Immerse yourself in the world of Bill Shankly – the legendary Liverpool FC manager – at The Bastion Restaurant and Bar, a stunning restaurant and bar found inside the Shankly Hotel. Serving up refined British cuisine and handcrafted cocktails as well as afternoon tea, The Bastion Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones. To guarantee a table at this beautiful city centre venue, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
Located inside the Shankly Hotel in the heart of the city centre, The Bastion Restaurant and Bar offers a truly unique dining experience in Liverpool with its vintage-inspired decor and even its own Bill Shankly museum. The restaurant is the perfect place for a special meal, with its beautiful interior and eclectic menu. At lunchtime tuck into a sharing platter like the Great British Picnic (pork pie, cold meats, pate, breads, pickles, chutney and olives) or a gourmet sandwich, or go all out with options like the roast lamb rump served with chorizo relish, crushed jersey potatoes, grilled asparagus and carrots, or the sweet potato, spring vegetable and chilli wellington with hispi cabbage wedge, fennel salad and onion creme fraiche.
If you’re looking for somewhere stylish for some drinks in Liverpool city centre, The Bastion Bar is a great choice, popular with football lovers, couples and families alike, and especially buzzing on a match day, offering handcrafted cocktails as well as an extensive menu of beers and spirits. Whether it's for lunch, dinner, drinks or some afternoon tea, The Bastion Restaurant and Bar is a must-visit location – just remember to book in advance to be sure of snagging a table at this Liverpool city centre hotspot.
High level prawns. Local staff. Interesting memorabilia. Nice atmosphere. Smart but not stuffy. Early bird menu is ridiculously good value for the quality. Try it.
Great night watching the Champions League semi final. Great food and drink. Staff excellent- very attentive. We’ve already booked to watch the final in the Bastion.
Superb food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. If i come back to Liverpool i will book Shanklys again without hesitation. Highly recommended to everyone.
Lovely restaurant attentive staff good atmosphere lovely food . Great prices on the set menu. Seating really comfortable great for Liverpool fans full of memorabilia me and my husband have stayed overnight here before and the rooms and en suites are amazing
Overall, we had a fabulous meal in a lovely restaurant. Not too formal. Comfortable surroundings. Just felt the service could be a little sharper and the food a bit warmer. When our order was taken we were told they would bring a jug of water and some bread. The jug of weather arrived. No bread. This omission was rectified later, but the bread was then brought with our main course. Lovely bread by the way. Not sure how far the kitchen is from the restaurant but would not describe the food served as hot, more lukewarm. Fortunately it didn’t detract from what was a beautifully presented and very tasty meal, but I do prefer hot dishes to be served hot. I will visit again, and as a Liverpool fan I found the memorabilia interesting and a talking point. The staff were helpful and friendly. We arrived early, and at that point the restaurant wasn’t busy and the noise level was quite low, but as the evening progressed the noise level increased and if there are a couple of large boisterous groups I suspect it could get a little noisy. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I will visit again.
Went here for a special Xmas meal out with friends. Was impressed with the menu, good variety and although on the pricey side not too pricey to put you off. Starters arrived ok but then there was a LOOOONG wait for the mains, were on the point of asking if we were ever going to be fed when it arrived a good 40 minutes after our starters. The place wasn't busy but perhaps the food was cooked fresh, even so it was a long wait. All the food was lovely but the servings were a bit stingey on the the veg. Why don't places give you enough veg? It's the cheapest thing on the menu. They can only be wanting you to buy the accompaniments, but you don't know you'll need this until you are eating. Meat was wonderful, very tender and flavourful. Between us we had ox cheek, fish, pork and lamb. All delicious. There was a singer performing on the night we went. Unfortunately it wasn't really our thing - very droning James Blunt style and he was so loud. We couldn't hear each other talking, which was a shame because it was a catchup meal where we hadn't seen theses friends for ages. We asked if the music could be toned down a bit but nothing came of that and we ended up sitting looking at each other. The other aspect that was mentionable was the height of the chairs at some tables. My husband is quite tall but even he looked like a child sitting on very low chairs at a table that came mid chest height. Very strange. Staff were very friendly and attended to us making sure we had enough drinks and even attempting to act on our request to have the music down just a bit. Overall we enjoyed our evening but I'm not sure I would recommend any of my friends to go there or go again myself.
This was our first time to the restaurant. We arrived an hour earlier than our booking and asked if we could have some drinks beforehand. Staff were quick to clear a table for us to sit. There was a live singer on as we were drinking who was really good. He wasn't too loud either so we were still able to talk and listen. We were then seated at a different table for our meal. The food was delicious!! There was plenty of choice and it was very reasonably priced. At all times the staff were helpful, pleasant and very efficient. We had two children with us and one member of staff in particular went out of her way to make the children feel very welcome. I will definitely be returning here.
Our table was ready for us on our arrival . Waitress service was excellent . Venue clean and tidy including the toilets. Some good offers on , like buy one get one free on pints of lager if Liverpool F.C are winning at half time ! Food a little expensive but very tasty , loved the scouse (£9.50) , fish & chips (£11.50) but you do get a free pint with certain dishes . Overall a good , clean tidy venue and the staff very helpful , polite and professional , well done Shankly Hotel .
Booked for lunch on a Sunday first time we had been. We arrived 15 minutes early and curtly told by a waitress to go to the bar. At no point did she say we will let you know when your table is ready. After approaching the bar 3 times and 20 minutes later we were shown to our table which had been ready all along. The service through the meal was good. Bit disappointing that if you didn’t have the Sunday lunch menu there were no starters on the alternative menu. Sunday lunch was nice but deserts were disappointing especially the ice cream never known ice cream to be wrong but this was awful. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and a nice touch at the end we were given a small discount off the bill as it was my sons birthday. Not sure I’d go back to eat but would certainly pop in for a drink.
Had Sunday lunch at the bastion, we had a wonderful time, food was delicious, I had the chicken & my husband had the beef, bruschetta & fishcakes to start & I had treacle tart for pudding, there was a Frank Sinatra tribute on & he was very good, only down side & why I scored 5, service was very slow, not every table was taken so not super busy, staff were very pleasant, just a bit slow on drinks service, but I would definitely go again