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“quite good but choose carefully otherwise hugely expensive”

Delifonseca Dockside
Ranked #106 of 1,883 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
Cuisines: European, Deli, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Delifonseca Dockside is the UK's Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year 2014. It also was ranked in the top 'five' in the English Tourism Awards 2014 'Taste of England Category' gaining a 'highly commended' and followed this by winning the Merseyside Tourism Awards 'Taste' Restaurant of 2014 (& 2012) and also the north west regional 'Deli of the Year 2012' winner. It is a 65 seater restaurant attached to a large food hall which sells a range of quality food and wine and has a Brough's Butchers concession. The restaurant has a large blackboard menu that changes daily. This is supplemented by a standard menu stuffed with more typical deli fayre. It is open from 8am for breakfast whilst the main menus kick in from midday.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

average/quite good food but expensive and the restaurant is very hyped. I have eaten far better and much more cheaply in many other places in Liverpool and in the South. The value for money is not there.
Service needs to be improved. The customer needs to feel "special". This does not happen.

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1  Thank Anghard
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Came here in sat afternoon, just for a coffee and cake with two friends. Empty restaurant, but apparently restaurant fully booked! Really?? Waiter was completely illogical. They had no customers! 3 smart professional people turned away for no good reason. I can't be bothered with pretentious stupid restaurants like this. Spend my money elsewhere.

2  Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

I came here for lunch with my fiance on a Sunday.
This is a very nice place to eat in Liverpool, unfortunately it is in what can only be described as a warehouse and quite a long way outside the town centre which I imagine is why there are not many trip advisor reviews on it.

Inside the building is very nicely decorated, the staff are all excellent and the food is also excellent. They have a good range of drinks including some excellent local beers.
Bolted onto the restaurant is a large shop where you can buy lots of nice food (it does not feel,however, like some sort of supermarket cafe, the restaurant is very much a separate area and entity)
You get free parking as well!

If you are passing or even if you're not I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Pipehitter
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We were craving a Sunday Roast and after seeing Delifonseca nominated as one of the best in Liverpool via the Independent card Facebook page we dropped by without a reservation. Luckily we arrived just as another couple had finished so we had a few minutes to browse the deli (and drool over the butcher counter!) before being shown to our table.
It was completely full and very noisy but this added to the great atmosphere, as well as the really friendly staff and good choice of food on offer. We both ordered the roast beef and were not disappointed, it was amazing! Yes it is a little more expensive than other places in the city but it is definitely worth it once in a while as a treat, although next time we'll be booking in advance as we certainly don't want to be disappointed!!

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1  Thank Loubird123
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took lunch from the specials board and whilst the food was pleasant it's was wasn't exceptional and if truth be known 20-30% overpriced. I feel there are better places in the city offering better good and greater value.

1  Thank Aryanreal
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