The Book Bar and Eatery

8 Mill Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L12 7JB
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Open 7 days a week serving high quality food and drinks.

Mon - Fri 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Sat - Sun 10.00am to 10.00pm

New weekend brunch times, coming soon!

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  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Book Bar and Eatery

The Book offers fresh handmade pizzas, cooked in our stone bake oven. We also offer a wide variety of small plates and salads. Open from midday Monday to Friday, we serve breakfast Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 1.00pm. All dietary requirements have been taken into account and we strive to cater for everyone from Vegans to gluten allergies/intolerance's. We provide an excellent drink selection, with a bespoke cocktail menu, over 40 gins, and a selection of excellent wines and world beers. We are the home of West Derby Gin.

Cuisine: Pizza
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Very friendly staff

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

We ordered a number of sides to pick at whilst we tried the West Derby Gins! Food was delicious as were the drinks. Good value for money & great service! Will be back soon

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Another fab visit, great food and lovely atmosphere, look forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Spot on as always, great food and ale

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Fabulous as usual .

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Booked a table on friday and was reminded no less than 4 times we needed to leave the table on some sort of countdown you have half an hour ,you have 15 mins ,you have 10 mins etc,this was despite the fact that 2 other tables that arrived the same time as us were in full flow of drinks and food and were not prompted to move ,the food and drinks and staff are nice but overall not an enjoyable experience ,1 and a half hours nowhere near long enough and I think they just want to cram as many peopme in as possible to the detriment of the existing customers ,its worth noting many underage drinkers in there and I didnt see ID asked for once

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Hi Anne-Marie, Firstly let me thank you for taking time to leave us a review. Couple of points to note from your review. I'm sorry if you fet that you were being hassled about your table. We do like to just keep tables up to date as to where they are up to. Due to current guidelines we do need to make sure that guests on tables are finished at the time that your email confirmation will have said. As for the other 2 tables who were in at the same time as you, as they were larger in number of guests, they will have been allocated longer time on their booking. We take current guidelines and restrictions very seriously, so I must contest your point that we just try to "cram as many people as possible in". We have a reduced capacity, and are regularly turning away guests at the door who do not have a booking. You only have to look at previous reviews to see that we are very COVID safe, to know that we don't cram people in. It is worth noting that you enjoyed your food and drink, and that is always our top priority. As for you stating there are many underage drinkers in, is a touch uncalled for. The only group of young looking people in at the time of your booking, was a table of young girls, who 2 of them actually work for us, so as we know that they are of an age to legally purchase alcohol we don't really need to ask for ID. I don't really feel that this comment is needed, as you didn't know all the facts. We operate a strict challenge 25 policy, so I hope this puts your mind at ease around this. Kind regards Bradleigh General Manager

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Fab night with the girls - great service By the girls & lovely food. We were the last ones in there & nothing was too much for them Thanks for making our night a pleasure / see u soon x

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

The staff were very friendly and helpful, good atmosphere and covid safe.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

We love the book and have been on numerous occasions. We all have a family favourite which is the meatballs. So when we sat down had drinks ordered food to then 5mins later be told the actually wasn’t any meatballs left we wasn’t very happy. The SPAGHETTI POMODORO Without the meatballs wasn’t the best. We felt like we should of been told about this before ordering anything. As we could of Decided to eat or not. We did really enjoy the pizza & garlic bread, and the 2 young lady’s serving were really lovely and nothing was too much. 😘

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Hi Amy, let me firstly thank you for your possitive feedback and for being loyal guests of ours. I want to apologise for the lack of communication from our guys. As you are aware this is not the norm for us here at The Book, so I was disapointed to read your review. I want to assure you that I have fed this back to my team and they are aware how important it is to communicate to our guests anything we have run out of. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for some more of our tasty meatballs! Kind Regards Bradleigh Woods General Manager

Responded On Monday, 21 September 2020
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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Lovely food, great atmosphere 👌

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Staff were extremely efficient and very helpful

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Superb as always

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Excellent as always. Impressed by your safety measures. Your a firm favourite of mine

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Our waitress Amy was excellent

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Great service even during this difficult time. Lovely food and drinks. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit 👍

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Lovely

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Great place to meet friends Food great and service brilliant...not rushed at all!

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

Food and service excellent as usual , clean and controlled environment , all round great experience 👍

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Food is great staff are brilliant good place all round

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Visited On Friday, 28 August 2020

I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs - very poor quality and tasteless. The spaghetti just looked as though some tinned tomatoes had been placed on top of it and the meatballs were so dry. My sister ordered cesar salad but it came with chicken and had to be sent back as she is a vegetarian

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Fantastic birthday meal out, food was amazing as usual, cocktails were delicious and even better I could take one home with me, service was impeccable very attentive and friendly staff. Best bit was the sticky toffee pudding by far the best I’ve ever had 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Thank you so much for the fantastic welcome & bottle of Prosecco that greeted us on our arrival to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had a lovely evening, best bar in West Derby by far, fantastic selection of draft beer, cocktails & Gin. Pizza’s delicious! Staff extremely attentive & friendly. We’ve visited the Book several times & this won’t be our last for sure. We should have been on holiday celebrating but thank you again Book for making our night special!

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Food & drink good, friendly staff, safe environment

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

We loved our night at Book 1 thing tho it took 15 mins to get our first drink but after that the service was amazing, very friendly and hard working staff xx we will be back 👍

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Lovely meal in a pleasant surroundings.

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