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River Garden Restaurant

134 Bridge Street, Belper, England
01773 822468
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Ranked #44 of 57 restaurants in Belper
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Belper, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Firstly I will start by saying that we have ordered from the River Gardens for many years with mixed reviews, however our most recent takeaway was awful & enough to put us off ever ordering from here again. We placed our order which we were told would be 45 mins delivery....fair enough for a Friday night, when it hadn't appeared... More

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have been dining here on and off for the last 20 years, yet it never disappoints. The food is excellent. With lots to choose from. There are two menus, the set price and the main menu. There is more choice on the main menu, but it is more expensive. Having said that there is also a good selection on... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There is a touch of a damp smell on entering the restaurant, but that is soon forgotten. The staff couldn't be friendlier with smiles and good humour; the food (buffet) was excellent with a sufficient choice of starters and main course dishes. The helping were generous and if the four of us had had large appetites we could have gone... More

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Derby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Best just to steer well clear of this place. Outrageously overpriced and the food is really greasy as other reviewers have noted. Paid £14 each for the 'eat as much as you can' but couldn't get past the very poor starters. Felt totally ripped off. Just eat somewhere else, not here.

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was returning to Belper after moving away 2 years ago, my friends and I regularly visited the River garden restaurant and was a bit concerned when reading the reviews but thought what the hell and I am glad I did. The food was FANTASTIC, came out hot and tasty as it had always. The only reason I have given... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just been to this lovely all you can eat buffet, it was very very nice... Food was fab, staff were very friendly, nice atmosphere good price, looking forward to going again with family

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Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We decided to give this a go despite the poor ratings. Probably we could have chosen better. On the positives, we could eat all the food (we went all you can eat, probably just as well), the ribs were really scrummy, and the staff were lovely, very nice people and they really were trying. Unfortunately they weren't well trained (after... More

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Derby, UK
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171 reviews 171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have been eating here for many years and would always have recommended it to anyone for the quality of the food and the service. Sadly, we won't be going back after our latest visit. The food was average at best but the worst thing was the service which was terrible, with inattentive, inefficient and frankly clueless staff. May sound... More

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Derbyshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have been going to the river garden for several years, as the food and service WAS outstanding. Been tonight and was totally disappointed, service and food terrible, had to sit with my hand up to order and was still ignored. Food only warm and left a horrible taste in my mouth. Never used to mind paying the higher price... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

New management food Luke warm presentation lacking service very slow used to be such a great place to eat

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