Offering breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, snacks, salads, soups and desserts, as well as two bookshelves full of books to enjoy while eating, the cafe is open Monday - Sunday, 8.30am - 4pm.
Christmas Eve: 8.30am - 2pm
Christmas Day: closed
Boxing Day: 10am - 4pm
New Year's Eve: 8.30am - 2pm
New Year's Day: 10am - 4pm
Occassionally the Reader Cafe may close earlier if the weather is particularly terrible and even the most devout of dog walkers are avoiding the rain, but you can always call ahead to check that we're still open, 0151 729 2200.
Menus are regularly updated on a seasonal basis, with daily homemade specials to savour. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available.
The Reader Cafe provides catering for meetings, conferences, parties or receptions as part of Event Hire at Calderstones Mansion House, with a delicious selection of freshly prepared dishes on offer.
A range of menus are available to cater to your needs, whether you're after hot or cold buffets, vegetarian options or something lighter to snack on.
We will do our utmost to cater for your guests’ dietary requirements, so please contact a member of the hospitality team in advance to inform us of any specific needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reader has applied to Liverpool City Council for a Premises License for Calderstones Mansion House, for the provision of refreshments and entertainment. We have not applied for permission to serve or sell alcohol within this license.
A Premises License is required for any ‘licensable activities’. We have applied for the following categories:
These activities will form part of our events programme at the Mansion House, following on from our various successful outdoor events. The later license ensures that we can still cater for occasional events such as these, beyond our normal opening hours.
In our long-term plans for the building, we would like to offer another space adjacent to the café and courtyard where visitors could sit and eat in a more relaxed space. This will not be part of our provision for at least 2-3 years, as it is reliant on securing both planning permission and capital funding.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Reader magazine offers a mix of new poetry and fiction, classic and neglected works and interviews with leading literary figures.
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