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The Refreshment Rooms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
+44 151 644 5893
09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fab Sunday lunch really tasty a very nice place. Good service lots of character. Good selection of drinks nice outside space.

Thank CheshireKatze
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been 3 times now, 1st time was really nice, 2nd time was okay, 3rd time was below par. It seems the more of you that there are the worse the food gets. Would probably not return as part of a group again. Good value for money though and no issues if there's not many of you.

Thank Kelly_lfc07
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not easy to find first time but well worth the effort. Since its reincarnation a few years ago it has gone from strength to strength. Never heard anything but praise for the place from Wirral people and they are not wrong. Fine location in post industrial environment with a fine view across the Mersey. Whenever we have visited it is... More 

Thank Steedmans
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food,fair price and a relaxed atmosphere. Never disappointed eating here, price is slightly high but food reflects this!

Thank shabella2016
Wirral, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online and asked for a quiet table. This is exactly what we got, so were happy as the restaurant does get busy. And it gets busy because the food is excellent, as is the service. I had fisherman's pie, which was stuffed full of prawns, salmon and white fish, served with a green salad. As my sister has allergies,... More 

Thank Sue B
The Wirral, Merseyside
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to visit amazing food amazing staff will defo return. Fresh local produce deserts to die for.

Thank Ginamer41
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure if I had found the right place as I was parking the car. The exterior didn't give me much confidence as a rated restaurant, how wrong I was. The food is among the best I have eaten in a restaurant including the large establishments in Liverpool. Staff in the restaurant were absolutely brilliant, one young lady who... More 

1 Thank Paul R
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went Sunday tea time (glad we booked first as it was getting busy at around 5pm) great value for money, 3 courses for just over £20. This was on the Sunday menu. Really great home cooked food. Roast dinner was really tastey. My boyfriend had the fish and chips which was equally as nice - great home cooked chips and... More 

Thank Ejmoore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had yet another fantastic meal here. Love this place will deffinitly be going again. Food is always top quality.

Thank Ruth G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. We loved it every time we visited. Lovely local beers and ales and good food.

Thank niladrighosal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Birkenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 151 644 5893
This is a fantastic victorian pub, fully refurbished with an eye to the past.Positioned on the banks of the River Mersey with views over to Liverpool,we serve great home made food seven days a week 12pm til 9pm and carry up to six real ales from local micro breweries. We are family friendly, have a lovely beer garden, we have early week promos inc over 60s all day Mon, Tue and Wed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?