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The Waterfront

Barton Marina, Barton under Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, DE138AS
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Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Bar
  • Event Space
  • Awesome View
  • Gluten Free Available
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About The Waterfront

The Waterfront pub opened in 2007. With the inspired use of reclaimed timber and brick, stone flags and period lighting, this privately-owned free house replicates the style of a Victorian canal-side warehouse.
The vaulted bar serves an extensive range of real ales, premium lagers, fine wines, cocktails and malt whiskies. Sensibly priced pub food, freshly cooked to order, is served in the restaurant, bar and lounge, and on the terrace overlooking the idyllic 300-berth Marina. The 50-seat contemporary conservatory, known as the Quarterdeck, is popular with diners and for private parties.

On the first floor, the Crow’s Nest function room is available to hire for weddings, celebrations or for business use. This spacious and elevated room boasts a dance floor and a well-stocked bar, and the open balcony offers splendid views across the marina.

*Please Note*

NO children under five years-of-age are allowed inside the Waterfront premises.

Children over five years-of-age are welcome until 7 p.m.

Children over fourteen may dine with an adult after 7 p.m.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Service was friendly but extremely slow ( we waited 40 minutes for our food), with no apology or explanation. Food quality was not as good as usual. For example my superfood salad had no peas or pine nuts as advertised, no substitutions and no explanation. It was basically quinoa, lettuce, avocado and feta cheese. Not the experience we would expect. We were dining with 2 other couples at our recommendation!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Meals very good and liked the idea pizzas made fresh.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Food choice was good. We had a Sunday roast dinner which was really nice. Large Yorkshire puddings and two thick slices of beef. It could’ve been warmer. Also had a sweet which could’ve been warmer too. Think it was slightly expensive for what we had. Would go again though and give it another chance.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

As usual great food and lovely welcoming staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely meal in a great setting. Great place for a relaxing Sunday lunch. Rachel and Georgia looked after our table and were the right balance of attentive but not intrusive.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Had need Sunday roast. Very poor. Need a bit ropey. roast potatoes were dreadful like they were washed up from day before. Also all veg luke warm. worst roast dinner ever. And at a cost if £15 not good value for mobey when you can go to a Toby help yourself have twice as much and everything be hot

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Roast dinner wasn't very large for the price and it wasn't very warm at all and to top meat very fatty too, if not had side order of mash potato (served hot) dinner have been not very filling at all, 3 roast potatoes, 2 slices of fatty beef with cold veg and a Yorkshire pudding was massively overpriced for the quality & quantity. The other dinners on our group had lovely piping hot food from the main menu, feel very underwhelmed

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Excellent cuisine superbly prepared and presented.The absence of young kids running around and staring at people at the tables is a MOST welcome respite.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

good food and good service. Like the view over the marina. Plenty of free parking. The Conservatory is lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Enjoyed a lovely breakfast looking out over the marina being served by a lovely waitress who's name I didn't pick up

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

One of the best Sunday roasts I’ve had in a long time. Thankyou

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

We had an amazing full English breakfast - beautifully cooked, hot and very tasty, lovely surrounding, we have eaten here before, but not for Breakfast, so this was

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Unfortunately, the service was slow and confused. My main meal looked and tasted awful (salmon hotpot) it looked like a pot of pea/corn slop with hard brocolli at the side with a lump of mash. My husband's food came 20 mins after the rest of us because they took his order incorrectly. We were overcharged for an extra drink we didn't have (this was rectified on the night). The choice of meals on the menu was so disappointing for a Saturday night out. It was a very disappointing evening as we have been quite a few times in the past and we have had some really nice meals, so much so we asked a couple of friends along. Also it was very expensive for a night out we did not enjoy.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

I have given you 3 stars for the service as it took too long for our meal to be served and in between main & dessert. The food was very good thank you

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Very friendly staff, food delicious. Service good. Will definitely be back. Surroundings beautiful

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

I appreciate that it was very busy the day we visited but the service was very slow. I had roast turkey and two slices were pure fat and the yorkshire pudding was barely warm. It was for a friend's 50th birthday so we were quite disappointed. On the plus side, staff were friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Our family were celebrating my dad’s 90th birthday party. I was extremely impressed with the service offered. Very prompt and very attentive, with all meals delivered within a very short time period. The food was superb which all commented on. Our host Jordon had been very attentive and would like to thank him personally for helping to make the event a great success, and my dad and grandad very happy. Thank you to not just Jordon but to all the team at the waterfront that worked together to make this a very enjoyable and memorable experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Booking was easy, which was done online 2 hours before we wanted to eat. Service was great and although they were busy, the staff were attentive and helpful throughout our meal. Food as always was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Our server was very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Lovely meal, prompt service. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Service wasnt special.Took a long time to order our first drink.People came in after us and were served their drink prior to us.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

New menu you have is poor, not much choice. The pizza we ordered felt like one you took out of the freezer, it was soggy in the middle and tough on the outside. I booked for Valentine’s Day and after this visit I am cancelling my booking. Also service was poor, very slow.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Attentive and professional waiting staff, lovely ambiance and great food.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

The smoked salmon Caesar salad was awful. It is unusual to complain about the generous portion on salmon but it had just been 'dumped' on the top. I believe it should have been cut up into finer pieces. It was as if they were finishing the packet. My children joined me who live in London and one commented that the prices were the same as London Prices!

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 December 2018

we have been to the waterfront on quite a few family occasions and have always enjoyed the food,the setting and the exellent service.

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