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“Relaxed Mothers' Day Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Farsyde - CLOSED

The Farsyde
1-3 New Brook Street, Ilkley LS29 8DQ, England
01943 602030
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Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: British, Contemporary, Brasserie
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Relaxed and informal, with a high standard and quality of food and service. Everything is made fresh everyday. With an owner head chef the food is always of an excellent standard. We take pride in making your visit to us enjoyable, whether is a special celebration of simply out for tea taking advantage of our great Early Bird menu.
Yorkshire
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“Relaxed Mothers' Day Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have reviewed dinner at the Farsyde before. It is not normally open Sunday lunchtimes but was for Mothers' Day with a slightly different menu to a normal evening, and very reasonably priced too.
The food was excellent as always and the atmosphere relaxed but with plenty of buzz from lots of mothers and children, even tiny tots. It is such a good restaurant to take children.
As usual Zoe and her staff were attentive and friendly and it was an absolute pleasure to dine there

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Family friendly restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Despite living locally in Ilkley we haven't been to the Farsyde for over 5 years. Since then 2 children have been born so didn't think it was a family friendly restaurant. How wrong we were!

We returned today for Mothers Day lunch with our children (aged 7 months and 5 years) and my parents. Everything was perfect helped by a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food was excellent achieved from using high quality ingredients and cooking intertesting dishes without being too fancy.

My sons were very well looked after and my parents both said it was the best meal they had eaten in a very long time. And they are not always easy to please! My mother has an allergy to onions and garlic but the chef was very happy to adapt any meal on the menu. Brilliant meal!

We will return! Thank you! :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great family meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Having not been to the Farsyde for just over 5 years, we decided Mother's Day & a 70th birthday were the perfect excuses we needed to go back! Well why on earth have we neglected this place! I guess I didn't expect it to be so child friendly - but then previous visits had been in child free days so I wouldn't have noticed!

From the moment we contacted the restaurant the service couldn't have been better. A member of our party has food alergies & they were amazing in sorting out an early copy of the menu, recommending the best options & proving an altered meal.

The service once we got there continued to deliver. Friendly & attentive staff, serving with pace yet without making you feel rushed. Today was really busy yet they still managed to make sure every need was catered for, including sorting baby food & bringing out the birthday cake at the end.

The food was all amazing. The starters of duck salad and hake risotto were brilliant. Only one negative I suppose - depending on your view point - apparently there was a bit too much risotto for a starter size. The main courses were equally brilliant. A Sunday roast rib of beef was said to be the best roast dinner the birthday boy could remember with a brilliant quality of meat. The chicken & chorizo dish was bursting with flavour and the burger a brilliant freshly made & hugely tasty treat! All the sides of vegetables were delicious & perfectly cooked too!

I'm not sure if it was just for today with it being Mother's Day, but they served a lovely children's menu with a the kids favourites, yet with the quality of produce you'd expect from this restaurant.

A truely brilliant meal & great value at c. £30 per adult head ;-)

We'll definitely be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“Really enjoyed it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The restaurant looks much better inside than from outside. Very cosy atmosphere and good service.
The starters were ok but the main courses were excellent. Dessert was again just ok.
Overall a very good experience and one of the best restaurants in the town. Prices were very reasonable.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“An excellent night's food in Ilkley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! The food was exquisite (we both had the chicken breast with yorkshire blue cheese), service was great, and even the price was reasonable.

A nice quiet booth where we could chat quietly and a gorgeous bottle if Chilean Chardonnay.

I cannot recommend highly enough.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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