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“Great Value for Money” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River House Restaurant

River House Restaurant
Craigforth, Stirling FK9 4TW, Scotland
+44 1786 465577
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Ranked #39 of 151 Restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $53
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Vegetarian, Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Value for Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have eaten here on many occasions both for lunch & dinner. The menu is excellent & there is always a good vegetarian option. The fresh salmon dishes are particularly tasty & there is always a good selection of desserts. The restaurant is well placed with parking in the grounds. It is near the roundabouts leading onto the motorways for Glasgow - Edinburgh - Perth & the North. A well cooked, beautifully presented 2 course lunch only costs £7.95 & there is an early evening meal option to dinner. Outdoor seating as well as ample indoor space is provided & a special area for young families with toys is available. The staff are always pleasant & very obliging. I have no hesitation in recommending The River House.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nicole M, Manager at River House Restaurant, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear macmutchie8,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our restaurant. It's always great to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant and hope to see you in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Greg, Nicole, Jeni, Chris and the Team
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stirling
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was there tonight.
it took an hour for a drinks order to be taken.
the melon starter was 3 tiny slices.
we were told that bread was served with the main course.now that's new.
the fahitas was so spicy it was inedible.
I reckon they should look at all the restaurants in stirling that have closed and up their act

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nicole M, Manager at River House Restaurant, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear StirlingReviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent visit to The River House. As I am sure you can appreciate all honest customer feedback - positive or negative - is welcomed by our team. We use this to form part of our ongoing staff training.

In order to establish what had occurred, and how we could have made your evening a more enjoyable one, I have discussed your comments with the team that were on shift. I would be very grateful if you could contact me directly to discuss this matter - 01786 465577 (by phone) or riverhouse@houserestaurants.com (by email).

Kind regards,

Nicole McCandlish
(Assistant Manager)
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Sunday 16 June - Excellent Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Happened to be Fathers Day with a special menu - lots of choice and the food was delicious. The setting is beautiful overlooking a pond and a large fountain - staff very friendly and very reasonably priced for food and drinks.

Visited June 2013
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Nicole M, Manager at River House Restaurant, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear doublediamond976,

We were thrilled to read this review of your recent experience - especially during such a busy, high profile event. All of your comments have been passed on to the whole team who are now smiling from ear to ear. We can't wait to welcome you back and hope you and your family will choose the River House for some of your special occasions.

Kind regards,

Greg, Nicole, Jeni and the Team
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Woodland, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We dined here on the last night of our vacation in Scotland. What a great setting on the water, with the castle in view. Our B&B hostess recommended the restaurant, so we each got a free glass of wine with our delicious meal. Very spacious dining area with outdoor seating as well. Wonderful meal!

Visited June 2013
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Nicole M, Manager at River House Restaurant, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Sylvia D,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the River House. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your last night in Scotland with us! If you are in the area again please don't hesitate to pay us another visit.

Kind regards,

Greg, Nicole, Jeni and the Team
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Definitely back on track!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

After a disappointing last visit, I am delighted to report that the River House is well and truly back on track!!!

Three of us enjoyed different starters and mains, and we were all delighted with what we had. We ate everything that was put in front of us and really enjoyed it. Of particular note was the sea bass, which was delicious and perfectly cooked.

Great service, nothing too much trouble, and as always a welcoming smile!

I am so glad the previous visit was just a blip, I am looking forward to my next visit.

Thank you Team River House!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nicole M, Manager at River House Restaurant, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Emelda,

We were all so pleased to hear from you again after your previous visit - and the resulting disappointment. Thank you kindly for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. Your comments have been discussed with the whole and we are very pleased that we have redeemed ourselves in your eyes.

We look forward to many more visits from you and your party and hope to see you in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Greg, Nicole, Jeni and the Team
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