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River Garden Restaurant

134 Bridge Street, Belper, England
01773 822468
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Ranked #44 of 56 restaurants in Belper
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We hadn't been to this restaurant for some time and so before going, we read the recent reviews, which were all awful. When I rang to find out prices for an "all you can eat" meal, the young woman on the phone was so pleasant that we decided to go anyway. The meal was superb. It was all freshly cooked... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Me and my partner wanted chinese food last night and we decided to go to The River Gardens in Belper as i have been before and enjoyed their food. We had the all you can eat menu as the ala carte was ridicilously over priced, we had Tom Yum, Seaweed, Mussells and Ribs to start and i didnt enjoy one,... More

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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited on a whim and found out there was an all you can eat menu. Didn't expect much but had a really good and varied range of starters, followed by 2 good mains. Really enjoyed the evening but we were slightly overcharged on the drinks - charged for a full rather than half bottle of wine. Overall good though and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Disgusting food & the prices are insane. 2 adults 2 kids take out over £65. Food was Luke warm and tasted awful Honestly just go elsewhere

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Nottingham England
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have been here a few times and found the food to be good but since the introduction of an 'all you can eat' menu the standard has dropped. The service when we ate in this weekend was also quite poor being rather abrupt to the point of rudeness.

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