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The Riverside Restaurant

The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
01840 250216
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Boscastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Riverside Restaurant offers a choice of services when it comes to its restaurant. For a formal affair with the evening restaurant set-up elegantly for a superb dining experience, here you can choose from an à la carte menu with exceptional food complemented by an extensive list of fine wines. Alternatively, the daytime tearoom is perfect for informal lunches, meals and afternoon teas. Leading from the dining room is access to our exclusive tea garden next to the running waters of the River Valency.We have recently been awarded the CHEFS (Cornwall Healthy Eating and Food Safety) Silver Award. We are proud to hold the above award which means that The Riverside will be able to display the distinctive blue logo, which tells customers that it has adopted and maintains a high degree of food safety and standards, provides and promotes a selection of local foods as well as using healthier cooking methods.
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  • Dutch first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is situated in a stunning location, central to Boscastle. The staff are friendly. The restaurant is clean tidy and generally well presented. Coffee good. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the food at lunch. Appreciating that it is the week before Christmas, end of a long Summer - but that is no excuse. We opted for Cod and Chips... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

First time I have eaten at the riverside restaurant, and it was Christmas carvery night. Can't fault it in any way, abosultely delicious.

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Crewkerne, Somerset
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Ate here while staying at the hotel and found the food to be quite good. We chose seafood and it was cooked well with nice sauces. A little pricey for what you got and the service was a little slow.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We visited the riverside as a family of 5 with highchair. The service was excellent and the carvery was very tasty. The homemade deserts were lovely- but perhaps the cream, ice cream or custard should be included in the price instead of being extra. Just a suggestion.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visited The Riverside on a rainy November afternoon in Boscastle, and it was a lovely surprise. We had lunch off the specials menu, vegetable curry and crayfish salad, and both were very good. The curry was hearty and warming and the salad was fresh and colourful. Service was excellent, the waitress was very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Being on my own I was shown to a table facing a wall which was a little off-putting. Saying that I hadn't booked and the rest of teh restaurant looked very nice. The staff were very efficient and friendly. I had Scallops with bacon to start which were lovely. The steak I had for my main was a little tough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After a nice day walking and exploring, we stopped here for lunch. The food was cooked to order and was rather delicious. Portions good and it had the bonus of free wifi! Staff very helpful.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Amazing recovery after the terrible disaster that fell on this small town in 2004. 10 years on and this town is as beautiful as ever. So, cream tea.... With friends so decided to eat here. The Cream Tea was very good with nice warm and soft Scones, with decent Jam and of course Clotted Cream. Nice Earl GreyTea so was... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped here to get out of the rain and found a nice table overlooking the garden (nice when the sun came out). We ordered cream tea, and it was good, but not delicious. The waiter was not very attentive.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We ate here on our second day during a 1 week break in Boscastle. It was Sunday afternoon and the roast carvery was an obvious and very good choice. The staff however seemed to be struggling to cope with the number of diners and we had long waits between the various stages of our meal. Having experienced food of comparable... More 

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Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
Phone Number: 01840 250216
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Boscastle
Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
Cuisine: English

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