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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 235
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 20
    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 food & excellent service

This restaurant in the heart of West Bay is fabulous. Being greeted by very friendly staff is always a good start. The food is excellent, the servings very generous and the setting is lovely. I enjoyed it so much last night that I have booked a table for tonight.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Graham S
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Bridport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Took my son here for a celebration. It was Okay. That's about it really. Nothing special, and rather overpriced I thought. Wasn't too keen on the decor either. It's not awful, just a little ordinary and uninspiring. I think I'd have liked it better if it hadn't been so expensive for what was on offer....

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant in the heart of West Bay is fabulous. Being greeted by very friendly staff is always a good start. The food is excellent, the servings very generous and the setting is lovely. I enjoyed it so much last night that I have booked a table for tonight.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really good food and service. Slightly dated decor and £16.50 was cheapest main course. Recommend for a special meal but it is would be too expensive otherwise given the location (seagulls) and decor.

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Yeovil
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is my favourite seafood restaurant. The quality of the food is outstanding. I would recommend the calamari, soft and tasty with deliciuos aioli. There are so many main courses to chose from but all beautifully cooked. The desserts don't dissapoint either, summer pudding was excellent. I had a small portion, which was plenty. Some may find the prices a... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place never fails to impress - whether you wish for a celebratory meal or a quiet romantic dinner for two, I cannot fault it. Billed as a fish restaurant, there are other choice items of excellent quality. The food is superb, so much choice to suit every taste.The staff are all lovely, so friendly and do everything possible to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant is a little pricey, but offers a nice atmosphere in a sit down restaurant. We didn't have a reservation and they did accommodate us. However, it was clear a reservation would have been preferred. They do offer a children's menu.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We weren't sure whether to go to this restaurant. We have be disappointed in the past by places hyped up by foodies, but we decided to give it a try after reading the set lunch menu, which was reasonably priced. In the end neither of us ate from this menu, after being tempted with the daily specials, and we weren't... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our first time at West Bay and we thought it was a must to try this restaurant, the four of us dined on a Saturday night which meant a busy and brim full eating house. Upon arrival we were treated with courtesy and smiling faces, escorted to our table an given plenty of time to look at the excellent menu... More 

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A good choice of local seafood especially the dover sole and whole 'undressed ' crab. Both dishes were generous to say the least. Allow 45 minutes to hammer and crack your way through the crab. The atmosphere is delightful and the view is islandlike with water out of every window. Booking is essential. I love this place, I hope you... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant and one I chose for my Wife's 50th in May. As usual a really lovely evening where food and service still achieve the heights you expect. Sometimes familiarity can breed complacency or even contempt for both Restaurateur and customer. You know the score - you have been going to the restaurant for years and and... More 

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Additional Information about Riverside Restaurant

Address: West Bay, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1308 422011
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
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
Average Prices: USD $9 to $42
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to $42
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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