The London Carriage Works

4.2
16 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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Opening in 2003 TLCW quickly established itself as one of Liverpool’s leading restaurants, enjoying rave reviews and critical acclaim. It has 2 AA Rosettes and holds an AA Notable Wine award for its extensive and eclectic wine list. The London Carriage Works brigade, headed by head chef Mike Kenyon, is dedicated to sourcing the very best fresh, seasonal and local ingredients available. The quality and variety of the North West's farm produce, the freshness of the seafood from our fishmongers and the traditions of our chosen cheese makers are all an inspiration to our chefs and restaurant team.

The TLCW bar is a convivial space to kick back and catch up. From Monday to Saturday until midnight (10pm on Sunday) we serve a full range of dishes - including plates to share and we encourage the full use of the drinks menu!
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AS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food staff very friendly a lovely experience before our visit to the theatre

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Good food, the worst service I had received in my life

KA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food beautiful.
Just felt the staff had a lack of service training. Didn’t feel it matched what you where paying for. Supposed to be one of the top Liverpool restaurants so service should match. Needs to be a little more friendly.

KS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just as well the restaurant wasn’t too busy at 6pm, because they weren’t expecting us as Open Table had not notified them! 8.22 pm the previous day I made the booking. Poor service Open Table! Won’t use you again.

TL
Lancashire
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit, we were a bit disappointed in the menu choices compared with our first visit.
I had the fillet which was dry and overcooked,

A
London
76 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at The London Carriage Works as part of our stay at The Hope Street Hotel. We have been before and always enjoyed it; the only disappointment being that our favourites from meals gone by (deconstructed steak pie and trifle) were not on the menu! Overall a great evening.

SS
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent restaurant. Food and staff fantastic. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

r
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ristorante molto bello e cool in una zona trendy. Prezzi elevati ed un servizio non sempre all altezza

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LP
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a celebration lunch here and it was perfect. Good, wine, service,, ambience. It meant our day was memorable. Thanks

MD
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reasonable food for the money. Quiet for a Saturday lunch. Pleasant and attentive staff

DW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening had by all in our party of six,one member of our party had food allergies & was we’ll accommodated. Food was special,the wine list amazing & the staff were brilliant. Thanks for an evening to remember.

l
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but portions from the set menu were tiny

JJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for Mums 76th birthday, absolutely faultless. Service was fabulous and will definitely be going back.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a very relaxed lunch. We were looked after by Lydia very well.

DT

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was rather slow with long waits between courses. Food was generally good but there was too much vinegar in the soup for my taste. It would have been better if oil and vinegar were supplied separately so one could add them as required.

A
London
76 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We didn’t get a great table even though it wasn’t busy (we were round the corner by the serving station) but I have been before and sat in the main bit by the windows, which has a great atmosphere. The food was very good especially an amazing trifle for dessert.

The reviews below were submitted before November 1st 2017, when this restaurant changed management.
JE
London
28 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2012
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food excellent, but service was quite poor. When we ate on a Saturday lunchtime there was one waitress responsible for the whole dining room. She tried her best, but rushed service isn't what you would expect from this type of restaurant.

JR
Warwickshire
26 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The London Carriage Works
Hope Street Hotel, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9DA

What an AMAZING dining experience. Great food & great service. We will certainly be back when next in Liverpool.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third time visiting this restaurant and will be back for a fourth. Excellent service, gorgeous food and a lovely atmosphere.

p
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We attended the London Carriage works at lunchtime. The food was good, although some of the potato on my main course was undercooked (al dente, not a good thing for potato!). However when I mentioned this to the waitress it was dealt with quickly and professionally. The creme brûlée was excellent. Great surroundings and overall very good.

JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2012
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this restaurant! Brilliant comfort food on freezing Saturday night. Great value set menu. Pigs cheek starter amazing. Liver main delicious but huge! Fab ginger creme brulee

C
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a really nice evening at The London Carriage Works. The restaurant was very chic and modern. The starters were excellent - mine was beetroot and goats cheese. I had duck for my main course which was also very good.

A
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2011
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Appalling. Waited 75 mins for starter. Nothing was hot. Maybe its still Waring

OT
Liverpool
17 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2011
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A mixed experience - starters were great. Mains were well ver cooked and had obviously been standing there for a while or the chef can't cook. Second time we had this problem so won't go back which is ashame as some of the food is really good.

OT
Liverpool
14 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2011
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

London Carriage works - Liverpool
Yet again an excellent meal thoroughly enjoyed. I chose it because I have never been left down and was celebrating a special occasion.

Staff were a little less attentive than usual but still received good service and good food.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited The London Carriage Works, Liverpool for a birthday celebration with daughter and three of her friends - excellent meal, couldn't fault the food, but the champagne we chose was not available. And if that is the only minus, it can't be bad!

H
London
32 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and really good service at The London Carriage Works.

S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were perfectly acceptable, but I was slightly disappointed by the atmosphere at The London Carriage Works. On making the booking I was called by Toptables to ask whether the reservation could be bought forwards by 15 minutes as it was fully booked at my requested time, which was an absolute lie as it was empty!

A
Manchester
19 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The London Carriage Works in Liverpool was a pleasure to visit. Friendly service and good, well-presented food in decent size portions. The early bird deal is very good value, although we didn't make use of it on this occasion. Will be back soon for sure.

OT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2011
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The London Carriage Works Liverpool was very nice, great quality food.

n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We travelled up to Liverpool from London to see a football game and wanted to go somewhere nice for lunch beforehand. Having researched restaurants on Toptable, we decided on The London Carriage Works. The food and service were excellent. Thoroughly recommend it.

OT
Liverpool
14 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The London Carriageworks, Liverpool, Hope Street.
Fantastic food, ambience, service -wonderful. I could have chosen 90% of the menu. Opted for king scallop starter and a lobster main, both were to die for. Girlfriend asked for a change from the starter list and staff were wonderful in offering an alternative. Consistently a good restaurant to visit.

R
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The London Carriage works, Liverpool. Took colleagues out for dinner
.The food was nice and a great wine list. The menu however isnt all
" fine dining" bits of it are rather like a gastro pub menu. But service good
So all and all well worth a visit.

M
London
101 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our second visit to the London Carriage Works, Liverpool. Food is generally well cooked and beautifully presented, service pleasant and the contemporary decor stunning. However the Eton mess dessert with only 2 strawberries and 1 spoonful of cream was oversweet and overpriced. The toilets are located down 3 flights of steps - not convenient.
In a great location, it benefits from being part of a boutique hotel but is pretty pricey for Liverpool - especially the wine list.

J
Cornwall
14 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great meal experience. My goats cheese and beetroot starter worked well, and Mark's carrot and coriander soup was great. My beef was perfectly cooked, and Mark ordered blanquette of veal. Whilst not being served as expected, in sauce, it was beautifully sauteed, served with a good l'ancienne sauce. No room for dessert, typical Liverpool portions. Service was attentive and informative, and every effort was made to serve us prior to a large party which arrived as we did. Bravo, back again !

T
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good location, good food and good service. Can recommend anybody who is visiting Liverpool. Been there twice and never disappointed.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The London Carriage Works is a stylish looking restaurant. The choice of dishes on the fixed price menu and the price are both excellent. When one of our party suggested the fish could have done with a litle more cooking, the dish was immediately whisked away with sincere apologies by the waiter and a fresh replacement, perfectly cooked, returned within ten minutes. Couldn't ask for better service. Will certainly go back again when next in Liverpool.

L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2011
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Really disappointed with afternoon tea, and surprised given the positive reviews. Our booking was lost, despite calling to confirm as we were a large group. Then from then all it was just an amusing trail of errors, taking ages to order, taking 40 minutes to bring out our sandwiches (we had pre-ordered afternoon tea, how hard is it?!), bringing the wrong thing, all the waiting staff were young panicky. Also, the loos were very messy, surprising for a supposedly boutique hotel.

OT
Liverpool
17 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant we've been to recently in Liverpool. Bistro style with tables well spaced out. Service & food were above expectations. Will definitely return.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch for two at the London Carriage Works, on Hope St, Liverpool. An excellent set lunch menu at £20 for 3 courses. Deep fried duck egg with asparagus, and carpaccio of beef as starters, then gurnard with lentils and samphire and slow-roast pork belly as mains - with some chunky chips too, although they weren't strictly necessary, as the portions are pretty generous. So generous, neither of us could manage more than sorbets and ice-cream for pud! Charming service too.

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