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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    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
New chef but still awesome!

We love the Waterside but haven't been in a few months and thought we would treat ourselves. We were surprised to see that James, the owner, was not in to chef and were slightly apprehensive - but we absolutely needn't have been as the food was sublime!!! We had risotto and ballotine starters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Levina_Masterson
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We love the Waterside but haven't been in a few months and thought we would treat ourselves. We were surprised to see that James, the owner, was not in to chef and were slightly apprehensive - but we absolutely needn't have been as the food was sublime!!! We had risotto and ballotine starters which were perfectly sized and fabulous. Then... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After doing a google search for resteraunts in the shipley area I picked on the Waterside Inn, It is in a side street you would probably drive past unless you know the area , but the resteraunt is situated downstairs and backs onto a canal where barges are moored (lovely location ) . I have a gluten allergy and after... More 

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

Hi Philip M, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. As a family business we like to go that ‘extra mile’ so that people enjoy their experience with us. We are so pleased therefore that everything was perfect for you. Thanks you so much for recommending us, we really do appreciate it. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited on a sunny Friday night next to the canal. We went on the off chance having never heard anything about the place before. The staff were excellent and prompt greeted with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. The owner was lovely and was concerned for everyone's welfare in the restaurant. Having dived straight into the pork belly... More 

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

Hi Chynaman69, Thank you so much for posting such a great review and we are so pleased you ‘discovered’ us. We are a bit tucked away from the main road but there is a ‘wow’ factor when people walk down the stairs to such a picturesque location. It is great to hear that the service, food and ambience created a... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Booked the Waterside for a meal for 2 while visiting the area on Sat May 2nd. Arrived a little early and had a drink at the bar. Langton's Lakeland Gin and Tonic and a Kaltenberg lager. Sadly it was not warm enough to take advantage of the covered outdoor terrace, which is very nicely laid out and would be lovely... More 

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

Thanks BladesandOwls for such a comprehensive and detailed review. The team is so pleased and very proud having read your report. It really does make it all worthwhile and helps to boost morale. We really do strive to combine top quality service and food to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience so it is great to hear such great comments... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We came on Saturday 18th of April for a well needed family get together. None of us had dined at the Waterside before but chose it based on its location and was swayed by the overall rating on trip adviser. We were greeted by the lovely staff that were working that evening and thought that the night was off to... More 

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

Dear Revans, Thank you for your full and frank review. It is obvious we did not come up to the high standards we set ourselves and for that we must apologise. We will ensure the bread, cheese and dessert menu situation does not happen again. On a positive note, we are delighted you thought the mains were amazing and that... More 

Bradford, United Kingdon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

we went on a Friday evening, the restaurant was fairly empty, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious although my husband said the portions were too small, I will try it again in summer when we can see the canal side as it is a very pretty place.

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

Hi Ally, Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed it. We will also take a look at the portion size. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the summer when it is really popular with people wanting to dine in the covered courtyard. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We dined at this restaurant last November with several friends and everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was spot on.We enjoyed it so much that we booked again for our Christmas night out and had an equally good experience. We were very disappointed last night when we dined with two friends. The service was very slow,... More 

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

As per the responses to the posts below we can only reiterate how sorry we are that you did not enjoy your experience at the Waterside when you visited us on that fateful evening. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have had excellent meals at this restaurant in the last couple of years, but this evening's experience was a disaster! All seemed well when we were arrived with our friends, we were welcomed and taken to our table. At this point there was only one other occupied table. It took a little longer than usual to take drink orders,... More 

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

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit to the Waterside. It was one of those nights where everything that could possibly go wrong did. I appreciate it is no consolation to you but we were let down by a chef who did not turn up for work. To endeavour to salvage the situation we had... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A beautiful little restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. We had 3 courses and each course was equally as good as the last. The belly of pork was to die for and the cheese cake was a dream. We were waited on hand and foot and cant wait to come back in the summer for an evening meal in the sun

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

Hi Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about the quality of the food and the standard of service. We are so pleased you enjoyed it so much that you are already looking forward to visiting us again. See you soon. More 

Zaragoza, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was introduced to the waterside restaurant in October 2014 and worked in the area until the end of January 2015. I do not know how many times I ate at the restaurant but I can honestly say on every occasion the food was amazing, thanks James. As form the service Gilly, Peter and the waiters really looked after me... More 

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

Hi Quinten, It is great to hear from you and thanks for such a lovely review. You were a great customer and became a good friend, it is a shame you had to move back home. We are so pleased you found us in October and chose to dine with us on so many occasions. James, Gilly, myself and the... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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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