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Ex-Directory

Unit 7 Cunliffe Street | Near Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2BD, England
+44 151 227 4747
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Where is the phone box...

After walking all the way up vernon street following our maps we couldn't find the secret entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
393donnae
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT

Popped in here with a friend to enjoy a cocktail. My friend booked in advance and we entered the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kaboozie
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“phone box”(41 reviews)
“table service”(13 reviews)
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Ex-Directory is a secret cocktail bar serving the highest quality cocktails, premium spirits, wine and beers. You will be allocated a table or private booth and you will be looked after by one of our attentive waitresses. Bookings are essential, in...more
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Unit 7 Cunliffe Street | Near Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2BD, England
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+44 151 227 4747
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"phone box"
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"table service"
in 13 reviews
"cocktail menu"
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"eat cake"
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"popping candy"
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"quirky idea"
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"secret door"
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"pornstar martini"
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"fantastic cocktails"
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"underground bar"
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"hen party's"
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"loved the quirky"
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"favourite cocktail"
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"pre ordered drinks"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking all the way up vernon street following our maps we couldn't find the secret entrance, until we carried on walking we eventually found it! We had a reservation booked so as we entered we had to lift the phone to speak with staff...More

Thank 393donnae
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here with a friend to enjoy a cocktail. My friend booked in advance and we entered the cocktail bar via a telephone box, something a bit different! The cocktail menu was really good, there was waiter service and we opted for a dark...More

Thank Kaboozie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely idea they didn’t have the cocktail we’d all been waiting for so went for second choic didn’t enjoy it, service was shocking as there were quite a few large parties which had all the staffs attention, so we got left didn’t feel special at...More

Thank Sarah-jane C
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a fuss about nothing. Secret phone numbers, confirmations in advance, nightmare to find.... We walked in, got asked who we were then seated, and menus plonked in front of us. No particularly great welcome for such a supposedly exclusive place. We looked around,...More

Thank Pamster81
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went here for a hen do. I booked a table a few months in advance just in case it was very difficult to fit quite a few people in and the day before the reservation had been moved to an hour before I had requested,...More

1  Thank alic1988
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Surprised to come across such negative reviews. Love this bar - quirky and different. Yes a little pricey but worth it! Will certainly return.

3  Thank L J
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

So excited to try here but it was just a disappointment. The service was awful although they here was plenty of staff, we had to continuously get up to get the attention of staff which was ridiculous. They were all to busy chatting in the...More

3  Thank sjam123
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Slightly disappointed with the phone booth concept that is advertised. Booking procedure was unnecessarily complicated. Lots of staff inside, table service is advertised but not delivered. You are not encouraged to go to the bar to order drinks either. Cocktail menu is great and drinks...More

3  Thank Anna I
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We visited here on a weekend away and were all looking forward to our visit as we looked at reviews and even read how Ex Directory described themselves and it all sounded very theatrical and mysterious! Little did we know it would be a waste...More

2  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Having wanted to visit for a while now, we were highly disappointed. We arrived at the “secret” phone booth with the door wide open to then be greeted by an uninterested, miserable, rude “manager”- or so she claimed to be quite loudly as she dealt...More

2  Thank -WL91
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HENSH69
9 February 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s smart casual, I don’t think that names on shirts are a problem, give them a ring 0151 227 4747
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lgriffo82
21 March 2017|
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Response from Mikeyjt | Reviewed this property |
Remortgage your house !! It is a bit expensive but well worth every penny it's not your average cocktail bar !! £7-15 but u get extras with some like I got cakes ( mini ) all made with real juice etc 👍
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Gary A
7 March 2017|
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Response from Victoria M | Reviewed this property |
If you look online it gives the number, make sure you book and when you go call 0 on the phone.
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