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“Misleading”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Livebait - CLOSED

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Livebait
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating
Neighborhood: The Calls
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Misleading”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

I booked a table for 2 [1 wheelchair user] at Live Bait a week ago. Unable to see signage for 'Live Bait' and confronted by a flight of descending steps, my friend went into the restaurant to confirm we had the correct venue. She returned to tell me it had changed ownership and someone would show me an alternative entrance… we were then shown into the restaurant through a backyard lined with waste bins, past the toilets and crowded bar areas to an awaiting table. The table measured approximately 60x60cm and was crammed in among others but large enough to accommodate the plain paper menu written in 9pt/10pt lettering attached to a wooden clipboard! As for the atmosphere, if there were music, it was drowned out the excessive din emitted from the word holes of pretentious clientele that filled the room. I can't comment on the food, which for what it was seemed overpriced for somewhere that resembled a basement canteen for students.
Overall, I was quite disgusted by the general apathy of the staff and blatant disregard for misleading the public. Consequently, when the waiter asked ‘what can I get you’, I replied ‘a taxi’ and left… through the crowded bar, by the toilets and pungent bins, equality!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Mr_Headscrewedon
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Fish restaurant, good service, lovely building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

have eaten here before and it appears to have changed hands since. The restaurant is in a lovely building very handy if you were staying at 42 The Calls. Great range of fish, I had the Whitebait to start which was delicious and then the lamb to follow which was also great. The only down point (and I know this is primarily a fish restaurant) was that they only had 1 non fish main course. They used to do more and if a group of fish eaters went out with a non fish eater they might be put off

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank TonyFerguson
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Leeds UK
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Easily the best restaurant in Leeds for service, quality and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Me and my partner visit Livebait quite regular and have always had a great experience. Brilliant staff who are knowledgeable about the food, offer a friendly smile and outstanding service.

Food quality is top notch with a great choice of drinks on offer. The specials board always has a great selection, so much so that I'm always spoilt for choice. Location is great on the river front, a much nice area of Leeds for people who aren't so keen on the chain bars and clubs.

Last visited for my birthday in November and no doubt will be making another visit again very soon. Highly recommended!

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank rachaelanne
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Northumbria
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good food nice restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2011

As the name suggests it's mainly a seafood restaurant, and a decent one at that. Menu not massive but varied and supplemented well by the special board on the day. The muscles that came with the cod main were some of the best I've ever had - well sourced!

On turning up to the restaurant we were immediately greeted and shown to our table. Place seemed to be clean, tidy and well laid out. Service was polite.

Would certainly recommend this as a reasonable priced venue.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank HSBsMIssus
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tastless tuna and acidic noodles”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

The atmosphere is lovely, so is the interior and the jolly staff BUT the food was not good. We had the tuna (16.50) and when it arrived looked lovely, however the picked vegetables were mixed with the vermicelli noodles and a horrible, very strong, acidic taste took over the dish completely. Worryingly , as i ate i thought my teeth were going to disintegrate. Please Livebait, i beg you, don't be serving this to anyone else, change the recipe or the chef and do your tuna some justice!

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Wanderlust_Fairy
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