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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 #4 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Guiseley, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

bedworth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Was at the waterside on Christmas Eve. Our meal was absolutely superb. Lovely festive surroundings and a very warm welcome when we arrived. Definitely the best place for a meal in Shipley. Still thinking about the creme brûlée ..delicious. Thank you all at the waterside. We will be back.

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

Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for posting another fantastic review about the restaurant. We are so pleased we helped to get your Christmas visit to the area off to a really festive start. It was great to welcome you back and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Yorkshire. More 

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

Hi Sam, Thanks for taking the time to post such a fantastic review; we are so pleased you found us. We are delighted you enjoyed the Sunday lunch so much and that you will be back. Our aim is to no longer have the tag of Shipley’s nest kept secret as we want everyone to know about us. So thanks... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Reviewer
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 

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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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