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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
Hidden Gem

This is a quaint, relaxed little restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and excellent standard of food. If you're in Doolin, you have to visit - has never let me down!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Tipperary
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Tipperary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a quaint, relaxed little restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and excellent standard of food. If you're in Doolin, you have to visit - has never let me down!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Like the sign on the outside, they serve good food in here! Better, they serve really good food to you!! The place is lovely, calm and peacefull. The service is very nice and kind! A must go! Love the salmon!!!!

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Fishers, IN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very intimate dining room with fireplace going both times I ate there. Very good service. Salmon was absolutely delicious !!! Would definitely return.

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Budapest, Hungary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant serves really great and nourishing food, if you're hungry after your hike to the Cliffs, it's a great choice. Not that expensive, but one must take into account the fact that it is a tourist centre and not the cheapest part of Ireland. Our waitresses were kind and friendly, and the service was fast enough, and the lamb-burger... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The staff were friendly and welcoming - they looked after us really well. The Bistro was interesting = set in what would have been a private house originally and there were tables in several different rooms which meant that it wasn't loud and noisy like in a large restaurant.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were wonderfully surprised at the quality of the food in this restaurant perched between two of the classic music pubs in the town of Doolin. The service was quick, and the kitchen turned out tasty versions of broiled fish, chicken nuggets and fries, and seafood chowder. The restaurant was crowded with locals and tourists, so obviously a place that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A recent dinner here was an unexpected delight. Our servers were not just well-informed about the menu but were witty, charming and attentive to myself and my friend. Both my friend and I had the mussels to start which were excellent. She had a craft beer and I had a glass of Pinot Grio (both excellent). My main course of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The pub was full so we wandered into the riverside bistro on night 1 of our stay in Doolin and what a great move that was. All dishes presented were terrific but I could not help having the salmon both nights....it was absolutely delicious. The wine was great and the service was quick and with plenty of smiles.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed the laid-back, relaxing atmosphere as soon as we entered. Our service was pleasant and helpful. My wife enjoyed being able to sit down and order a glass of win in calm atmosphere. The food was mixed. The kebabs I had were on the dry side but my wife's meal was delicious and my daughter enjoyed the fish. Definitely... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Relaxing welcoming meal. Food was fantastic as was the atmosphere. The restaurant itself was very cosy & the seafood dishes were very fresh & delicious. Not the cheapest of dining experiences but well worth the money anyway.

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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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