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Wetherby Whaler

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Denby Dale Road, Calder Island Way, Wakefield WF2 7AW, England
+44 1924 298800
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always good quality, service and reasonable cost. Takeaway value is particularly good but sometimes the queuing system is confusing and could be better organised

Thank watch0rn3
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can rely on this place for freshly cooked fish and chips, fast service and large portions. Always a winner!

Thank Katy J
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited yesterday for the first time Saturday. If they can't cope with busy times customers shouldn't be seated. Waited at least 40 minutes for food. Tea had gone cold. Waitress forgot to bring fresh tea. Couldn't get anyone's attention. Fish and chips not bad but Morley mermaid 100 times better. Tables far too small. Squashed 4 adults onto a... More 

Thank Pamela T
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have to say we like the food here but the bizzare way they serve the takeaway side is really off putting. Even with only a few people in the queue you have to wait for ages for your food, unlike a normal chippy where you queue, then order at the counter. You order when you arrive, then have to... More 

Thank Barry G
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a voucher for here for Christmas so just after the New Year we decided to visit as a family of 4. It was really busy but they found us a seat very quickly so we were not waiting. You could tell that the waiters were very busy and rushed of their feet but they were working very hard... More 

Thank jellyonaplate2013
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256 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whaler is a traditional fish and chip restaurant - but with food that is better than most. The fish is excellent and the portion sizes are generous. No frills, but who needs those? Enjoy.

Thank andy998
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go for lunch so rang up to book a table but was told they only take bookings for large parties. When we arrived it was extremely busy, so much so that people were queuing out of the door. This said, the saff were efficient and we didn't have to wait as long as I thought we would.... More 

Thank sazrobinson73
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For nasty tricks amd dissapointments its the Kingfisher,the alternative being the Whaler for delicious fish dishes,service and that lovely ambiance at a reasonable price.Soup is homemade and a delight,the famous mushy peas are not to ignore as is the starter for 2 which consists of a huge plate of seafood dellghts They go all the way with condiments by HP... More 

Thank Peter W
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a particular fan of fish and chips , but always really enjoy them when I come to the whaler. Everything is so fresh and the portion sizes are quite large. Our 4 yr old almost fell off her chair when her child's fish and chips arrived and it was the same size as ours 😂. The staff are... More 

Thank leigh b
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for dinner. Good service and the food came out very well presented. I will be returning again with my family.

Thank timi G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Denby Dale Road, Calder Island Way, Wakefield WF2 7AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1924 298800

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