Festival Food & Drink Grill

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98 reviews
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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!
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AG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience at this restaurant so much so that we can honestly say it has been the best experience we have had eating out. The food was amazing, well cooked and presented. The option of cocktails with the meal was a pleasure. One of our sons has issues with food and the restaurant staff bent over backwards to accommodate his needs which is something many restaurants find tiring and therefore do not make an effort. We have been recommending this restaurant to all our friends and family. When we return to Liverpool this will be our first stop for a meal.

PS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the feel of the restaurant, we sat upstairs which was possibly a bit quieter, staff very friendly and helpful, food was lovely, thought it strange the steaks only came with salad, remember to add a side of fries.

KW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and service. Right in the hustle and bustle but quiet enough to have a conversation. Great place to people watch!

JU
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place to eat. Service excellent. Lovely staff. Great location. Lovely food. Would go again when I am in Liverpool

MB
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Scottish salmon and broccoli, it was delicious. Everyone was very attentive and professional. A great experience.

PS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish bites starter only 2 seems a bit mean for 5-95
Nachos starter very bland no cheese
Burger was nice
Advertised rack of ribs I would say half a rack smallest iv ever had

j
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It was ok - however we probably wouldn't return considering there are plenty other options within Liverpool. The service however was brilliant and the manager (or supervisor I am not sure) was particularly helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Staff went out of the way to ensure experience was top notch, food came in great time and was cooked as specified. Wait staff even gave recommendations for sauces to accompany dishes, honestly couldn’t of asked for more, best experience in a while, would recommend.

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, excellent service and had a great time.

SW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, felt wanted and appriciated especially as this was our first visit and celebrating our anniversary, was made to feel welcome and special.

n
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food amazing, can't wait to go back!

S
Cork
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose this restaurant as we were spending the day in the Cavern club, it was just over the road so very convenient. The atmosphere was great, but not to busy (although it was a Tuesday). Food was lovely, a better choice than we first thought. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Would definitely visit again.

HK
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We didn’t stay for food as we were very underwhelmed when we arrived. The pictures on line are very miss leading. It was quite dark in the restaurant which made it hard to read the menu.
The staff were very friendly. Had nothing to do with them.
We had our drinks, and left for a pub just down the road which had amazing food, an amazing atmosphere, and was exactly what we were looking for /needed after a long day.

MI
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely people and location. All were so lovely! Raccomended

D
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food & service. Value for money. Loved the novilty menu with band & song references. Will Deffo come again.

A
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a belated Father's Day and our daughter being offered a new job. Our waitress was Priscilla - she was an absolute delight. Great service, good food and the cocktails are wonderful! Try the watermelon martini with chilli 🍸 :-)

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No table for us after we booked it . Told it was Saturday and very busy. I asked is that why you book , stood by the overcrowded bar, awful place, loud music , shouting , pushing.
Horrible place won’t be back

Festival Food & Drink Grill
Responded on 10 July 2019

Hi dear, can you please confirm the exact day and time you have booked to dine with us as we strongly believe you are confusing our restaurant. We had plenty of spaces these past few weekends and were never fully booked at any point. The main reason I believe you are getting confused with the venue is because we do not allow customers to order at the bar so the bar is never overcrowded. Perhaps next door to us is where you came to dine, they do two for one cocktails and the bar is always busy.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Had a great table by the window- very entertaining watching people enjoying themselves on Mathew Street! We were celebrating our anniversary and were each given a lovely glass of Prosecco on the house very happy with that! The food was outstanding the Halloumi bites to start were amazing!!! Then the hanging fillet steak was immense! Staff super friendly too!

SH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. They gave us complimentary prosecco for our anniversary . Perfect location to eat before we went to the cavern club will definitely be returning.

LM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely visit again. The guys were so welcoming and very generous in their birthday drink and dessert for the birthday boy! What a lovely surprise it was! The food was delicious! Can’t fault a thing. Can’t wait to return again very soon.

TL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service in here was excellent, so friendly with lots of help and advice on hand about the food, I am Coeliac (gluten free) and nothing was too much trouble with an extensive choice of food for me to choose from and a great deal of care taken to make sure it was right. The guy who served us was brilliant (sorry I didn't get his name) but he was so attentive and very helpful with wine recommendations, we will definitely be coming back here on our next visit to Liverpool.

LA
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Steak very disappointing. Champions League football on so very busy and noisy. Can not fault the staff

K
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food , great service will definitely go back

CM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Liverpool for 4 nights and ate at Festival 3 of those nights. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was very pleasant, the staff was super friendly and the location directly across the street from The Cavern on Matthew Street was right in the middle of it all! I would recommend Festival to anyone visiting Liverpool!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great little restaurant in the Cavern quarter. Good food and friendly staff. Would recommend.

T
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambience and excellent service. Would definitely go again when next in Liverpool.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable evening good value and well attended to by Larissa .

MC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service.
Food was excellent.
Value for money

NS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and were pleased that we got 15% off with our magical mystery tour ticket

ST
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked for lunch after visiting The Cavern Club opposite. Was a really good menu and the food was lovely. Great desserts and cocktails also.

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great loved it

Z
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good, (ribs and fries) although my cous cous dish was a little bland. The service was good and the waiting staff very friendly. On arrival we asked if we could buy tickets for the Cavern Club and at the end of our meal one of the staff walked us over to the club and we were able to jump the queue and get into the club for free.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience, waiters were really attentive and food was really enjoyable.

BC
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We booked in advance based on reviews. We booked in for Bank holiday Monday evening. On walking by the day before we were apprehensive as it was so noisy in the street outside opposite the Cavern Club. However on arrival it was pretty quiet outside and inside too as it was not that busy. Service was superb and the food, although different to our normal taste, was really good and worth taking the plunge to try this establishment. The steak was to die for, perfect in every way, one of the best I have had in a long time. It wasn't cheap but that was mainly the cost of the wine which for house red was actually superb, so all in all a great experience throughout. Highly recommended. A bonus was the waitress gave us free entry tickets to the Cavern Club over the street which saved us £5 entry fee, so I can't fault the Festival Grill.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my partners birthday and I booked a table in advance. I asked for a window seat and got it. I also mentioned in my booking that it was my partners birthday and the staff went out of their way to make our experience perfect. Well done guys! I think our waiter was Marco and he was 5*!

SW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed the punny menu I thought that was a really nice touch. The options available within the menu were good also, and the Brazilian sausage starter was particularly nice. The only issue is, my dining partner ordered a rare steak and it arrived medium-well. He didn't want to say anything in case they took it away and I was sat eating mine alone, and then he eating his alone. This was a real shame. Otherwise it was very nice

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday meal with friends. Great food and service. Brilliant value for money. Limited menu but caters for everyone.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was cold, food wasn’t good. Vegetables were raw and too much chicken fillet in the burger. Not a great dining experience but staff were friendly and fair

BR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. There was 5 in our party, we will certainly be going again

C
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be the best restaurant we have ever been too! We travelled from south Wales to Liverpool for a overnight stay and decided to dine here it was by far the best part of our trip. From the friendliness of the staff to the beautiful food, we couldn’t recommended this restaurant more! If we was ever to return to Liverpool we would definitely be dining here. Thankyou so much to the staff for making us feel so welcome and making our experience one to remember

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