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“Totally Amazing!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monkman's Wine bar & Restaurant

Monkman's Wine bar & Restaurant
3-5 Cunliffe Road, Ilkley LS29 9DZ, England
+44 (0) 1943 817485
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Ranked #25 of 79 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Yorkshire
1 review
“Totally Amazing!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My wife and I had a fabulous meal here last night. We were very lucky to get a table as the restaurant was full which is a good sign for a wednesday night. We didn't have a starter but there were lots to choose from. We enjoy eating fish and both went for the Hake on the fish specials board. It was perfect! We will definitely be visiting Monkman's again hopefully soon!
The deserts were really nice too. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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18 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great value and friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a lovely meal on a recent girl's night out. Got the early bird on a Saturday evening which is unusual. Service was casual and friendly. Food very good and wine list not too expensive. We were supposed to vacate the table by 9:30 which was fine but then we just seemed to stay all evening which was even better!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ilkley
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Foloronso you are in a minority of 1 This place is terrific.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I just can't believe the previous "review". We have been here a few times now and whilst it isn't, and doesn't want or pretend to be,The Box Tree, in it's own way, it is just about perfect. The Staff are just terrific. Very professional, but friendly and really understand what their customers want. We haven't been there that often, but they know our names. Easy I know,( it's on the credit card), but it shows they care!! The menu is excellant and we have never had a bad meal, (Get there soon and go for the scallops starter and the Cajun Salmon which is brilliant). The menu changes regularly and the fish is always bang on. We are blessed with several great restaurants in Ilkley, but this is right there in the Premier League

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tasteless food, poor front of house care.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We booked here after being recommended by friends. You work hard all week at your job and the everyday riggers of life. You look forward to a lovely romantic meal on a weekend . And then we sat down at Monckmans. Poor tasteless food with a manager who needs retraining on aspects of customer service.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Barnoldswick
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“The best place in Ilkley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited Monkman's on a recommendation from a drunk man in our local pub who said it was by far the best place to eat in Ilkley. It really did live up to this glowing report. The staff and the owners were not only friendly and welcoming, they talked passionately about the food they were serving and the wine we were drinking. All of which was absolutely delicious. Another thing that Monkman's gets right is the experience and the ambience they create - lighting, furniture, layout, service - all makes for a relaxing and very enjoyable evening out. We will be back soon.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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