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River Life Cafe and Bistro

Pethricks Mill | Unit 1, Bude, England
+44 1288 355994
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Ranked #3 of 75 restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: English
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We booked into the River Life for dinner to celebrate my daughter's fantastic 'A'level results. We called ahead and ordered champagne which was waiting for us on arrival and poured the minute we sat down. The food was amazing and everything we had was delicious. The service was excellent and to finish this wonderful experience my daughter's desert came with... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What more can I say but fantastic. Food tasty and fabulous Service excellent Everything from start to finish was perfect. Loved it. Can't wait to go again. ❤️

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had seen the reviews on trip advisor and decided to book for the last night of our holiday. The location as stated on some reviews is accurate, but my is the food & the service amazing. The two waiters on duty the night we went were great. They were helpful, friendly, accommodating & just had perfect timing, even though... More

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Sevenoals, Kent
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here on Sunday for lunch and we can endorse most of what others say in their reviews. Strange location, excellent efficient service, delicious ingredients and excellent value. We all had roast dinners, which came with about a hundred different varieties of vegetables and fabulous gravy. Only reason this is not a 5 star review is due to the fact... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went for our anniversary whilst on holiday after reading reviews. An odd setting but don't be put off, the food, service and ambience were great. Actually one of the nicest meals out I have had in a long time. Deserves its number 2 spot!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fabulous presentation of meals. Great choice of menu and excellent service. Special personal touches added free if charge when celebrating my birthday there. Thanks.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

River life is a great bistro tucked away in a newish development next to some slightly down at heel industrial units in Bude - the view from the restaurant of the plant hire yard is a little uninspiring! the Bank tapas bar is also located here and owned by the same family. But, view aside, this a great place. Lovely... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we went to river life as a group of 4, this is quite a small bistro down near Bude canal. The food was fantastic as was the service, nothing was to much trouble even if you wanted anything changing or adding to your meal they will do it for you. A nice choice of drinks & wines at a reasonable... More

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Bude
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As always with River Life/The Bank - the food was fantastic....Excellent Sunday Lunch - would highly recommend - can't wait to try Revolution

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A brilliant little bistro - tucked a little out the way but well worth the visit. I was determined to have some seafood whilst on my holiday and chose the scallop starter which was absolutely delicious!! Warm friendly atmosphere and good service. Would love to try their new burger bar opening tomorrow but won't have time :(

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