Courtyard Bar & Kitchen

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611 reviews
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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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OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was awful. We had booked dinner prior to a show next door. My husband was sick as his food was so greasy. Mine was inedible.

SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Soup ok main course a mess drinks expensive for what you got

LN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 4 friends, food excellent as was the service, Staff very friendly. This was our second visit and we will definitely go again

SD
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but it won’t be the last.Food and service excellent

B
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and service were lovely but there was a table of drinkers very close to our table who were very noisy and curbed our conversation which was a pity. I think it would be better to keep diners separated from the bar

G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for a pre theatre get together. We asked for a selection of small plates and cheese boards. Service was excellent, food just what we wanted. Beautiful sunny day and you looked out over the xmas market at St Grorges Hall...lovely

DC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sadly didn't realise that the restaurant was upstairs and there was no disabled access.
This would be the only thing stopping us returning.

Courtyard Bar & Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

Hi David, just to let you know that although we don't have a lift to the upper floor (the difficulties of it being an old building) you can let us know when booking that a member of your party is disabled and will not be able to use the stairs we can cater for your party downstairs. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! ^Aisling

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T
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, however we thought the music was too loud, background music is fine but on this occasion it needed to be turned down.

AS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but won’t be our last had the salmon and my god it was Devine xx

J
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I would recommend for pre show drinks. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend the food. Although the service of staff was friendly, polite and helpful. The menu and presentation of the food needs some attention paying to, as the price of the food didn’t reflect this.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at the Courtyard Bar & Kitchen and we were not disappointed. Its close proximity to the Royal Court Theatre made it an ideal choice for our party of three as we were attending the theatre after eating.
As we had booked our table for 6:30, we arrived suitably early and were able to enjoy drinks in the bar first. The only downside, if there was one, would be if anyone in our party had been disabled as there did not appear to be a lift to the upper floor. Fortunately, our small group were all mobile.
We were shown speedily to our table and the waitress was very attentive.
We chosen three different starters and main courses and were pleased with all of our selections. Although I am a 'carnivore', I selected the vegan Christmas dinner. I was delighted by my choice...my only criticism would be that it was too large! That being said, I managed to finished it off!
Although I only visit Liverpool once a year, my next visit to the Courtyard will not be for several months, but, like Arnie, I shall definitely return.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and good value , just a pity about the hair in the dessert which was addressed by our very helpful server

GA
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Tasted beautiful presentation was outstanding. Such good value.

CB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've never been before ..so my first experience was really good . Atmosphere was great and I loved my Xmas dinner. The staff very attentive,friendly and helpful . Will definitely be returning . The views were exceptional . Lovely experience before our panto next door . Thank you .

FR
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Courtyard Experience. The service was excellent and the variety of food available was great. The three course meals that our group ordered were well presented and of exceptional quality. We strongly recommend you try the Courtyard Experience.

GB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

LO
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
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
2 reviews
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.