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Monkman's Wine bar & Restaurant

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3-5 Cunliffe Road, Ilkley LS29 9DZ, England
+44 1943 817485
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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471 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank David S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sarah B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

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!

Thank Beirne-Smith
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lindykid
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

1 Thank Mike S
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Roy C
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10 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Walkingminds
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

When I come out for a meal I judge the whole experience. The food was OK....but nothing special. I gad the Hake which was nicely cooked, but the Lamb was served with Samphire I've harvested Samphire in my time and the flavour just does not go with lamb. I won't be coming back because the noise levels of other diners... More 

2 Thank Nigel H
Silsden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great value Tapas of extremely high quality especially the fish dishes . A high class restaurant in Beautiful Ilkley, set in Wharfedale.

Thank philsant2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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?