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4.8 /6 Excellent 34 Reviews

Ma Boyle's

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About Ma Boyle's

Brought to you by the same passionate publicans that have kept the infamous Ma Egerton’s alive and kicking on the other side of Liverpool’s city centre, Ma Boyle’s is a pub just as historic. Founded in 1870, Ma Boyle’s was first a coffee shop serving the merchants of the Cotton Market and Fruit Exchange and the legal and professional classes of Liverpool’s boomtown professional class. Now a classic gastropub with a fine selection of cask ales and beer, a basement rum parlour, and a menu packed with the best of rustic and generously-apportioned British, trans-Atlantic American and international dishes, Ma Boyle’s needs only its fantastic location to recommend itself. And location it has. Housed as it always has been at the Tower Gardens, best accessed by rail from Moorfields or Liverpool James Street – part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Waterfront precincts – Ma Boyle’s is an unmissable destination for lovers of robust gastronomy.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 21:00
Ma Boyle's, 1 Tower Gardens, L3 1LG Liverpool

CHEF'S CHOICE

34 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 34 Reviews
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
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Gail C.
1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 01:25

Fantastic food and drink, staff were very nice. A little gem tucked away on a side street well worth a visit. Would definetly return back

Steve D.
1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 16:47

the staff were excellent and attentive and the service was quick - even though the pub was busy. the atmosphere also was excellent - had a great night thank you!

Sharon H.
1 review so far 6
16.01.2017 19:13

This is our third visit to Ma Boyle's within 5 weeks; which says a lot in itself. Being a Saturday it was very busy, but the staff were attentive and helpful. There was a near disaster at the start of the evening; when all the party decorations and cake, that I'd dropped off the night before, couldn't be found. However it was resolved and a complimentary round of drinks by way of an apology, was appreciated. Thank you. Ma Boyle's for a great evening.

Linda Q.
1 review so far 6
28.12.2016 16:55

Food was very very good and chef was accommodating to change requests, waiting staff were very attentive and friendly would definitely recommend. Specialising in a wide choice of rums. A little gem.

Sharon W.
1 review so far 4
31.05.2016 22:59

Food was excellent! Staff seemed to be slightly disinterested possibly owing to there not being enough of them. We weren't told how to place our order and when we tried, the waitress informed us that she had already been working for over an hour longer than she should have but would pass our order on. The bar staff member brought cutlery from another table which was inadequate for what we had ordered. This was not a disaster though and we will return as the staff were pleasant despite this (I'm sure it was just a one off having read other reviews) and the food is well worth returning for! Drink prices are also reasonable. A bit of a hidden gem!

Kayla W.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 14:32

A really great, lively atmosphere in the pub, and the waitress was very accommodating even though we were a bit early for our dinner reservation! Food was fast and delicious (especially the home-made potato chips)! Everything was reasonably priced and I would definitely go back next time I am in the area!

Marion C.
1 review so far 4
21.08.2016 15:57

Full of atmosphere, character and a fun place to visit. The staff were lovely- friendly and helpful. The food was average at best, the menu is limited especially as quite a few dishes were "off" as they had run out of the ingredients and one person'a fish was inedible and had to be sent back (the replacement was fine). But it was very reasonably priced. We would go back - for the atmosphere and jazz!

Lisa R.
1 review so far 5
26.02.2016 16:42

A warm welcome from friendly staff. Came for a quick lunchtime bite, and service was very swift. Food arrived hot and was tasty. Only slight downside was that at £9 for a drink and sandwich with a few (lovely) chips on the side was a little bit pricey. Overall good - would definately go again!

David F.
1 review so far 5
05.06.2016 17:19

Nice location and atmosphere, but it was far too busy to eat really. The food took a while to be served and it was nice, but you could tell it had been reheated, the meatballs were a little hard in places. I would go back though, but maybe not to eat.

STEVE M.
1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 16:40

Had a great night at Ma Boyle's, it was jazz night and very enjoyable. Food was really nice and the staff were fantastic, very friendly and attentive. First time on the jazz night but certainly not the last.

Rosie C.
3 reviews so far 4
24.02.2017 02:19

Nice homemade pie & chips, although slightly too salty. Excellent tempura prawns. Meaty flatbread was doughy thick bread rather than flat, not especially meaty, and again salty with ham - really needed a sharp note e.g. chutney, pickles or balsamic onions. Lots of dishes out of stock. Only 2 choices for desert, but great millionaire shortbread.

Lesley W.
1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 04:50

Lovely traditional pub with excellent food! Fantastic atmosphere and staff were very helpful and friendly. I am back Friday for work Christmas do and I am sure we will enjoy it!

Mary B.
1 review so far 5
27.05.2016 16:27

Had a chicken burger which was pure chicken breast. Was delicious. Friends had fish and chips but thought fish was a tad greasy. Lovely entertainment on and a good crowd in for a Thursday eve in Liverpool.

Robert R.
1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 02:04

Nice welcome, table had been reserved for us as requested. Varied menu with something for everyone. Lovely meals, reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning soon, what more can we say?

Honour M.
1 review so far 3
06.10.2016 17:10

At 7.30 pm they had already run out of a lot of dishes on the menu. The waitress was good and frustrated with the menu situation as well as the selfish annoyingly loud group in the pub. We couldn't eat in peace let alone have any sort of dinner conversation without screaming over the noise. We ate and quickly left.

Margery P.
1 review so far 6
04.08.2016 14:55

We all enjoyed it very much. Staff friendly and extremely helpful. If I was in Liverpool again, I would definitely use them again . Easy booking too.

Pamela L.
1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 02:14

Our grandaughter bought a voucher to treat us to a birthday meal. We had a marvellous evening with delicious food, very good service and a wonderful atmosphere!

Jason P.
1 review so far 6
27.04.2016 07:02

Fantastic food great value for money and top notch customer service would well recommend for anyone thinking about going and location is easy to get too

Graham R.
1 review so far 6
07.04.2016 03:00

Excellent food, real home cooked and very tasty, also served in a wooden box which was a little different. Staff very pleasant, and nice pub feel

Jacqueline M.
2 reviews so far 6
21.02.2016 06:35

Great food and good value! Good selection of real ales! Good service as well! Fully recommend! What more can I say.....just go and try ma boyles!

Paul J.
1 review so far 5
19.08.2016 17:31

Lovely ambiance, good traditional pub food, and live music (we went on a Thursday). Staff very pleasant. Good selection of pumps and they have prosecco on draught!

Katie L.
2 reviews so far 5
06.08.2016 14:28

Great food and great atmosphere. Service was speedy and relaxed. The chips are to die for. Next time, I'm trying the Gin and Tonics. They look amazing!

Clare R.
1 review so far 5
20.12.2016 15:40

The staff where very friendly, helpful and accommodating, the food was lovely, simple but with a twist. A very good first experience of Liverpool for my friend.

Ness B.
1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 14:27

excellent food and a good atmosphere.Can sit outside if the weather is good and set in a lovely spot looking at the church.Will be back again.

Sarah D.
1 review so far 5
28.07.2016 16:09

The Staff was very polite and helpful, and the location was clean and well presented. Offer that we received was well worth the money. Thanks

Jacqueline M.
2 reviews so far 5
17.04.2016 07:03

Great evening and fab food! Friendly staff and attentive service!great beer on offer! Would certainly recommend! Burgers great and onions rings to die for! Go!

Kerry G.
1 review so far 5
13.07.2016 17:50

Brilliant atmosphere, staff & food..... Responsible in price and food was home cooked. The chips where gorgeous. Thanks for a lovely meal.... We will back!

Valerie S.
1 review so far 3
09.01.2017 21:18

It was a nice place, small and cosy, but not overwhelmed with the food. Meal was a bit slow coming and broccoli undercooked, it wasn't bad but not too keen on whopping big Yorkshire pudding on the top of everything!

Dawn G.
1 review so far 4
29.09.2016 16:28

Lovely food and great service just didn't like the crockery! Would much prefer a plate rather than a metal tray that slid on the table when trying to cut food.

Amy C.
1 review so far 3
21.12.2016 17:06

Great ambience and atmosphere, food was great only issue was the long wait due to large Christmas party tables. It would have helped if we were correctly advised of waiting times for food, we were rushing during our lunch break.

Dave J.
1 review so far 1
06.12.2016 02:59

Really disappointing meal at Ma Boyles, food extremely cols, in fact Yorkshire Pudding wasn't even cooked. We have been to Ma Boyles a few times now, but I'm afraid after this experience we will not be returning again.

Alan W.
1 review so far 3
28.11.2016 00:26

Friendly and prompt service but numerous food items not available from the hot food lunch menu which was restricted anyway. Nice friendly atmosphere but overall disappointing.