Panoramic 34

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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Panoramic 34

Silver Award

London isn’t the only city to offer unmissable skyscraper experiences – with stunning 360-degree vistas from the 34th floor of the West Tower there isn’t a better table view to be had in all of Liverpool. The aptly named Panoramic 34 can be anything you want it to be – bar bolthole, a venue for afternoon tea or a cash-splashing evening out with fine wines and top-label Champagne. The interior is slightly corporate-looking, with grey carpets, leather bucket chairs and long white drapes at the floor-to-ceiling windows, but it hardly matters when the views outside are so spectacular.

The kitchen feeds the big spenders with a terse menu of contemporary ideas such as poached halibut with scallop mousseline, mussels, cockles, sea vegetables and broccoli, and lamb hogget rump with turnip, potato, spring onion, mint and café lamb sauce. Vegetarians can look forward to thoughtful compilations too, such as mushroom and potato cake with sautéed spinach, winter truffle, butternut squash purée and puff pastry or chargrilled hispi cabbage with pickle purée, radish and Gran Kinara cheese. These might be followed by, say, raspberry pannac otta with fig compote and sorbet, a coffee financier with caramel, chocolate mousse and passion fruit crémeux or orange caramel jelly.

There are four set menus to choose from – the two- or three-course lunch and prix fixe menus, afternoon tea, and the eight-course tasting menu (with or without matched wines). None are cheap, but considering the standard and the setting, they aren’t overpriced either. An impressive wine list should keep even the most discerning of guests satisfied, while the equally lengthy bar and cocktail list ensures non wine drinkers have plenty to choose from. Posh bar snacks are a great way to sample the quality of the food without the expense of a full-on dining experience, which many like to save for big-0 birthdays and proposals.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Glamorous, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
People
Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About

At an incredible height of 300 feet on the 34th floor of the West Tower, Panoramic 34 is one of the most impressive restaurants in Liverpool. This renowned fine dining venue is lit by floor to ceiling windows that unveil beautiful 360° views, showing the river, cityscape, and the surrounding region. Once you step inside the doors of Panoramic 34, you will be greeted by a friendly and warm bar area — a great spot far removed from the hustle of city streets. In this space, you can unwind in style, either sampling the well stocked bar offerings or exploring the extensive wine list, in the most gorgeous setting.

The delicious menus have been created by head chef Nathan Booth and his expert team, and the cocktail lounge is the perfect place to enjoy some delicious cocktails or a bottle of Champagne with loved ones. Starters include the venison croquette with blackberry and a kale salad, along with a celeriac veloute with Garstang Blue dumplings, pickled celery flower and puffed wild rice. Main courses include the guinea fowl with caramelised cauliflower and potato rostis, along with stone bass with squash gulai, sea lettuce and grape, and a Jerusalem artichoke vol au vent with Roscoff onion and pickled walnut. For your sides, try the thick cut chips with grana padano and truffle, the chicken fat hash browns with pickled shallots, and the watercress salad with apple, celery and roquefort dressing and deliciously spicy tandoori carrots with toasted wild rice.

Desserts include the assiette of desserts with Earl Grey macarons, a chocolate orange slice, espresso choux and salted caramel ice cream. Other desserts include the apple and caramel tart and a selection of British cheeses.


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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Panoramic 34?

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Location

34th Floor, West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9PJ

0151 236 5534 0151 236 5534

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Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-23:00

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5 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Anon

24 September 2023  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5

Anon

21 August 2020  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
Ladies, do not take your partners here!

We have all been to those restaurants that hand the bill over to the men automatically even when the credit card has a female name/title, but this place takes the gold medal in sexism. Not only did the female server hand over 'Mrs' credit card to my boyfriend, which I found surprising, but the General Manager blatantly engaged with my partner in conversation about his meal and barely acknowledged I was sat there. I reluctantly paid a £200 bill. Sometimes women can afford to take their partners out for dinner and as a working mother with two daughters I found it disgraceful and disappointing to say the least!

Von

06 July 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Superb

We received a warm welcome. 

Staff were highly professional and courteous in their manner.

We thoroughly enjoyed our pre dinner cocktails. 

The food was delicious and beautifully presented with excellent wine as an accompaniment. 

There was a small side plate of scouse to accompany the tasty lamb dish. We enquired about the recipe, and were actually given a copy before we left. That was a nice touch! 

The ambiance and views of the city were terrific. 

Thank you Panoramic.Hope to see you again soon ?? 

ann M

16 August 2012  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 2.5
The Panoramic is a magical experience. The views are to die for; the lighting & ambience is truly romantic & quite breathtaking. It truly is unique & well worth the visit. The food is really delicious & the service friendly & efficient. It is very expensive but then perhaps we get what we pay for & as a romantic treat it is unbeatable.

Niamh H

24 April 2012  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3.5
Surprisingly small dining room with the most comfortable chairs Ive dined on for ages. The view is obviously the main focal point but you have to award this place a ten out of ten for the lighting, its so soft and flattering – this is the place to be proposed to/have a close up photo taken in Liverpool. Cracking cocktails to start. Great food from a short menu (approx 6 choices per course) Service was a bit hit and miss – lots of friendly staff – especially the lovely frenchman – with a heavy gallic accent – but there was a bit of confusion. We both ordered fish for mains but were given the wrong ones. We swapped our large bowls around – small point – but at this level (excuse the pun) of dining – and only two diners you expect them to get it right. Toilets (apologies) toilet – yes, just one for the ladies…very curious – it was clean but a bit untidy and hadn't been checked for a while. The lush decor of the dining room did not carry over into the loos and there were some really bizarre pictures that just didnt go with the rest of the sumptuous, luxurious feel of the place. one starter, two mains, one pud, two cocktails and bottle of wine = £130 This is a great place for a special occassion
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