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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SM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always the food was great & the service too. The only criticism hat I have it that it was cold upstairs which spoiled the evening a little. I will still go back as food is great!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Limited menu but was impressed with what was available. Excellent staff. Friendly & helpful.

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions at a great price and all set in a great atmosphere, top notch from start to finish

IR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff who served beautiful food. Great value for the money. Will definitely be going back. Thank you

S
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food really was excellent and the service too.
We had the chicken pie and the cod and chips ..we agreed best pie we’ve tasted ,the pastry was so light and the couple with us loved the cod.
Friendly atmosphere friendly staff very attentive and location perfect for the theatres ,we will definitely book again

KT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating before going to a show at The Royal Court 'cos we were too late booking an eating ticket. This is such a great supporting act, the food is excellent, service is superb, very attentive staff.
The fish and chips were huge, well presented and very tasty, lentil marsala was also excellent with perfect naan.
A bonus were the cocktails, great barman who knew his stuff, I recommend this experience to all.

ES
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal with helpful and friendly staff. Music level is low upstairs and quite acceptable .
Down Stairs much louder
Very convenient for Empire, Royal Court or Playhouse theatres

HR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to courtyard after a friend recommended it. We needed somewhere close to world museum as we were attending an event there. Booked a table early as event started early evening. Few people having drinks downstairs, quickly shown to our table. No one else was eating but it was early! Food arrived quickly and was delicious and beautifully presented- especially the salad with my sea bass. Good value £16 for two courses x

DS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a little gem of a place, the food was fabulous I’m thinking of coming back for the caramel apple trifle alone. Will definitely return amazing value for money and just enough choice without being overwhelmed

SM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Would have had top marks however had to wait over 30 minutes for our main course which had clearly been forgotten. In fairness they did apologise and provide a courtesy drink but I would have liked my main course on time.
Food was excellent and of good quality so all in all will definitely go back.

SC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good food ,service first time we’ve been able to get a table here usually booked up now I understand why well worth the wait and good value for money

N
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Courtyard is well placed for local theatres. On the night we visited everyone, including ourselves seemed to be headed for the Empire Theatre and it was very busy. The menu wasn't huge but there was a good range of options-including vegan and vegetarian. The quality of the food was very good and it was priced to attract the pre-theatre crowd. The service was also very good and they were obviously aware that this was a pre-theatre crowd. What was really pleasing was that our waitress came and offered us free drinks and apologised for the delay between the starter and main course which we hadn't even noticed. Top marks for this as it is rare to get this standard of customer service these days.
The views are wonderful and I have already recommended this to family who are making a theatre trip to L'Pool in the near future.

JC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Courtyard a few times now and always have a great time. Food delicious and good value. Staff friendly and efficient.

A
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very quiet,Friday night but it was January! ,given bill as it closed by 10pm

d
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and good food and wonderful service too.

JS
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We both ordered the spring vegetable soup expecting a light bowl of vegetables and broth but found it to be a heavy bowl of beans laced with too much garlic, so much so that my husband suffered a reaction. Likewise, the lamb stew was full of pearl barley making it too filling. A larger proportion of vegetables would have been appreciated.

J
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here are so friendly and professional nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious I particularly enjoyed my main meal the red lentil masala and the portion sizes were great. The view is lovely St George's Hall all lit up Liverpool at it's best.

W
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty & reasonably priced. The staff were really friendly & attentive. The setting is really nice with excellent views of St George’s Hall etc. Will definitely visit again.

JD
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very noisy. Slow service making us have to rush to get to theatre on time. Food was well presented but included some very strong flavours not mentioned on menu, eg coriander on soup which became the dominant flavour. Convenient for theatre but booking an hour and a half before the show was clearly not enough time.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special Date with my hubby, staff were friendly and attentive, service was so quick, but we were booked in early, so wasn’t very busy, plus for us. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

DB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good and service about right but music destroyed any chance to talk or relax.

CA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant surroundings, attentive service and good food, thoroughly enjoyed it

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu bit different and unusual delicious! Service was very good and super efficient thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience !

J
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so tasty, well presented and great price. Not waiting ages for the food, good portions and hot. The restaurant was fairly lively, well lite and a lovely atmosphere. The staff couldn’t have done more, so friendly, helpful and polite. Going back next time we book the theatre.

LM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant for a pre theatre meal, it closes at 8 pm. The staff were pleasant and attentive, the portion size was large, anyone with a healthy appetite will be pleased. The food was also very tasty. I liked the fact that you were brought a bottle of water, from the tap, without having to ask for it.

JS
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the restaurant, although we always have a drink in the bar after a trip to the Royal Court. We both started with the soup which was tasty. We followed with beautifully cooked chicken in a delicate sauce. However, as we don’t like garlic it’s addition to the mash was not necessary. To finish my husband had a generous cheeseboard and I ate a light cheesecake which I would have appreciated a slightly larger portion of. In general a good experience at a good price - I’m sure we will return.

AB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my parents so they could have a meal before a show at the royal court
Food was lovely & dad who loves his desserts was too full after his meal to attempt one!
Staff were lovely & friendly & they ensure you are in time for the show
Perfect for a meal before a show the Royal Court & made it a perfect night out fir my parents
we will definitely be booking again.

DE
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pre theatre meal and the food was great, the staff fantastic, the only downside was where we were sat, almost in the passageway to the toilets, and the draft up the stairs was reminiscent of pneumonia alley.
Would definitely go again but not at that table.

TG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I use the Courtyard Bar & Kitchen each tiome Iattend a production at the Royal Court Theatre.
Booking is easy on line with automatic confirmation & reminders with excellent information for those visiting from outside the City.
The menu is good & good value for money & always well cooked. Reviews & changes are made regularly avoiding repetition & boredom
I have recommended them on several occasions & will continue to do so

AE
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service and hospitality good. My food was good and well presented but the other 5 I dined with felt it was average and a little over cooked. Good value meals but very average. Overall I would go again.

WI
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The place was empty and the meal was not very good but the serving staff were attentive and friendly.

r
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I attended with my elderly mother in law and she struggled to walk up the stairs, there was no access to a lift or escalators! Also it would have been nice to have more variation on the food and deserts!

B
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We are all senior citizens and most of our party struggled with the stairs. Left us breathless, uncomfortable and embarrassed as we struggled publicly. There was no obvious reference made when booking, how inaccessible it is to many. Spoilt the evening and not a place we will visit again.

C
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the meal made it time for the show as always. Nice, friendly staff

PM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting looking out over City centre. Friendly warm atmosphere inside. Wasnt sure what to expect but food was beautiful - slowed down eating as I didnt want to finish. Had patè to start with crusty bread (plenty of bread for the patè) and chicken roast dinner - absolutely flawless. Fantastic value for money. Next time we go to the Royal Court will definitely go there again.

l
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

booked and arrived at 6.30 for a show at 8. Had to wait quite a few minutes to be seated as no staff. Lovely table and water brought straight away. No beer s "pipes being cleaned" - at 6,30 on a busy night?? food took over 30 mins, from. a limited menu. No option for just 1 course so asked if would be able to have desserts before had to leave - told yes. Asked for bill then as in rush. No ne then said you had to pay at bar - and would have had plenty of time to do so as desserts took ages! They were delicious but shame we had to gobble and run. If going to a show - allow 2 hours, very disappointing

SR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant choice. Great before going to the Royal Court.

C
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar staff friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere, not too busy.
Restaurant staff friendly and efficient. Even nipped out to fetch milk for our coffee. Menu varied and had twists to normal fayre . Great value for money.
A wonderful start to our evening at the theatre.

PS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It a good place to go before going to a show a the Royal Court. Good wholesome for , nice atmosphere, pleasant staff. Good service, didn’t have to wait long to get food

DR
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Didn’t think I’d find enough for gluten and dairy free but they adapted the menu to help with no issue