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Kipling's Restaurant and Cafe Bar
Price range: $7 - $28
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 11, 2014

I was expecting better food, better environment. It is a bit like a bar/wine bar. It tries to be modern indian cuisine, and it is located on a trainstation. food is ok. Staff are nice though.

Thank lindsey h
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Caitlin A, Owner at Kipling's Restaurant and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2014

We are sorry you were somewhat disappointed by your visit to us.

We have never set out to be modern, we have just decorated the restaurant to our taste and if that appears to be modern then that's what we are! The back of the restaurant does look out on to the train station but we have 40 seats outside on the Main Street in ilkley and a further 65 inside so I don't think we are your typical station café or restaurant.

I'm glad the food was to your taste and that the service was good during your visit.

Thank you very much for trying us.

Kind Regards,

Caitlin

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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Great food, lovely staff and nice venue. Thanks for making it such a special birthday. We shall be returning again and again

Thank Joanna C
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Caitlin A, Owner at Kipling's Restaurant and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2014

Thanks so much for such a lovely review, we really enjoyed having you all and we are so glad Aaron had a lovely birthday...your 18th is not one you forget so we are so glad we could make it special!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Caitlin

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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Went for curry on friday night and again it was fab. The service and food were good as usual. Very reasonable priced

Thank canddsilsden
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We called in here on spec for a late lunch following the power cut which affected Le Bistrot Pierre. We had been here for a coffee before and found the atmosphere very welcoming. We were able to have lunch as they had power. The food was excellent and good value for money. The setting of the restaurant is also nice looking out onto the Kings Hall & Winter Gardens. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Lisa B
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Caitlin A, Owner at Kipling's Restaurant and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

Thank you for your review-we are really glad we could accommodate you when the power went out elsewhere.

We are glad you tried us and enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We popped in with some friends one cold afternoon as we waited for our train. Excellent coffees and cakes and a lovely selection of drinks was had by all. Enjoyed ourselves so much some of us stayed for dinner!

In many ways we are spoilt for choice with indian food in Yorkshire - but this is no run of the mill, it really is a step above.

Mix in the tasteful yet cool décor, the genuine warmth of a welcome you only get in a family run business of this size, and prices that are way less than we would have expected to pay and you have a recipe for success.

Furthermore being in Ilkley, the fact you are about 15 seconds (its that close) away from your train platform means you can be back in Leeds in less than 25 minutes - door to door and in my opinion, having eaten in Akhbars, Mumtaz, Aagrah for the past 10 years, this has a bit of everything that makes each of the aforementioned popular with added bonus of being a properly intimate setting.

Oh and the staff are lovely too.

All in all can hardly recommend enough.

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Thank IrishFiddlePlaya
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