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Riverstation

#11 of 1,187 Restaurants in Bristol
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The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
01179144434
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Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 690
    Excellent
  • 366
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 30
    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
Revisit from many years ago

River Station is still an interesting venue with tables overlooking the canal. We both had fish which was delicious although I thought there were too many new potato mash compared to the other vegetables and fish size. Service was excellent from John Marco.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bob H
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

River Station is still an interesting venue with tables overlooking the canal. We both had fish which was delicious although I thought there were too many new potato mash compared to the other vegetables and fish size. Service was excellent from John Marco.

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Thank Bob H
Denver, Colorado
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327 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here with a large group and I was so impressed with the service and the food. Fish is definitely the way to go here and don't miss the incredible cheese plate.

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Thank ThatchersBiscuit
London/Bangkok
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yet again the food was fantastic and never fails to delight. We arrived today at noon with no reservations, which is always risk as the place fills fast and had a gorgeous lunch. Highly recommended.

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Thank SDMLondon_Bangkok
Poole, United Kingdom
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751 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with some work colleagues. Lively location near the water. Worth stopping at least for a drink. We had white wine after some Fizz. Fun!!!

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Thank PadiP
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I have been to Riverstation multiple times, sometimes by ourselves, other times with family. A visit is always incredibly enjoyable. A warm welcome, delightful food, a solid wine list, amazing bread and stunning surroundings. It has never disappointed and it doesn't mater if you visit for a summer lunch with all the doors open and the docks... More 

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Thank Alexandra P
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here with colleagues and the service was excellent; friendly, helpful and attentive without being intrusive. If the food had matched this then it would have been 5 stars without question. We ate from the fixed price menu, the smoked mackerel rillettes starter was the best of my dishes-there was some flavourless beetroot jelly on top which didn't add anything,... More 

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Thank Crumbs_chief
LONDON
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice place for an evening out. The food was great, the staff were very helpful. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and great view

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Thank JWHOLS
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We very here with my girlfriend and my father, who came to visit us from our homeland - Czech Republic. We expected, that the food will be good, but were very suprised, because it hadn´t even one mistake. Food was lovely, tasty and very nice presented on plate. It was pleasure to look at it. As usually we tried as... More 

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Thank Ondřej P
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our second time visiting this excellent venue did not disappoint. Superb food, attentive, friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great view over the river. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jayne T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Bristol on business you have the choice of many city centre restaurants. I always like to look for something out of the ordinary and the converted river police headquarters filled the bill. The welcome was very warm and I was quickly found a table of even though I had not booked. I can recommend the lamb, cooked perfectly... More 

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Thank Andy and Kath S

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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
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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?