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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 2
    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 food, friendly welcome. Waterside views atmospheric.

This was my third occasion dining here in the last ten years. The food is still excellent as is the location. The service was also excellent and very welcoming and friendly. The immediate impression on arrival is that there is a rather odd first room with tables laid up, but empty (on this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Venetianvisitor
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UK
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my third occasion dining here in the last ten years. The food is still excellent as is the location. The service was also excellent and very welcoming and friendly. The immediate impression on arrival is that there is a rather odd first room with tables laid up, but empty (on this occasion) and a reception desk and bar.... More 

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Childswickham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We recently visited this restaurant with friends who have been many times before. This was our first visit. If we lived closer we would also be visiting frequently. It's a lovely setting, with great staff and wonderful food. There are great and interesting choices and the food is extremely tasty and well presented. I can see why our friends frequently... More 

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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Riverside for the past 14 years, but our lunch on Sunday was one of the best meals we have had there. We all had the fillet of sole with girolle mushrooms, scallop scampi and lobster bisque for our main course and it was really delicious - our puddings were also very good. We all... More 

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Zurich
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been meaning to visit this restaurant for a long time, and I could kick myself that it took so long. This restaurant does a very good job. The staff are friendly and helpful. Even though the restaurant was packed we received great service and the food arrived without a long wait. The food was really well prepared. I had... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited with my partner and 2 young kids after deciding to explore the filming ground of West bay. Found the riverside and so glad we did. It doesn't look anything special from the outside and the inside no more exciting. Once you meet the staff your experience starts. Very welcoming and friendly and the food was out of this world.... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent restaurant. Fish cooked and served as you would expect being by the sea. Very fresh ingredients, pleasantly served. I would recommend this restaurant if you want to celebrate a special day, as we did, our wedding anniversary. It is inclined to be expensive but worth every penny.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Look, it was a nice location and the food was fine, but when you pay over £80 for a 2 course meal for 2 (no wine) you expect to be very satisfied. The service was lovely and the fish well prepared but there was no wow factor and I probably wouldn't go back.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had lunch at the Riverside for the first time last weekend. The food was of very good quality, the staff attentive and the restaurant had a very good position. However, we did feel that the cost was very excessive. We had four main courses, 3 desserts, 3 glasses of wine and 2 beers. for the four of us the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food, we all had fish, was exceptional, the menu was extensive and the staff where very accommodating, the 5 of us shall be back next Sunday.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We celebrated our son's birthday with a Saturday night evening meal at the Riverside, our first visit for a couple of years. We really enjoyed the food - lovely turbot, beautifully cooked rack of lamb, gorgeously presented. What slightly took the edge off the experience was the lacklustre service - slow, wine arriving that we didn't ask for, a little... 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 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?