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Ziba at Racquet Club

5 Chapel St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 9AG Directions
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About Ziba at Racquet Club

  • Cuisine
    British, Contemporary, English, European
  • Meals
    Lunch
  • Price
    £50-£75
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes

From Our Editors

Handy to both Princes Dock and the city centre, The Racquet Club Hotel started life back in 1857 as a Venetian palazzo. The historic Victorian building served the purposes of a private gentleman’s club from 1877, its original racquet courts being converted to squash courts in 1928, hence the name. Hospitality was provided for officers of the Royal Navy at the venue during World War II, before the building met its unfortunate and total destruction during the Toxteth riots in July of ‘81. Awarded a substantial compensation package under the Riot Damages Act, the committee were able to begin reconstruction of the club, and reopen in May of 1985. Today the hotel is a small and family-run affair with just eight, individually decorated rooms. A coveted Liverpool wedding venue, the hotel is capable of hosting over 200 guests with various options to suit the happy couple. The hotel’s Ziba Restaurant was established in 1997 and moved on-site during a refrubishment in 2003. Bordered by large arched windows, the restaurant boasts an airy feel and an adjacent bar, with the kitchen putting their own creative spin on modern English dishes.

Comments

Report | a year ago
Lovely atmosphere Staff very welcoming Service first class Food excellent
Report | a year ago
Will visit again.
Report | a year ago
Excellent experience friendly staff good food.
Report | a year ago
When we arrived we were given our prosecco straight away and told there would be a short wait for the food as we had arrived early. We noticed there was only one other table of people in - this should have been our first clue. The food was brought out and it was obvious straight away that the cakes were not homemade but cheap and shop-bought. The sandwiches were basic but okay. However, the beef smelled very fishy. The scones were past their best and dry. Shortly after we were given our food, the only other table left and seemingly so did the staff. We weren't brought any tea and there was no one around to ask. Overall I was very disappointed and be definitely would not recommend. Footnote: We have used The Racquet Club quite a few times over the years but have noticed a gradual decline in standards particularly in Ziba. The Racquet Club is a gem of a building with a fascinating history. It is in a great location and has a range of very good facilities so it is a pity that Ziba is letting the side down.
Report | a year ago
Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful building!
Report | a year ago
We attended for afternoon tea the sandwich’s where awful and stale the cakes not great the scones dry and not fresh and the cream was not clotted the manger was quite Rude as well I would not recommend this place at all which is a pity as the building it beautiful
Report | a year ago
Staff were nice, afternoon tea was pleasant enough and the food was ok, but a little atmosphere is definitely needed to make it feel more extravagant xx
Report | 3 years ago
Brilliant food & brilliant service
Report | 3 years ago
Very pleasant experience in a restaurant of historic ambience. The food was of a high standard, albeit a limited selection on a Groupon voucher. Well worth a return journey.
Report | 3 years ago
Food and service fantastic.
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