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“A Farewell To Shipley” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Waterside Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$19
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on the banks of the canal, directly opposite the Ibis Hotel, the Waterside Restaurant and Bar is Shipley's secret retaurant.In its idyllic location, the restaurant offers a range of British dishes to suit every taste and appetite. The food is locally sourced and high quality and the dishes are freshly cooked to order. With the opportunity to eat and drink 'alfresco' in the covered courtyard on warmer days, there really is no better place to dine out in the area. Come and discover for yourself. Brunch available for light snacks, Coffee and a range of Teas for a leisurely drinks by the canal.
Shipley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A Farewell To Shipley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

......Well I hope that a return to the Waterside is on the cards, to taste more of James' outstanding Cuisine.
Last Sunday of the month and a Roast Dinner to be chosen. Beef (Topside), Belly Pork (with crackling) or Leg of Lamb. All cooked and seasoned to perfection, with a beautiful selection of herbs. I chose the Beef on this occasion, and what a delicious, Melt-In-The-Mouth full of flavour & delight it was. Yorkshire-pud & Veg with home-made Gravy reduced at a simmer till perfect, complements your choice and mine.....All for under a tenner..... a serious rival to all those childhood memories of Mum's Sunday Lunches.
This was a Solo visit for me, but the presence of Families, dining with and without Youngsters (and not so Young - sters) all add to the ambiance and sense of Place.

Should you be here THIS Sunday.?

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peajaey
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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Hi Peajaey,
We’re going to miss you. Thanks for your regular custom and your great review. James is really pleased he is able to rival your mum’s Sunday lunches.
Look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside when you are next in the area. Don’t leave it too long.
All the best for the future.
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West York.UK
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Great home cooked lunch with wonderful fresh veg & Yorkshire puds! Lady served was friendly and welcoming! Great to sit in the Atrium by the canal!

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2 Thank Chelle2k34
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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi Chelle,
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Sunday lunches are relatively new but they are increasing in popularity as word spreads. Even though it is great value at £9.95 we do not skimp on quality with top quality meat and fresh veg. The Yorkshire Puddings are also homemade!
See you again soon.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Absolute gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions now, and every single time, the food and service have been exemplary! I've sampled many of the dishes now, but my favourite is definitely the belly pork.

Gilly is an absolute diamond, and such a welcoming host. The setting of the restaurant is just wonderful beside the canal, and the outdoor area is beautiful on an evening with twinkly fairy lights, comfortable chesterfield sofas, and even fluffy blankets for when there's a chill in the air.

It's all of the little personal touches as a family run business, rather than a chain, which make Waterside so perfect. We'll be back very soon!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank mjtafa
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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi Mjtafa,
Thanks for a fabulous review. It really does make everyone feel proud when we get such great comments. As you say, we are a family run business and we care enormously that everyone has a great experience when they visit the Waterside.
By the way, the belly pork is my favourite too! See you again soon.
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“Great place for a drink on a sunny evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stopped here for a drink on a sunny evening and with plenty of outdoor space, found somewhere to sit and watch the goings on both in pub and also across river in park. Good choice of beer, I enjoyed the Saltaire Blonde!

Visited June 2014
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Thank XHarry
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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi XHarry,
Think you may have reviewed the wrong place as we are next to the canal. However I am sure that if you visited us you would enjoy the picturesque scenery too sitting in our covered courtyard next to the barges. Hope to see you soon.
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Bradford
1 review
“Welcoming, friendly and value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This family run restaurant is inviting and welcoming. The food was top notch and worth every penny. Staff so helpful and there to help. Will be visiting again very soon

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sonyamcdonough
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Peterhamilt0n, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thanks for a lovely review Sonya. We really appreciate it and are really happy you enjoyed the Waterside experience. See you again soon.
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