The Athenaeum Today

Welcome to The Athenaeum, in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. The club has a long and distinguished history of providing a relaxed, friendly environment for members and their guests to meet old friends and to make new ones.

The Club currently comprises:

  • The Newsroom
  • The Library
  • The Restaurant
  • The Committee Room
  • Modern amenities

Members also benefit from an extensive social events programme and a worldwide network of reciprocal clubs.

The Newsroom

Enjoy a range of freshly prepared food and drink, served in the most opulent and historic room the City of Liverpool has to offer.

With all the daily newspapers and many of the popular magazines, the Newsroom is a great place to spend a couple of hours relaxing or meeting friends and guests. A fully stocked bar and a great menu are combined with the most professional and personal service.  

The Library

At the heart of the Athenaeum is its famous library. The reading room has been called “ one of the handsomest rooms in Europe”. It is frequently used as a TV and film location. The Library has some 60,000 items in stock in the reading room, on two floors, one of which is glass. A further three bookcases stand in the Newsroom and Committee Room housing rare books and the Roscoe collection.

The Dining Room

Located on the top floor of the Athenaeum, the Dining Room is one of the finest restaurants in Liverpool city centre. The menu is always a balance of unique dishes and old favourites, all prepared using only the finest produce and ingredients.

The Athenaeum is very proud of the standards of cuisine in the Dining Room and together with a quiet and intimate atmosphere, the dining room is the city’s premier location for lunch with friends and an excellent location for a business lunch.

The Committee Room

There are few finer rooms within the city to conduct a meeting than the Committee Room. Applications of every member joining The Club since 1928 have been approved within these four walls, and the historic room regularly hosts board meetings of organisations from across the city and further afield.

The Committee Room is also the ideal venue for stunning intimate dinners with the finest of cuisine often served in its luxurious setting.

Modern Amenities

The Club offers complimentary and secure Wi-Fi connectivity in all public areas and meeting rooms. Our features and facilities include the latest communication and presentation technology and on-site audio/visual systems.

Learn more about the history of The Athenaeum here.