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Riverside Restaurant

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Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for our anniversary dinner, and it was lovely. Mostly fish menu, he had grilled lobster, which was plain but perfect, and I had the moules marinere, again simple stuff perfectly done. Excellent service. Not cheap, but excellent value.

Thank Louise W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading previous reviews and staying in West Bay for the night, we decided to pop in for what we hoped would be a pleasant lunch. Boy, how we were wrong - never again !! We were seated by the window which was very nice and the menu was inviting, so decided to order (and this is where it started... More 

3 Thank David S
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riverside restaurant is in a very good location at West Bay and we were warmly greeted when we arrived for dinner on a Friday evening. Our drinks order was taken and delivered promptly. However, from then on, our experience did not live up to some of the rave reviews that have been posted on TripAdvisor. Although the seafood soup,... More 

Thank jetsetter511
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starters at around a "tenner"..,and crab salad barely covered a tea cup! Mains at over £20 and only 2 small triangles of belly pork!! Why put balsamic vinegar on a sweet?? Not for me....sorry !

1 Thank JlwShw
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For Lunch or Dinner this is the perfect seafood restaurant. It has a fantastic selection of seafood delivered with excellent service . Fully recommended .

Thank Richard F
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to go to the "Crab Pot Cafe" at Ferry Bridge Weymouth, but as they did not respond to my email requesting a booking I took a look at Tripadvisor, reviews and having looked at some of the negatives, decided to go to the Riverside in West Bay as my wife had eaten there before. What a choice,... More 

Thank James M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here. My plaice with shrimps and sea vegetables was truly magnificent (in taste and scale), and the scallops with black pudding a really delicious starter. The wine list is excellent and the puddings were different and yummy - I had the parfait with lemon jelly and shortbread: really good. Will be back, I hope, next... More 

Thank MillyMMy
Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is superb with fish specials as good as any top posh establishment But very friendly and the owner went out of his way to accommodate us and our three dogs on the beautiful manicured lawn overlooking the water. Definitely worth another visit

Thank nigel b
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here last year and had been once before some years ago, so keen to visit again. Everything was delicious and the lemon sole plain and simply cooked with lemon and salt. Lovely chips ! Very nice setting too.

Thank tusko963
Devon, UK
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch on a Saturday but surprisingly the restaurant didn't seem to be that busy. Lovely table and superb views the water, couldn't be better from that point of view. The chap taking the order, whom we discovered was the new owner, was not too helpful. The menu doesn't make clear whether or not vegetables should be ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 422011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?