We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Riverside Cafe - CLOSED

Mill-on-the-Fleet | High St, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
+44 1557 814977
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“top floor” (3 reviews)
“museum” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill-on-the-Fleet | High St, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
All Details
Reviews (80)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 80 reviews

Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stopped in Gatehouse of Fleet and went to the Mill on the Fleet for a quick cuppa, once inside we couldn't mistake the small of fresh scones just out of the oven. We both could only manage one scone each complete with jam butter...More

Thank Lancastrain4
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Spent ages trying to get a light snack around the area (failed to served at all in Kirkcudbright), we were about to give up when we saw signs for this place. Great riverside setting, friendly cafe, giftshop, big bookshop upstairs along with a gallery. Cakes...More

Thank cauldcoats
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Visited the cafe a couple of weeks ago after reading the reviews. Maybe I visited on a bad day but couldn't see what everyone raves about. The cafe itself was quite dingy ,staff spent most of their time chatting by the counter. When eventually we...More

Thank Dudley B
Chris S, Owner at The Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2013

It really is sad to read that you don't rate our restaurant, if only you'd let us know at the time then perhaps we could have done something about it. I'm a strong believer in personal choice, that's why we don't pounce on you the...More

Reviewed September 26, 2013

Went for coffee on a quiet Sunday morning - got talking to proprietor who gave us good info on how to get train from Lockerbie to both Glasgow and Edinburgh (free parking at Lockerbie) enjoyed Glasgow for shopping more which surprised me. Edinburgh scenic but...More

Thank Rocky123-008
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had good food and good service here. It is in an old mill and they have preserved many of the features. This is good food so not cheap.

Thank darkisle
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Chris and Leslie know how to cook! We stopped by for refreshments and kept coming back for more. Thursday curry night was memorable. One of our party is a ceoliac and this is the first restaurant he could eat everything on the menu. It was...More

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed September 11, 2013

As a regular visitor to Gatehouse, we often eat at The Riverside Cafe. The menu is diverse and well thought out, excellent preparation and presentation combined with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Pleasant surroundings, with the bonus that there is an outside area which we use...More

Thank JR5632
Reviewed September 6, 2013

It was like having fairies at the bottom of the garden, such was the magical transformation of the riverside cafe by Erica for our anniversary meal. The idea initially started formulating thanks to our adorable puppy who is amazing but not yet very well behaved....More

Thank Gowdspink
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Called here on a number of occasions whilst stopping in the village , coffee was good , and the millionaire shortbread was great , not expnsive , sat on outside next to the river watching the dipper on the bank , didn't see the kingfisher...More

Thank linzicol
Reviewed September 2, 2013

As a regular visitor to Gatehouse, we often eat at The Mill. The menu is diverse and well thought out, excellent preparation and presentation combined with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Pleasant surroundings, with the bonus that there is an outside area which we use when...More

Thank JR5632
Nearby Restaurants
Galloway Lodge
272 reviews
1.06 miles away
Masonic Arms
363 reviews
1.24 miles away
Base Camp Cafe
43 reviews
2.85 miles away
Murray Arms Restaurant
81 reviews
1.13 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Bellymack Hill Farm - Kite Feeding Station
100 reviews
1.61 miles away
Laggan Outdoor
510 reviews
2.82 miles away
Cream O' Galloway
609 reviews
2.28 miles away
Cairnholy Chambered Cairns Ravenshall
46 reviews
4.26 miles away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $27
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill-on-the-Fleet | High St, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Phone Number: +44 1557 814977
The Riverside Cafe is situated within the beautiful and historic Mill-on-the-Fleet visitor centre.We are a family- and dog-friendly establishment with seating for 50 inside and 40 on our stunning riverside terrace.Bringing together years of experience from different catering backgrounds, our team aims to provide the highest standard of home cooking and baking at very reasonable prices. Where possible we try to source our ingredients locally and are proud to make everything we can from scratch.We look forward to welcoming new customers and old to the cafe.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing