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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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7 Wharf Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
+44 1274 594444
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here on Tuesday for my birthday celebration. The evening did not get off to a very good start when all the draught beer was 'off' ( apparently it was warm ) so had to settle for bottled. The place was cold with only 1 small radiator to heat the whole restaurant. By the end of the evening my feet... More 

Thank Christine A
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just had our first Christmas dinner of the year. We visited the Waterside Restaurant in Wharf Street, Shipley and were not disappointed. Three good courses for £22 is good value for excellent food.. The mushroom and thyme soup was the smoothest and tasted sublime. The other starter we had was the oxtail risotto with a parmesan tuile. Oxtail... More 

1 Thank Brian L
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very accommodating staff. Chef fit to our requirements ie young child. The food is the perfect balance of quality meets price. You get that high end taste for a reasonable price.

Thank mikey1516
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read many reviews, before booking this restaurant for 4 adults and to be honest, we could not have chosen better. We were bursting at the end, our waitress was friendly, polite and it felt very homely and rustic at the same time. I would not hesitate to recommend this fabulous restaurant, you won't be disappointed.

Thank rob1williams
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Shipley and therefore this restaurant. Having travelled up from Bristol we were looking for somewhere to eat in the evening. Trip advisor came good as this is great place in a great location. Christmas Menu was on and it didn't disappoint. Probably will never come back as we are not from the area but would recommend.... More 

Thank 1601pete
Homps, France
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant 3 years and had a fantastic meal, unfortunately the same cannot be said about our meal this time. I ordered scallops which were overcooked and very dry. The main course of pork belly and pork fillet was nice but could of done with more sauce, we also ordered a scallop main course size portion which was... More 

Thank Gerant3370
IJohnso, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Gerant3370 We are very sorry to hear your experience here at waterside was disappointing for you. However we would hope that you would come to re-visit us to give our food another try. We take pride in our food and service and we have taken on board your comments. We hope for future reference that our customers will notify... More 

Egham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you want great food, great service and are in Yorkshire, then this is the place for you. We found the Waterside online, the reviews did not lie. Fantastic. A few recommendations- the quail egg starter is a must. Definitely try the peppercorn sauce with your steak- and remember to ask the waitress for a suggestion for a gin aperitif... More 

Thank skelt01
Wendover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Enjoyed an excellent weekday dinner in this comfortable, tastefully decorated new restaurant very close to the Ibis Hotel. Efficient service, a short but interesting menu and a good choice of wines by the glass.

Thank wendoverian
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a birthday party. The menu is small but I prefer this fewer meals cooked to perfection and that is exactly the case. The steaks are beautiful and cooked perfectly as requested. The chocolate sharing desert is exceptional albeit a chocolate and sugar fest! Service is friendly and helpful. There is a set menu you can have... More 

Thank Ally P
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed a great evening at the waterside. Been meaning to go for a couple of years, but previous mixed reviews kinda put us off a bit. Recent reviews convinced us and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant itself is lovely. Small and cosy, with a good atmosphere. The service is great; attentive without being too in your face. Really enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wharf Street, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 594444
Located on the banks of the canal, directly opposite the Ibis Hotel, the Waterside Restaurant and Bar is one of Shipley's best-kept secrets.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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?