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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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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
Bridport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We've been coming here for years and always love it. We get treated right royally and the food is perfect. The view is very good of the harbour and sometimes swans and often ducks in the water outside. I often wonder that if the staff have all been here so long, which they have, 30 years, 20 years is very... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

It was in season that we visited and it way very crowded. But it's being refurbished this winter which will hopefully improve the atmosphere. Despite this, if it's delicious, local, fresh fish you like, I can think of nowhere better. My Portland oysters were tastier and bigger than any I've had in France or elsewhere and the turbot tasted as... More 

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Dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I was treated to a special birthday party here with about 20 friends and it could not have been better. I have always loved the Riverside - I've lived in this area for 30 years and seen places come and go but this restaurant is still my favourite. My husband the restaurant manager devised a cracking seafood and fish menu... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The pan fried gambas were very good and a generous sized portion. My husband was very disappointed with the crab starter because he said it hardly had any crab in it and was greasy. The main was Lyme Bay dover sole which was average and served with a very mean single portion of either potatoes, veg or salad. I know... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Even on a cold, rainy Thursday lunchtime The Riverside did us proud with a delicious lunch. Lovely window table overlooked the river. Would recommend the seafood chowder full of scallops. My sea bass was cooked beautifully & I loved the butternut squash puree. My husband had belly pork & was delighted at the most generous portion of this dish he... More 

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Our party of four raved about the seafood. The deserts were excellent. The wine list was extensive. It is on the expensive side but well worth it for a special occasion. The staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient and it was a very busy Saturday night. My only criticism (and hence marking down just slightly) is that I found it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011 via mobile

One of the best fish restaurants I have ever eaten in, and I have tried many around the world. The sole was exceptional and the sweets are to die for. Pricey yes, but worth it.

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Uk
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Fantasic food, service and location, perfect for all occasions. Would definitely recommend to others and will be returning next time I visit Bridport.

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Hampshire, England
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We went to the Riverside after walking in the beautiful West Dorset countryside. We've been a few times before. West Bay is a bit scruffy but the Riverside is definitely worth seeking out. Saturday night was fully booked, if you want to go, do make a reservation. We had fantastic scallops and gambas to start followed by halibut and dover... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

My family have been going to the Riverside for many years. This is a wonderful fish restaurant which is consistently good. Service is good and friendly. The food is first class and you see all sorts of people there - celebrities, locals and Londoners staying in their weekend homes. Great atmosphere.

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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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