. The fish dish was good and enjoyed by my friend but the chicken kiev and katsu chicken curry were disappointing and not as expected. We had the harvest cake and mousse for desert and again were disappointed by the taste and texture, although the appearance of both dishes was good. All our drinks tasted good and were of good value. We didn’t complain because there was nothing wrong with the food it just wasn’t up to the usual standard. I think that this is yet another new menu but it is definitely not an improvement on the original menu. I would be reluctant to bring visitors to The Courtyard at the moment until there is a rethink. Very sad to have to write this unsupportive review. Sorry.

SH
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Service was Outstanding!!! Soup was too heavy peepers rock hard!! The noodles was far too salty the noodles was drowned in soy sauce ( inedible)!!! cheese board massive blocks of cheese not enough crackers 😔I was so disappointed but you don’t know if you don’t try but I won’t be going back in a hurry👎sorry 😐

m
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely no fuss meals.. good value for money food and drink wise..nice and modern

AR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

My friend and I had a meal there prior to going to The Royal Court Theatre next door, so we chose off the pre-theatre menu. Last time I went I had the fish and chips and to be truthful, I found the menu a bit limited, so had fish and chips again. My friend had them this time too and she was disappointed with hers as she thought the batter was soggy. Mine was lovely. It was busier this time too and we found that if we wanted anything we had to really make the staff notice us, so the service wasn't quite as we expected. To be honest, when we go to the theatre again we may go to another restaurant due to the lack of choice on that particular menu.

TB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit and wow everything from start to finish amazing

LO
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience. Menu quite limited but understandable due to how busy the restaurant became over the course of the evening.

R
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

On the positive side the servings are very generous. The amount on the plate and the presentation is very “agricultural “. Can’t complain about the food though - it’s plain but well cooked. Ideal location for the theatre and reasonable value. They are very busy pre-theatre so expect to wait for your food.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was extremely cold and the service was poor. The menu was limited.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is a little disappointing. Feels like pre prepared and limited choice although salad elements were fresh and tasty. Bread with soup was rock hard. Staff dealt with that well and apologised. Reasonable price for pre theatre and great view of St Georges Hall.

CO
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not visited the Courtyard Bar before and decided to give it a go before a night at the theatre, we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were friendly and happily discussed the menu, suggesting dishes when we could not decide. The choice catered for all tastes and the Teriyaki Salmon withe prawns and noodles comes highly recommended. My husband enjoyed his pulled lamb burger and the prosecco and blackcurrant cheesecake should not be missed. Our request for ice cream with the desserts looked like another dessert. 3 scoops of ice cream decorated with strawberries, raspberries and topped with strawberry sauce went down very well. We will certainly be back and highly recommend that you try it.

NW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Was very disappointed with the menu not much variety we asked for ice cream dessert had none all though it was on the menu then we asked for Irish coffee not cream or whipped cream. I will not be going again that is for sure and will never recommend it the royal court which we go to often there menu is very good more variety
N Wyna

JM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for pre dinner show. Food was great and the service was fast and polite.

KC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff. Food was delicious and great price.

SE
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Three of four meals were ok. Fourth meal the chips were cold and were replaced 10 mins later. 2 chosen desserts were not available so cheesecake for 4 of us but that was still frozen and so we complained and it was removed from bill. Staff were very good overall, but we would not return there as it wasn’t a great start to our theatre trip.

SR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found the food beautiful and very well presented
The staff were wonderful very good attention to detail

E
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

The menu was limited and most of the menu was unavailable, also, there was only one staff available. She did give amazing service, even under pressure.

J
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice place and friendly staff. Disappointed in the overall service as two of the choices on what was a limited pre theatre menu anyway had ‘run out’ and neither of us could have what we wanted.
That said the waiting staff were very attentive at what was a very busy time in the restaurant.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

College reunion weekend, pre theatre dinner before Motown the Musical. Lovely relaxing atmosphere with tasty food and brilliant outlook over the theatre, would definitely recommend.

JL
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The restaurant was empty which I thought strange for a Saturday afternoon, the menu choice was very limited then we were told one of those choices was not available. My friend asked for a cup of tea and was told only herbal tea was available then asked for a coffee with cream but was told no cream available. Two of us ordered the chicken kievs which was extremely dry and no sauce inside it and very small fillet of chicken a plate full of fries. I never send food back because I know what happens to complainers food when sent back. I will never visit again.