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Riverside Restaurant

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West Bay, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch.

We made an unplanned trip to West Bay today, and not knowing where to eat, my husband asked someone where was good. She pointed to The Riverside and told him that lots of famous people go there. Good enough for us then?! We crossed the little bridge and went in just on midday and were invited to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Nicky S
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Watford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My husband and I travelled to West Bay during the Easter holiday. Rather than eating at one of the many street food outlets we decided to go to the Riverside Restaurant. I hadn't actually heard of the restaurant before and was unaware that it had a great reputation. My first shock was looking at the menu. The prices were comparable... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We made an unplanned trip to West Bay today, and not knowing where to eat, my husband asked someone where was good. She pointed to The Riverside and told him that lots of famous people go there. Good enough for us then?! We crossed the little bridge and went in just on midday and were invited to take a table... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We stayed at West Bay for a weeks Easter family holiday and after previously viewing Riverside Restaurant on Trip Advisor we decided to treat ourselves for a belated wedding anniversary treat. The experience reminded us of the meals we had when abroad as our children (7 and 11yrs) were made to feel very welcome and their food was not the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My first trip to this restaurant with relatives who go fairly regularly. Great location although the view could be a bit better (too much concrete!) but the service was good and the food delicious. Lots of choice from Scallops, Crab and Mussels to start and a great choice of fish for the mains - I had Mackerel which was delicious... More 

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

The team would like to thank you very much for your excellent review of both our food and service. Much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. More 

london
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Incredibly fresh and delicious. Both starters and mains were fair sized and sauces were beautifully matched to the fish.

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review of the seafood dishes that we serve. We pride ourselves in providing the best and freshest fish and shellfish from local waters.... and our chefs believe in keeping the accompaniments and garnishes with the local seafood as clean and simple as possible to accentuate the texture and flavour. More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We really can't fault this restaurant in any way. Fantastic service, fantastic food and a fantastic overall experience. We would defiantly make a return visit and recommend to friends and family.

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have to admit that we did check the reviews before booking here......and it has not disappointed. Despite the fact that my partner is vegetarian we have both had fantastic food and the service has been faultless. My hot seafood with garlic and wine was incredible! Highly recommended. Worth the money.

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the restaurant. It was good to hear that your partner enjoyed his vegetarian dish too. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are in the area., More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Staying in the area for a mini break. Great good, scallops amazing, fish delicious and desserts excellent. It's a must visit and beautifully located on the water, with a lovely decor. Please do try!!

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again soon More 

Surrey
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This really is a great restaurant. The menu offers lots to choose from and during my visits I've tried a few, all great. The staff are friendly and efficient. It does get busy so it pays to make a booking. I have always been impressed.

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation.. much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This was my third occasion dining here in the last ten years. The food is still excellent as is the location. The service was also excellent and very welcoming and friendly. The immediate impression on arrival is that there is a rather odd first room with tables laid up, but empty (on this occasion) and a reception desk and bar.... More 

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Just to answer your query about the layout of the restaurant. The restaurant is on two levels. Both areas have views of the harbour and are usually booked particularly at weekends and the height of the season. We also use the top area for private parties, it allows us to sit large groups... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Bay, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 422011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?