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The Riverside Bistro

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Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
(065) 7075604
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner for a great price!

After having a horrible meal at another place in town, we drove by this bistro and saw a sign that said "good food." We were hesitant, but we decided to stop. heck, we were starving. To our complete surprise the service, the food, and even the dessert was great! I highly recommend this place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Fresno, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After having a horrible meal at another place in town, we drove by this bistro and saw a sign that said "good food." We were hesitant, but we decided to stop. heck, we were starving. To our complete surprise the service, the food, and even the dessert was great! I highly recommend this place to anyone. To top it all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here earlier in the season and returned recently with American guests who we took to visit the Cliffs and hear some music in Doolin. Again, another great meal with everything served with a friendly smile! Thank you once again and keep up the good work!

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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were super hungry after a day of sightseeing. Unfortunately, they were sold out of three popular dishes. However, what we had was wonderful, especially the Greek Salad and the lamb entree.

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Belluno, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been there this evening by chance, what an amazing suprise arriving in these anonymous but faboulous place. We tasted divine oysters and fish. Very kindly waiters and fair price. We warmly reccomend this Bistró.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Small low key wonderful wait staff, really helpful with a toddler. Food was absolutely the best , salmon and chicken dishes perfect. Don't miss this one.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great alternative for health conscious diners seeking an alternative to the local 'pub' scene. We went twice and enjoyed the attentive personal attention of the new owners. All the meals are made using locally sourced vegetables and seafood.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

For a Quiet evening meal this is your ideal place to go. Nice decor. Comfortable seating. Waitress had very little English and was hard to understand at times. Beautiful food.

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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This building was previously occupied by the wonderful Bruach Na Haille restaurant. Super tasty Irish cooking at its best in a wonderful cottage setting. So how can it be that it is now serving the worst food I have experienced in years? I don't really do these reviews much but feel so strongly about this place that I dug up... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great service , beautifully cooked food, and desserts to die for! We had 3 mains, 3 desserts, 3 soft drinks & 2 coffees only cost €75, great value, well worth a visit. Vegetarian options sounded delicious too ! Would absolutely eat here again 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did not expect anything special but decided to give this restaurant a try. There was a sign outside saying good food all day. We were a bit early, 6pm. I ordered the salmon and my wife the duck. When the dishes were brought to our table, we immediately had high expectations as the presentation was perfect. If it tasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: (065) 7075604

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

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