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the waterfront restaurant and bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, British, Contemporary
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West Strand | west strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, England
+44 1946 328184
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not one for writing reviews as such but felt obliged in this case due to the particular circumstances. 17 of us visited the Waterfront this year for our works Christmas lunch and to say we were disappointed was an understatement. Had this been a standard £10-£12 3 course lunch I would probably have accepted it as 'average', however at... More 

Thank M2427SAmartind
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to this restaurant with work colleagues as it had been recommended to us, meal was very good and served by courteous friendly staff, bur for what we received it was overpiced

Thank ch00chter
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends and the place looked lovely. The staff are very accommodating even though they were very very busy. The girl who I think was the under manager was excellent. Now to the food I had blue cheese tart which was part cremated so was only able to eat half of not a very big portion. The turkey dinner... More 

2 Thank PartonLass
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had a meal here with friends. The cocktails were sublime and the food was wonderful. However there was a large group in for a Christmas party and the noise was phenomenal. We could barely hear ourselves speak it was so loud and one individual shrieked all night long. If you want a catch up with friends - don't go here... More 

1 Thank Holibobs27
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I've dined here a number of times and always had a great meal. Staff are always very courteous and attentive. Every dish I've ordered off the menu or specials board has been well worth the money. Good wine list too. Recommend

Thank Neil F
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I visited the waterfront for a friend's hen party on a sat afternoon. The tables/cutlery weren't even set out when we got there so had to stand about for a good half an hour while the waiters shifted tables around us so it was uncomfortable as we felt we were getting in the way. Food was lovely but was served... More 

Thank linzdor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Been to the waterfront too many times to even count and hands down is the best food in Whitehaven. Beautiful quality and nothing is too much for them. I have dietary requirements that make eating out a little difficult and they have always fitted round my requirements. I couldn't say anything wrong about this place. If your visiting Whitehaven please... More 

Thank GraceKelly19
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went for the beer and food night where they matched local ales with really fantastic food. The oxtail lollypops were stunning and the salt beef sandwich was something none of us had tasted before. We will certainly ALL be back 😀

Thank Emziebear
whitehaven, cumbria
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very accommodating staff, upon my telling them I was coeliac the chef visited my table to tell me how he could adapt the dishes for me. They also had GF brownie which was a big plus! We had cocktails in teapots which were great value for money, I nearly couldn't finish mine! Overall I would say the place is slightly... More 

Thank BeckyBex27
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We had our Christmas party yesterday and opted for the buffett. It was delivered tapas style to the table and there was a fantastic mix of high quality food and more than enough for us all. One order was for gluten free and that came separate with no fuss. It's a great offer and backed up by great service, would... More 

Thank Marc G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Strand | west strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Whitehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1946 328184

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?