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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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Today
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 227
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 19
    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!

Had a fantastic lunch in this lovely fish and seafood restaurant in West Bay. My main course of hallibut with chestnuts, gambas and samphire was one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Atmosphere and service was great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Lovelyweatherinnit
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic lunch in this lovely fish and seafood restaurant in West Bay. My main course of hallibut with chestnuts, gambas and samphire was one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Atmosphere and service was great too!

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Kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Dined here as this was rated the best in the West Bay area, but very disappointed, Starters were great, but main course Turbot was miniscule and had no flavour, lobster was overcooked and salad with it was boring. Prices were London/South East level. Had much better meals at other local restaurants.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Returned here a couple of years after my previous visit, and pleased to say that the standard is still high. A good choice of fish and shellfish, and some more imaginative specials to go with the fairly simply prepared standard options. The dessert options are good with the option to have a selection of 4 highly recommended. i found the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great meal early on Saturday evening. Table by the window to admire the view and a warm welcome from everyone. First time I've been back for almost 2 years as I am not local but I am pleased to say it was as good as I remembered. I went with family, one member of whom had only been once before... More 

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Devon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I first dined at the Riverside when invited to a literary lunch, some years before it was used as a film location for 'Broadchurch' the popular TV series. The company, food and wine were all first-class, so much so that my husband and I made a return visit to the Riverside Restaurant, Bridport, and once more, enjoyed an excellent lunch.... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Don't be fooled by the outside look of this restaurant; it's lovely inside and the food, with many fish dishes, is superb. Cheap it ain't; but the local seafood served here is sensational-try the Lyme Bay scallops. Sitting in the centre of West Bay (Broadchurch!), by the river, the view to the harbour and Jurassic Coast beyond is exceptional. The... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Second visit and again, excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented; staff friendly and helpful and a great mix of customers all added up to a really enjoyable occasion. The Riverside is not cheap by any standards, but you get what you pay for and this is top class value-for-money. If you particularly like seafood, this place is not to be... More 

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was first class, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great! If you like quality fish dishes you will love the Riverside

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Harrogate, UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

All I can say is to echo the superlatives in other reviews. The fish we had was superb, well presented and cooked to perfection. The desserts were equally yummy. Staff were freindly, welcoming and efficient and the location beside the inner harbour was ideal for a fishy dinner. Not a cheap meal but excellent value for money considering the taste... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Once again on a weekend break we were lucky enough to get a table at the Riverside restaurant in West Bay and once again we were not disappointed. We were offered a wine list to start with and on asking the wine waiter for some advise, we were offered a bottle of Rioja at a very sensible price which was... 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 - 41
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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