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The Riverside Restaurant

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The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
01840 250216
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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 298
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    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Truly scrumptious and relaxing.........

I have been to this restaurant many times over the past 5 years with my family whilst on holiday, we never fail to visit and eat at this truly lovely restaurant at the glorious edge of Boscastle come rain or shine your experience is worth the effort and memorable. Always politely welcomed into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Maysie H
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Essex, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant many times over the past 5 years with my family whilst on holiday, we never fail to visit and eat at this truly lovely restaurant at the glorious edge of Boscastle come rain or shine your experience is worth the effort and memorable. Always politely welcomed into the beautiful atmosphere with equally beautiful views,... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Wife and I ate here, wife had lasagne and salad she said it was OK nothing special,I tried some of it tasted like a shop bought one,I had beef and ale pie, pastry nice but the meat was bland and the gravy was very watery although there was plenty of meat I wasn't blown away by it and not to... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant at my insistence as we usually go to the cobweb ( which is consistently great), just to try somewhere different. We went for lunch yesterday as a group of 6 friends . We sat on 2 tables as there are no tables for six. We ordered a veggi burger, ranch burger, mussels , lasagne, a breakfast... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food was delicious, extremely talented chefs in the kitchen - thoroughly recommend the cock n bull! Everything was extremely tasty - hoping to go back for carvery when visiting next! Local produce and seasonal menus - could you get any better? .Staff are really friendly and attentive. Huge beer garden around the back looking onto the little stream. Can't wait... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We looked at the menus of three eateries in Boscastle and decided that The Riverside Hotel offered the most interesting selection at prices we would expect to pay at home in North Hertfordshire. Also being vegetarian, it also had more original options than the usual quiche or lasagne often on a menu. We were not disappointed. We shared a starter... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went for a meal at the Riverside with friends on our last night at Boscastle. Food was excellent as was the staff.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Riverside Inn is located in a beautiful spot and the rear dining room has views of the river. Service was prompt and the staff were very friendly, however the food was average and presentation poor. I had an enormous mound of mashed potato on my plate which was rather off putting. We also found the food rather bland. As... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant located next to the river in the beautiful Valency valley. My partner and I booked our table easily in the evening, however we are told during the summer months that it can be difficult to get a booking. The restaurant is cosy but I guess it could do with a little interior updating. We were... More 

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Windsor
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here twice for dinner while on holiday in Boscastle with my son and his family .With 5 of us we sampled a good range of dishes all food was excellent, beautifully presented and there was a good choice. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the atmosphere most agreeable. Would certainly recommend and would definitely return if in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had enjoyed a wonderful lunch here last September and were keen to return but we're bitterly disappointed. All four of us who had enjoyed last year's lunch felt the quality of the food had deteriorated significantly, one can only describe it as cafe food at best. Not sure if it's a different chef but we wouldn't rush back. One... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Boscastle
  • Phone Number: 01840 250216

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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