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Riverside Restaurant

West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 (0)1308 422011
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Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Have eaten at Riverside many times, even had our wedding reception here and it never fails to disappoint. My first lobster night though and it was 100%. Restaurant was full and service superb as always. It is always a special place.

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed our Lobster Night. We hold a couple each year and will be hosting the next one probably in March next year. Details will be posted on our website nearer the time. Best wishes from the Riverside Team More

East Sussex
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visit this venue about once a year and we have always been very pleased but our most recent experience on Saturday evening 11th October was really exceptional. The places really buzzes but at no time did we feel hurried or left unattended. We started with a pre-starter of shared half dozen fabulous oysters followed by squid tempura and really... More

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

The team were all very pleased to read your excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Dorset. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spent a day in West Bay and had a light lunch at the Riverside Restaurant. There was a warm and efficient welcome on arrival and we were quickly shown to a table in the dining room. The location is very good with a view over the river with the harbour in the background. The restaurant is very well decorated... More

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for spending the time to review your lunch with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed it and hope you will come and see us again when in the area. More

Bristol England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night last weekend. Whilst the fish was delicious, there were a couple of things I felt let the evening down. The service is friendly, indeed, with plenty of staff, so why bring the wine after the starters have been served. I also had the distinct feeling my new potatoes had been microwaved. This is... More

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for the late of arrival of your wine, not something that would normally happen. We are not a restaurant that uses a microwave; everything we serve is cooked fresh. Although we do obviously cater for the holiday trade being in a seaside resort, our loyal local customers are the mainstay of our business! More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were lucky to get a table for two on the Saturday evening (not previously booked) as this place is so popular. Deservedly so. The fish dishes were superb, the choices of wine to go with the fish perfectly matched and the service top notch and friendly whilst being professional. Not a cheap meal out but worth every penny.

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and for spending the time to review your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Dorset More

Bridport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you love fish then you will love the Riverside. Great staff, warm welcome. In a beautiful location at West bay. The catch if the day fillets are great and a huge portion size. Desserts are lush if you have enough room left. Always a very warm welcome.

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind comments.. we look forward to welcoming you again soon More

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Eaten here a number of times over the years and has always been one of the places which sets a standard you can judge others by. However, these other places have moved on and developed apace and in certain areas the Riverside hasn't. A midweek visit in August to a fairly quiet restaurant included very poor brown bread and butter... More

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

The team were very disappointed to read your review and felt we should respond to some of the points that you raised. The bread is complimentary and comes fresh from a small local Charmouth bakery; The chips are hand-cut by the kitchen team every day using the best locally supplied potatoes; Although chunkier chips are served in some places our... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was our second visit & we will definitely be going again when we return to West Bay. The food was delicious, the wine also, with the service been very attentive.

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redchilly123, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

The team and myself would like to thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Yet again, not disappointed by reception, attention and the ability to serve fine foods, different starters and mains on time and to a table of eleven. There is never a sense of being rushed. The range of fish and cuisine is ever impressive. A further visit in September replicated all witnessed over the years.

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redchilly123, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Fakenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I last visited the Riverside seven or eight years ago, when a weekday dinner and a Sunday lunch were both simply first-rate. Before returning there, I had a look at Trip Advisor and was shocked at a small number of very negative reviews. Nevertheless, we dropped in for lunch during a brief stay in Dorset recently and... More

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redchilly123, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

So pleased to read your review.. thank you very much for your kind comments and observations. More

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Additional Information about Riverside Restaurant

Address: West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1308 422011
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
Average Prices: USD 1 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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