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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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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
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fab ambience

we went on a Friday evening, the restaurant was fairly empty, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious although my husband said the portions were too small, I will try it again in summer when we can see the canal side as it is a very pretty place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Ally196214
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Bradford, United Kingdon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We came on Saturday 18th of April for a well needed family get together. None of us had dined at the Waterside before but chose it based on its location and was swayed by the overall rating on trip adviser. We were greeted by the lovely staff that were working that evening and thought that the night was off to... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

we went on a Friday evening, the restaurant was fairly empty, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious although my husband said the portions were too small, I will try it again in summer when we can see the canal side as it is a very pretty place.

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

Hi Ally, Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed it. We will also take a look at the portion size. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the summer when it is really popular with people wanting to dine in the covered courtyard. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We dined at this restaurant last November with several friends and everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was spot on.We enjoyed it so much that we booked again for our Christmas night out and had an equally good experience. We were very disappointed last night when we dined with two friends. The service was very slow,... More 

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

As per the responses to the posts below we can only reiterate how sorry we are that you did not enjoy your experience at the Waterside when you visited us on that fateful evening. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have had excellent meals at this restaurant in the last couple of years, but this evening's experience was a disaster! All seemed well when we were arrived with our friends, we were welcomed and taken to our table. At this point there was only one other occupied table. It took a little longer than usual to take drink orders,... More 

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

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit to the Waterside. It was one of those nights where everything that could possibly go wrong did. I appreciate it is no consolation to you but we were let down by a chef who did not turn up for work. To endeavour to salvage the situation we had... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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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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