We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Wharfe Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 265 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 178
    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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Faultless experience

Could not have asked for a better night! Food, what can I say...it tastes like something straight out of a well accoladed fine dining establishment and then some! And the service to match! Great place and team you have, I need more eateries like this! Will definitely be returning!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Ben2341
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Could not have asked for a better night! Food, what can I say...it tastes like something straight out of a well accoladed fine dining establishment and then some! And the service to match! Great place and team you have, I need more eateries like this! Will definitely be returning!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

With a new menu and chef, accompanied with a new wine list the waterside has moved on to another level. Keep doing what your doing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Fredsleeps, Thanks you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you are happy with the transition. We have a great team at the Waterside and we are really striving to achieve a rosette or perhaps two for the food and service. Your comments indicate we are heading in the right direction More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lovely food -scallops sublime. friendly and attentive staff - on a busy night they still made our evening special.in a delightful location. We will be back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Samsara, Thanks for taking the time to write a review such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back again soon More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited with friends for the first time and absolutely loved the setting, atmosphere and service. I would go back in a flash. Thanks guy's

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thank you for your great review on your first visit to the Waterside, we are so pleased you and your friends enjoyed it. Hopefully we will see you on many more occasions now you have discovered us. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not visited the restaurant for a while now, so the menu had changed entirely. Have absolutely nothing negative to say about last nights visit. The starters were beautifully presented and tasted great, and the main courses were tremendous. Sat outside as it was a lovely evening which contributed to a top night. The service was great. An overall lovely experience.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Davena, It was good to welcome you back and to hear that you like the changes we have made. With the weather now warming up (fingers crossed) there will be lots of opportunities for people to dine outside in such a picturesque location on the canal side. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is one of those gems a foodie is delighted to find. Hidden among converted warehouses on the edge of the Leeds to Liverpool canal, this restaurant has the best food for miles around. The menu is simply dazzling. The quality of the food is straight out of the Masterchef final; brilliantly realised and superbly presented. The wine lift is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Fergus, Thanks for a terrific review. We are so pleased you found us. Thanks also for saying we provide the best food around - we are extremely flattered. We also appreciate your comments about the way we have selected the wine list. Thanks also for commenting about the friendly service and our CSR programme. We are very keen to... More 

Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A very hospitable restaurant, with a lovely ambiance, set on the side of the Leeds & Liverpool canal, our steak was cooked to perfection!. the menu had lots of choice and the service was excellent. will definitely visit again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Shimmell, Thanks for taking the time to post your review we are really pleased you liked the ambiance we have created. As you point out the canalside location is fabulous. I can’t think of many places with such a lovely setting. Really pleased you liked the menu choice, the quality of the food and the service and that you... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

First time to the Waterside, one word EXCELLENT. Staff awesome and very attentive, we'll definately be back, thanks guys

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Leanne, Thanks for posting your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first experience at the Waterside so much and that you are planning to come back. We really have got a great team and your comments will mean a great deal to them. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bingley, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I should have realised when I booked this restaurant at 6.30 for 7.00 that it would be quiet, and so it was with just another couple from Essex with whom we had a good laugh. As they were going out they asked where they could get fish and chips! The portions were miniscule and they were still hungry, as were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Minnie, Like most restaurants we do have our quiet nights and I can see how this could affect the ambience in any establishment. However most people love the feeling we have created and the picturesque setting which creates its own ambience, as indicated in previous reviews. As you ordered something that wasn’t on the menu we are sorry we... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My friend held her 40th birthday party here, have to say, the food was great, staff were friendly and obliging, atmosphere was great couldn't fault it. I had been numerous years ago and couldn't understand why I hadn't been more often. Its a great place tucked away on a side street which is even better than going into cities and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Maggie, Thanks for posting such a lovely review, we really appreciate it. As you say, it is a bit tucked away and because it can’t be seen from the main road we cannot rely on walk ins. We therefore really have to go that extra mile to impress so that word of mouth spreads and more people want to... More 

Travelers who viewed Waterside Restaurant & Bar also viewed

 

Been to Waterside Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Waterside Restaurant & Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Bradford, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Waterside Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?