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The Riverside

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30 Caen Street | Braunton, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
01271 813 633
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to the RiversideBraunton's favourite family-run restaurant...
Welcome to the RiversideBraunton's favourite family-run restaurant situated in the heart of the village on the banks of the River Caen.Owned and run by local brother and sister duo David and Hayley Charlesworth. The Riverside prides itself on lovingly delivering the freshest dishes, at affordable prices, in a welcoming family atmosphere. The Charlesworth family even grow many of the ingredients used in the menu at their family farm, situated just outside the village.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly staff - fantastic food

We booked this restaurant a few weeks in advance of our short break to Braunton - the staff were lovely - the food was delicious I can certainly recommend the mussels 'Thai style' and also the fish cakes. We ordered a bottle of the NZ sav blanc, but actually received the Chilean which we didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Guildford
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Guildford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked this restaurant a few weeks in advance of our short break to Braunton - the staff were lovely - the food was delicious I can certainly recommend the mussels 'Thai style' and also the fish cakes. We ordered a bottle of the NZ sav blanc, but actually received the Chilean which we didn't realise until we got the... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed at Saunton Sands (don't), went out for breakfast and found this place..luckily. Service friendly and fast, food excellent (have pancakes!) place filled up and was full when we left. Really decent place.

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Oxford
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were very lucky to get a table here, as it was packed out on a February Saturday evening. A couple kindly let us share their table, a high one at the door. However, this was very cosy and comfortable. This is a wonderfully atmospheric restaurant, with friendly waiting staff who care about their customers. I had a delicious Thai... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Second visit here and can't wait for our third. Was gorgeous again, had the mezze board sharer to start and was stunning, love your sweet potato wedges and your humus was lovely. I had the Malaysian laksa with a portion of chips and my partner had the chicken with gnocchi both where gorgeous would happily order both again. What can... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went for breakfast so can only comment on this. Just incredible toast, bacon and sausages - everything else good as well. Good portions for price; quick and friendly service. Plenty of choice. Its busyness shows its popularity and I would love to go there for other meals in the future. Parking for 20p an hour across the road.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

fantastic meal yet again. Every table was full. The team at riverside are just so relaxed and welcoming, probably the best service anywhere ? Wine is very nice and not too expensive. New menu just started and looks very exciting. The specials board is always really good. Well done dave,Hayley and all the team. Graham and sandy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We manage to get a table at little notice and what a great choice it was too, both kids really enjoyed their meals and so did us adults! Food was exceptional and is up there with some of the best we have had in North Devon! Enjoyed it so much that we are going to try and convince friends that... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food is absoultly amazing here! We went in a large group and everyones food was amazing, hot and all came at the same time. All the food from burger to vegetarian dishes were amazing. We shall go back very soon.

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A very enjoyable meal with family. Good portions and an interesting menu. Whilst not outstanding this was a good dinner out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I come here regularly because the food is brilliant, the staff are friendly and helpful they don't mind me bringing my little one! The hummous is the best I've ever had and I adore the grazer board. The burgers are really good though I am yet to finish one as the portions are more than generous!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Caen Street | Braunton, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Braunton
  • Phone Number: 01271 813 633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Welcome to the RiversideBraunton's favourite family-run restaurant situated in the heart of the village on the banks of the River Caen.Owned and run by local brother and sister duo David and Hayley Charlesworth. The Riverside prides itself on lovingly delivering the freshest dishes, at affordable prices, in a welcoming family atmosphere. The Charlesworth family even grow many of the ingredients used in the menu at their family farm, situated just outside the village.

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