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“Best Breakfast in Cornwall!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Riverside Restaurant

The Riverside Restaurant
The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
01840 250216
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Boscastle
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Riverside Restaurant offers a choice of services when it comes to its restaurant. For a formal affair with the evening restaurant set-up elegantly for a superb dining experience, here you can choose from an à la carte menu with exceptional food complemented by an extensive list of fine wines. Alternatively, the daytime tearoom is perfect for informal lunches, meals and afternoon teas. Leading from the dining room is access to our exclusive tea garden next to the running waters of the River Valency.We have recently been awarded the CHEFS (Cornwall Healthy Eating and Food Safety) Silver Award. We are proud to hold the above award which means that The Riverside will be able to display the distinctive blue logo, which tells customers that it has adopted and maintains a high degree of food safety and standards, provides and promotes a selection of local foods as well as using healthier cooking methods.
Tetbury
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Cornwall!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I recently had breakfast at this establishment and I would say that the breakfasts here are the best in Cornwall. The quality of the food is excellent and the service and portion sizes are spot on! I will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Reigate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Very good veggie choices, with great service. This was the 5th time I have eaten at this restaurant in a great location. Food has always been very good. Even out of season the place had a good atmosphere, when visited in early December the place was still 2/3's full which is unusual for most establishments in this part of the world.
Recommend the puddings.
Only slight negatives, were that the lighting is a bit too bright in the main dining room and whilst I appreciate not a lot can be done about where the toilets are, it would be great if they were situated in a bit more of a discreet part of the restaurant/hotel. Neither of these two points though detract from the great food and service.

  • Visited December 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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The food was absolutely stunning. Full of flavour and cooked perfectly. First class, top notch meal... my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Visited November 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just had 2nd visit this year to Boscastle.and opted to stay and eat at The Riverside ,As it was so good last time.I dined in on the 2 nights they were serving evening meals .and had a carvery on the sunday. on the Wednesday and following Monday ,I had my meals elsewhere as in winter the Riverside only opens Friday and Saturday nights ,mores the pity.Having said that the meals were a delight and varied.how they do it for the cost is beyond me the carvery has a choice of 4 meats and a variety of veg and sauces.and at £7--95/head its great value.the steak I had on Friday was as good as I have had anywhere.once again I have enjoyed my visit.even though it was under sad tjmes.thanks to the staff at the restaurant for everything.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northport, New York
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“Tasty meal, lovely people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I had the pork loin, which comes with a really tasty marmalade on top and I recommend you get the gravy on the side so it doesn't drown the flavor. Was very happy with the dish. Sides were new potatoes (some could have cooked just a bit longer), and assorted veg (just a tad overcooked). It's a good amount of food and good quality for the price, pretty much spot on but with a little room for improvement (either slightly lower price or fix the little details). It's a good restaurant. Not 5*, not super fancy, but I'd wager reliably good though I've only been to dinner once.

The people at the restaurant are wonderfully friendly and polite, but perhaps a bit too eager or disorganized (?)- I had 3 people offer to serve me, one right after the other! Most restaurants I've worked in assign sections to the servers so there isn't overlap. They were all really nice and friendly, but if I'd wanted a little solitude or to have a conversation with a dining partner, it would have been rather disruptive.

Really very happy with it, overall. Would certainly recommend if you'd like something nicer than fish and chips.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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