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Monkman's Wine bar & Restaurant

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3-5 Cunliffe Road, Ilkley LS29 9DZ, England
+44 1943 817485
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Turned up on a Tuesday evening without a reservation & found this small restaurant much busier than one might expect. Will not risk it next and make sure we book. Two courses for £10 from a short set menu is a bargain, but many seemed to come for the fish specials. Very good wine list but prices rise rapidly from... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Ilkley in Yorkshire today and came across this small French styled restaurant / bistro and popped in for lunch. We decided on the Atlantic pawns in butter garlic and French Provencal fish soup served with artisan baked bread as our starters followed by Hake in a butter and herb sauce served with choice new potatoes... More 

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had not reserved a table and popped in on speck. We were soon shown to a table. We chose seven tapas; beef, mushroom risotto; whitebait; ham; fish goujons; salad and triple cooked chips all washed down by their excellent house red wine. The food was cooked fresh and of the highest quality. Friendly good service with a friendly atmosphere.

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Thank David S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My family went here on a whim as a treat and it was fantastic. The lunch menu was a tapas and it was the best tapas we've ever tasted. We all enjoy good food, at nice restaurants and would definitely put this up there. The staff were lovely, food was fresh and great quality. It was good value and would... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fish restaurants in our neck of the woods are few and far between but this one lives up to every expectation. We dined there on Saturday evening 14th of January 2017 with friends, and apart from a mixup with the seating arrangement as we arrived, the experience was good. The four of us were about to be shown to our... More 

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Thank calverleycamelot
Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are about Ilkley seek this place out... Great food and friendly welcome... Oh and they have jazz nights too!

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Thank Beirne-Smith
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy eating out at this cosy little place. The staff are excellent and the food delicious.

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Thank Lindykid
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A great atmosphere with friendly service. Unfortunately the food was woeful and both my partner and I left most of our main courses. Such a shame as it certainly isn't a cheap meal

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Shipley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had booked a table for 4 at 8pm last night. There was foreboding in the air as only 3 of us made it owing to work problems for the 4th member of our group. Got there early (7.45) and shown a table. This is cosy I said, apparently bijou was the word I was looking for. Glad I didn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We dined here on a Tuesday evening in mid December. We arrived at 7pm and the welcome was not very warm which was not a good start to our experience. There were three staff on duty. Two seemed to be busy with other 'non - people' activities like reading the paper and sorting out the glasses behind the bar and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-5 Cunliffe Road, Ilkley LS29 9DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 817485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?