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“Christmas meal for large party.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Left Bank

Left Bank
School avenue | Formby, Formby, England
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Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Formby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Formby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Christmas meal for large party.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I arranged a Christmas meal for 23 people at The Left Bank which meant we had the upstairs room to ourselves. Meals were pre-ordered and deposits paid for each person. Everybody arrived on time and was allowed plenty of time to talk and mingle before taking our seats, there was no pressure from the staff for us to be seated. As we were a large party and the restaurant was full, and therefore busy, there was some time between courses but this was no problem as it allowed us time to move seats between courses. The food was of good quality and well presented. As we were eating from a set menu our only extra costs were drinks. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. All in all a very enjoyable evening. We were the last people to leave the restaurant but were not put under any pressure to leave. Additionally, as I tried to pay the total bill on behalf of the party, there was a problem communicating with my credit card company resulting in not being able to settle the bill. However I was told to come back the next day to try and pay, this despite me not being a regular diner.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice Food , Atmosphere and Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My friend who lives in Formby booked this restaurant on a Thursday for a Saturday just before Xmas. They managed to squeeze us in which was a big but welcome surprise.
We were made to feel welcome on arrival and though the restaurant is small it is not elbow to elbow. The menu was varied and we all found at least half a dozen dishes that we fancied and went for three courses. All three courses were well presented and cooked to perfection.
The men went for Steak and the Girls had Curry and Cannelloni. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would visit it again in the future.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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York, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A very busy restaurant. Good value early bird menu. Just try to avoid too many extra charges. The wine ioverpriced (three time supermarket prices) just like everywhere else in the UK.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best food in Formby”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a meal at the Left Bank and had to write a review because it was stunning. Ripe juicy melon and freshly sliced Parma ham starter, sea bass cooked to perfection on a mound of mouth watering feta cheese and sunblush tomato mash with a drizzle of basil oil and a dessert of Christmas pudding creme brûlée. Efficient and friendly service and a bargain at £19.95. If Carlsberg made restaurants . . .

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Have visited Left Bank on numerous occasions over the years - standards & service never drop - outstanding value for decent food. Always look forward to the next visit,

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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