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“Diabolical shambles for Christmas dinner - avoid at all costs”
Review of Sorrento Formby

Sorrento Formby
Ranked #7 of 55 Restaurants in Formby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sorrento Italian Restaurant in Formby offers a modern Italian menu using genuine Italian products combined with fresh local produce of vegetables, meat and fish. Our restaurants have been designed with a contemporary and modern feel, with a large open kitchen. We offer a wide and varied evening and lunchtime menu. Our extensive wine list features the highest quality wines imported direct from Italy's vineyards.
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Diabolical shambles for Christmas dinner - avoid at all costs”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I booked this restaurant for Christmas dinner to alleviate the pressure for my mum of cooking Christmas dinner for 16 guests. Service was dire - we had to keep asking for drinks and when our next course would be coming as there was an hour wait between courses. There were no vegetables served with the turkey dinner other than roast potatoes. Everything was just embarrassingly poor. it was the first time we have dined out on Christmas Day in this country and was shocked that this low standard was possible. The cost was £50 per head which was the going rate for Christmas Day but I would be ashamed of serving this to prisoners. My father wrote a letter of complaint and delivered it by hand - needless to say we have not received a response.

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank LGr925
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swindon
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited with a friend, lovely meal, reasonably priced compared to other local restaurants, staff very attentive. Would definitely visit again

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank olls294
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful friendly service”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a lovely family run restaurant .

Modern spacious eatery with ouside tables wonderful in the lovely weather we have been enjoying this summer.

We were greated with a warm welcome service was fantastic, the food was fabulous.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jane M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“A new favourite”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I chose this restaurant for lunch with my daughter, having read the reviews and decided that anywhere named after our favourite place in Italy must be worth a try. It was an absolute delight. The food was first class - we both had the sea bass, which was as good as any we have had in Italy. The service was excellent, especially from Michel, and from starter to the delicious coffee we could not fault it. Do ask for the a la carte menu, though, as the lunch menu is a bit limited and a la carte is always available. We will be back with my grandchildren very soon and it is destined to become a firm family favourite.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Anne D
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Formby, Merseyside
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Local and welcoming”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had received good reviews from others, so we gave it a whirl.

We were impressed with the friendly welcome and the meal itself.

My wife's sea bass was superb and, she commented, it was as good as what she got in an expensive speciality French restaurant on a recent cruise.

It was so nice to see a young lady on an adjacent table being taken, at her request, to meet the Chef in the open plan kitchen

Keep up the good work

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jjohnvmoore
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