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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 286
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 21
    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 seafood restaurant with great view

There's no escaping this is a seaside restaurant. You are surrounded by water, reaching the restaurant by a small footbridge. The menu is largely local fish but there are one or two choices for those who don't like fish. The standard is high so it isn't cheap. Service is excellent, and the menu has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ANGELAHOL
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no escaping this is a seaside restaurant. You are surrounded by water, reaching the restaurant by a small footbridge. The menu is largely local fish but there are one or two choices for those who don't like fish. The standard is high so it isn't cheap. Service is excellent, and the menu has classic dishes for those who like... More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming here for 20 years, never had a bad meal, variations on posh fish and chips always good. My daughter is a pure vegetarian though and the veggie options are often not good (risotto, pasta etc uninspired and expensive)

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Thank Stephen W
Hook, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Was it because we were obviously walkers on holiday or quite what I am not sure, but I just felt that we were not as important to the staff as the more obviously known locals In the main the meal in itself was very good although one of our group was disappointed by her choice Fish is king in this... More 

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Thank Kate_boots
Bridport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This restaurant specialises in fish dishes and does it extremely well. One of the best around. If you love fish and want to be adventurous with the way you have it try this place (no pun intended). Fantastic food and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed.

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London
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Ts his restaurant is a bit of Dorset institution. It predominantly serves sea food which it does outstandingly well. The set menu offer all shell fish and sea food staples and the specials menu has the imaginative modern european dishes, The restaurant occupies a lovely site on the West Bay sea front and is a charming 'rustic' building. Staff are... More 

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Thank David P
Axminster
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Riverside Retaurant in West Bay, Dorset, is an excellent restaurant with a wide choice of dishes. The food is invariably beautifully cooked and is particularly strong for lovers of fish and seafood, although the choice is wider than that. The scallops, for example, are delicious. There is an wide choice of wines. Service is friendly without being obsequious. The... More 

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Thank iainp196
Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A lovely position in West Bay overlooking an inlet. Good layout with space between tables. Fabulous fish menu, beautifully prepared and served. The service is attentive without being invasive. Although the restaurant is not cheap, it does provide good value for money. I love it, and wish I could go more often!

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Thank Lynda S
Partry
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Not your typical restaurant but a step above the rest. Food, service and location all exceptional but may be a bit pricey for lunchtime.

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Thank lakeshore123
Westerham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were lucky to get a table a very short notice on a Saturday night. The staff were very welcoming and of course the place was packed. The fish is very fresh and of course perfectly cooked. It could be argued that all the extra very fancy trimmings of fine dining aren't really necessary when you have gorgeous fish like... More 

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Sheepieju
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Once more, we enjoyed a convivial lunch at the Riverside. Again, an inspired menu with choices to suit all palates. Did I detect slightly slower service tho' - it was certainly a busier restaurant than at the last visit so that was probably the reason. Nevertheless, worth waiting for and, at least, we weren't pressurised to complete in record time.... More 

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

It is always good to hear from a regular customer. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and time with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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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