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“Feels like being at home and the meal was incredible” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Riverside Bistro

The Riverside Bistro
Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
(065) 7075604
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Ranked #9 of 24 restaurants in Doolin
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
“Feels like being at home and the meal was incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Riverside bistro is a small and a heart-warming restaurant. We had a lovely dinner with all the food being delicious, but what we can not praise enough was the home made brown bread. We had many delicious meals in Ireland, but the diner we had at the Riverside bistro raises the bar higher. And about the prices - great value, we even left a nice tip.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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31 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Who would have thought you find such great food this far from anywhere?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Greeted, and saved, by owner Olive. We arrived in Doolin late at night as all other venues were shutting down food service and beginning the evening entertainment. Riverside Bistro was full, but Olive made room for our travel weary family at the bar. Chef prepared the freshest salmon we've ever eaten along with an impromptu vegetarian dinner. Food was simple and delicious. Would love to travel back some day and enjoy full flavor of the restaurant.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doolin, Ireland
1 review
“Exquisite Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

To start our night off at The Riverside Bistro we were welcomed in by our waiter who was very polite. The place had a calm atmosphere and the music and fire added to the experience!
The food was absolutely amazing and the waiters were so nice and friendly!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anybody looking for an affordable meal and a wonderful night!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“BEST RESTAURANT on our entire trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

My husband and I will never forget dinner at The Riverside Bistro. We were visiting from California & ate at The Riverside Bistro because it was walking distance from where we were staying (Nellie Dee's B&B -- highly recommend it!) The atmosphere at The Riverside Bistro was a perfect mix of romantic but also casual at the same time. It was warm and welcoming, but not overly "romantic." The wait staff was incredibly nice & the perfect amount of attentive. There is a great bar area as well. The food was AMAZING. It's months later & occasionally we still talk about how good the food was in Doolin. They had a nice wine selection & we stayed all the way through coffee & dessert because we didn't want to leave! I loved it so much that I saved the card & (albeit it months later) am writing a review. You must eat here! You will love it.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Brighton, Minnesota
1 review
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

My sisters, mom and I went to The Riverside Bistro our first night in Doolin. The food was delicious. Gourmet and not too pricey. It was pretty much the same price as the food in the local pubs but better. If you want something other than pub grub - deep-fried, greasy food - check out The Riverside. My mom had veal and I had Pan-fried Haddock. Delicious. The service was great. The chef even came out to make sure my mom liked the veal. And we had roasted potatoes that tasted like they were deep-fried. So good! The owners - Chris and Olive are wonderful people-so warm and welcoming! I want to go back again soon.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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