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Water Lane Bar & Restaurant

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31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
+44 1279 211888
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant many times and today it didn’t fail to deliver Lovely and very plentiful roasts and a strange bit tasty sticky parsnip pudding Nice added extra of a bit of magical entertainment from steve the resident magician Also has a good bar...More

Thank sooze223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had given this place a wide berth after having a jug of sauce dropped on my new suede boots a couple of years ago...and nothing done about it. But at the insistence of a friend, I went back. Very expensive menu, for poor quality food....More

Thank Jamboys
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you taking the time to review you recent dining experience. Your feedback is invaluable to us as indeed you are as a customer and we are obviously disappointed to read you comments. Can you please contact me at your your earliest convenience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Water Lane’s festive menu was head and shoulders above others offered locally - just so much more interesting and tempting. The food was absolutely wonderful too - Camembert baked in an apple was so charming, the cod en croute was super delicious with so many...More

Thank VerbenaGirl
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love all the festivities at this time of year and we are absolutely delighted to read your review of the 'Fabulous, Festive Meal you so obviously enjoyed at Water Lane. As an independently run company we are able and enjoy pulling out all the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to water lane for a Sunday lunch today, the staff were amazing and very accommodating. The food was even better and got to meet the chef who created such a lovely meal. Definitely the best restaurant around. Can’t wait to go again.

Thank Michael D
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you from the Water Lane team for your wonderful 'Sunday lunch' review. There's nothing nicer than a really good roast. We can't wait for you to come back again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, if anyone knows a thing about Gin and Vodka it’s Charlie!!! Amazing knowledge, amazing drinks, what more could you ask for.

Thank SamiJW
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The Water Lane team LOVE your 'Gin-mazing' review. Thank you and we hope to see you over the festive season.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second year we have had a staff event at this venue the food last year was very poor and we were all a bit cautious about booking it again. Our MD decided that this was going to be were we held our...More

Thank ninkie
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your staff event at Water Lane Bar and Restaurant outlining your disappointment. Initially, please accept our apologies but I would like to speak to you further. Please contact me direct harry.hazelwood@waterlane.co to discuss your comments. I look...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We booked for Sunday lunch as a family meal but were disappointed by the quality of the food. The pork belly appeared to have been pre cooked and warmed up again and was overly fatty, not a nice slow cooked dish that it should be....More

Thank Tonybillingford
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant. Your feedback and comments are sincerely welcomed and we would in the first instance apologise for your disappointment. Can you please email me with the name the...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

On Saturday 25th November a large group of us went to Water Lane for a few drinks. We were refused entry because our friend in a wheelchair was a 'fire hazard'. It was argued that his wheelchair would stop people leaving in case of a...More

1  Thank Sophie W
ACInns, Operations Director at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you bringing this very unfortunate situation to our attention. Please accept our most sincerest apologies for the way we handled your visit to Water Lane on Saturday night. It’s certainly not our intention to make you or your party feel like an inconvenience or...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Top Restaurant in Bishops Stortford ! High quality food and service! Top Head Chefe Probably in Uk . What a lovey night . Thank you guys !

Thank Joao S
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your amazing review, it was fabulous to serve you. The Water Lane team, especially our Head Chef are absolutely delighted with your comments and can't wait for you to return.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I often come to Water Lane when I have an occasion or even just for Sunday Lunch and will always recommend to friends, I've never had a bad meal here! The service can sometimes be a bit on the slow side, but always friendly, and...More

Thank Robert G
ACInns, General Manager at Water Lane Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your very kind review and recommendation, the Water Lane team are delighted with your comments and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Jeannie R
16 August 2017|
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Response from harryhazelwood | Property representative |
No - the nearest parking is the NPC car park by Waitrose. 2 minutes walk from Water Lane.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England (Formerly Water Lane)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 211888
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