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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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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • 221
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
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  • 12
    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
Hidden gem

My husband and I visited the Waterside Restaurant last Thursday evening and were impressed with the little restaurant. First impressions were good of the courtyard all lit up with fairy lights and the cosy little restaurant. There were only two other diners in so we had the restaurant to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
kathcrowe
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Waterside Restaurant last Thursday evening and were impressed with the little restaurant. First impressions were good of the courtyard all lit up with fairy lights and the cosy little restaurant. There were only two other diners in so we had the restaurant to ourselves. The menu was good with not too many choices although... More 

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Thank kathcrowe
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service and great staff. Perfect for a leisurely Friday lunch. Great value for money and incredibly good food.

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Thank Helen L
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little place. We went as a midweek treat. Wanted somewhere more than a pub lunch but not over priced. The waterside was just perfect. Newly open to lunchtimes so very quiet but as parents of 3 small children the peace was perfect. It was an awful wet day but the outside area would be perfect on a... More 

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Thank barnyard18
Shipley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we had with the wife of a wonderful evening in your restaurant. The food was good and the atmosphere nice. Certainly I recommend this place to my friends.☺☺☺

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Thank Iwona Daniel A
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My wife & I visited The Waterside on Steak night, we chose fillet & it just melted in the mouth,cooked to perfection,no need for condiments as the chef had already seasoned ,service was fast & friendly.Excellent value,we shall be retur ing in tbe near future.

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4 Thank ninebobten
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Phoned & booked a table for lunch. Was really surprised to understand that they'd accommodated us, even though only usually opened in the evening. It was like having your own private dining experience! Sampled Seared Scallop starter and Slow Roasted Pork Belly main. Both dishes full of flavour & nicely presented. It was great to meet our chef who'd lovingly... More 

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Thank Bexville
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for somewhere to eat around the Shipley area (being from Kent I was unaware of places to eat) and after looking on trip advisor we found the waterside restaurant. Walking in for our table we were greeted by James who made us feel immediately comfortable. To start I had the ham hock and my... More 

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2 Thank Lee F
United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely starter (scallops), mains (sea bream + lamb) and dessert (eton 'tidy' + baked alaska). The baked alaska in particular was superb. Small restaurant and quite 'rustic' - not white linen but clean. Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Best restaurant that we've tried in the Bradford area off of TripAdvisor by far.

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2 Thank Snakey2001
Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Snakey2001, Thank you so much for writing such a glowing review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. To say we are the best you have tried in Bradford is an amazing accolade and we are extremely flattered. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Well I'm in the good books now! Booked a table and spoke to James about the menu, my wife is 8 months pregnant and the menu was a little limited for her. James couldn't have been more understand and helpful and together organised a meal my wife didn't stop talking about for a good week to friends and family. I... More 

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

Hi TinkerChris, We are so pleased you were in the good books and your wife had such a lovely time. We are not part of a chain so we are able to be more flexible to ensure our diners have a good night. We look forward to welcoming you back any night of the week. In the meantime, our best... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Last couple of times we ate here as a group but we missed doing the 'just the 2 of us' so we decided to have a 'Chateaubriand night'.I Cannot compliment the food & service enough! It's the little things that make the difference...James remembered we drank Saltaire Blonde. I asked his opinion on which of 2 red wines would compliment... More 

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

Hi Arronk, We are so pleased that you chose us for a romantic night – the setting is perfect as it is so picturesque down by the canalside. We have a terrific team who have the skills and the knowledge to create an unforgettable meal. We are extremely flattered that you believe we are the best in the area. Looking... 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 45
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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?