Festival Food & Drink Grill

4.4
166 reviews
£25 and under
British
Festival Food and Drink is a unique collaboration between two successful businesses, Bem Brasil who operate five restaurants in the North West and The Cavern Club, The Most Famous Club in the World. A fusion of Brazilian tastes and rhythms together with a blend of Liverpool humour and music history come together to celebrate the world’s greatest festivals.

Located on Liverpool’s vibrant Mathew Street, Festival operates over two floors and offers a choice of mouth-watering dining options. We are sure you will enjoy the eclectic menu we have put together. A festival experience in the city centre – come and join the party!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeckyP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table got the reference number I had a txt the day before I was due to go confirming everything then when we got there the place was shut!!! No txt email nothing!!

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Debbie
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food and excellent service. The venue was extremely quiet due to the current situation which is clearly beyond the restaurant's control. Would imagine it would be very festive in 'normal' times. Would recommend.

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KarenG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, lovely food and a great service. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue decor great food and service fantastic can’t wait to go again next time we are in Liverpool many thanks

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KeeleyN
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, although a little more salt was added than I would usually add myself. The service was great and free entry into the Cavern was the icing on the cake! Thank you for a great experience!

DH
DaniellaH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time food was amazing and we got free drinks because it was our anniversary

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Charlie
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food , great service and a free tour of the Cavern club afterwards - perfect day

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ChrisA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped in for an early dinner whilst spending a couple of days in Liverpool. Nice relaxed atmosphere, great selection of drinks, good grub and located in the heart of the Cavern Quarter. Ideal!

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MarkS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful. The staff were fast & efficient. Even though the place was busy, we got our food quickly.

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NICOLAF
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anyone visiting Liverpool must eat here. Excellent location and opposite the cavern club. Wonderful food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a our 25th anniversary weekend,we had a fantastic day at the festival restaurant,Our table was perfect overlooking Mathew st.The food was wonderful,and the staff were very friendly.The restaurant had plenty of hand sanitizer and good social distancing.

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DeniseR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spotlessly clean, attentive staff, great location, (right opposite The Cavern), a little pricy but the food is of high quality. Have visited several times and will again.
Highly recommend the scouse....absolutely delicious!!

WM
WilliamM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since lock down. A warm welcome awaited us and the food was better than I remembered.
I see no reason to go elsewhere for food in Liverpool and Festival will always be our first choice.

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AlisonP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time here we live it we took our friends this time with us and they also loved it

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GillianF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been in here and we really enjoyed it! Will definitely recommend and will certainly return 👍

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VickyJ
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience2

Do not eat here if you think your going to get a free tour around the cavern club .This is the only reason we ate here as they offered it along side the meal but when we got there they refused the tour saying that it was not on that week !!!!! I did complain but was told to pay £5 a ticket instead to watch a solo singer , they could have emailed me to say it was not on and we would've eaten somewhere else .I would never go back .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was nice but the service wasn’t as great as I thought it was going to be. Left waiting for ages for someone to take drink orders/the bill. Struggled to get waiters attention and could notice other customers feeling the same. Would have understood if they were busy but it didn’t feel that busy

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MyraJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to be able to have a vegan lasagne and a delicious vegan chocolate tart for dessert. Very friendly, helpful staff. I ate there following an afternoon over the road in the Cavern Club during “Virtual” International Beatleweek. Lovely music in the restaurant - some Beatles but also Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan etc. Another time I will remember not to accept a seat at the high table next to the window - even on the high stool I could barely reach the table, so I was a bit of a messy eater! No-one’s fault, just one of those things and I have learned from the experience. I’m so pleased that the Cavern has been able to re-open the restaurant, the pub and now the club. There are people the world over wishing this business a successful transition through this very difficult time.

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Debbiem
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very quirky place. Good atmosphere and lovely food.

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LeeB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal , service and value for Money, would go again

CL
CherylL
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and staff very friendly would highly recommend

JR
JoanneR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and service!!
Loved the free tour of The Cavern too.
Thankyou

CC
ClaireC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

As the menu was completely different to that on the website decided not to eat with you

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ThomasF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service under these tough restrictions definitely eat here again

MC
MarC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Restaurant had just re-opened after Covid 19, we had visited the Cavern Club earlier in the day as part of our restaurant booking which was a bonus and was expecting the restaurant to be lively, buzzing (like the street outside) with lots of Cavern Club related events/memorabilia, however we found the atmosphere flat and disappointing with not a lot to associate it with the Cavern Club, food was lovely, service and how they worked in line with Covid was excellent...we had a window seat so plenty to see and watch outside which was fun

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BruceK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are there 3 times. We really enjoyed every meal we had. Great place!

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KeilaR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food and service, I would highly recommend.

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SherylD
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food steak cooked perfectly , staff polite and friendly
Definitely recommend and call again if in liverpool
Advisable to use book a table and book ahead

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AnnaAndSte
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service & friendly staff. In a great location & would definitely come back!

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AMTPresley
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault service or food. It was my husbands 50th birthday and he was given a free pint and the staff brought out dessert with a candle in and sang happy birthday. As in all the restaurants in Liverpool, staff were incredibly friendly and made us feel very welcome. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Welcoming, warm with good choice of music & pub food! Marianna was particularly delightful. Thank you for a lovely first evening in Liverpool!

PH
PaulH
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we've had. Definitely recommend. Good value for money

JV
JoanV
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Went after theatre trip to Liverpool Empire. Thoroughly enjoyed

LP
LauraP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location if interested in live music and visiting The Cavern. Food was enjoyable

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Daisy
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food , lovely staff , healthy food was an easy choice , service could be a little slow on the whole it was a great place , loved it !

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KatyS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. Would definitely come again.

MM
MichelleM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve had for a very long time !! January deal half price brilliant

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ChristinaA
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, super friendly service, yummy cocktails, tasty steaks, great music - perfect start to our Liverpool trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality was second to none from the moment we walked through the door.
We arrived early for our booking but was shown our table straight away. There was an offer on for 50% off food which we had booked, but honestly we would visit again next time we’re in the city regardless of any offers.
We had window seats and it was nice to watch the world go by. All staff were very helpful and friendly, with one even fetching a drink on the house as we were there for a landmark birthday.

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vipkatt
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good food, took a while to get service, but would definitely go back.

FAQs

Festival Food & Drink Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Festival Food & Drink Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 166 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.