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All 78 Bude Restaurants

River Life Cafe and Bistro

Pethricks Mill | Unit 1, Bude, England
+44 1288 355994
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Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

An impromptu decision to go out for Sunday lunch led us to Riverlife, and we were not disappointed. The roast potatoes were crispy, the selection of veg was pleasing, and there was almost too much meat on the plate to be able to finish. Deserts were pleasant, although having a gluten intolerance problem did limit the selection quite a lot.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The food was exceptionally presented and tasted amazing. Decor was tasteful and a nice atmosphere all round. Well worth dining here. Service was brilliant. Definitely one of the nicest meals we've had in Cornwall. A fantastic end to our honeymoon.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Absolutely fab place. Pork scratching to die for! Home made bread and really really tasty food. Had scallops for starter, steak for main and fab panna cotta! Everything was very delicious. Thank you for good evening.

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Bude, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant uses just wonderful local produce which is cooked beautifully and served in a very pleasant dining room. Staff all very helpful and courteous. They also do a fantastic breakfast. Probably in the top 3 of places to eat in Bude.

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Devon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Went for spontaneous family lunch. Have a house on Bude and have been meaning to go here for a while. Much smaller than expected and no views over marshes. Nice decor. Ordered a prawn cocktail, one soup and one cheese sandwich. Waiter was good and appropriate. Food took too long. It was not busy and we had a three year... More

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

And yet again, the posh cheese on toast here scores five stars. The River Life Toastie is a must for those of a veggie persuasion - and flesh-guzzlers won't miss meat with this protein-and carb-packed meal and a half. Wads of walnut bread, roasted peppers, dripping with an unctuous lake of strong, saliva-inducing Cheddar, mushrooms (NOT out of a tin,... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We booked in the earliest evening slot on a Friday and my family had the whole three courses, all excellent. The boar parfait was to die for and the duck main was succulent and cooked excellently. The waiting on staff were reasonably attentive although it slowed down when it started to get busy. All in all though in our top... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took my partner's elderly mother for Sunday lunch and could not fault it. It is very good value, the dinner was huge (perhaps a bit too big?), very tasty with a lovely selection of vegetables all cooked perfectly. The desserts were even better, mojito panna cotta, chocolate trio & sticky toffee pudding all superb! We have been here a... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice helpful staff,food is always lovely but new menu isn't as good value as the old one,it also seems that you get less food for your money.....a sandwich with a small side salad for nearly £7.00,no chips or crisps with it.

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a lovely place for a meal . The staff were very helpful and we were told if we wanted to change anything on the menu they would change it . The food was brilliant and the scallops were great . It is a restaurant that we will definitely go back to

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Additional Information about River Life Cafe and Bistro

Address: Pethricks Mill | Unit 1, Bude, England
Phone Number: +44 1288 355994
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: English

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