Post by bluemeaniepaul74 on Mar 4, 2014 20:57:32 GMT
I concur with Mr M, the Hard Days Night Hotel is probably the best choice visually and audibly as there's fantastic Fab four artwork everywhere and Beatle music playing 24/7, oh and it's right around the corner from the Cavern!... what more could you want?
It's a great pub that I have had many a pint in over the years but never eaten in. There apparently do pub food in the main bar areas and more formal dining of an evening upstairs. By all accounts the food is excellent. The gents toilets are something worth seeing even if you don't need to use the facilities! They do escorted tours for the ladies in the gents too!
Post by bluemeaniepaul74 on Mar 5, 2014 16:27:08 GMT
I was in the Philharmonic pub/ Dining rooms just a couple of weeks ago and had my tea there with a few colleagues from work. I had a lovely burger and chips while my friends ate the fish, which by all accounts was the best they'd ever had having been pulled fresh from the Mersey that very morning. So I'd recommend it on food alone plus the decor of the place adds that something extra special to your day or night out, and that mens lavatory...WOW!!!
We've had a fabulous lunch at the Philharmonic pub - the fish finger sandwiches are to die for! It's a fabulous pub, they also serve real ale. Didn't get to see the gent's loo though! Apparently John said that one of his regrets on being famous was that he could no longer enjoy a pint in the 'Phil'. We've stayed at the Hard Day's Night hotel, and would recommend Blakes restaurant for it's ambience, but would say the portions are quite small for the price paid, and for a Beatle themed restaurant, they don't have a great deal of choice for vegetarians. We've also eaten at the Cavern Pub, and would say the food is wholesome and reasonably priced, but huge huge portions!! Had a sandwich at the Grapes pub once, but the smell of the gent's loos is enough to put you off eating there. In the Cavern Walks shopping centre, there's a really nice cafe next to the statues of the Beatles - they also do a very reasonably priced English breakfast.
in the Cavern Walks shopping centre, there's a really nice cafe next to the statues of the Beatles - they also do a very reasonably priced English breakfast.
I had a breakfast there a couple of weeks back, pretty good. There used to be another cafe in Cavern Walks, called "Lucy in the Sky", which I was a regular. Lots of Beatles memorabilia there [album covers etc] and many celebs popped in.
By the way, that Beatles statue is a joke. Looks like it was an art project by an infants school! Sadly, Cavern Walks is virtually deserted, due to the populatity of Liverpool One. Regarding eating, just around the corner from Mathew Street, is Stanley Street, with a really good Italian restaurant Casa Italia; which is directly opposite the Eleanour Rigby statue.
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2015 11:02:19 GMT by brewmaster
The Beatles Statue is a total joke I agree with you! I remember reading somewhere that Mike McCartney went to look at it after it was unveiled, and he asked 'Which one is our kid?' !! They could be just about anyone! The Casa Italia is lovely for food. Tommy Steele's Eleanor Rigby is another talking point. At a time when Liverpool seemed to be ignoring the Beatles (this was pre 1980) it was noted that there was nothing in the city to comemmorate the Fab Four, so Tommy did a bronze of Eleanor and donated it to the city for 'half a sixpence'.