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Wetherby Whaler

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Denby Dale Road, Calder Island Way, Wakefield WF2 7AW, England
+44 1924 298800
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with my wife and daughter last week very nice surroundings friendly staff and very quick service not cheap but you get what you pay for large portions would definitely recommend and will be coming back

Thank rickandju
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We gave up on this place after receiving really poor service from ignorant waitresses back in 2016 We recently returned and have eaten here twice this month and have had no issues at all , polite professional service and great food , I hope our visits weren't one offs and normal service has resumed

Thank dogoil
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not cheap but the fish and chips always hit the spot. They do a kids menu I think and also a pensioner offer

Thank Stephen B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my daughter visited on a cold wet Sunday afternoon,we were seated straight away. Are waitress Julia(blonde hair) was lovely,and a credit to wetherby wailer! The Fish and chips were hot and tasty!

Thank 178angelan
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit this restaurant twice a month and always come away happy. The service is quick and efficient and the food always good. Avoid Friday and Saturday teatimes as it gets very busy and you will have to wait.

Thank Mike K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

well visited with family sat in backroom staf was bit bizz and ad a wait for drinks and side orders any way enjoyed the meals as we always do here .dianne was great very polite and professinal.every ony ad a grat time and dianne ad time to talk to us all thanks again dianne for great customer service

Thank happywanderer421974
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife (who is Coeliac hence needs Gluten free) and I eat here monthly as it's the best gluten free fish and chip option around. There are a good variety of portion sizes, as well as variety of fish to choose from. They do Pensioners Specials which suits my parents. We have done take out but usually eat in. Service... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Retired, but still meet up with colleagues still working, once a month for lunch, we go to various places but the favourite is without doubt the "Wetherby Whaler" near Wakefield Excellent service, piping hot fish and chips, a good pot of tea, spotlessly clean you couldn't ask for more. Met up last month in the Wetherby Whaler in Wetherby town... More 

Thank Yorky100
Leeds, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't get a spot in the restaurant so sat outside with fish and chips from the take away - really fresh fish and the chips were almost perfect. Huge portions as well

Thank Scott B
Chef-Boutonne, France
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit. We were given a warm welcome and were shown to a table very quickly even though it was quite busy at 2.30pm. We had a range from the menu - haddock, scampi with a variety of accompaniments though meat options were also available. Bread and butter was included in the price. Alcoholic drinks are available as well... More 

Thank Wanda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Denby Dale Road, Calder Island Way, Wakefield WF2 7AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1924 298800

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