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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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7 Wharf Street | Unit B, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Keighley
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch for the first time at the Waterside. It’s a lovely and relaxing place next to the canal where some narrow boats were moored. We were impressed with the service from the lovely Rosie. We were given complimentary carrot and coriander soup served in a fun glass jar with a straw. We chose from the à la carte... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked and arranged to meet up here with friends rather than head into Leeds. Read reviews and found through trip advisor. Was not disappointed in the least. Very welcoming, friendly service. Good menu ... food arrived in good time and tasted very good, presented well and very happy with the choices. Relaxed and really good evening, definitely a place to... More 

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Hampshire
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225 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a while since we had eaten at this nice little restaurant and remembering it had been good in the past decided to try it again. The premises are right on the canal and on a lovely sunny evening (sadly, not at the time of our visit!) the outdoor seats would be a super place to sit and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shipley is not exactly the gastronomic capital of anywhere. We stumbled on this place rather by chance, but were delighted by what we found - when we found it. You do need a well-trained satnav to pick out the side street. The Waterside is, though, the sort of small restaurant that does everything right. There is a relatively short but... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for Saturday eve and were happily surprised with quality of food and service it was lovely , as this restaurant has changed hands a few times we were a little apprehensive.The food was fabulous and the girls were so friendly and professional , they were very knowledgable about the menu and the wine and where the food was... More 

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IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear laura6norman, Thankyou for your kind review, and we are thoroughly pleased that you enjoyed your visit here with us at waterside. We hope that you will come visit again soon to try some more of our menu. Kind Regards Rosie Jones General Manager Waterside Restaurant More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to return after a long absence and experience such a wonderful meal. The price was very reasonable and the service was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere next to the Leeds & Liverpool canal is very relaxing and interesting. I would most definitely go again.

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Thank Malcolm02
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm02, Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience here at Waterside and look forward to seeing you in the nearer future. Kind Regards Rosie Jones General Manager Waterside More 

Guisborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On Business visits to Shipley and made 2 separate visits over 2 months to this superb canal side restaurant. Excellent food from innovative menus, delightfully presented with genune friendly service. Drinks selection, a la carte food choices and early specials all first class. Can't believe this place is not packed every night. Highly recommended.

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IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear ABplusAB, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you have come to visit more than once and hope that you will return upon another buisness trip to try some more of our menu. Kind Regards Rosie Jones General Manager Waterside More 

Curlewis, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting family, we decided to give Waterside a try for a quiet Wednesday night dinner. What a hidden gem! Wonderful service and amazing food. Pickled beetroot with whipped goats cheese to get the taste buds going, followed by mains of hogget (my partner let me have a tiny taste) and pork belly (for me), with sides of delicious beef fat... More 

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Thank Laura H
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Laura H, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your evening here with us at Waterside and that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal. We hope that you will revisit us to try our new upcoming menu. Kind Regards Rosie Jones General Manager Waterside More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to try something outside leeds and Shipley would never be my usual choice for eating out so I was a little sceptical . However I was very pleasantly surprised at this little hidden gem . The place isn't flashy but homely and cosy . I felt inspired by the menu which showed this was a higher degree of... More 

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IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kim V We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit here with us at Waterside, in addition to our signs we have now invested in more and have put them around the main roads so that there is minimal confusion as to where we are based. We really hope that you will return to dine with us again and... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Found this restaurant by chance, traveling home late. What a superb setting by the canalside. The atmosphere of the place is very relaxed, but lively. Food is well presented fine dining, with an emphasis on local produce. Menu is fairly limited but well thought out dishes.Can recommend if you find yourself in shipley and want to go somewhere a little... More 

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Thank Adrian1951
IJohnso, General Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Adrian1951, Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience here with us at Waterside. Hopefully you will return and come try a dish off our new upcoming menu. Kind Regards Rosie Jones General Manager Waterside 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
Average prices
US$ 19
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wharf Street | Unit B, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 594444
Description
Located on the banks of the canal, directly opposite the Ibis Hotel, the Waterside Restaurant and Bar is Shipley's secret retaurant.In its idyllic location, the restaurant offers a range of British dishes to suit every taste and appetite. The food is locally sourced and high quality and the dishes are freshly cooked to order. With the opportunity to eat and drink 'alfresco' in the covered courtyard on warmer days, there really is no better place to dine out in the area. Come and discover for yourself. Brunch available for light snacks, Coffee and a range of Teas for a leisurely drinks by the canal.

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