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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 123
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  • 53
    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
Great food & fantastic staff

I have been to the Riverbank on numerous occasions over the last few years. I chose to celebrate my son's birthday here last weekend. The menu is perfect for a family gathering as it's varied and offers something for everyone. The food is delicious and portions are large and fantastic value for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Fiona H
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Glasgow, Scotland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to the Riverbank on numerous occasions over the last few years. I chose to celebrate my son's birthday here last weekend. The menu is perfect for a family gathering as it's varied and offers something for everyone. The food is delicious and portions are large and fantastic value for money. The staff were professional, efficient and friendly... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Service was good. Food was excellent. Was a bit quiet but it was a Tuesday night. Staff were attentive but left the front of house unattended to do cleaning even though a customer had come in.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a nice, quiet, warmly welcoming restaurant. The barman/waiter was very friendly and helpful and the food was very reasonably priced and very tasty indeed.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great location, family friendly with a wide variety of food choices. suitable for early eating with kids or with friends later & then stay for drinks after ( cocktails v yummy!). Take away options also available. Hungarian goulash is to die for

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quality food and decor with views over the Clyde. Pavement tables weather permitting. Friendly and efficient staff.

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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 February 3, 2015

Second time here and it doesn't disappoint. Excellent value for money and great food. Staff are great and very attentive. My girlfriend and I literally stop here for a bite to eat before going back to Glasgow if were are in Helensburgh. Its the only place we stop because we know we wont be disappointed.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were on a visit to Helensburgh from our Hotel at Tarbet and was feeling the cold so decided on a warm meal and found the Riverbank just by chance. The staff were very helpful and friendly when we entered to be seated. Has i said we were cold and ready for a warm meal so we both choose Spaghetti... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband, youngest son and myself have just had a lovely meal in the Riverbank, Helensburgh. We all opted for burgers, served with homemade coleslaw and hand cut chips. Delicious and very filling. The service was great, quick and efficient, and the staff were very friendly. We'd definately head back there again.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a great wee bar/restaurant. The staff are always very friendly and chatty, the food is very good and has a good selection on the menu, and the pizzas are fantastic and my wife loves the sangria.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Popped in for a quick bite to eat in passing! Great menu selection we went for the pizza deal and the pizza was amazing great choice and great size! Will definitely give it a try again! Service was great from start to finish we were greeted on entering the restaurant and we wee asked if we wanted more drinks and... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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