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All 13 West Bay Restaurants

Riverside Restaurant

West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 (0)1308 422011
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $100
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Amazing food amazing atmosphere and staff our great, I will be returning, I've already been here about 10 times

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place is great - service food and atmosphere all excellent - the food is exceptional and nothing is too much trouble. The passion for what they do shines through - some of the staff have worked there for many years which is testament itself. Always friendly and helpful, busy and professional. the fish is very very fresh - serving... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After a very poor experience at Hix in Lyme Regis the previous evening, our lunch at the Riverside was amazing. The welcome, the food and the service could not have been better. Our fourth visit to this restaurant and we will certainly be returning many times. Hix have MUCH to learn from you.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My wife and I visited West Bay during a short weekday break on what turned out to be one of the rainiest days of the year. We came specifically to eat at this restaurant and enjoyed one of the best sea-food platters ever so the weather was of little concern. Previous reviewer was seated in a table next to us... More 

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redchilly123, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Very many thanks for your review and for including a photo of your seafood platter. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you again in 2015. We re-open for the new season on Thursday 12th February 2015. More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A venue of contrasts: Seafood as good as we have had anywhere in the UK, but let down by an obvious lack of attention (and money) spent on the building, interior and general ambiance. THE GOOD: (1) The location: - Tables mostly have good views over the river estuary. Even on a dour, rainy and windswept lunchtime this was a... More 

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redchilly123, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you found our food and service to be of 5 star quality. As explained at the time, over 95% of our wine sales are white or rose and the demand for red wine by the glass is minute. To open a fuller range of bottles for the odd glass here and there makes no sense... More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed in West Bay for a week and made booking before we arrived as knew it was so popular and only opened 2 nights a week in November. It was worth it. Unfortunately too dark to appreciate the view. Ordered scallops, crab, sea bass and John Dory between us, all cooked to perfection. The restaurant was full and busy but... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Have eaten at Riverside many times, even had our wedding reception here and it never fails to disappoint. My first lobster night though and it was 100%. Restaurant was full and service superb as always. It is always a special place.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed our Lobster Night. We hold a couple each year and will be hosting the next one probably in March next year. Details will be posted on our website nearer the time. Best wishes from the Riverside Team More 

East Sussex
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visit this venue about once a year and we have always been very pleased but our most recent experience on Saturday evening 11th October was really exceptional. The places really buzzes but at no time did we feel hurried or left unattended. We started with a pre-starter of shared half dozen fabulous oysters followed by squid tempura and really... More 

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

The team were all very pleased to read your excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Dorset. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spent a day in West Bay and had a light lunch at the Riverside Restaurant. There was a warm and efficient welcome on arrival and we were quickly shown to a table in the dining room. The location is very good with a view over the river with the harbour in the background. The restaurant is very well decorated... More 

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

Thank you very much for spending the time to review your lunch with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed it and hope you will come and see us again when in the area. More 

Bristol England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night last weekend. Whilst the fish was delicious, there were a couple of things I felt let the evening down. The service is friendly, indeed, with plenty of staff, so why bring the wine after the starters have been served. I also had the distinct feeling my new potatoes had been microwaved. This is... More 

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

Please accept our apologies for the late of arrival of your wine, not something that would normally happen. We are not a restaurant that uses a microwave; everything we serve is cooked fresh. Although we do obviously cater for the holiday trade being in a seaside resort, our loyal local customers are the mainstay of our business! More 

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Additional Information about Riverside Restaurant

Address: West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1308 422011
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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