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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located on the banks of the canal, directly opposite the Ibis Hotel, the...
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 British 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 on warmer days, 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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just wonderful

A beautiful little restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. We had 3 courses and each course was equally as good as the last. The belly of pork was to die for and the cheese cake was a dream. We were waited on hand and foot and cant wait to come back in the summer for an evening meal in the sun

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
lauren701
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Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautiful little restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. We had 3 courses and each course was equally as good as the last. The belly of pork was to die for and the cheese cake was a dream. We were waited on hand and foot and cant wait to come back in the summer for an evening meal in the sun

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

Hi Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about the quality of the food and the standard of service. We are so pleased you enjoyed it so much that you are already looking forward to visiting us again. See you soon. More 

Zaragoza, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was introduced to the waterside restaurant in October 2014 and worked in the area until the end of January 2015. I do not know how many times I ate at the restaurant but I can honestly say on every occasion the food was amazing, thanks James. As form the service Gilly, Peter and the waiters really looked after me... More 

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

Hi Quinten, It is great to hear from you and thanks for such a lovely review. You were a great customer and became a good friend, it is a shame you had to move back home. We are so pleased you found us in October and chose to dine with us on so many occasions. James, Gilly, myself and the... More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst experience ive had in years. The only saving grace was that my partners food was good. We arrived and was greeted by a young apprentice. We waited 20 minutes to order food, I requested a glass of wine and had to reject a bottle to only have the glass requested. I had steak but had to... More 

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

Hi Matt, As you can imagine we are devastated by your review. You will see from the previous comments that we pride ourselves on our friendly service and top quality food. We are therefore extremely sorry that you were not happy with either and that you left disappointed. We will discuss what happened with a view to rectifying any mistakes... More 

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went to the waterside for Sunday dinner over the weekend and the who experience was top notch to say the least. The service was extremely personal from start to finish and the food was on the same standard of quality. We were looked after and left knowing that it would not be long before we returned. This place is... More 

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

Hi Daniel, Thank you for posting such a lovely review, James and his team really appreciate it. Thanks also for mentioning the AA Rosettes. We have applied for them to come and visit us and we are now waiting expectantly hoping they will. It would be great for the restaurant and for Shipley if we were to be awarded one.... More 

Leeds, UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My boyfriend I had have been meaning to go this restaurant for a very long time and now that we have finally been there, we regret not having done this sooner! Everything from top to finish was exceptionally good: The location and the venue are delightful with a lovely view over the canal and a nice atmosphere. The service was... More 

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

Hi Katrobin, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you have now discovered us and will be coming back again. We are delighted you were impressed with both the food and the service and that Bruno was happy too! As you mentioned Shipley station is only a five minute walk away which makes it really convenient... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Gilly and her team are excellent! I am the project manager for a national Water & Communities project, made up of 7 Universities and various organisations. This team descended on the town of Shipley last week and we chose to have an early dinner at the Waterside Restaurant. As my party was rather large we were requested to pre order... More 

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

Hi Dudley, Thank you so much for such a comprehensive and glowing review. Gilly and the front of house team are so pleased you were happy with the service and James and his kitchen team delighted you thought the food was exceptional. We realise that the best laid plans can sometimes go wrong but we will always endeavour to take... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Excellent food, beautifully cooked, staff service superb. Right next to Saltaire and on the banks of the canal. A brilliant experience.

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

Hi LGMason, Thanks for taking the time to post your glowing report about your visit to the Waterside. We are so pleased you enjoyed the total experience from the food to the friendly service. More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Came here with work colleagues who'd been before and had bad experiences of this place. It's changed hands since. The restaurant is opposite the canal and has seating that looks directly over it. Service was very friendly, the lady serving had a great sense of humour and engaged with our group of eight, chatting and sharing jokes. We ate from... More 

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

Hi Steve, Thank you for choosing to dine at the Waterside with your colleagues. We are so pleased that you all had a great night. Gilly really values your comments as does James and his team in the kitchen. It is great to hear that you liked the pace of the evening and our picturesque setting by the canal. Thanks... More 

Guiseley, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited the waterside last night for a meal with my mum. Upon arriving we received a warm and friendly welcome. We sat and had a drink at the bar before we sat down to eat. We both had chicken and it really was delicious! The atmosphere in the dining room is lovely, with fresh flowers on all tables. The... More 

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

Hi Rachel G, Thanks for taking the time to post your ‘excellent’ review, the team really does appreciate it. We are so pleased that you liked the atmosphere in the restaurant and the food we prepared for you and your mum. Gilly will also be delighted you noticed her fresh flowers. You are not the first to refer to us... More 

Carnforth
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Organised a works Christmas lunch here in mid December. Owner was very helpful in finding a time/date they could fit us in and pre-ordering was well organised with pre-prepared sheet to complete and return a few days before our visit. Food was excellent and everyone in our group of 10 enjoyed the meal. The quality of the food was far... More 

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

Hi RJFLD, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We are so pleased you and your party enjoyed your Christmas lunch. It is all too easy for restaurants to churn out meals like school dinners during December. However we do not believe standards should slip at this time of year. A lot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 594444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 31
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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 British 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 on warmer days, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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