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The Riverside Bistro

Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
(065) 7075604
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Ranked #9 of 23 restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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93% Recommend
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice food, and considering it was 9PM and the pubs were packed, we appreciated being seated quickly. Not a "must," but a good value.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were staying in the B&B that these ppl own and having already reviewed here before we arrived we decided to eat here and could not fault it. The menu is varied and would suit everyone including vegetarian. We shared a starter of mushrooms and I must say they were really good I would go as far as saying that... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I had a delicious meal here during our short stay in doolin. The fish special was amazing and my husband is still talking about the duck he had in the riverside bistro! The staff were very welcoming and attentive. The bistro has a very relaxing atmosphere and the prices are very reasonable with generous portions! This bistro... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice on our one week stay in Ireland. The fish trio of salmon, cod wrapped in smoked salmon was a hit. Also had a steak and it ranked right up there with the steaks from Midwest Kansas!!! The staff was very friendly. Nice small setting. If we had more time we would have gone three times.... More

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As an American I probably eat about 350 burgers a year. The burger I had here was unlike any I've had in the states; fresh beef, cooked perfectly, with a nice blend of sauces and toppings. Also had mussels as well which were fantastic. Most importantly however I'd like to share the story of my drink order. I asked for... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After our lovely day of touring Inisheer and experiencing the awe inspiring Cliffs of Moher from sea level, we were hungry and tired. We passed crowds at other restaurants and made a serindipidous turn into the Riverside Bistro. The lovely location along the side of a pretty creek was inviting. I ordered their crab claw appetizer and fish & chips... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Riverside Bistro is one of the best restaurants l have ever eaten in. From the moment my husband and l entered we were given such a warm friendly welcome by the owner Olive, The food was divine, absolutely delicious and very generous portions. The waitress on duty was lovely and very friendly. l would highly recommend the Riverside Bistro,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were here in 2011 and ate here twice... so we decided to try again and it was a fantastic meal by all in our party -- including our 4-year-old daughter. While our daughter is pretty open to anything they offered chicken nuggets and fries (chips) to which she said YES... and they were fresh chicken nuggets and not frozen... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We spent 3 nights in Doolin. It is well known for its music and it is a well earned reputation. If you are looking to get away from traditional pub food then you will not be disappointed with this bistro. There is a set menu and some evenings have specials. We enjoyed it so much we went back another night.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This wonderful place redeemed our evening. We got into Doolin around 9:00 and had a terrible time finding at table at any pub. We walked into three different pubs where no one greeted us and there were no empty tables. Finally, we found this lovely place and walked in. We were immediately greeted with a friendly hello. We had our... More

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