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 - 4.45pm

Facilities
  • 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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Critics Review
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 Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Always enjoy a visit to Delifonseca, restaurant and shop.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Excellent!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Excellent staff always go the whole hog. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Lovely brunch on Tuesday. No other diners when we arrived so we were a bit unsure as to what was what but we were attended to very promptly, shown to our table and offered drinks by our very friendly and efficient server. Food and drinks (coffee) was delicious and excellent value fir money. We will be back soon when hopefully we can experience your new indoor dining area.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Excellent Service and delicious food. Tom is really knowledgeable about the food and drink that they offer.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Really enjoyable family Birthday lunch with our grandsons. Great way to experience our first meal out since the beginning of Covid. Great food, well presented and served. Staff were good. All the tables were suitably arranged to provide ample space and comfort. Toilet facilities well catered, and the weather didn’t disappoint and ruin matters!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Always a very friendly welcome with lovely professional staff. Great location with a car park too - our family go to restaurant and deli for many years.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

I thought the vegetaterian Sunday roast was a little salty, but overall the food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Excellent customer service creating a very welcoming environment catering to our specific needs. The food was also excellent with really bespoke flavours shining through showing the food was not standard and pre prepared. Only constructive comment is that the menu is a little limited for an early lunchtime meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Always delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Lovely meal and despite the 1.5 hour limit (my friend arrived late due to traffic) we stayed for about 3 hours without problem - lovely waitresses

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

The perfect Sunday Breakfast with close friends before shopping in the Deli. The food was well cooked and table service was fast and friendly. Thanks to all the staff.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Really lovely experience. Outdoor dining was pleasant although a bit cold! Great atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Chatted with the staff about opening inside on 17th. Will definately be back!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

The waiter was fantastic. Really a credit to you.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

As usual, excellent food with friendly and professional service.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Not the best time to complete a review as it’s currently outside dining only. It was not very warm, so heaters would have been good. Ok when the sun shined. The toilet facilities were ‘porta loos’ as the ones inside the restaurant were under construction. However the porta loos were very acceptable. The food was very pleasant and we chose a deli board. We didn’t have anything that required cooking but the menu sounded lovely. The staff were very helpful and accommodating.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

I can't fault Delifonseca in any way. We have never had a dissapointing meal for all the years we've been going. Our booking yesterday was great even if it was outdoor seating only. Social distancing reg's and hygeine standards were all in place. The staff were friendly and helpful as always. I'm surprised you don't take a non refundable deposit, say £20 when booking as there was an instance of a customer turning away because he wasn't happy with the table he was allocated. Obviously this meant the table was left lying empty and the restaurant losing much needed income. By taking a non refundable deposit you would at least recoup something. Just an idea!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Slightly wet and windswept breakfast on Friday morning but still delicious. Thanks to the staff who also had to brave the elements!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Even the cold weather couldn’t spoil are excellent Alfresco breakfast.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Been going to Delifonseca for years and have loved watching this restaurant expand and adapt and go from strength to strength. The staff are all amazing and we have been to this restaurant countless times.The food is always, always amazing! I have never had a bad, or even a mediocre experience here because it is just the best.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Excellent food and service as always.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

The food was delicious and our waiter was funny and lovely! Will definitely go back,

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Delicious breakfast Very friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Fabulous occasion Fabulous food Perfect service

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Wonderful, friendly service from Tom and the team combined with excellent food and the fanciest temporary toilet I've ever been in. Cannot recommend enough.

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