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“Excellent place in Ilkley”
Review of The Farsyde - CLOSED

The Farsyde
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent place in Ilkley”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our favourite Ilkley restaurant. I find the food as good as the box tree, the service attentive, and not too expensive. We've tried just about everywhere several times now but keep coming back here.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank RFIlk
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nice meal”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Me and my girlfriend ate here as a trial, we've just moved to the area and are testing what's on offer. The service was excellent and attentive, food was delicious though somewhat overpriced. The one problem we faced was the fact the restaurant was very quiet meaning we could hear every word of the rather loud chef as we were sat close to the kitchen. Very embarrassed for that waitress. Made the evening very awkward but entertaining.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank serialeater2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“expensive”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We went here recently as a family of four. Barman was busy but very friendly and efficient. Sat at the bar a bit before shown to our table. After sitting down at our table we felt that the chairs could do with being replaced, they were too soft and too low, just as well we are all tall or we would have been uncomfortably low. Food came after a bit of a wait and although it was very good it was only lukewarm. So how long did it stand waiting in the kitchen? Could not be bothered to send it back as that would mean another wait. Felt that under the circumstances the food was overpriced. If they redecorate a bit and get decent chairs and more staff to serve the food while hot will visit again.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank emmajong
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Picton, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good meal....”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

On a recommendation I went with friends to this very busy restaurant. A good initial experience at the bar (we were sat down for pre dinner drinks). The menus were overwhelming - 3 menus - a "specials" menu (fair enough), the "real menu" (fair enough) then an "early bird menu" which was applicable all night as well. Who would know how they priced a dish that appeared on all three!

Anyway, after chucking a couple of menu cards just to rationalise the options we decided on our meal and it was all good with attentive service & some excellent food (in some cases clearly "Chef" food rather than "Cook" food) and we enjoyed it greatly.

Message to owners: Cut down the number of menus/choices!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank 16830
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W. Yorkshire, UK
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Farsyde does it again!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Another lovely evening at the Farsyde with husband and friends. We had the amazing Early Bird menu as usual, a new one to us, and were all very impressed with the beautifully presented, tasty food. Two vegi choices, my friend had the lasagne and I had the sweet potato and lime beignets. Gorgeous!! The guys had the pork and pronounced it excellent. Thank you again for a lovely evening, we would recommend the Farsyde to anyone.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Yorkslady
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