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“Farsyde just gets it right every time”
Review of The Farsyde - CLOSED

The Farsyde
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Relaxed and informal, with a high standard and quality of food and service. Everything is made fresh everyday. With an owner head chef the food is always of an excellent standard. We take pride in making your visit to us enjoyable, whether is a special celebration of simply out for tea taking advantage of our great Early Bird menu.
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Farsyde just gets it right every time”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Farsyde just never lets you down. We are fairly regular visitors (3/4 times a year) to Farsyde. Went on a really busy (good to see) Saturday night. Terrific service from the start. They just get the balance between formality and informality just right. Great food as ever.
Farsyde remains top of the tree. It isn't Michelin star stuff, but boy it's close and makes Bistro Pierre look like pub grub

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank jpmcghee725
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English first
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

We ate one friday night and and expected the restaurant to be busy however it wasn't which was a surprise. I've read most of the other reviews so was expecting something fantastic and although the food was good, well presented and hot, for me the service let the place down. The staff need to inject a little personality and smile!!! Food and restaurants needs to be enjoyable but the service style was to formal. I'm not sure if the Crescent hotel over the road and its bistro has taken some custom away and the fact that the deli has recently closed down but the strange mix of deli shop and restaurant tables just doesn't work. I also think the food is over priced for what it is.

All in all, a good night out, good food, nice restaurant but the service, the deli and the price just let it down for me.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank TJBrooke
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Deli”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

Fish pie is heavenly!
All restaurant customers should take one home for dinner at home the next night.
Yummy.

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Thank Chappelow
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Yorkshire”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

The service and food are excellent at The Farsyde, but you must book early to get a table. The menu is extensive and the chef and owner, Gavin, is happy to help with special diets such as vegan, as long as he has a little notice. The blackboard menu is a great addition too - so much choice!!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank elly0708
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London
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely evening, impeccable service”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

The Farsyde is superb and offers a very polished experience. From the confirmation phone call the day before our visit to the opening the door when we are leaving.. this place knows how to do it right.
Adventurous courses such as rawe tuna and avocado roll with gin and tonic jelly cubes makes eatiing here quite exciting. we have been quite a few times and it deserves the praise it gets here on Tripadvisor,
Few minor niggles: it's looking a little tired.. especially in the loos!
If you can book a booth. We forgot and ended up near the door which can be painfully draughty.
otherwsie perfection on the plate!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank LadyMLondon
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