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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great restaurant

Great food, great staff, great location, highly recommended,. We went as a group of 9. great evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Ilkley614
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, great staff, great location, highly recommended,. We went as a group of 9. great evening.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous menu! Rabbit with Raspberry's and radishes, venison with pea puree. Summer peach crumble. What a delight! Did not expect to find such a fine dining menu on the canal side of Shipley, but what a find this is! All very Reasonably priced too. Good wine menu on offer as well. We will definitely eat here again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Food and service both top quality and extremely good value for money! Will be back for date night with the Mrs and will highly recommend

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We called in at the Waterside one Friday night and were impressed by the outside area that borders onto the canal. We started with the rabbit and scallops, followed by the venison and lamb, then only just managed to share a sticky toffee pudding. This meal c/w a bottle of wine was just over £80 and I would of been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Ordered T-bone steak medium-rare and was unreal! Would defiantly recommend. Third time visiting this restaurant, never disappointed. A must!

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

Hi Stafford1234, Thanks for the review. We are really pleased you have enjoyed your frequent visits to the Waterside and we look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went for my daughters birthday and the staff really went out of their way to treat her specially. Gave her a complementary glass of bubbly and even went out to buy candles for the cake we had taken with us. The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. Worth every penny.

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

Hi Sue, We are really pleased you all enjoyed your daughter’s birthday at the Waterside. As a small independent business we really do like to go that extra mile to ensure our customers are happy and want to come back. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Leeds
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited this restaurant for the first time last week for our anniversary and although it might be said that we are a little biased ( our future son in law is head chef) we had a great time. The menu is small but has plenty of variation. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. Food was fabulous.We both had... More 

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

Hi Jules51_12, Thanks for the review. There is nothing wrong with being biased, you should be justifiably proud of Joe, he is a great chef. We agree with your recommendation, people really should visit the Waterside. We are a bit biased too! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

2nd visit in the last month, the first being on a Tuesday steak night and tonight being from the a la carte menu. Excellent staff, food and wine on both occasions.. Can't fault the place. Highly recommended and will be going back soon

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

Hi Rachel, Thanks for saying we are the best place in Shipley, we are really flattered. It is great to hear you have been a couple of times and enjoyed it on both occasions. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bingley
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been 'aware' of this restaurant for many years but never had the inclination to visit, assuming it was nothing special. I was sorely wrong and have definitely missed out! The staff from start to finish were genuine and friendly, as well as knowing their own food, and were professional in their suggestions. The food was simply amazing -... More 

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

Dear TC21, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review. We are so pleased you took the decision to visit us and you were impressed with the Waterside. As you mentioned Joe has recently joined us as head chef and he has been a great addition to the team working alongside James. Thank you... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I just want to get the negative out the way . I really don't think the Décor matches the food and service , the tables and chairs are very cheap looking and it need sprucing up outside. You have to keep the waiter you have , he was the only one working that night but he ran it like he... More 

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

Hi Maggie, Thanks for your great review; we are delighted you were so impressed with the quality of the food and the standard of service. Rest assured, we really do value our excellent team which is helping us to grow our reputation further. We will certainly look into the negative aspects which you pointed out so that we can continue... 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:
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 31
Cuisine: Seafood, British

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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 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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
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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