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“Truly Divine”
Review of The Farsyde - CLOSED

The Farsyde
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
West Yorkshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Truly Divine”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband booked a table,as a surprise for my birthday on the 22nd Sept and from the warm relaxed welcome we received, we knew it was going to be a lovely evening.
We sat at the bar for pre dinner drinks,which were served with very tasty olives, then shown to our table
We were served with wonderful assorted fresh baked warm rolls with tapenade and oils.
All the dishes on the menu were so tempting, we decided on ordering the seafood platter and mussels to start, followed by trio of lamb and cod wrapped in smoked salmon. We just had to try the desserts, sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate fondant! Fantastic!

We can honestly say the meal was truly divine.

If you want a relaxed evening with fantastic food, beautifully presented with great service,
then do not hesitate to book the Farsyde.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank julespete
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Wetherby
1 review
“Could do better.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Four of us had dinner here on Saturday evening.
We liked no pressure to order and the break between staters and mains, both courses being very nicely prepared and presented.
Did not appreciate the wine being served by reaching across the table. At one point the bottom of the bottle was around 10 cm from my nose, without even an "excuse me".
When it came to puddings we were invited to order as soon as the main course dishes were taken away. This is a bit short sighted because one is more likely to order after a break. As it turned out, the dessert menu is very ordinary and without a healthy option like fresh fruit. They do ice cream but not sorbet, so I had a coffee instead and the owners missed out on making even more money.
Such a shame about these niggles, which can be corrected, because otherwise it was a good experience with a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank PeterAJackson
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Several visits under our belt and we are yet to have a bad meal. Whatever we chose from the menu, safe or risque, the standard is always very good indeed.
Great food, very good staff and a good atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank 49Andrew49
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not worth a visit if your not a regular”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I booked a table on a Friday night. Absolutely no attention given to us, staff more interested in their regulars. It took 45 minutes for our order to be taken. Out of most fish dishes so had to order the most expensive fish dish that was still available. We had no conversation with any staff member and felt like we were ignored because we would not order any wine with our meal(we hate wine). There was nothing special about the meal, its just over priced and over rated. Other diners should respect the other paying customers who do not wish to hear their over the top laughing and screaming for 2 hours, a romantic meal it was not!!!! To add insult to the end of the meal, when we paid the bill they took our large amount of change(over £15) as their tip. We had to demand to have our change so we could tip the amount WE wanted to. We will not return for another meal, it was a total let down for us!

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank sn0wflake5
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Always a pleasure to visit”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

excellent food, relaxed atmosphere & great service. The Farsyde always seems to have a good mix of first timers & regulars which gives it a really nice relaxed but busy atmosphere. We fall into the latter category and have never been dissapointed. The new menu left us spoilt for choice and will see us returning again soon

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank psmith20
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