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“A good replacement for Harry Ramsden's (RIP!)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wetherby Whaler

Wetherby Whaler
Bradford Road | Gusieley, Guiseley, Leeds, England (Formerly Harry Ramsden's)
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Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Guiseley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
bradford
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“A good replacement for Harry Ramsden's (RIP!)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This small chain took over the hollowed-out ghost of Harry Ramsden's a few years ago. Ramsden's was once a premier fish and chip place until it was sold out and re-sold a couple of times, Eventually, it was unrecognisable and available in a range of international venues including Dubai and ( I think) Las Vegas.

Licensed, this place has the usual fault of asking you what you want to drink before you've ordered your food. However, on the plus side, the quality has been steadily rising. On our last visit, this week, we noticed that the batter is crisper and lighter than ever, and the chips are exactly as you would wish. The restaurant scores for good, though inexperienced service, atmosphere and quirkiness.

Yes. it's on the Guiseley roundabout leading to 'Bradford, but it has Thirties mouldings, chandeliers, a big car park and a pianist on Sundays. (PS, can we have a pianist on Fridays and Saturdays, too?) Also, please only bring the bill when requested!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
bradford, west yorkshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very nice Saturday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The service was quick and members of staff very polite. The menu was varied and well priced. Fish and chips were lovely and all washed down with a teapot of tea and bread and butter. Will definitely go again for sure x

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mytholmroyd, England, United Kingdom
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“Best fish & chips ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Wetherby whaler (take away) quite a few times now and it just seems to get better & better everytime. The batter is always crispy ( not soggy like some places), the chips are always perfectly cooked, nothing tastes greasy! I also like that they only cook the fish once you order it, defiantly worth a visit if in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, great value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Delicious fish and chips and great value, we are here over the Easter weekend and it was busy but great service.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield
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“Caters for coach parties.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Took two coach parties to the Wetherby Whaler on Tuesday, 103 people. We had pre-booked
so they were aware that we would be turning up. However we were very surprised how quickly they managed to serve us all. The food was very good and I didn't hear one complaint. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definately go again when in the area and would quitw happily take a coach load agein.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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