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The Riverbank Bar Bistro

49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
+44 1237 473399
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“pork” (9 reviews)
“fish cakes” (4 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
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1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

What can I say!!! Food is out of this world and staff so friendly and welcoming. The chef even came out the kitchen to greet his customers. You’d be silly not to check this place out. We will be back as we want to check...More

Thank melaniewilliams1977
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was advertised as a Greek night, nothing much Greek about it. I lived in Cyprus for 2 years so understand the food. The starter I had was the Greek meatballs. Tough, very small and nothing Greek about them. My wife sent her chicken main...More

Thank iheadrick0716
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at lunchtime on Fathers Day [17/6/18] for the carvery.Having sampled the majority of carverys in N Devon over past few years,i can say that this is the best yet ! It is extremely good value for money,with a choice of 4 different meat joints...More

Thank Nick P
mr lucas m, Chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed hope to see you agen soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon The Riverbank by chance when searching for somewhere for lunch and what a find! The waiting staff were polite and attentive and ensured the children had a colouring page and crayons to entertain them. The head chef/owner also came and spoke to...More

1  Thank clairefairbairn6
mr lucas m, Chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed hope to see you agen soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit 12/06/18. My wife's birthday. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and our expectations were exceeded in every respect. It was very quiet on arrival, and we were welcomed and shown to a table. There was seating in a garden area which we declined as...More

Thank JamesHenry1836
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch after seeing good reviews. We both had the posh fish, in such a light tempura batter and served with fresh crushed peas, fries and tartare sauce. Great food, superb service and lovely to sit outside overlooking the river. Definitely worth crossing...More

Thank 6anne3
mr lucas m, Chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed hope to see you agen soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nutroast is moist and tasty, vegetables had flavour not overcooked like most places. Huge yorkshire pudds and no screaming children running riot. Absolutely superb.

Thank Lynne F
mr lucas m, Chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed hope to see u agen soon

Reviewed May 19, 2018

Whilst on holiday in Devon we visited The Riverbank on three occasions. For the Sunday carvery lunch time and an evening meal. The food was so delicious hence three visits in one week. The staff were so accomodating, even providing refreshments For our dogs. Yes...More

Thank Hazel C
mr lucas m, Chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visits with us and your holiday to bideford hope to see you agen

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here on Saturday evening. We had mushrooms and the soup to start followed by the salmon and fish cakes. Perfect portion size and thoroughly lovely to eat. Waitresses down to earth and friendly and the value was excellent.

Thank Galleywench100
mr lucas m, chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you agen

Reviewed April 25, 2018

Visited this restaurant with high hopes following trip advisor reviews. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed. The service was average (no disservice to the waitress as the restaurant seemed understaffed and she was trying to cope with the demand). The food was also average and...More

Thank MarkW99999A
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WilsdonL
February 15, 2015|
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Response from Eilidh M |
Yes! Every Sunday! We offer collection or delivery Carvery from 12pm. Call the restaurant to book on 01237 473399 anytime before 12pm on Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England (Formerly The Swan Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 473399
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Description
We are an exciting new bistro in Bideford...great food by the river....
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