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The Riverside Bistro

Roadford | Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
+353 65 707 5604
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“fish trio” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Roadford | Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 147 reviews

Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

A simple little cottage style restaurant serving pizza, seafood pasta, salads, and fresh seafood entrees plus homemade desserts. This place is a TripAdvisor hidden star. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

I would rate the food at a 3.5 and the wonderful servers at a 5+! I ordered the vegetarian vol a Voight (spelling?). My husband got margherita pizza. The pizza was good but perhaps it had a frozen pizza crust? My vegetarians in my dish...More

Thank SummerLove11
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Ate here one night and all 4 of us loved our food! I had crab claws as a starter and seafood linguine as the main. If you are a seafood lover you cant go wrong with these!!

Thank SusieOttawa
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited with a toddler at a very off peak time. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was good, seafood linguine and mussels. The bistro vibe makes a nice change from eating in dark 'traditional' pubs.

Thank Eskeemo
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Great little place to get a meal that's not pub food. The oysters were wonderful as well as the house salad which was a capes with pesto. Delicious!

Thank allenemeverett
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Mussels and seafood pasta were absolutely delicious, but what we like the most was the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this place. We had dinner there 2 times during our short stay in Doolin. Kids loved it too!

Thank Olga K
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for it's high ratings, but those must of been reviews. The new owners feature marginally acceptable food and five star prices. I advise to check with locals before dining out. The pubs are great and offer far better value.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

It's a great place where you can eat fresh seafood. Fish Trio and Homemade Tiramisu are my favourite. The atmosphere is great and the service is perfect! I strongly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Vanya K
Reviewed June 27, 2017

There are plenty of noisy bars in the area so the Riverside Bistro is the perfect retreat for a delicious meal. A great menu with friendly calm service makes for a lovely meal. Oh and the food is outstanding.

Thank FJH55
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

We were going to the bar next door but it looked too crowded especially on a hot night. I love seafood so the board outside was enticing. I had the crab claws and lamb shank both beautifully cooked to perfection. My husband had the fish...More

Thank mah58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roadford | Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 5604
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