A family run restaurant in Market Harborough is celebrating being named in The Sunday Times’ list of the Best Places to Live in Britain. The Waterfront, based in Union Wharf was cited in the national newspaper as being a great place to meet for Sunday brunch. Joules Yard was also mentioned for its contribution to the town’s café culture.
Owned and run by the Hamblin family who also manage the Foxton Locks Inn, The Waterfront was taken over by the current owners in 2010. Since then, it has built up a strong customer base, hosting lunch clubs in the downstairs restaurant, as well as business meetings, weddings and parties in the upstairs function room.
Manager Sandy Tandy was delighted to be mentioned in the Sunday Times list, which recommended the town for its “good schools, attractive countryside and low- priced houses”.
“It came as a fantastic surprise to be mentioned by such a prestigious newspaper,” she comments. “We feel that we have a lot offer due to our good food and friendly service – but what really makes us unique in the town is our beautiful canal side setting. In fact, in addition to customers from Harborough, we frequently have diners who come from miles around because of our great location.”
Regular customer Jane Sayles of local printers Omniprint uses the restaurant for socialising and also for business events. She says “People sometimes forget the Waterfront as it isn’t located on the High Street, but it’s a lovely spot, particularly when the weather is fine. I’m really pleased that it has received a well-deserved mention.”