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The Cavern Restaurant, Liverpool, Merseyside

The Cavern Restaurant

4.5
4.5
533 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Winner of Trip Advisor’s ‘2021 Travellers Choice’ award, The Cavern Restaurant offers the perfect dining experience for visitors both day and night. Located on Liverpool’s vibrant Mathew Street, The Cavern Restaurant operates over two floors and offers a wide choice of mouth-watering dishes.

You’ll find succulent meats expertly cooked with a South American twist, traditional English Fish and Chips and the famous local-favourite ‘Scouse’.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Deliveroo

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0151 236 1962

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Paul Davies

  • Area

    Liverpool

  • Cross Street

    Opposite the Cavern Club

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 533 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Best Ambience

  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Group Bookings

  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Healthy

  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Hot Spot

  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Liverpool/Merseyside

    Most Booked

  • Liverpool

    Best Ambience

  • Liverpool

    Best Value

  • Liverpool

    Fit for Foodies

  • Liverpool

    Group Bookings

  • Liverpool

    Hot Spot

  • Liverpool

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Liverpool

    Most Booked

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  1. c

    cazal

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Being a southerner as soon as I saw it on the menu I had to try Scouse. A really lovely beef stew which also comes in a vegan version which impressed me. Ambience was good, you can buy merchandise and the drinks list was good. My only criticism is that the garlic bread was barely cooked. Needed to be much browner.
  2. S

    Seabear1

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This was our 2nd visit and again, the food did not disappoint. However, the service was not good. We waited over 30mins for food and even saw tables that arrived after us, get their food first. When I asked the waitress how long would our food be, it suddenly appeared
  3. BC

    BridgetC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the start to the end the service was amazing. The staff so friendly and very kind. Food so tasty I had the scouse, a stew that was packed with neat and veg. The others tried the fish n chips snd was thrilled. We had an amazing experience. Thankyou.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re so happy to dine at this restaurant because it’s a part of our vacation in the UK. The food, staff and ambiance was awesome! It really made our trip very memorable .
  5. CC

    ChrisC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location and a warm welcome. Highly recommended
  6. JB

    JackieB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent & good value. Staff friendly & helpful. Restaurant had a really lovely atmosphere. Definitely one to visit when in Liverpoolz
  7. D

    Dazzle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal ,great service, great atmosphere, great laugh👍🏽
  8. DM

    DouglasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal to celebrate our 48th Wedding anniversary, there was a little problem with what food was ordered, mainly due to accents, Scouse Vs Scottish. The minor problem was sorted out without any problem and staff were so appologetic BUT could not be faulted. We asked Mick. think that was his name, a couple of questions about The Cavern and The Restaurant and we got an excellent history of them both. We both would recommend visiting The Cavern and following up with a meal in the Cavern Restaurant, especially the Sea Bass. Well Done to all te staff for making our anniversary an enjoyable time.
  9. HP

    HeatherP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Staff very friendly. Meal was fabulous. Could definitely recommend the sea bass. Right opposite Cavern club so ideal to go in there afterwards.
  10. MC

    MikeC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great restaurant with great atmosphere and staff. The waitresses were brilliant. Food was a bit slow arriving but tasted fab
  11. s

    stevenm

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    we waited about 45 mins for food and in the end we had to leave to get into the club, i asked the waitress could she just bill me for the beers but she wouldnt accept and apologised.
  12. WR

    WendyR

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very welcoming and friendly staff. Attentive and helpful.
  13. M

    Mall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Tasty food, great atmosphere , friendly staff and value for money
  14. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, wonderful staff, can’t recommend highly enough, thought it would be basic and a bit of a gimmicky place but the food was excellent too restaurant quality
  15. T

    Thepairthatenjoygoodfood

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Lovely food. Can Highly recommend. Avoid sitting in window seat if possible as music from st peppers opposite is very loud, making glass vibrate! Can be off putting for some. Otherwise would definitely eat there again
  16. GB

    GillianB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been to the Cavern Restaurant back in March 2022 and thought it was lovely. This was my husband's first visit so he was expecting great things from my previous review. Unfortunately it was extremely busy and we sat downstairs on a very small table with not much room to move. The staff are very friendly and were obviously rushed off their feet but I could see my food was ready on the counter and by the time it got to me, it wasn't piping hot. I had scouse which was excellent but it just needed to be hotter. My husband had a burger which he described as "basic" so it was a little bit disappointing for him. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and I did love my first visit when I had sat upstairs. This time I felt like a sardine squashed in, not far from the front door. Maybe it was the time of year but I probably wouldn't go back in the middle of summer.
  17. NN

    NickedNick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good menu, food tasted great. Service was very good. Loved the restaurant.
  18. WL

    WilsonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great place to try Liverpool food e.g. Cavern Lager, Scouse
  19. ER

    ERICAO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where better to eat in Liverpool than the Cavetn restaurant right opposite the entrance to the famous Cavern club? Staff were welcoming and friendly. Food was amazing! I had Scouse the traditional Liverpudlian stew. It was tasty and filling.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening, food, service and location were ideal. Thanks
  21. r

    richardw

    Liverpool

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant and both the service and food were very good , the wife had scouse and I had the blind scouse both delicious , there’s lots of great pop photos on the walls and the music is good too , you can even buy some mementos associated with the famous Cavern Club , it’s a great place to watch the world go by on Mathew street , I would highly recommended
  22. KO

    KellyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, I just loved it there. Service was exelent.
  23. NR

    NinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best garlic prawns ever Lovely staff Great views of party goers outside
  24. JH

    JamesH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food excellent staff helpful very clean would recommend to people to give it a try we was rocking
  25. ST

    SallyT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Loved the environment
  26. MF

    MichelleF

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Lovely food and good service but we were sat under the air conditioning and it was cold. I asked to be moved and told they would turn it off - they did for about 15 minutes and then put it back on!
  27. GM

    GillianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place to eat with a great buzz around the area
  28. LG

    LorraineG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Staff very helpful and attentive. Delays in serving.
  29. LS

    LorraineS

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Wednesday 8th June and nothing was too much trouble. Initially we were given a bar type table and chairs, however when we asked to move to a lower table the was accommodated without question. My partner wanted to try the Scouse and as the portions were very large asked if it would be possible to have just a small portion, once again this was accommodated with a smile. We had a lovely evening in a lovely restaurant with some of the most friendly and helpful staff we have come across.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tbh I didn’t expect the food to be good but it was actually pretty great! I think it must have been one of the best cod fish fillets I’ve had in my life. Would definitely recommend it.
  31. AA

    AllieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! The food was lovely and we had a brilliant table where we could people watch down Matthew Street, which was lots of fun. The staff really made the experience though! Lots of smiles, so helpful and just a good time
  32. m

    margaretb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely pre theatre dinner. Experience was excellent and friendly. Staff were very helpful and friendly also. Then straight across to the Cavern for the show. Excellent location and would recommend to friends.
  33. S

    Suekiki15

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location for pre Cavern show meal, food and atmosphere good. Friendly staff
  34. U

    Unhappy

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Nothing special, my food was cold because they were still cooking my husbands , so they just left to bring it out altogether .
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th birthday. Party of 6. 3 generations. Marcos & especially Jess made us so welcome and looked after us so well. The food was great and the atmosphere too but I would have to reiterate that it’s the hospitality that made the evening so memorable
  36. NH

    NatalieH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, incredible food, more than enough for portion sizes! (Perfect for my partner) and overall a really cool vibe. Set us up brilliantly for the cavern club after that is just opposite! :)
  37. PH

    PaulH

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a great place with great character. The food was beautiful and reasonably priced. The place had a great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly but the service was slow
  38. S

    Stecp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it, thank you so much. Keeping it on great
  39. VS

    VanessaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Vegan mayo would be a good addition for the nachos and vegan burger. Staff were lovely. If you do the Cavern magical mystery tour you get 15% off the restaurant. Check your bill though, they add 10% optional service charge but don’t mention it.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We ordered the sea bass. Very tasty

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Cavern Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Cavern Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for The Cavern Restaurant

7 Matthew Street Liverpool, Merseyside L2 6RE

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Opposite the Cavern Club

  • Area

    Liverpool

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Paul Davies

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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