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All 62 Shipley Restaurants

Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
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Ranked #4 of 62 Restaurants in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $31
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located on the banks of the canal, directly opposite the Ibis Hotel, The Waterside Restaurant and Bar is one of Shipley's best-kept secrets.In its idyllic location, the restaurant offers a range of dishes to suit every taste and appetite. The food is locally sourced and high quality and the dishes are freshly cooked to order. With the opportunity to eat and drink 'alfresco' in the covered courtyard, there really is no better place to dine out in the area.In addition the Waterside also holds comedy nights on the last Monday in the month.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ideally located for visiting the Salts and Saltaire. This was truly excellent food, imaginative and beautifully presented.They open early evening which was useful.

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to post your excellent review. As a family business we really do want people to have an enjoyable all round experience at the Waterside. So it makes us all very happy to read reviews like yours. As you pointed out we are only a short walk along the canal bank from Saltaire,... More

Leeds
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A very short notice decision to try the now 'Famous' Waterside steak night. This will appear like a clichéd restaurant review statement, but from the minute we arrived the complete dining experience was perfect! Greeted well by both front of house Chris & Head chef James, drinks promptly served, orders taken, and a little random banter about up and coming... More

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi KGUYB, Thanks you for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you decided to give our Tuesday night steak night a try and that you really enjoyed the Waterside experience. As a family business we want everyone who dines or drinks with us to enjoy every minute of it and to leave really happy. So it is great... More

Nieuwpoort, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hiding down a side street in Shipley this delightful cosy restaurant is well worth a visit. The steamed mussels as a starter are highly recommended.The lamb shank with pearl barley was excellent but a bit heavy, you need a good appetite for this one. A very friendly reception and service.

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nandaroy, Really pleased you found us and that we delivered a nice surprise when you did. We’re delighted that you enjoyed the cosy atmosphere, food and friendly service. The lamb shank is very popular and a good sized portion as you say - perfect for a cold winter’s day. It would be great to see you again next time... More

Leeds
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

From the moment we walked in, the attention to detail was refreshing. We were 30 minutes early so decided to enjoy the views from the outside area, I was given a blanket to keep warm as it was cold outside. A nice touch I thought. My partner and I both ordered the crab salad with fresh chilli, crème fraiche, cherry... More

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jodie-Ann S, Thank you so much for your terrific review and your recommendation, we really appreciate it. Although we are tucked away we believe we have one of the most picturesque locations in the area so it is good to hear that you were able to wrap up warm and sit in the covered courtyard and enjoy the views.... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ate with a couple of friends on steak night.steak was cooked to perfection I asked for mine blue. Great value for money.the only picky problem was there was only one waiter on and we had to keep asking for drinks. Other than good night and will be returning.

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Pwwwilkinson, Thanks for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed our Tuesday steak night. As you say, at £12 for an 8oz rib-eye, proper chips, etc, plus a drink is great value and that’s why it is getting very popular. It’s great to hear that you will be coming back to dine with us again. More

London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We arrived early evening and selected the early bird menu, which is the normal menu at a discount. Great variety, great presentation and great food. To be recommended

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gaston027, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for recommending us, we really appreciate it. As you point out the early bird is great value and, while it doesn't have all the choices of the main a la carte, the dishes have been especially chosen to appeal to all tastes. It would be great to see... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We booked an early table to celebrate our sons girlfriends birthday. They have been several times but this was only our second visit. We were all warmly welcomed and greeted with a bottle of fizz complements of the owner. All the food was amazing from starters mains to deserts. James is a fantastic chef and his staff seem to appreciate... More

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Thanks for posting another fantastic review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your second visit as much as the first and the fact your son and his girlfriend are regulars. James and his team are really pleased with your comments. As you say, it is a shame you don’t live closer so you and your friends could become... More

england
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Thought we'd have a Saturday night treat so called mid afternoon Saturday to see if there was a table for 2 at 8.30, surprised to find there was, might have been helpful to be told we would be almost alone! one table of 2 and one table of 6 occupied when we got there, table of 6 finished meal and... More

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi suzifloozi44, Naturally we are delighted that you thought the food was excellent and that you will be visiting us again. However we are disappointed you didn’t enjoy the whole experience. We are always faced with a dilemma when people book early in the evening. Whereas some restaurants ask customers to vacate the tables after a couple of hours, we... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at waterside the other evening with our friends. Great choice of starters and mains with delicious wines and a great selection of beers from Saltaire brewery. The service was superb and the location handy and fantastic being next to the canal. We will be returning soon - the only regret we have is not going... More

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi dassssshhhhh, Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Waterside and that you will be returning again soon. You are not alone in discovering us for the first time, as we are tucked away. However as our reputation grows, thanks to reviews such as yours, we are attracting more people who are coming for the first time. So thank... More

Shipley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch at the Waterside Restaurant Shipley. The food was great Roast beef with all the trimmings, very nice.

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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, Thanks for posting your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your traditional Sunday lunch at the Waterside. Thanks to reviews like yours and word of mouth we are getting busier for Sunday lunch which is creating a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back soon. More

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Additional Information about Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Address: Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
Phone Number: +44 1274 594444
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
Average Prices: USD 0 - 31
Cuisine: British

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