The Workshop

4.7
51 reviews
£25 and under
British
Serving up a fabulous small plate menu a long side a very extensive wine list, The Workshop has paired on old school wine bar concept with modern vision

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 51 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaireA
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely return, thank you for a lovely meal

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StaffJim
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great little gem - a cut above the trendy bars it jostled with for attention in Crosby and Waterloo. A very varied range of small plates available to choose from and dozens of wines by the glass. The Korean style cauliflour was a real stand out and the Argentine Tannat was spot on with the beef sliders. Good knowledge on the cocktails too, including some house specialities. Music was a bit 'out there' for me, but I may no longer be with it enough to make a good judgement here. Go for a table upstairs in the nautically themed restaurant. Will be sure to return.

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Lauren90
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Was left at the front door by the host who looked at us waiting and then proceeded to walk past and stand around the bar area. He then decided to come over when a colleague asked if we needed help. Tables too close together for social distancing and partners chair kept getting knocked into we were that close. I have been before and loved it but this really put me off. Felt so unwelcome there so we left pretty quickly.

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CliveM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great selection of small plates. Beef, scallops, and cauliflower all outstanding. Service excellent. Will definitely be back.

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JamesM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Went to the work shop for a date night and was completely let down by the service of the food. My main and one side dish from my partners meal were served at the same time however we had to wait over 15 minutes for the other main and side dish meaning the first two dishes were completely cold. None of the staff come to ask how the food was, we were just completely ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

Quite possibly the worst dining experience I have ever encountered. On arrival we were told that there were only two dishes available- no starters, no desserts, just one meat dish and one vegetarian dish.

We had booked in advance so the restaurant had our contact information. Despite this, no attempt was made to contact us in advance, resulting in us traveling over 30 minutes for the most limited dining choice ever!

When were seated we found that the restaurant was really cold. Eventually a heater was located, switched on and placed directly in the way of diners going to the toilet, causing people to have to step over the heater.

The food was very tasty, but when the bill came it was incorrect and had to be revisited three times before it was presented correctly. We had been charged for drinks served to another table. No apology was forthcoming

My advice would be to avoid The Workshop. The whole experience was very disappointing.

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KateM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a fabulous evening. Food and service was perfect. Thank you

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barryd
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly cozy very tasty simple dishes done with a twist, a perfect bolt hole away from the new normal outside and the cocktails are to die for 😀can personally recommend the‘Dirty Martini’ I’m sure you won’t be disappointed if you try TWS 👍

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Katie
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another lovely meal, felt really festive though quiet. Not a single duff dish and excellent cocktails.

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stepheni
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

poor service and poor food very disappointing evening

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LYTHGOES
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dining experience - tasty food - good value for money- recent refurbishment is charming cosy and comfortable! Personal and attentive management team who are wonderful people and go the extra mile to ensure the warm welcome remains throughout your visit - THANK YOU for a lovely evening TINA, CAMERON &FAMILY

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marie
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent..brilliant food and felt relaxed and well managed..

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natashac
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Knowledgeable staff on menu and drinks, friendly and prompt service!
Nice chilled atmosphere. Food was delicious! An great for veggie or vegans too. Potion size good.
Recommend for couples or larger parties. Only issue was we were asked to finish twice as only had table for hour an half but we were offered a table on their terrace which was a lovely end to the evening all cozy under a heater

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Had a selection of small plates to make a tapas type of meal. Scallops fantastic. Smoked haddock iin chilli flakes superb.

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SamB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Workshop always delivers on a wonderful dining experience.

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PaulB
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding new festive menu which the guys here have obviously worked really hard on putting together. Small plates offered, and it isn’t cheap, but the ingredients used are all absolute top quality and the final dishes are superb. Wine list is varied and excellent. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend. We are blessed to have a place as good as this on our doorstep, so please support local!

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JoanneH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for a lunch, lovely surroundings and friendly service. Highly recommended!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing quality, service, and atmosphere as ever. The food is beautiful (we had the Sunday roast), and it is paired with an extensive wine list which are all available by the glass, carafe, or bottle...not something you experience everywhere!

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HelenB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service, pleasant staff, good atmosphere and fab food and drink. Welcoming and local too. What more do you want on your doorstep? Support local especially now!

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MarianH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

This is our third visit to The Workshop. The meals are sold in Small plates although each time my husband had his food finished before mine arrived. On our most recent visit I ordered ox cheek, which was beautiful with a lovely lush gravy. It then took at least 15-20 minutes before I was given my side of roast potatoes. Very hard to eat dry potatoes. Then after another wait, I asked and eventually was given a plate of sprouts to eat. Didn’t enjoy the experience. Previously i gave the restaurant some understanding as they were busy, but on the night in question people all around me were given their food plates together. This restaurant will not be top of my list in future.

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KevinB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal night out at the Workshop. Only regret is not having visited sooner. Food was cooked to perfection. Beautiful presentation. Amazing flavours. Honestly the best meal out in Liverpool since moving here 4 years ago!
The wine was just okay - but our fault for going with the house red and not selecting our own bottle.
Already planning our next visit!

JC
JennyC
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was great to have our first night out some where local with good food and wine. We felt safe while not being overwhelmed with the restrictions. Food really lovely and service excellent.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to the WS and thought was outstanding welcoming staff and amazing food, staff also very knowledgable and passionate about the food they had on offer, when food arrived presentation & taste was top quality will defo be returning

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IanM
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service, food and dining experience. Loved the ambiance, great selection of background music.
Wine selection was fine and liked the Carafe option which meant we could have one red and one white without breaking the bank.
Will return as soon as able to for sure👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Well done to the management and staff, brilliant effort in Covid safe conditions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I had a lovely mid-week meal . The food & service were great. We will definitely be back.

LH
LucyH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegan roast was lovely ! My partner had scallops said they were exceptional 5 stars

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LyndaM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food - we had the vegetarian roast dinner which was amazing although I admit I was wondering about the butternut squash being the vegetarian option. It was really well cooked with spices with rest of the meal equally well cooked and flavoured. The service was good despite it being busy and the staff were lovely.

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AdeleM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service, brilliant music.

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kateb
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and ambiance. Service was fabulous and would definitely recommend

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EmmaD
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, food fabulous, always well looked after! Highly recommend.

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CarolR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktail menu - it’s doable sided.
We loved the ones we tried.
The old fashioned with Jam was delicious.

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amchatt7
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was AMAZING, as was the wine to accompany it. The service was brilliant, the staff were so nice and knowledgable about the food and wine. The pace has had a recent refurb and creates a really lovely atmosphere.

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BecS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely gorgeous. It is quite expensive considering it is small plates, but it is all cooked fresh and tasted amazing. Will definitely be back

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Sharon
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolutely lovely place!! The food is excellent, the staff wonderful, and the decor rustic and stunning.

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Pickle1
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service would highly recommend !! We had the lamb shoulder roast ..... it was gorgeous!

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PaulB
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dishes using fabulous ingredients. Wine / cocktails also delicious.

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Morgs
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service excellent.
Had Sunday roast. Well cooked lamb with decent selection of tasty veg, asparagus, greens etc.
Like the new set up upstairs.
Old Fashioned cocktail spot on

MG
MichelleG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic fresh food with top quality ingredients.

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paulb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never been here before, we booked last minute for a Sunday roast and it did not disappoint!!! The food was amazing, plenty of it too and the creme brûlée was unreal. Definitely will be booking again!

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DeniseC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were amazing. Friendly staff made us feel very welcome. We felt safe as all safety measures were in place. Will definitely revisit.

FAQs

The Workshop offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0151 329 2797.

The Workshop is rated 4.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.