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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 291
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Carvery

This restaurant is a superbly situated place by the river Valency. We use the restaurant for the carvery on Sunday's,which is excellent value for the price of £7.95. You have a choice of four meats,these are always gammon,pork,beef and turkey,and there are plenty of vegetables to go with it. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Rob B
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Launceston, 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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458 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Launceston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a superbly situated place by the river Valency. We use the restaurant for the carvery on Sunday's,which is excellent value for the price of £7.95. You have a choice of four meats,these are always gammon,pork,beef and turkey,and there are plenty of vegetables to go with it. There is a selection of lovely starters and delicious desserts.the service... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Returned here again having visited last year. Weren't sure about restaurant closing times in winter so sent a quick e-mail to enquire (as no mobile phone service here). Received a very prompt response. Four of us had the great value soup and sandwich from the Daytime menu (just £6). Lobster bisque was tasty and nicely seasoned, as was the cream... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Visited with the family for breakfast whilst staying in trebawith strand. Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Would fully recommend and visit again.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Second night in Boscastle and we decided to give this restaurant a go - we were not disappointed. In fact we were very impressed. The place looked deserted but that is because they were using the dining facilities overlooking the river rather than the street. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table and presented with a comprehensive but... More 

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Yateley, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is situated in the centre of Boscastle village. It is a lovely setting on the river and has a very pleasant garden where you can also eat. My husband and I ate there twice in 7days. We first had Sunday lunch where my husband enjoyed the traditional roast carvery and I had a dressed lobster salad, delicious! Both... More 

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

the staff are friendly and the food is delicious, if you get a window seat the view is great, glad to see this place doing so well after the flood.

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Olinda, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I liked all of it.. The atmosphere was good. Well set out tables with surrounding plants along the creek.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visited a couple of days after christmas, the staff welcomed us at the door and were really friendly. The outside area by the river is I am sure beautiful in the summer, but with a frost we were glad to be inside which was warm and cosy. The restaurant loooked very clean, the food was extremely good value, the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic location and great food and service. We have eaten at The Riverside a number of times as we usually stay in Boscastle when we are visiting Cornwall. This time we visited during the New Year period. The food is always good quality, and the service is very good. We look forward to visiting again.

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paulac
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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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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