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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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85% Recommend
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You absolutely must, stay at this hotel, or stay for lunch or dinner - it is truly lovely - I wanted everything, but alas, the meal that i had was more than adequate - all portions are large, so be careful when your greedy eyes see the food and your mouth starts watering - you may not be able to... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The local Crayfish and Lobster are lovely here. This part of Cornwall is spoiled for well known chefs, but I must say the riverside is a hidden gem. It is so convenient to the lovely part (Boscastle) that it would be a mistake not to book in.

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Lancaster, UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The choice of eating houses in Boscastle is not that great, appearing to cater mainly for the day tripper. The Riverside, however, is a cut above the rest and is a perfectly acceptable place to eat. The menu is good with a number of daily specials. The quality and quantity of the food is good marred only by variable service... More

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Porto, Portugal
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Really enjoyed the food, great lobster!! The dinner at the garden was so relaxing. We will be back again!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went in a small group to Cornwall and stumbled across this restaurant in Boscastle. Staff were all very friendly and the food was excellent - especially for the good prices. We went back the next night so a win all around.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had both lunch and dinner there in one day - couldn't ask for more! Lunch was delicious and brilliantly priced!! Dinner was classy, a different atmosphere and even tastier than lunch. This is the best place in Boscastle without doubt! Staff make you feel comfortable and welcome while providing a classy and professional service. Would go again!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visiting from Australia and looking for a quaint Cornish village to stay in, one can't go past Boscastle and dinner at the Riverside Restaurant capped it off beautifully. Friendly staff from the minute we walked in on a busy Saturday evening (with no reservation) until the minute we walked out. The setting is perfect, located next to the stream which... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Last night in Cornwall but this was a very average experience unfortunately. Friendly staff, nice location with a running stream at the rear. The starter scallops were excellent. The carrot and coriander soup was fine but nothing very special, could have been a Covent Garden packaged soup - but the lobster/seafood thermidor was very disappointing indeed. Very plain salad and... More

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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took our Canadian friends here whilst we were in the area for lunch. They were keen to experience a fresh crab salad so we could not think of a better place. We did not book but a table was available. It was a scorcher of a day and so we chose to sit inside in the cool of the... More

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East of England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We decided to stop for lunch at The Riverside and sat outside alongside the river in a well shaded area. We had a baby in tow, plenty of room for the buggy although a bit up and down to get through the restaurant to the gardens, but it was worth it as very pretty. We had homemade soups and sandwiches,... More

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