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Maritime Dining Room

burger with Maritime Dining Room logo and text 'Enjoy delicious food, with unrivalled views. Top floor, open daily 11.30am-4.30pm'

Bookings  can be made by calling  0151 478 4056.

Situated on the top floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Maritime Dining Room offers modern regional food made in-house by our team of talented, award winning chefs.

Our menus use locally sourced ingredients and are updated regularly to make the most of fresh seasonal produce.

Please note that the Maritime Dining Room isfully booked onTuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Saturday 22 July. The Quayside Café on the ground floor is open as usual on these dates.

© Mark McNulty Maritime Dining Room's south facing windows have a great view of the historic Albert Dock. From the Maritime Dining Room's north windows you can see Liverpool's famous waterfront, including the Museum of Liverpool and the Liver Building at the Pier Head. © Ant Clausen

Afternoon tea

Our delicious and decadent afternoon tea includes a selection of savoury modern favourites, delicious homemade cakes and delicate pâtisserie, accompanied by freshly baked fruit scones served with homemade fruit conserve and fresh cream. Afternoon tea is served with an individual pot of loose leaf tea. If you want to indulge or celebrate, why not add a quarter bottle of prosecco or seasonal cocktail?

Sunday roasts

Sundays are always best spent catching up with family and friends over a delicious roast dinner. Why not relax and enjoy our two course Sunday roast, while taking in the stunning waterfront views and letting the conversation flow? 

We offer a choice of Sunday roasts including traditional roast beef with crisp Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Follow your Sunday roast with your favourite dessert, such as our fabulously indulgent sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce.

Celebrate with us

Whatever the occasion - a birthday, anniversary or a sophisticated hen party - we can make your special day a real celebration. Contact our restaurant manager to discuss your party requirements and make a booking today on 0151 478 4056. We can cater for parties of up to 175 guests.

Head chef

Our head chef, Ben Sheeran, was awarded Chef of the Year at Liverpool Ambassadors Award 2012 and is the creative driving force behind our dining room menus.

Ben Sheeran holding his award certificate

"I am proud to say that we really focus on using local suppliers and ingredients to deliver our range of menus bothat the Maritime Dining Room and across National Museums Liverpool as a whole.

We have developed a programme of menus to reflect the best fresh produce available seasonally and by doing so we canensure we offer the customer an exciting choice of dishes as well as exquisite, delicate patisserie for afternoon tea"

Your perfect wedding

Did you know that we have a civil ceremony licence for Merseyside Maritime Museum, so you can choose to hold your wedding reception or your whole ceremony with us?

See our weddings page to find out how we could make your big day really special.

wedding at Merseyside Maritime Museum

Customer facilities

  • Free Wifi
  • Highchairs
  • Free standing tables and chairs
  • Sofas and relaxed seating area
  • Children's menu
  • Waitress service
  • Group packages available

Open daily 11.30am to 4.30pm. All purchases made in our shops, cafes and restaurant help to support National Museums Liverpool.

What our customers say

"Enjoy lunch the Nautical way - If you want a more unusual dining experience then head to the Maritime Dining Room, at the top floor of the Maritime Museum. You'll get great views of the docks, the Liverpool Big Wheel and will get to eat some incredible food."
Emma Rose Black, Huffington Post

"I'd highly recommend the Maritime Dining Room..." 
Dawn Collinson, Liverpool Echo

Corporate hire, private events and weddings

dining table laid ready for a meal

We offer a range of venues and spaces across our museums and galleries which are available for hire. Whether you prefer the stunning backdrop of the World Heritage Liverpool waterfront or Victorian architectural grandeur to host your event our venues are sure to leave a memorable impression.

Our venues are fully accessible and equipped with state of the art facilities, able to accommodate up to 600 people for corporate conferences, dinners, weddings, drinks receptions.

Please contact our Events team for more details on 0151 478 4780 or email us

Visit ourcorporate hire pages for more information.