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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Beautiful food, wine, service and atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Daniel A
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 NEW

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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Leeds, UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
202 reviews 202 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
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
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 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
Contributor
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 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Contributor
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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?