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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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten dinner here with friends intermittently for several years and came to the conclusion tonight that I should have had my sixtieth birthday lunch here and not at the famed L'enclume. Monkman's food is consistently excellent and very good value for money. They have a good value early bird menu and an a la carte with daily specials. Tonight... More 

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Thank John L
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An establishment in Ilkley. The restaurant offers superb cuisine, a warm friendly atmosphere with a great menu. This place is always good for a special night out.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef here is superb .Food excellent . What a shame that the noise levels in the restaraunt are hard to bear .We needed to shout across the table to be heard and I feel sorry for the staff who try to please everyone. I would love to go back but I need reassurance that noisy middle class middle aged... More 

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Thank foffle089
Leeds
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant little place, only 12 tables but lots of ambiance and super service! Fish is the primary offering but good choices for meat eaters and vegetarians also. Very French with some surprisingly good and well priced wines. The only slight disappointment is the restricted lunch time menu, the specials for the evening are written up on the board which means... More 

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Thank can'tsleep
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have eaten here regularly and the food is always excellent - a small independent restaurant with a good atmosphere where your meal will not be spoiled by raucous behaviour common in other Ilkly restaurants. The food is imaginative and beautifully presented. Very good value from two lovely owners.

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Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Monkman's consistently delivers fabulous food in a wonderful atmosphere at a great price. This independent restaurant has bags of French feel with wonderful Yorkshire touches. Superb wine list and the hosts are so warm & welcoming you'll be back again & again.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Three of us went for dinner and we all had the set menu which was absolutely fantastic. The fish was perfect and the friendly service just excellent. Can most certainly recommend.

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Thank elizabethbrown22
Keighley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The overall experience was one of disappointment. It was our first visit to Monkman's and I feel it will probably be our last. We could not fault the quality of the food the atmosphere when we sat down to dine was pleasant, however towards the end of our evening it became quite noisy/lively. The service was not good we ordered... More 

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Thank GUITARGIGS
Yorkshire
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Onglet with garlic butter and french fries: peas with bacon on the side. It really doesn't get much better. Attentive, grown-up service and very reasonable. You could easily spend the same (£40 for two all-in with wine, coffee and tip) in some bog-standard chain but this is infinitely better. Long live the small independent!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Booked a table for six people and we all enjoyed the excellent food and extremely friendly and efficient service. The menu was varied and interesting and the restaurant just had a lovely friendly feel to it. They also make a great Irish Coffee!

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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, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?