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“All in all fantastic with a few hiccups” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Water Witch

The Water Witch
Ranked #21 of 238 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Water Witch was originally converted from purpose built stables in 1978 and offers a large range of high quality dishes ranging from Great British classics to continental cuisine. Our Head Chef sources all of our produce wherever possible from local British suppliers, enabling us to reduce our food miles and serve you the very best of what's in season. Whether you're visiting to sample our superb array of drinks, dine in our restaurant or combining a little of both - you're always guaranteed a warm welcome at the Water Witch.
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“All in all fantastic with a few hiccups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have visited three times recently and the first and second time were very good. The first time we sat outside and had fish and chips and scampi and chips, both of which were excellent and huge portions for a good price. My only criticism would be that I found a fish bone which put me off slightly. The second recent visit was fantastic. It was really busy so we were shown to the more restaurant-y area and we had starters of poached egg with asparagus wrapped in ham (amazing) and avocado and smoked salmon crostini (also amazing), and for mains an amazing salmon fillet with potato cake and celeriac puree (for £9-odd was flipping brilliant) and I can't remember what my partner had but he said it was great!!! The third time we went was hit and miss, frankly. We visited on a lunchtime and had sandwiches - my partner a ciabatta that was advertised as avocado. Where the avocado was I couldn't tell you. It was sort of like an orange-coloured paste which may or may not have had avocado in it. Partner refused to ask staff about it. I had a club sandwich which was tasty but the bacon was very fatty and hadn't been crisped up which was a shame. So a mixed bag but seriously very good overall.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tasty treat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We have been to three of the water witches speciality evenings in the last few months and they where all excellent. Friendly experienced service and food cooked by a clearly talented chef. Keep up the good work! We will keep returning! Thank you!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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preston
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lancastrian Burger - you gotta try it. :-)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent, fast and friendly service. Would defiantly go back. And as I said the Lancastrian Burger was brill. Good portion sizes and really tasty.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Had a superb meal here on Sunday evening. Ham hock risotto was beautiful, as was plaice and salmon main course. Asparagus with egg and parma ham was perfect too.
Hope to eat here again soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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Wigan
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice canalside pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

The Water Witch is a lovely canalside pub, we had a nice meal here with some friends, I wasn't sure what to have but the very friendly waitress went through the menu with me and recommended some dishes. I settled for the lamb and mint burger with fries and a side salad which was very nice. The ambience of the place is quite nice, especially if it is sunny, as you can sit outside and watch the canal barges sail past. It also has an extensive range of beers and wine. A lovely pub for watching the world go by.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deb J
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