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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 261
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Fab lunch

Haven't been for a while but re visited today for lunch. It's a great place and the fish is amazing. Great service from all of the staff - really welcoming. Scallops were amazing - my lemon sole fillets perfect and the rest of the group loved theirs too. John Dory special and a dressed crab... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Busheyhill
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Yeovil, Somerset
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we have eaten here before and found it good but a few days ago three of us booked a table and pre-ordered two lobster thermidors. When they were served they contained a large proportion of chopped mushrooms in a thin white sauce. To avoid upsetting the party atmosphere we managed to eat them but expressed our disappointment over the recipe... More 

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redchilly123, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We have responded to this reviewer directly. However, there are a few inaccuracies that we would like to make known. The Riverside only uses Lobsters from local waters and these arrive on a daily basis and the sizes vary. They cannot be caught to order. We are therefore not able to give an exact price for lobster when pre-ordering. On... More 

London
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Haven't been for a while but re visited today for lunch. It's a great place and the fish is amazing. Great service from all of the staff - really welcoming. Scallops were amazing - my lemon sole fillets perfect and the rest of the group loved theirs too. John Dory special and a dressed crab salad. A great oasis in... More 

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

Many thanks for your fabulous review and recommendations.. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Really quite exceptional. Atmosphere, waterside location, and service all as as good as the food. Don't miss the desserts either. A bit pricey, but not overly so given the quality.

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

The team really enjoyed reading your review.. thank you very much More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A last minute decision to visit Bridport took us to Riverside restaurant and a lovely table in the window overlooking the river. We opted for set two course lunch at £23 approx. as there was so much to choose from and that was easiest. Excellent seafood chowder followed by Hake. Portion sizes were good and perfectly cooked, fresh, fish. A... More 

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for spending time to review your lunch with us. Our one, two and three course set lunch menu is available Tuesday through to Friday. More 

Widdington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Arthur and his team.. You were amazing with us. Sixteen of us arrived sporadically, the majority quite late due to the train they were on arriving later than planned and you were nothing short of fantastic hosts. You served us with all your 52 years experience that has seemingly been embraced and shared with your team. I think the reception... More 

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redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

It was pleasure to have you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and hope that the rest of the weekend went well. Please send our congratulations to the happy couple More 

Leciestershire, England
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fantastic fish restaurant. Lots of choice, great atmosphere and location. The food was second to none. Service excellent with attentive staff. Just what you would expect from a fish restaurant in an area renowned for its seafood.

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

The Riverside team enjoyed reading your review... thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. More 

Callington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great with with small children. Good selection Grandchren made to feel welcome. staff very friendly. xxx

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased your children enjoyed their time with us. We are very pleased to accommodate children and have a special menu for them More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food here is delicious - especially the fish 'specials' but what makes the experience so enjoyable are the friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and recommendation. We pride ourselves in providing first class service and it is always good to read that the quality and friendliness of our staff is appreciated More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After a family recommendation from a previous holiday, we decided to visit Riverside and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were all polite, friendly and the service was fast despite them being busy - we were very impressed! The view of the river as you eat is another bonus to the restaurant! Would... More 

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redchilly94, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review and recommendation. Much appreciated by all of the team.. More 

Weymouth,Dorset
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The daily special main course (Fish Pie) was served in a very small bowl. Mashed potatoes over small diced pieces of fish with a very mild poor tasting sauce. The starter was three Gambas in shells with little sauce. £22 I was still hungry after the meal.

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?