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The Rivermill

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Millers House Southmill Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 3DH, England
01279503799
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Shocking!

Took the family here for a meal on Sunday 22nd Feb 2015. We had their set 'table buffet' menu which is reasonably priced. The starters arrived and were of a decent quality and the waiter was engaging and professional. We then had a duck course that was a little dry but acceptable. Then we... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Magoogal
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took the family here for a meal on Sunday 22nd Feb 2015. We had their set 'table buffet' menu which is reasonably priced. The starters arrived and were of a decent quality and the waiter was engaging and professional. We then had a duck course that was a little dry but acceptable. Then we made the mistake of ordering a... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Been a customer for many times, for many different reasons - family, romantic, friends etc, and never have I been disappointed. After coming here for years, it is safe to say it is the best Chinese in Stortford. Recently however, it has changed, and the buffet is only on one day a week. On other days they do a buffet... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The last time we visited the buffet At this restaurant the food was cold, when we told the staff they said it's not a problem we can put it in the microwave. Microwaved Chinese no thanks Would never go back

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Essex boy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited with freinds for a pre Christmas get together. The venue is too small and had zero atmosphere the aquarium fish were ok though The buffet was served in a dingy corner and consisted of mainly battered food. The gents lav was very small and lacked a urinal. Not worth wasting money here!!!

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was buffet evening so we booked a family table for 6 which was not a problem as it was suprisingly quite empty for a Saturday night. The buffet was not to everyones taste as none of the small bucket/portions were labelled and folk wanted to know what they were eating and staff were not forthcoming with descriptions so half... More 

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middx
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Can across this by accident on the internet, read the reviews and thought why not. Well we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and ready to please. The restaurant was small and atmosphere was good. The buffet area was also small but the food made up for it. Freshly cooked and also being topped up and if it... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Rivermill has been one of my family favourites for many years. We have always been made to feel welcome. The buffet food is good and due to the smaller size of the buffet it is guaranteed to be fresh food every time you go up. Pricing is very fair at £14 for adults and £6 for under 10s

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time. Went for the buffet. Lots of food, served in small pots in the corner of a tiny room - had to scrum around to try and get food but most pots were emptied as soon as tbey arrived! On the plus side the small amount of food i did salvage tasted good. Gave up and just drank my... More 

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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fabulous Chinese restaurant, I may be biased as it is literally around the corner, but best in Stortford. Good buffet offering, nice place on the river, lovely atmosphere and fabulous staff.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lovely Chinese restaurant worth a visit by everyone :-D great food, great staff and a lovely outside seating area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Millers House Southmill Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: 01279503799
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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