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Waterside Bistro & Bar

7 Wharf Street | Unit B, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hogget” (16 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
“cheese board” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
7 Wharf Street | Unit B, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited again last night with friends. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, superbly food. Unhurried easy going place. I would highly recommend the Ham Hock Terrine and the Fillet Steak. The Fillet Steak is always cooked exactly as you ask for. Well done again and keep...More

Thank Debbie C
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Debbi, Thank you for returning and really pleased you enjoyed our food and the evening. We hope that people can relax will enjoying some really nice food. I am learning that steak does seem to be one of the harder dishes to get correct...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me & my husband throughly enjoyed it here today celebrating our special day with a scallop starter then Duck & Hogott mains finished off with a Brownie dessert!! Amazing food next to waterway #excellent #doitagainsoon

Thank buffybrad
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Buffybrad, it was great to talk to you and look at the Waterside from some time ago. Really pleased that the food made an impression and hope you can visit us for our Summer menu.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot emphasise how amazingly good this restaurant is. The food is the best I have had for a long time. The standard is that of a top London restaurant. The chef obviously loves what he does and has a great passion for good food...More

Thank angela s
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Angela, is is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback, thank you for your's and the review. As you say the best chefs have a passion for the food they serve and design. We are lucky to have that passion which we believe shows...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, quality and unusual menu. Try the hogget, yummy!!! Owner very down to earth, chatty, son in law top chef. Excellent value, some great steak deals and will accept taste card on Al le carte. Great night. BarryMore

Thank Barry G
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Barry, It was great to meet you and your party hope you can visit again when we have a different menu. Really pleased you enjoyed our signature dish, devised by our Head Chef to sum up Shipley in a dish. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited waterside on a whim! Ignore all bad reviews!!! My partner and I are well travelled visited many restaurants from Michelin star to the local take away round the corner.. The food here is amazing!!! Cooked to perfection, great service and lovely setting by the...More

Thank nicola p
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nicola, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we will continue to offer a relaxed form of dining with good food on a consistent basis. We like to change the menu on a seasonal basis to try and use as much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet Tuesday meal as we'd recently heard about their best restaurant in Bradford award. We weren't planning on a big meal, just tea, however when we saw the food we couldn't resist 3 courses! 3 Scallops starter and 1 rabbit terrine, all cooked to perfection....More

Thank CoastguardsCottage
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear CoastguardsCottage, Really pleased you enjoyed the meal with us I must admit to being a binge eater of the chips hopefully you will return one Steak night and try out the chips again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Waterside Bistro as it has a good reputation and is close to the Abbey Lodge Hotel where we stayed. It was Steak Night when we arrived so we opted for that choice, two 8oz Fillet Steaks plus a bottle of house wine...More

Thank PeeGeesTips
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PeeGeesTips, good to meet and talk with you, when you visited. We will be changing to a new Summer menu shortly and changing a few of the wines with hopefully a full bodied wine as well as a couple of lighter wines to go...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday evening for a family meal. On the outside it didn’t look the most appealing with empty beer barrels kicking around etc but we had booked so continued. Don’t judge a book by its cover couldn’t be a more true statement...More

Thank Jack Splat's C
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jack, thank you for your review, we pride ourselves on using quality products, which with the chef's helping hands becomes quality dishes. The outside is on a very long to do list of things we wish to do. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and efficient service without being intrusive. The menu was interesting and plenty to choose from in fact we returned two days later for another meal I had the steak. which was excellent(medium rare) I didn't manage to eat all the chips as I...More

Thank Sant40
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sant40, it was great to meet you on your two visits thank you for your comments and review, I hope you can visit again and try another seasonal menu.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Friday evening and was delighted with the welcome and the food and the quiet atmosphere We were never hurried and was able to have some conversation with Ian the host Thanks

Thank Alan S
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Alan, thank you for choosing our restaurant, we hopefully make everyone feel welcome and have a chat if time permits. Hope you can return and try some of the other dishes although our summer menu will be available soon.

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sandra c
April 11, 2018|
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Response from IJohnso | Property representative |
Sorry we are open Tuesday to Saturday, lunch and evenings.
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bev_j_11
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
It's appropriate 5.50
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Passatt1
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
We don't do bed and breakfast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wharf Street | Unit B, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 594444
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Description
Located on the banks of the canal, directly opposite the Ibis Hotel, the Waterside Restaurant and Bar is Shipley's secret retaurant.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. Come and discover for yourself. Brunch available for light snacks, Coffee and a range of Teas for a leisurely drinks by the canal.
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