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Riverstation

#39 of 1,432 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 509
    Excellent
  • 289
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Wonderful place that should brag more about local and organic and

We loved everything about this place. The view of the river scene is lovely, especially of people at varying stages of learning to row. There's a wonderful airy feeling because of wide windows. The servers are pleasant and well-informed. The food is excellent. Starts with offering of four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
wayne300944
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about this place. The view of the river scene is lovely, especially of people at varying stages of learning to row. There's a wonderful airy feeling because of wide windows. The servers are pleasant and well-informed. The food is excellent. Starts with offering of four delicious breads, all baked on site and served with butter made on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A very dependable quality reastaurant. Been going for years, and never been disappointed...a great building with fantastic views---although some of the internal decs could do with refreshing.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We reviewed the Trip Advisor ratings and reviews (with caution) before choosing this restaurant for a celebratory meal while on holiday in Bristol and were not disappointed. It is necessary to book for the restaurant part to get a table and book early for a window seat. being alongside the river, this is worthwhile. I had a beautifully cooked Hake,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We are fairly regular customers to The Riverstation and we find the food always consistently good, fresh and well presented. Service very good Upstairs is more formal, with downstairs more laid back and casual. This is good food and Value for money

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food, nothing too much trouble. Excellent service. There was something in my meal, I think it was the stuff the meat is tied with. It was whisked away and a completely new meal brought, plus a discount on the meal. Great place with good views over the water.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The setting is great with views over the harbour, the food is excellent as is the service. In fact this is a really nice place for a night out. It's not cheap but it is really good value. The menu is not extensive but the choice is varied, it changes every day so a recommendation is difficult. On the day... More 

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Mojacar
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Smoked haddock risotto topped with a poached egg for self and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon for the boss. Sourdough toast and coffee to accompany. All superbly cooked and presented by friendly efficient waiting team. Couldn't ask for more. Oh, yes, the view over the harbour is also great...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Often noisy but always busy and lively as well. Good food, excellent service and a great view of the river. Plus a particularly comprehensive wine list. Great for lunch and even better for dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Had a business dinner here recently and it was modern, plenty of room to move around safely without the dreaded cramped feeling. The food was very nice and the waiter was very attentive helping with selections of food and wine.

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Lyon, France
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On the first level we like to have appetizers by the big window. It's not particularly creative, but very good with nice service. Upstairs the restaurant has consistently been good and creative, with changing menus. I appreciate the fact you can buy good wines by 50 cl carafe.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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?