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River Garden Restaurant

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134 Bridge Street, Belper, England
01773 822468
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 21
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner for two

Well it's been about 12 months since we last dined here and proved to be a very pleasant surprise.Been coming here for many years ,but it had tailed off towards the last owners occupancy. But now seems to be back to its best.Thorouhly enjoyed the set menu of choice. The food was hot ,fresh tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bermingham
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well it's been about 12 months since we last dined here and proved to be a very pleasant surprise.Been coming here for many years ,but it had tailed off towards the last owners occupancy. But now seems to be back to its best.Thorouhly enjoyed the set menu of choice. The food was hot ,fresh tasty and very well prepared.Well done.... More 

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Thank Bermingham
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to try the buffet. Great choice of foods and amazing flavour to everything. Nice homely atmosphere and the staff are good for a laugh.

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Thank Dave E
Belper, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All food, including that from the all you can eat menu, is cooked to order, without a huge wait. Note that any duck and king prawn dishes from the all you can eat menu will incur an extra cost. Out of the four staff that we dealt with, two seemed rather miserable and unwelcoming, one seemed alright, and the other... More 

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Thank Jim F
Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choice of 'All you can eat' menu or a-la-carte menu. On the all you can eat you order whatever you want and it's cooked fresh for you, if not enough order some more or if you really like it, order it again. Only let down was the Crab and Sweetcorn soup, made with crabsticks not crab.

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Thank Glyn I
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a buffet meal here at the weekend, we really enjoyed the starters, very tasty and fresh, the staff were friendly. Overall a good meal, at decent price

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Thank Pauline T
Belper, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the food ribs bit tough but very tasty staff ok the little Chinese man irritates me gets quite busy so need to book

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Thank tastywhoppers
blyth, northumberland
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming here for a few years now a couple of times a year (we live near Newcastle) and I can safely say we won't be coming again. We enjoyed the food but we paid for 'all you can eat'. The portion sizes aren't particularly large so we had maybe 3 rounds of starters which added up to 2... More 

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1 Thank nelmsteen
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here since 1988...living locally until 1993. Work brought us back to the area this month so we thought ' go back, why not?'. The menu has changed to an eat all you like format...which is fine for those who want volume, we didn't. The food is still good, but the ambience has altered somewhat. Service is quick which... More 

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1 Thank Geoff37
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Excellent service - even at the busiest time - Saturday night - the place was packed BUT the plates were heated, the food was absolutely delicious, red hot and succulent. The orange sauce was like Jaffa heaven. The prawn toast is the best I have ever had. Great menu with good vegetarian choices as well. The food, the wine and... More 

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2 Thank Carol T
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Really nice all you can eat, big portion sizes so don't order too much! On the menu it says 'appreciated if you don't waste food' so when we left food we felt slightly uneasy. Other then this the food was brill and service was good.

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2 Thank Lucy H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Bridge Street, Belper, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: 01773 822468

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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