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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Dinner

This little gem of a restaurant is fab. The food is brilliant, the staff are fantastic and the ambience is perfect. Well worth a visit, we will definitely be going back very soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JennyCraven
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This little gem of a restaurant is fab. The food is brilliant, the staff are fantastic and the ambience is perfect. Well worth a visit, we will definitely be going back very soon.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I wanted to treat my friend to something special for her 30th and this place didn't disappoint. We visited on a Saturday night and the place was full. We enjoyed pre dinner drinks outside overlooking the canal, making the most of the covered terrace area and its twinkling fairy lights. Once sat down at our table our starters arrived quickly... More 

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Shipley, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My partner and I had a very good meal and overall experience last night at the Waterside. The food was superb and very well presented - the service and setting were excellent. We have enjoyed being here before but we gather there has been a new chef and by last night''s evidence Waterside has moved to a significantly higher level.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Truly scrumptious tasty wonderful food. Lovely relaxing waterside settling with added twinkle :) Really friendly knowledgeable staff that go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The restaurant was full to bursting but our waiter never failed to top up our wine or check in on our table. I have eaten here twice recently and enjoyed every mouth... More 

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

Hi Christie P, We are so pleased you have become a regular and that our standards remain consistently high. As you mentioned we are getting very busy as our reputation spreads, which makes for a great atmosphere. The canal setting and the fairy lights also help to create a relaxing feeling. Thanks so much for the review and we look... More 

Baildon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I visited the Waterside last Friday after reading many excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Staff extremely efficient and attentive, first rate service. Now the food.....BOY....I cant rate the food highly enough, it was absolutely fantastic. Its such a refreshing change to be able to find somewhere that prepares food freshly for each diner. For main course my husband... More 

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

Hi MrsMeals, Thank you for posting such a fantastic review. We are delighted that you visited us on the strength of the reviews and that we lived up to your expectations and are now on your list of top places for dining out. As I have mentioned in previous responses, the whole team is passionate about the restaurant so it... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First visit tonight for a family members birthday, we were made to feel very welcome by brilliant attentive staff. The food and wine were excellent i can certainly recomend the cod! We will defiantly we returning soon!

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

Hi Sally J, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you have discovered the Waterside and that you enjoyed the experience. We are getting so many plaudits about the food. It is great to hear that you will be returning soon and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I were visiting the area and booked to celebrate his birthday because of good trip advisor reviews. What a great night! Fantastic food...the lamb, the steak, the scallops and the rabbit rillette. The waiter was brilliant; helpful and knowledgeable and he even brought a little dessert with candle to celebrate my husband's birthday. My only regret is... More 

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

Hi Vivien, Thanks for taking the time to post your lovely review. We are so pleased we lived up to the reputation we have created on TripAdvisor. We have a great team in the kitchen and front of house who are passionate about providing an excellent experience. As you say it is a shame you are so far away but... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited for the first time tonight and received excellent food & a warm welcome. It was my wife's birthday and our waiter took very good care of us. Well worth a visit - the cannon of lamb & the sea bream were beautiful, and it was altogether the best food that we've had in the area for a long time.

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

Hi Robtedwards, Thanks for your excellent review and for recommending us. We are delighted that you have now discovered the Waterside and that you enjoyed the food and were well looked after. It makes us very proud to hear that you have said it is the best food in the area. We look forward to welcoming you again on your... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My boyfriend brought me here as a surprise last Saturday evening and I had one of the best meals I've ever had! I had the Ribeye Steak and Peppercorn sauce and my boyfriend had the Venison we were both extremely satisfied with our meals, everything about the meal was perfect and delicious. Afterwards we shared an 'Eton Tidy' which was... More 

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

Hi Frith1990, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that it was one of the best meals you have ever had and you were well looked after. That is a tremendous accolade and it makes the whole team enormously proud. Thanks for making the point about the price. We do use only the... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My son booked us a meal for four of us hear and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We relaxed outside in comfy chairs while we ordered and waited for our meals to be cooked then were called in when it was ready. Two of us had rib-eye steaks that were tender, tasty and well seasoned. The others both enjoyed fish dishes.... More 

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

Hi MSwaz, Thank you for your fantastic review, it has really helped to boost the team’s morale. We are really pleased you enjoyed the food and the experience. Your comments help to confirm that we are getting it right. It is also good to hear that you found it good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back... 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 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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