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Courtyard Bar & Kitchen

4.3
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707 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
In the heart of the city centre, Courtyard Bar and Kitchen 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.

Live Music Every Friday from 7pm!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 707 People Are Saying
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SueH
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, very reasonably priced and good portions. Staff very friendly and social distancing adhered to. Definitely return

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LaurenM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

The courtyard bar and kitchen was lovely! Went on a Saturday and sat out side, which was very spacious. We didn’t have anything to eat just drinks but they were lovely and the staff were very friendly

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AnnaD
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a little gem this place is. We were there mid afternoon and I must say the venue itself is lovely. Although very central to the city there wasn't as much outside noise. We were seated in the courtyard itself and it was really very nice and relaxing. The food and drinks were served in good time and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be making this a place to come to when we return.

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SandraW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked table outside which has been extended and is lovely.
Drinks service with attentive ,polite staff.
Had small plates which were gorgeous and very good value.
We love it here anyway especially before/after a Royal Court visit.
Atmosphere not quite the same at the moment but that is same everywhere.
Will be back soon.

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lovemygrub
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food while good was not outstanding. Mainly easily prepared from the freezer/store cupboard tarted up with nice salad and veg. I felt like it could have come from the local supermarket.
Something home cooked would have been nice.
Enjoyed the music it was the so nice to hear live music.

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SandraD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food menu quite limited but small plates where very nice. .service was good ..staff very friendly and attentive. Jamie Clark singer was very good.

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SanH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends came here Bank Holiday Sunday for drinks
We’d never been before and really enjoyed it.
The staff were , helpful and friendly and service was great
We sat outside and it was a lovely atmosphere- great place for a catch up- we didn’t have food but what I saw looked lovely.
We felt like we could have been abroad - We would definitely come here again

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JimD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Emma supervised our visit in a very professional way. The waitress was also very proficient. Food service & quality was excellent. My only minor complaint was the music was a bit too loud for table conversation upstairs. Other that that a brilliant experience.

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SaraT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening listening to Jamie the singer. Lovely but safe environment. We ordered a Lovely bottle of wine and some nibbles. The service was excellent and staff were very friendly.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very friendly and the drinks are great

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SueH
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service - only down side was people leaving their table to smoke next to ours.

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Macca
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience4

Had a few drinks lovely place great service never ate so can’t comment would recommend especially for couples

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Rimmer
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, very filling and the staff were very friendly and attentive...always like going there...

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food value for money and friendly staff 10out 10 .

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MarleneM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes I have, the service was very good and the safety measures were in place throughout our experience. The staff were very nice and welcoming and it was good to be back at the Royal Court even if it was only outside.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Our experience was really good apart from the fact we were sat near open doors and we smoke. Plus the music was a bit too loud, we were with parents who have hearing aids and we struggled with conversation occasionally. Overall very good though.

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KathrynR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked last minute for pre-theatre meal. We weren’t sure what to expect as we are not local to Liverpool. The staff were friendly & helpful, attentive without being overly so. We both had 3 courses, all of which were very good. The only slight negative was I ordered the sea bass or my main. Our server said that the sea bass might be hake as she wasn’t sure if the sea bass was still available. I did get the sea bass but only one small fillet, (I think a portion would normally be two fillets). Other than this, all the food was well prepared and very enjoyable. The pre- theatre menu at £16 for 2 courses or £20 for three is good value for money. If we find ourselves in Liverpool again we will definitely book here again.

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WendyT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a friendly restaurant with good views over St. George’s Hall. The food is always fresh and there is always a good choice of plant based meals. The fish was hake which was was wonderful, it came with mash but the lovely staff said we could change that to chips if we wanted. Lovely vegan platter of Samoa’s, asparagus and wrap, yummy. The service is alway lovely and efficient. Give this restaurant a try you will enjoy if you like good reasonable food

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JanetF
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Grreat position near the station nice menu, small but something for everyone.

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GillE
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wouldn't recommend. Burger was uncooked and curry was cold in parts/warm in others. Clearly microwaved. We had to continually prompt staff who seemed more interested in chatting to each other as it wasnt busy so know excuse! Toilets stank so we went elsewhere to go! Not good!

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WilliamH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent spot for a pre- Royal Court theatre evening and food was pretty good too! Fully recommended

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h0nestreviewer
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service( although our desert was forgotten!) Fab views. Only complaint..... it was very cold! Put the heating on.

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JanetL
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live the relaxed feel of the Courtyard, this was my first time here and we’ve booked again for another pre-theatre meal. Food was lovely and very good value for the money. Staff were very friendly and helpful. 5*

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TrishToniJan
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service great views of St George’s Hall close to theatres good value thank you

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DebbieH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been several times now, always have a lovely meal here. I would highly recommend this place.

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ElaineC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but had to keep calling staff over for attention. The entrance to the building was quite grubby with a lot of cigarette butts on the floor, staff also smoking outside, thankfully the interior was better. A little off putting as we had friends with us who don’t often visit Liverpool.

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suesue
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food and helpful staff menu could do with more choice not the best meal I've had

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JennyH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent value menu - perfect before theatre and very convenient for Empire and Everyman. Friendly and efficient service. All 5 of us enjoyed our meal. Not a huge choice but good variety of dishes. Gin and tonics well prepared! Thanks Courtyard- we will return.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good but desserts were lacking choice, for someone who doesn’t eat cheese, but it wouldn’t stop me from going again.

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KenO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Looked at the menus before we arrived. Although the choices are very limited, me my wife and daughter chose the same starter. That was pulled ham hock & rarebit croquettes.
Arrived for a 6pm sitting and was told that this starter had sold out!!!! At 6pm!!!!!
Disappointed with the other small choices not appealing to any of us

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked for a pre theatre meal, first time visit. Friendly welcome from bar staff and directed upstairs. Shown to a window table with a fantastic side view of St George’s Hall. Staff very attentive and friendly, great food, good choice. Reasonably priced wine. Fast service, food hot, well presented. I will certainly consider using this venue in future.

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AndreaB
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brilliant for pre show meal at the royal court. Staff & food are lovely . As it was my dads birthday he got a surprise free drink. Thankyou for making his birthday special

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JanetD
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Courtyard Bar meal was lovely, the service was great.

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SharonM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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IanR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sheila
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
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

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KarenT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
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.

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EdSss
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

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Courtyard Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.