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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d
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and good food and wonderful service too.

JS
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

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.

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

OT
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, very fresh and tasty

TH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dissapointed that no real ales were available. All main courses were laced with "red berries", which nobody ate. Two of the party had steak pie which was quite tasty, however, chips would have been a nice option, however, just came with a small "blob" of mashed potatoe!

HR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the steak pie which delicious there was a good range of starters and puddings. Service was excellent and the restaurant was very clean and had a good atmosphere.

JD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My husband was not fuzzy on his food but I enjoyed mine but not much to pick from

ME
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful location. The food is lovely and reasonably priced. However this is the 2nd time I have been and found the service a little slow, which can put you in a panic if you are going into the show. For example we sat for 20 mins without a drink and had to ask twice for our drinks. Then we had to ask twice for our bill. It would not put me off coming again though, i’d Just say Allow lots of time if you are going to the show.

GW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Will not be going back. On arrival we were told our table was at the back and had to find it ourselves, the table wasn’t set, but a table for two nearby was. Service was awful we where tucked in a passage behind the bar and I think the staff had forgotten we were there. We were not offered a desert or drinks. The gents toilets were a disgrace. For the first time ever we never left a tip, which I have to say did bother me as we are very fair people.

LT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, great food in a relaxed environment.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was very heavy - had the tart but couldn’t eat it as it was in a heavy pastry that made it unhealthy.

IB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service great foot window spot to see the works go by an a lovely meal come again

EH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I enjoyed the meal staff were friendly but could have done with a few more staff as was getting near the start of the show but enjoyed the mood

WM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Given that it is a busy time of year we did not have high hopes for the food but did expect a full menu choice & good service. We had also been given very bad & quite good reports from friends who had previously eaten with you so weren’t really expecting much.
There was no cask ale available it was ‘on tap’ we were informed but not available to buy.
There was no seasonal spiced soup ready for the first diners, which we were, at 4.30. Surely with such a limited repetitive menu this should have been ready & available.
The freshly baked french bread with the pate was stale, unappetising & tiny in its portions. Nothing fresh about it.
The server who took our order was miserable - no Christmas cheer or friendly face.
The server who brought the food out literally banged the plates down.
No roasties with Christmas dinner?? What’s that all about??
I wish I could be more positive .........

NL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience1

Pretty poor, thought I'd entered a nightclub from the music style and volume, this hardly created a relaxed ambiance for a pre theatre meal.
The food was pretty poor overcooked chips and undercooked veg.
Service was OK but nothing out of the ordinary.

VH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We have visited a few times, we were unaware that the menu had changed to just a set menu. We loved the sharing platters on previous visits, due to the limited menu choice we will not be returning.

KR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had white bean bruschetta to start and it was fabulous! Full of flavour and really well presented. Cod and chips for main, I think the fish had been left for a bit as it wasn’t very hot, but the chips were so good and well seasoned.
Staff were excellent and really friendly.
Don’t be put off by the bar downstairs where you come in, it’s not a looker but upstairs is good. I’d definitely book again.

MM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had the pre-theatre menu and the food was mediocre and poorly presented. The bread with the pate was very dry and the Courtyard Christmas Dinner was like school dinners. Service was OK and ambiance was OK.

f
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

4 of us went for a pre theatre meal on 15/12/19 and we all enjoyed the food. Service was good without being intrusive, was a little too noisy but understandable at this time of year.

Would defo go back