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“Always reliable. Great service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Farsyde - CLOSED

The Farsyde
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always reliable. Great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We went to the Farsyde most recently for my wife's birthday. When we're out in Ilkley and want to spend a bit extra it's always where we think of first (and usually where we end up!). We had the early bird menu, which obviously isn't as extensive as the a la carte, but still a very good selection. And we agreed the quality of the food and the presentation was as good as ever. The Farsyde has been around for many years in Ilkley. Long may it continue.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Thank you again for a brilliant evening. Perfectly balanced delicious food, gorgeous wine and as ever you looked after us brilliantly. Thank you x

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jonathan S
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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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435 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“What more can you want !!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We enjoyed a really lovely evening here. Warm welcome, excellent service and fab food.
Everyone here is on the ball, we were served olives whilst we looked at the menus, lots of choice. Then came delicious home made rolls. I had haddock n goats cheese souffle hubbie chicken spring rolls, both yummy. The mains again delicious both served with excellent veg. We were full but managed to force down vanilla n brownie cheesecake with lemon ice cream, two spoons OMG it had to be the dessert of the week.
With two glasses of wine n two beers the whole bill came to £47 !!!!! Bargain I reckon.
Te owner took time to have a chat with us and is clearly passionate about what she does, which reflects in her restaurant. No hesitations in returning here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YogaGirl10
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W. Yorkshire, UK
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Back again: can't beat it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Another lovely evening at the Farsyde this week for a catch up with a friend. We really are lucky to have such a great restaurant on our doorstep!
We booked for the Early Bird, a big plus being that unlike at least one other local restaurant, they don't throw you out after a couple of hours because you have the Early Bird, your table is yours for the whole evening.
We had some really nice wine (and I like the fact they serve small 125ml glasses) and the usual gorgeous olive medley and home made bread rolls to start. For the main course, I had the Vegi Fish and Chips (actually halloumi cheese in tempura batter with roast spuds, quails' eggs and minty mushy peas.) Delicious! I had the veg with it and they were cooked perfectly and very tasty. My friend also enjoyed her meat meal.
Dessert was a chocolate delice which turned out to be a kind of very rich chocolate mousse on a base with cherry parfait sandwiched between 2 home made chocolate biscuits. Absolutely lovely! My friend had vanilla and chocolate brownie cheesecake which was also gorgeous. We are impressed with the ideas for combinations of food which the Farsyde chef dreams up, and how well they work.
The meal ended with coffee and wonderful home made fudge. It was all lovely and the price still a very reasonable £15.95 for the meal and only the wine to add on. I think the Farsyde has the best service and food in Ilkley and will be back again very soon!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Yorkslady
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We sat by the window which was lovely. A very relaxing atmosphere. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is superb. We hope to return soon.

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Thank BoxersRJL
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