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The Water Witch

Canal Tow Path | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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Ranked #59 of 192 Restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: English
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

you lost getting excellent for 2 reasons firstly the bread looks good but to us its cheap bread that is intended to appear to be quality which lets the side down, plus you are a busy place and when we sometimes order and sit by the canal and our meal comes out by now we need more drinks which isn't... More

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Cumbria
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed lunch here while visiting Lancaster for the day. Four of us all had lovely food and the service was very good. It was very busy. We will return her for sure on our next visit. Lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the sun.

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service and in nice weather, our outdoor patio is very busy but a lovely place to sit. Hope to see you again, Kind Regards, Emma More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Me and my friends eat here and it was bad !!!! we should of known by the half eaten plates left on our table !!!! My burger had BLOOD in it !!!! Service was not great ither I said thank you to the lady for taking our plates she ignored me 1st and second time !!!! I said to my... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi, I am very sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations on this visit. Firstly I am very sorry to hear that there were problems with your burgers, we try to resolve any issues with our food if we are made aware at the time and will always offer a replacement meal or an alternative option. Secondly I... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we are staying in Lancaster for a few days and arranged to meet our friend there for a meal. we ordered drinks in the bar with our three children whilst we waited for our friend. It was quite busy and we were squeezed around a table too small for our group. The bar staff suggested us a table that was... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really glad you enjoyed your experience and I will tell the Chef how happy you were with the food! If you are coming again in a party over 4, you can always book a table over the phone or via our website! If not, we'll... More

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch on the canal side at the Water Witch. Had a steak and chips but found the steak tough, which was a shame but the food was tasty and the burgers my family had were amazing. Good beer and soft drink offerings. Cannot book for lunch so best get there in good time, especially on a hot day. Overall... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your comments and I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed you visit and your family enjoyed their tasty burgers! I will pass these compliments on to the Chef. I would like to apologise to you that your Steak was tough, we do always try to rectify any mistakes we make during our... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Liked the food and the service. Disliked the carpet as it attracts flies. The restaurant was busy so get there early so you could sit outside. We had to sit upstairs and this area had a carpet that has seen better days. I really disliked the carpet.

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely comments about the food and the service, we are really happy you enjoyed your experience. Thank you also about your comments regarding the carpet, we are hoping to invest in new carpet later in the year as we agree, it does need refreshing and renewing. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Emma More

Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed in Lancaster during the recent heat wave and spent both evenings at the Water Witch with colleagues. As it was hot and sunny the place was packed and as we were unable to reserve a table it was a bit difficult to seat us all. But once we managed to get a table we ordered food which came within... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Claudio, I am really pleased you enjoyed your visits with us and thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass your compliments on to the chef! Unfortunately we are unable to leave customer credit cards behind the bar as we do not have the facility for safe and secure storage although I will look into another alternative to... More

Birmingham, UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Such a shame - this lovely old building has a beautiful canalside setting and lots of outdoor seating, so it looked a perfect place for my friends and I to stop off for dinner when we passed it on our boat-trip on the canal. I should have listened to my friends when they pointed out the table we sat at... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Brumtraveller, I am very sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations on this visit. Firstly I am very sorry to hear that there were problems with your main meals, we try to resolve any issues with our food if we are made aware at the time and will always offer a replacement meal or an alternative option.... More

Laois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was here on 5th July with friends, I had my young boys age 2 and 3 months. Good selection of beers, very nice setting on the canal, with plenty of seating outside. Didn't eat on this occassion but the food I did see coming from the kitchen looked excellent. We had one drink, the 3 month old was playing up... More

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UK
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On a night out from work this was our first port of call, it was a sunny evening so we sat outside by the side of the canal it was wonderful.

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