The Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool, England is situated on the junction of Hope Street and Hardman Street, diagonally opposite the Philharmonic Hall. Locally it is referred to as the Philharmonic Pub or simply the Phil. Designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas for the brewers Robert Cain & Company, it opened in 1898. The exterior is in the Art Nouveau style.
By the 1960's, the hotel had become a Liverpool institution. The Beatles used to go there, and John Lennon once complained that one of the prices of fame was "not being able to go to the Phil for a drink" .
The interior has dark wood-panelled walls with copper reliefs, Art Deco lighting and mosaic floor and bar. The main bar is highly decorated with glass grapes and a nearly life-sized golden eagle. The building is a Grade II* listed buildings . A Grade II* building is considered more notable than a Grade II but less notable than a Grade I.
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- Panoramic view from BBC Liverpool
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