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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
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been going on and off to the riverside for over 20 years: it is an absolute gem. Having a background of living in the south of France and use to superlative seafood, I just can't fault the Riverside. Time after time the food and experience is peerless. You just have to go back.

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Bewdley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We must have been to this restaurant at least once a year for the last 10 years. The Riverside Restaurant has to serve the freshest fish I have ever eaten, short of catching it myself. There is a friendly low key atmosphere, the menu is standard fish restaurant, all nicely presented, but we rarely can be tempted away from their... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A Lovely restaurant looking out to West Bay harbour, When we arrived and shown to a window table by very attentive and pleasant staff, a basket of complementary bread was placed in front of us, (good sign) I ordered boullabaise ( a type of special fish stew with side dishes) which was absolutely marvellous and my wife had Gambas(large king... More

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Marin County, Northern California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went here on the advice of some friends who live nearby as we were on our way down to Devon. After a walk along the beach and up along the cliffs we were hungry and were not disappointed. A very creative menu with lots of local fresh seafood. Service was good too. We were initially seated at one table, but... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

lovely setting, lovely food felt very special yet relaxed and comfortable enjoyed the whole evening, the food is so fresh and a lovely choicw something for everyone will be back again and again

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have been going here for many years, and have never yet been disappointed. The dishes are always of a very high quality. Primarily this is a seafood restaurant, however there are alternatives available all of which have been very good. The wine list compliments the dishes very well, and the selection of coffee afterwards finishes off a great meal.... More

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