The London Carriage Works

Address: Hope Street Hotel, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9DA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 705 2222

- Mid-range

4.7

First choice for a posh dinner in the city.

Attached to the Hope Street Hotel, The London Carriage Works has long led the charge when it comes to good food in Liverpool. I know that chef-proprietor Paul Askew is genuinely passionate about local produce, and the dining room, with its distinctive shards of scuptural glass, has a lovely low hum of satisfaction in the middle of service.

Food and drink
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

Paul Askew's impulse is to take local ingredients and apply refined international influences, but he never loses sight of the fact that flavour is king and Scousers want feeding properly.

Recommended dishes

Fish and chips are a perennial favourite, but game in season, or duck with caramelised figs and a citrus jus are good choices. 

Ambience

I like the atmosphere in established, confident restaurants and at its best this is what The London Carriage Works is all about.

Service

Some staff are old hands with easy confidence and charm, some are more awkard. It depends who you get.

Location

The air always feels rarefied on Hope Street - it's the architecture that does it, despite the proximity of studentville. As part of one of the best hotels in the city, The London Carriage Works enjoys a great spot.

Price advice

At £20 for three courses, it's worth checking if the prix fixe is available when you visit.

Tables to book

Table 3 is by the window in the corner, with great views over the street and inside. I once saw TV antiques king David Dickinson sitting there, but don't let that put you off.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

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