Delifonseca Dockside

Delifonseca Dockside, Brunswick Way, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L3 4BN
Critics Review 15/20
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Opening Information


Friday - Saturday: 9.30am - late
Sunday: 9.30am - 5.45pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Delifonseca Dockside

Martin Cooper has been head chef for Delifonseca since we opened way back in 2006. Whilst now part-time, he is still responsible for many of our signature dishes featured in our Deli classic section of the menu along with our hand-raised pies, mutton curries and kicking hummous! Even before his tenure with us, Martin was already a bit of a local culinary legend for those of a certain generation having been the chef proprietor of the Armadillo restaurant in the Cavern Quarter through the 80’s and 90’s.

The rest of the dishes are created by Carl Pritt our sous chef and our new head chef Gareth Penn who has come to us from the south east via London and Suffolk where he’s honed his skills.

The ample parking at Dockside and its position only a mile from the centre of the city going south on the riverside commuter route (Sefton St A5036) attract a diverse crowd. Regulars range from foodies to families, local workers & residents to lunching business suits.

Our restaurant has a great reputation for good friendly service. Manager Tom Ford and his trusty lieutenants Ceri-anne, Mandie & Karen have a reputation for going the extra mile. As a family friendly venue, we have put together a children’s menu containing our classic dishes; smaller portions of blackboard dishes may be also available.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Casual
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Review by Manchester Confidential's Angie Sammons
15/20
Lancashire hotpot is soothing food at its best; in this version, dices of lamb, stewed leek and carrot hide under a hat of crispy, golden potato. There is the right amount of stock: Too much and it would swim, too little and it would dry the meat which has endured a long and slow braise to take on all the flavours of the vegetables. Puddings, and the hot chocolate brownie is an excellent sliver of light sponge loveliness, with a deep cocoa content. Custard, cream or ice cream? I chose the latter which was the perfect foil.
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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Everyone is so friendly. The food is amazing both when you can actually go but also the takeaway dinners. The french themed meal last weekend was amazing or should I say tres bien! Always a great atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Lovely last meal before lockdown 2.0. Staff were friendly, upbeat and very attentive considering the impending closing. Food was tasty with lovely big portions, and the restaurant was very clean ad spaced out.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Brilliant- relaxed and friendly service, great food and wine, Tom, Karen and the team made me feel very much at home especially as I was eating on my own 😊 Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Excellent food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Superb food, great staff, wonderful atmosphere. Limited but very good wine list. I would highly recommend the restaurant at Delifonseca and hopefully I’ll be back on 2nd December.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Once again a fabulous meal, a birthday one this time. Possibly the only negative about it was that the chips no longer resemble or taste like chips as they are getting so big - more like roast potatoes & let’s face it chips are chips., the haddock was a beautiful piece of fish and cooked just right. Great staff, well prepared for Covid-19 safety. Would highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Food amazing staff awesome a great evening we will see you all soon take care

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Excellent as ever. Hope to be back in four weeks ! Alan

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Amazing quality food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

A good and varied menu with dishes really enjoyable each time we have visited. Friendly staff and attractive environment. Can’t really ask for more.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Brilliant as always. Fish and chips so good. Wishing you all the best during lockdown and will support the deli.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Food great, service spot on, very comfortable seats, nice restaurant decor and ambiance. We will be booking again soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Superb as always Thankyou see you all later this afternoon 👍

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Great food and service

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Always lovely! Our local restaurant.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Always been a fan of Deli Fonseca but my meal yesterday was very special celebrating my birthday before lockdown again. Love this restaurant and the attached store.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Lovely brunch of avocado and poached eggs (cooked to perfection) on sourdough bread with the best halloumi I have ever had. Lots of space between tables, felt totally safe and comfortable. Service was excellent - would highly recommend and will be back soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

I love delifonseca

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

As ever, outstanding!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Great food great service as always I would recommend you go support our local restaurants

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Great Sunday roast, and equally great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Best roast dinner in Liverpool.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Thanks for a nice lunch and speaking to Tom reassured us that you will do OK despite hard times ahead

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

All Covid restrictions in place.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We came in on Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed, the food was delicious and the service was excellent as always. We had a lovely evening. Thank you x

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