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the waterfront restaurant and bar

West Strand | West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, England
+44 1946 328184
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Strand | West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have reviews the waterfront several times over the years but this will most likely be the last as it is closing its doors in January 2018. The food as ever was fab and the staff are always attentive and friendly. As our favourite place...More

1  Thank leisa43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late on the Friday before Christmas three wise travellers with no gifts to bear turn up outside the inn (restaurant). Timidly, the bravest entered and fought through to the bar whilst the other two waited in the cold outside. Eventually a serving wench asked what...More

1  Thank Allan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice steak for my works Christmas meal - it's a shame that the restaurant closes in the new year!☹

1  Thank madandyb1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the Waterfront closes its doors permanently on January 7th 2018 so they will no longer be trading after that date.

Thank John W
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

All the meals served were beautiful and presented stunningly. Service was very quick and the staff were very accommodating, would recommend giving it a try you won’t be disappointed !

Thank aahleighradcliffex
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Have been here a couple of times before and they do not disappoint. Good choice of menu's and food was excellent, perfect portion size as well. Efficient, friendly service, in fact nothing negative to comment on at all !

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Every dish was a journey in english seafood. It was my third visit there and it still suprised me. The dishes of fish were really nice and the deserts were heavenly good .

Thank efi l
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great food.lovely place .nice and cosy friendly staff . Awesome deserts. Very clean . Wine was lovely

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch all fresh local produce very tasty and good value for money evening meals are good too

Thank iainhenry
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Walked in on a Friday afternoon when they already had two big parties in and they were able to squeeze us in. Had a really nice chicken burger, tasted very fresh. Good chips too although only if you like them chunky!

Thank Womouk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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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