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The Riverbank Bar Bistro

49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England (Formerly The Swan Inn)
01237 473399
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Ranked #32 of 103 Restaurants in Bideford
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: We are an exciting new bistro in Bideford...great food by the river....
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Booking lost on record.birthday balloons placed on incorrect table,and left there.told to order drinks but left with no1 to serve us.NO napkins for meal,NO knife or plates for birthday cake.just left in corner 2 deal with selves.overall generally poor evening

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Bideford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had 3 course meal Sat 10th Jan 2015 at Riverbank, Bideford. Excellent food, great value, portion size great & good service from Lee & his staff. Will be back for more!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Staying with friends in Bideford we were looking for a good quality/value place to eat in the local area. Having reviewed other reviews in the area we settled on The Riverbank and went there in eager anticipation. We were not disappointed. A very pleasant welcome with staff who were very attentive. The service was very good without being intrusive with... More 

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denbigh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Decided to eat out this last Christmas, so where better than the riverbank. This is by far my favourite restaurant having eaten there a few times in the past. Never been for Christmas dinner before but decided we love the carvery there and so booked. We was not disappointed absolutley superb each course was lovely, the best Christmas dinner ever... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

For the second year we had our Christmas day lunch at this lovely restaurant. The place it really good with a great atmosphere. The staff and food second to none. Well done to one and all...needless to say we have booked again for next year.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We booked a table and were glad we did when we turned up to a busy restaurant. We were quickly shown to our tables and served drinks, but thats where the service seemed to stop. We were not asked for our food order for 25 minutes as we helplessly tried to get the attention of the waitress who was rushed... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Second time there this week, Tuesday with friends for my birthday and tonight with my workmates, this must be the best place in Bideford to eat bar none, the food is excellent and the staff are fantastic, Hayley and the others are so happy to help, it is how a Resturant should be run, well done all

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great menu and extremely welcoming restaurant. Well worth a visit. Complimentary soup to start with which is always fresh. Third visit and enjoy each visit.

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bideford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we ordered drinks but they had run out of ginger ale or dry ginger, we had a good meal, but sorry no cheese board we have run out of biscuits. There was a pervasive smell of disinfectant half way through our meal, they are cleaning up the kitchen we were told. At 9 pm we were told they were closing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had a delicious meal at this restaurant. The location is great and the food is wonderful! The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful.

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Additional Information about The Riverbank Bar Bistro

Address: 49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England (Formerly The Swan Inn)
Phone Number: 01237 473399
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bideford
Average Prices: USD 13 - 25
Cuisine: English

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