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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 #33 of 102 Restaurants in Bideford
Price range: $14 - $26
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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
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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Bideford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My extended family had dinner @ the Riverbank, the Cornish Yarg is superb, I ate hake which was nicely plated & very enjoyable plenty of nice vegetables, everyone had a good meal! staff attentive & friendly. Will go again soon.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had booked a table for Sunday lunch and when we arrived there was a mix-up with our table, but to be fair this was quickly resolved.I ordered a drink from the bar asking for no ice, but got ice !. However, these were minor problems, because the carvery was very tasty with an excellent choice. The chef was, like... More 

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Northam, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited here with two adults and two children (under 3). The staff were incredibly attentive and welcoming and were also very accommodating of the children. The meal itself was great. Quick service and beautifully cooked. Not only that, but nearly the whole menu was available as a celiac option too which is amazing. Great stuff guys, keep up the good... More 

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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The food was divine the service was excellent. The Restaurant was nicely decorated. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Loved it.

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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 14 - 26
Cuisine: English

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