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Riverstation

#46 of 1,514 Restaurants in Bristol
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The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
01179144434
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Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 486
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    Very good
  • 61
    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
Good food and great staff

We were a party of eight, cold and hungry at 7.15pm, when the River Station allowed us to make a late booking and invited us to wait in their lovely warm bar. We were only there for about ten minutes when they said we could go up to our table. The food was absolutely superb, not one person could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
FairweatherSailor99
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Wells next the Sea
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Wells next the Sea
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were a party of eight, cold and hungry at 7.15pm, when the River Station allowed us to make a late booking and invited us to wait in their lovely warm bar. We were only there for about ten minutes when they said we could go up to our table. The food was absolutely superb, not one person could fault... More 

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Hertfordshire UK
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7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

a group of us ate here on a Tueday night. Bar service was very pleasant prior to meal, and the starters were excellent - woukd certainly recommend the beef teriyaki which I had not tried before. A number of us had rib eye for main course which unfortunately was not the best quality. have only eaten here once and friends... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable meals, been twice and impressed both times. Beautiful view over the harbour as you eat, friendly staff, easy parking. One of the best in Bristol for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been here 4 times for weekend brunch and have never been disappointed. I have never been here for lunch or dinner, so can't comment on these, but it is a perfect spot for brunch with pleasant views and particularly on a nice day. They know how to not overcook eggs, and the breakfast/brunch menu is varied enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Top marks for Riverstation after a fantastic roast beef lunch on Mothering Sunday. Clearly a really busy service and I cannot fault a thing! Staff calm, polite and attentive. A lovely buzzing atmosphere without being too noisy or chaotic. The food all beautifully presented, the roast beef in particular a very generous portion, cooked rare, delicious crispy roasties and huge... More 

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fantastic venue with great access to good hotels. Reasonable enough size to allow for discussion without feeling like you are whispering or being listened into. Excellent food and a good selection of beer to wash it down with.

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Bristol
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23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Once again Riverstation came up trumps. We have never been disappointed in any way by this venue. We asked for a window table when we booked and they obliged. When not eating or chatting I watched 12 swans swimming in the harbour and several cormorants fishing! We all had their superb fish soup despite the other tempting starters. I had... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had dinner at the Riverstation with my family on a Saturday evening. Six of us had the rib-eye steaks which were absolutely terrible. We did tell the waiter that if they shopped in Aldi they could get a much better steak at less than £5 per portion. We did find it hard to believe that a chef would put... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Attended an event here, having not been for a number of years. Have to say the evening was a delight. The food was fantastic (all three courses), the service was very good (both in terms of number of waitresses and ability), and the selection of wines was most impeccable. Considering there must have been 40 people there the whole experience... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Booked a table with friends. Mixed age groups very very busy. Had a cocktail at the bar and then was called through to our table by waiting staff. Large menu choice. Very informative waiter and the Order came very quickly. Nicely presented and hot. All of the Friends enjoyed thier meals. Quirky toilet! But very clean. We all enjoyed the... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?