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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 #4 of 78 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
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
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 NEW

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well, upon my last visit, i have read a few reviews and decided to go again hoping for better from what i have read... what a disappointment it was. Asparagus, freshly flown in from Peru i can only guess... Farmed Sea Bass... and that's all i'm going to say. I'm guessing since the owner has his new Burger joint in... 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
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Halwill, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Met our friends there for an evening meal and it was as good as ever. Temperature was a little chilly to start with, but warmed up as more people arrived. After starters, the Ladies had duck breast and venison and the men took advantage of the evening's special deal - perfectly cooked steak and house red for £30 (two). Plenty... More

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Wales
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

House-hunting in the Bude area we were looking for some good food and had heard about The River Life so booked dinner on Saturday evening. Firstly the place - it's odd, it seems like a rather jazzy unit on an industrial estate but keep going - you'll be glad that you did. We were warmly greeted, which set the tone... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fantastic 5 * quality food - best meal in long long time Very knowledgeable and informative and genuine staff Words cannot say enough you have to EXPERIENCE THIS ...........but book first

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I have always raved about this cafe..it has been a favourite for friends to meet up but the standards have dropped in the past year. The hot chocolate, still up on the drinks board as luxury Italian hot chocolate is nothing more than cadburys and tends to be served luke warm. The food has gone up in price and the... More

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As a treat I managed to get a table for two at river life at short notice for my Mum and I on a Saturday night - an unexpected surprise. We got a great welcome and had some of the best food I've ever had in the local area. The decor is modern and quirky and our service was fantastic... More

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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 - 32
Cuisine: English

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