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the waterfront restaurant and bar

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West Strand | west strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, England
+44 1946 328184
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry no photos .....visited this evening I really wanted scallops or a mussel starter but neither were an option on the menu how ever I asked if either were available , the front of house staff popped off and spoke to the kitchen and replied with a yes scallops so and had the sea bass dish and scallops combined cooked... More 

Thank damianskillenchef
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beef was as hard as a rock it's awfull I will not go back I left starving it was horrid not happy

Thank Maureen M
Accrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few days in Whitehaven, got to say I was surprised at the harbour as beautiful location with some nice boats. Had Sunday lunch at the waterfront, excellent meal, atmosphere and service. If you're up that way book a table.

Thank stepembo35
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visits to the Waterfront resturant! The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the chef is brilliant! I have been to the Waterfront for just drinks in the evening, but I have also been a couple of times for lunch as well as an evening meal and have not been disappointed yet! Beautiful food and drinks, and... More 

Thank Sophie T
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live in Whitehaven and whilst I've eaten here for lunch and afternoon tea I had never had an evening meal here. Full marks all around, beautiful deco, perfect staff and superb food, what more could you ask for!

Thank Suzanne D
Beckermet, null, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

went to have a sit down meal on Tuesday night at 8 o'clock. it was busy, however they found a table for us to sit at. the food was impeccable. starters were incredible, I had smoked haddock in a curry sauce and grilled cauliflower the flavours were a match made in heaven. my boyfriend had the ham hock hash which... More 

Thank Joanne E
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Catch up and afternoon tea today with my friend today, a treat for her birthday. The service was excellent. The selection of sandwiches, cakes, and scones was varied, fresh and delightful. An added treat, chocolate brownie and lemon posset. Great value for money and I would highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

Thank Patricia K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I came to this place for dinner with my girlfriend - we had eaten dinner twice in the area on the previous few nights, but this was by far the best meal we had. We went a little bit overboard and had four courses... An antipasto of baked camembert, which was very nice. The starters were excellent - a very... More 

Thank Bingobongo1974
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with family for Sunday lunch today and it was the best we've ever had! This restaurant has been in the town for several years however only second visit after a disappointing visit over five years ago however opinion of place has completely changed! The food is so fresh and delicious best Sunday dinner we've all ever had out. Beef... More 

Thank ellensimmonds
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4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Popped in for lunch after a walk around the harbour. As always it was good with great service ( the very helpful little waiter again ) . Nothing is too much trouble and the new menu still had most of our old favourites. Slightly more expensive than next door but you pay for quality food and service.

Thank George e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?