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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
01274594444
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Ranked #5 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 heated covered courtyard, there really is no better place to dine out in the area.In addition the Waterside also holds comedy night on every third Monday in the month.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Chose this restaurant on the basis of on-line reviews and was more than pleasantly surprised with the range and quality of the menu. Having driven up from London, our family group needed somewhere to un-wind with good food and a relaxed atmosphere and we got that - and more. Great location - and great staff, who laid up a table... More

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

Hi Mike, Thanks for taking time to post a review. Really pleased you enjoyed the Waterside experience and we were able to help you unwind after the long journey. Apologies for the confusion about the Early Bird. The initials (EB) are on the website after the dishes to which it applies. However we have taken your comments on board and... More

England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

BBQ for 40 primary school teachers over 2 lunchtimes followed by 3 hours of training. What a perfect choice. Setting is wonderful great hospitality and food. If you are looking for a training venue with a difference take a very good look here. We will be back

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

Hi EnglandMick, Thank you so much for your excellent review. We were delighted to host the training sessions and we are really pleased they went so well. As you say, we are the perfect place for meetings, training and events. Looking forward to welcoming you back. More

Shipley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

......Well I hope that a return to the Waterside is on the cards, to taste more of James' outstanding Cuisine. Last Sunday of the month and a Roast Dinner to be chosen. Beef (Topside), Belly Pork (with crackling) or Leg of Lamb. All cooked and seasoned to perfection, with a beautiful selection of herbs. I chose the Beef on this... More

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

Hi Peajaey, We’re going to miss you. Thanks for your regular custom and your great review. James is really pleased he is able to rival your mum’s Sunday lunches. Look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside when you are next in the area. Don’t leave it too long. All the best for the future. More

West York.UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great home cooked lunch with wonderful fresh veg & Yorkshire puds! Lady served was friendly and welcoming! Great to sit in the Atrium by the canal!

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

Hi Chelle, Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Sunday lunches are relatively new but they are increasing in popularity as word spreads. Even though it is great value at £9.95 we do not skimp on quality with top quality meat and fresh veg. The Yorkshire Puddings are also homemade! See you again soon. More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions now, and every single time, the food and service have been exemplary! I've sampled many of the dishes now, but my favourite is definitely the belly pork. Gilly is an absolute diamond, and such a welcoming host. The setting of the restaurant is just wonderful beside the canal, and the outdoor... More

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

Hi Mjtafa, Thanks for a fabulous review. It really does make everyone feel proud when we get such great comments. As you say, we are a family run business and we care enormously that everyone has a great experience when they visit the Waterside. By the way, the belly pork is my favourite too! See you again soon. More

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped here for a drink on a sunny evening and with plenty of outdoor space, found somewhere to sit and watch the goings on both in pub and also across river in park. Good choice of beer, I enjoyed the Saltaire Blonde!

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

Hi XHarry, Think you may have reviewed the wrong place as we are next to the canal. However I am sure that if you visited us you would enjoy the picturesque scenery too sitting in our covered courtyard next to the barges. Hope to see you soon. More

Bradford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This family run restaurant is inviting and welcoming. The food was top notch and worth every penny. Staff so helpful and there to help. Will be visiting again very soon

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

Thanks for a lovely review Sonya. We really appreciate it and are really happy you enjoyed the Waterside experience. See you again soon. More

Grassington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We just found this little restaurant on a walk down the canal and so glad we did. Stater chicken livers in caramelised onion mash, what lovely flavors and to be honest I could have had a larger portion as a main course. Then steak and home made thick chips with caramelised baked baby tomatoes. One of the best properly grilled... More

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

Hi Issie, Thanks for your fantastic review. So pleased you found us and really enjoyed the Waterside experience. As you said it is nice and intimate with a lovely covered terrace where you can eat outside in a lovely picturesque setting next to the canal. James and his team are delighted you said it was one of the best steaks... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

When I arrived and looked at the menu the prices were higher than I expected but the food was fantastic and genuinely deserved the price tag attached to it. This was one of the best meals I have ever had. Our enjoyment was enchanced by the lovely staff team at the Waterside. We have also enjoyed a great evening at... More

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

Hi Edward, Really pleased you believe we offer good value for money. We source everything locally, where we can, and use top quality independent suppliers. To say it is one of the best meals you have ever had is an amazing accolade and it has made James and his team very proud. It also reinforces our approach of never compromising... More

Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited the Waterside for a romantic meal and we weren't disappointed. We had heard good reviews from friends and though the menu seemed quite limited, everything on it sounded lovely. My good lady ( I left my bad one at home) had the salmon and I had the belly pork with pig cheek bon bons and... More

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

Hi Marky, Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased you came along on a recommendation and really enjoyed yourself. As you say it is very romantic – so many people say it is like being on holiday, especially when it is warmer and you can sit outside. Look forward to... More

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