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Riverbank Bar and Restaurant

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41 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G81 8AW, Scotland
01436 674252
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family run bar and restuarant featuring fresh homemade food.Thin and...
Family run bar and restuarant featuring fresh homemade food.Thin and crispy 12" pizzas from our stonebaked pizza oven. Delicious pastas and favourites including fish and chips with real hand cut chips. Specials include our amazing Czech goulash! Don't miss our new Mexican Mondays and Thursday Steak Night. Family friendly. High chairs and baby change. Cocktails amnd Italian Coffee. Food served 12 - 9pm daily. DJ Fri and Sat 10.30pm 'till 2am.
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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Real Taste of Italy

First time I've visited since the transformation from Bar Buddha and I was impressed. My wife really enjoyed her lasagne and my pizza di mare with extra toppings took me back to a pizzeria in a village near Milan in 1976! With a £5.00 discount voucher from the local newspaper our bill for two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Jack R
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Dumbarton
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dumbarton
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

First time I've visited since the transformation from Bar Buddha and I was impressed. My wife really enjoyed her lasagne and my pizza di mare with extra toppings took me back to a pizzeria in a village near Milan in 1976! With a £5.00 discount voucher from the local newspaper our bill for two, including several drinks and a couple... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

very nice atmosphere with very helpful and friendly staff. the menu and food are very welcome and tasty with something for everyone. the staff really do make the place as they really are the most helpful staff we have encountered, no request is ignored. really enjoyed our visit and will be back...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

After dinner we wanted to move on to somewhere for a drink before bed and this was a lovely place to do so. We were welcomed by a young bartender who was so warm and nothing was too much trouble. We just had the one drink and I have never seen real fruit put into cider before so this was... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have eaten here many times. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful..

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ended up in Riverbank as Sister venue 'Garth' was closed for refurbishment. Not disappointed however, attentive staff, prompt service, children's options (plus colouring pencils etc), so well looked after. Food was very good value. My Son declared his pizza 'amazing' after just a couple of bites. Easily accessed from main car park near waterfront.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I ate here a few times whilst on business in the area and couldn't fault the food or the service. The staff are really friendly and attentive and the food was great. I would recommend the Deli Calzone pizza and you really must try the Czech beef goulash. The beef is so soft and tender it melts in the mouth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited here on Sunday night place was very busy but service was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Food was lovely had the prawn tempura and chicken skewers for starters and the excellent value of 2 for £10 deal on the pizzas that where delish!! Only one negative being it could be doing with some better lighting a bit dark... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited her for the second time 11 April 2015 great food and service perfect and friendly. Cant find any faults will be back next time we are in the area.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My family and I ate here last night 8th April 2015. Everything was exceptional, the food, the service, the atmosphere. It's not often that you eat out these days and can quite honestly not find a fault. Special mention must go to the gluten free choice, my wife is a coeliac and she had the pick of any of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had dinner last night with the family. Everything was delicious especially the calzone. If you're in Helensburgh give it a try!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G81 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: 01436 674252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 34
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

Family run bar and restuarant featuring fresh homemade food.Thin and crispy 12" pizzas from our stonebaked pizza oven. Delicious pastas and favourites including fish and chips with real hand cut chips. Specials include our amazing Czech goulash! Don't miss our new Mexican Mondays and Thursday Steak Night. Family friendly. High chairs and baby change. Cocktails amnd Italian Coffee. Food served 12 - 9pm daily. DJ Fri and Sat 10.30pm 'till 2am.

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