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“First time but definitely not the last”
Review of Retsina

Retsina
Ranked #262 of 1,747 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
2 reviews
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“First time but definitely not the last”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

This was our first time and we could not fault it the service was excellent and the food was beautiful. Compliments to the chef

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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Service, ordinary food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Visited this restaurant for a birthday treat for my daughter and visited with family and friends from down south. The greeting was very friendly and the service continued in this vein throughout our meal. Drinks were promptly served as were starters. Nothing to rave about really from a variety of starters such as tahini, chicken wings, dolmades, perfectly palatable but nothing that really excited the tastebuds. Mains included stifado, afelia, chicken kebabs and lamb stoumbi. The kebabs were apparently very tasty however the stoumbi had little taste and although the meat was tender it could have been anything. The afelia and the stifado were both "okay".

Ordered homemade apple crumble and custard for desert (not very Greek I know!) but was really disappointed as it was neither hot (how I like it) or cold - just lukewarm.

We were given 15% off the bill as we had eaten from the a la carte menu before 7.00pm so this was a bonus.

As I said, the service was very warm and welcoming but the food didn't really live up to the same standard. The décor was okay but a little tired. Don't think I'll be in a rush to go back. There is another Greek restaurant in south Liverpool which does actually knock spots off this one.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Good pleasant service, drinks were served ice cold and food was of a high standard in comparison to other local Greeks.

Decor could do with a upgrade.

Would recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
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“As usual great food and service and entertainment ”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Visit here often as i live close by but never fails to please x thanks to Kamal Nisa and Wahiba x Tonight yr a great singer /guitarist singing traditional Greek songs great atmosphere!!! Like being on holiday

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Local Haunt”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Visited for a meal for 2 last minute and the lovely lady hostess managed to squeeze us in. Retsina decor is a little outdated but it doesn't really bother you when sat down. Food is OUTSTANDING. The halloumi is the star for me it's perfect and the meze is incredible value for money. Also love the wide variety of Greek beers just adds a more authentic touch.

Downsides - they need new tables as they only have ones that seat 4 and this is limiting. Update decor and music and you're onto a real winner.

  • Visited May 2014
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