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the waterfront restaurant and bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Contemporary
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West Strand | west strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LR, England
+44 1946 328184
10:30 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've dined here a number of times and always had a great meal. Staff are always very courteous and attentive. Every dish I've ordered off the menu or specials board has been well worth the money. Good wine list too. Recommend

Thank Neil F
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the waterfront for a friend's hen party on a sat afternoon. The tables/cutlery weren't even set out when we got there so had to stand about for a good half an hour while the waiters shifted tables around us so it was uncomfortable as we felt we were getting in the way. Food was lovely but was served... More 

Thank linzdor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the waterfront too many times to even count and hands down is the best food in Whitehaven. Beautiful quality and nothing is too much for them. I have dietary requirements that make eating out a little difficult and they have always fitted round my requirements. I couldn't say anything wrong about this place. If your visiting Whitehaven please... More 

Thank GraceKelly19
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the beer and food night where they matched local ales with really fantastic food. The oxtail lollypops were stunning and the salt beef sandwich was something none of us had tasted before. We will certainly ALL be back 😀

Thank Emziebear
whitehaven, cumbria
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very accommodating staff, upon my telling them I was coeliac the chef visited my table to tell me how he could adapt the dishes for me. They also had GF brownie which was a big plus! We had cocktails in teapots which were great value for money, I nearly couldn't finish mine! Overall I would say the place is slightly... More 

Thank BeckyBex27
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our Christmas party yesterday and opted for the buffett. It was delivered tapas style to the table and there was a fantastic mix of high quality food and more than enough for us all. One order was for gluten free and that came separate with no fuss. It's a great offer and backed up by great service, would... More 

Thank Marc G
Conwy County, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice for an evening meal, once with a colleague and once on my own. Good food, and a reasonable selection of beers. Service was ok, if a little slow to get drinks served at the table.

Thank phil675
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

. Nowhere to drink before seated to eat. booked for ten but table for 8 - another table added when requested. Couldnt find a decent starter, Sirloin steak tough and chewy. Bottle of red sent back as unacceptable. Sevice good but must get it right first time.

Thank Rob A
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good choice of dishes. All four of us enjoyed all our courses. Very reasonably priced for the standard of food.

Thank Sue V
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always excellent food and friendly, helpful service. I can highly recommend the Waterfront both for lunch and dinner.

Thank Taina B

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?