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Riverside Restaurant

Brecon Road, Abergavenny NP8 1EP, Wales
+44 (0)1873 810550
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Ranked #32 of 72 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Price range: $0 - $55
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Penarth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you want a meal with a view, you won't find anywhere better, however if you want a good meal, you'll find many better alternatives. We ate as part of a largish group on a Sunday lunch and from sitting down to being presented with our desserts took over two hours. I had the squid starter which was good, the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A la carte menu fantastic. Service great. Decor of dining room modern and pleasant. View from dining room spectacular.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The view over the Usk was amazing. Sadly the food was not as good as the last time we ate at the restaurant. Calves liver starter was tasty, but was dumped hot onto a salad with wilted. The lamb main course was overcooked, and very ordinary. Puddings were excellent however. No tablecloths on the tables which was a pity. Also... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Excellent food and service. The rack of Welsh lamb was incredible. It was delicious. Maybe the premises are a little tired looking but work is being done to update it. Very promising. Fabulous window view looking out across the river Usk and up the opposite valley.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Eaten here on numerous occasions and cannot fault the food. Not the cheapest in the area but you get what you pay for. Lovely views from the restaurant. Service seems to let this place down, little things like not being offered water for the table or not even having a check back to the table to make sure all is... More

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went for Sunday lunch. We hadn't booked but they had a table for us. The staff were pleasant but the atmosphere in the restaurant was not. They obviously had their regulars which was glaringly obvious! We had Vegetable soup to start which was ok. Then we had the Beef Brisket. Plenty of Beef, five rock hard... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went here for Sunday lunch had not booked so just arrived. First thing you notice is the food hygiene rating is 3. Staff were pleasant and we ordered a starter and a main course. 2 courses for £15.45. We ordered the country vegetable soup which came very quickly yet didn't taste of anything and looked more like carrot and coriander.... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We turned up right on 2pm and they went and asked the staff if they would stay on and cook for us which they did my friend had an asparagus pancake in a butter sauce and I had a pork loin with cherry tomatoes and rocket salad and an excellent balsamic dressing it tasted as good as it looked the... More

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Wales UK
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223 reviews 223 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Had eaten here several times previously and always had a good meal. Friends were visiting and had booked here so made sense to have dinner there. Really good service, and the manager recognised us from a previous stay in September (big tick in my book that customers are remembered!!) had the premium Italian lager which was a really good pint!... More

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Merthyr Tydfil
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited for Sunday Lunch along with my family. This included my four year old grandson who received excellent service. The food was really good and my wife and I will surely return. Unfortunately the decor does now need some updating.

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