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Riverstation

#41 of 1,472 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
01179144434
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 593
    Excellent
  • 318
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Bristol!

WOW! I am so impressed with the quality, freshness, taste, presentation and time it took for the dishes to be served that this restaurant is now my favourite! Probably the best dinner my husband and I have had in Bristol so far. (We have eaten at lots of different restaurants - see my other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
smitaparmar9
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

WOW! I am so impressed with the quality, freshness, taste, presentation and time it took for the dishes to be served that this restaurant is now my favourite! Probably the best dinner my husband and I have had in Bristol so far. (We have eaten at lots of different restaurants - see my other reviews.) We ordered the halloumi and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

In my view the best restaurant in Bristol. The food, service and ambience is always amazing. Its always first for a sunday lunch - great value for money.

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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow, great food and very good service. Amazing and well cooked food and not too expensive considering.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Perfect espresso martini , lovely dessert . Intuitive waiting skills . Fortunately my first choice of main was off and it meant I had to try something different . The crab linguine was a unexpected treat. Recommend the lemon syllabub.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We sat by the window overlooking the harbour/wharf - so lovely! and then had wonderful food as well! The smoked trout, baked cauliflower, and hamhock salad were all so delicious and well presented. Enjoyed it all very much.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Riverstation on Friday. It was quite difficult to make our choices because it all sounded delicious and we were not disappointed. We chose from the set menu option which is extremely good value but does not compromise on quality. Best wishes

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our second visit here and whilst still very good we were slightly disappointed - perhaps because our expectations were too high. Generally the quality of the food was good (although my wife's steak was considerably rarer than the requested medium but to be fair was quickly rectified with no fuss) but generally lacked the wow factor of our first visit.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Eat here with a colleague and had the pate, followed by steak and chips and ice cream, washed down with a good (but expensive) bottle of red. A nice evening with good food and wine. No bargain but reliable.

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A group of 9 of us booked a table for 7:45pm on a Monday night. It took several minutes to get seated, then at least 15 mins before the waiter came and asked what we wanted to drink. Another big wait before bringing them round and asking for starters orders, then a long wait for main, pudding etc. I had... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The location on the water is very good but to appreciate it you need a table by the windows. The food was excellent and interesting. The service was good and overall no fault to find!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 01179144434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 74
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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