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The Waterlounge - CLOSED

31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
+44 1279 508508
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
19 Nov 2016
“Another great night”
29 Jun 2014
“Please don't close!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Seafood, International
$$ - $$$
31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was my second time here in a week. The staff again in the Cellar bar were excellent. Ollie I have to say is in my opinion one of the best. Knows his cocktails but is happy to tailor one for you... The restaurant was...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Having been so sad when the previous owners closed, I was reluctant in case it didn't live up to the previous atmosphere, and tasty food. Enjoyed a gin and tonic in the cellar bar (he recommended their house gin) and it was very refreshing. Fantastic...More

2  Thank GeorgetteU
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Came here as a large group, Menu was ok but liked the dishes on the A la carte more. Atmosphere was great in the restaurant and really busy. To start was a nice chicken liver pate which went down a treat. Mains was a jerk...More

Thank Transitman52
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Call to make a booking for the 2nd of November 2013, advise that would not be a problem. Turned up on the night with friends only to find the place shut for refurbishment and not open to spring 2014. No one contacted me to advise...More

3  Thank teresaa1
Reviewed 25 October 2013

what a fabulous addition to Stortford food network, such great food, we went there for a birthday with my whole family and catered for everyone including my picky grandmother who doesn't do curry, garlic, spicy, ethnic or anything she does not recognise. The variety was...More

Thank Shannon E
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Really nice atmosphere in this Bar/Restaurant, cocktails were generous and staff friendly. Food is to share which we liked, a great place to have drinks and a sharing platter of yummy food. We will return again and again.

Thank MileySmiley
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Went with a friend for a late lunch (3pm) and even though we were the only ones eating at that time the food was really tasty (tapas) and the service was top class. So often when a place isn't busy you get terrible service as...More

Thank catherineandevie
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The Mezzanine area in The Waterlounge (which we hired out) was the perfect location to begin my friend's hen party celebrations on a Saturday night. For the £50 reservation fee, we were provided with several platters containing a variety of nibbles (bread, feta and olives,...More

Thank Graceygroo
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We have visited as a group of 5 or more ladies for a few cocktails and tapas on a Thursday night. The cocktails are always excellent, and there is usually a buy one get one free offer. The tapas range from the traditional offerings to...More

Thank AllyPally79
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Great place with cool decor & feel. Had one of their Tapas platters to share and it was fantastic. We also sampled their cocktails and they were very good and very strong! Just a shame it was a bit quiet but then again it was...More

Thank EnzD
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford CM23 2JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 508508
  • E-mail
The Waterlounge is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, share food and simply relax. Discover an eclectic tapas style menu, made only from fresh local produce, a fine selection of wines, speciality beers and a cocktail list that offers a unique twist on a classic theme. We love music and regularly host our most talented local bands and musicians.
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