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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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7 Wharf Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really can't add very much to Jamieboi's recent review (titled "Not quite as good as it thinks it is"). I agree with absolutely every comment he's made but I have to say that the whole place seemed a tad grubby and had a distinctly temporary feel about it. Staff were nice enough but adopted a bit of a superior... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the food was of quite a good standard and cooked well we were disappointed to find the menu had changed dramatically from a few months ago. My partner had eaten here previously and thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. We found the menu lacking and the portions on the small side. On using the ladies toilets my friend and I both... More 

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Thank katypotaty
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Katypotaty Many thanks for you review. Sorry to hear you were disappointed on your evening with us, As i explained to you at the time on the menu changing, you had used the wrong website, as this belongs to the old owners, and you are correct the menu has changed, as have the seasons. In fact the menu has... More 

York, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service, the food was fantastic starter, mains and sweet. You may pay a bit more but its worth it, all very fresh, tasty and Moorish we had the fish and steak.The place is just fab situated on the canal side. Well worth a visit.

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Thank 602511
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear 602511 Many thanks for your review, I am glad you had a great experience and I hope to see you both again Many thanks, Waterside Team More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a range of food and disappointed of the quality. Some of my party did bring it to the attention of the staff and fell on deaf ears. Lovely location a little expensive will not be visiting again

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Thank benji319
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Benji319 Many thanks for your review, I am sorry to read your visit wasn't to your liking. It is difficult to help someone when your meal had been completely eaten and your comments were unhelpful. I do disagree with you we are expensive, You eat from the early bird menu at 2 course for £14, this is well priced.... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waterside is a great building, in an attractive spot next to the canal in Shipley. It is cut off from the town centre by the disastrous 1970s road system but this is not the fault of the venue and it really could be a bit of a gem (and has been in the past). The place is a bit... More 

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Thank Jamieboi
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jamieboi Many thanks for you extensive review. Your egotistical approach to reviewing is refreshing and vibrant. If you perhaps look at our reviews (both positive and negative), our aims are to welcome all types of guests, so i feel disappointed you felt uncomfortable on both visits, perhaps it may just be you. On your point of A3 menu's although... More 

Burscough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Ibis that night after walking from Leeds and the Waterside was pointed out as a possibility for our evening meal. Great choice! We booked to be in time for the early evening menu [ before 7pm ].There were interesting choices and the young lady who welcomed us was happy to explain what was suitable for... More 

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Thank Margaret G
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Margaret G Many thanks for your review, I am happy to see we were able to accommodate your diet requirements. I look forward to see you again Many thanks Waterside Team More 

London
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was staying at the Ibis hotel over the canal and decided to treat myself on a Friday evening after a hard week's work. I had a very nice meal of the pork belly followed by the cheese platter. The three glasses of different wines meant I could probably have flown over the canal back to my hotel room, but... More 

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Thank Blikskottel
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Blikskottel Many thanks for your review. I'm glad to read you had a good experience with us and managed to experience many different choices. I hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks Waterside Team More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

First visit, and we enjoyed everything about it. Went for a romantic evening, and we weren't disappointed. Great atmosphere. Warm and friendly staff, beautiful food, and a great choice of wines. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank PippaRu
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear PippaRu Many thanks for your review, I am happy you enjoyed your visit and i look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Waterside Team More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in the area for our Wedding Anniversary and consulted Trip Advisor for somewhere to eat. This restaurant came up as number three. In our opinion it should be number one. The food was wonderful, the staff equally as good and the service was great too. A really enjoyable evening, would readily recommend it.

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Thank DuncB123
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear DuncB123 Many thanks for your review. I am glad you both enjoyed your wedding anniversary. I hope to see you again soon. Waterside Team More 

Yorkshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We found this place as we were looking for somewhere special for a late lunch. The menu was so interesting it was difficult to choose, but the avocado and chicken on toast was so very, very tasty in the end. My friend had lamb and it was delicious. The highlight was a speciality gin which was just the icing on... More 

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Thank Partofthewind
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Partofthewind Many thanks for your review, and i hope to see you again soon. Not sure what we could have done to gain the further star on your review, but i would like to mention one of the boats in now away for a few months, so a next visit could be a chance to push for 5 stars!!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wharf Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 594444
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.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Shipley, England, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?