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All 63 Shipley Restaurants

Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
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Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $31
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 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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Yorkshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food tasteless, over cooked and not very warm. Staff unable to cope and miserable. Room was crowded and dirty full of dust and cobwebs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

No veg with on table cod without chips pubbing crumble dry no custard or ice cream will never go back

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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I have been meaning to try this place for a while after getting it recommended to me, so glad I have found this place, lovely setting, but most of all fabulous food. Lovely cosy tasteful family run business with a very personal service, nothing is too much trouble. Sunday lunch is £9.95 and worth every penny, they also do 2... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Once again I find myself with friends on my birthday at this beautiful family run restaurant right on the side of the Leeds Liverpool canal. Our friends had not been here before and the first comment of the evening was "Normally when I go to a new restaurant I may find two things that I fancy to eat. The trouble... More 

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

Hi Dazante, Thank you for such a wonderful review. On this occasion we are pleased we caused a problem for your friends with so many tempting dishes which means they’ll have to keep coming back! Thanks also for making the point about everything being freshly cooked. There are no microwaves in our kitchen which must be something of a rarity.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 31
Cuisine: British

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