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Riverside Restaurant

Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“turbot” (27 reviews)
“summer pudding” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (75 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
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1 - 10 of 731 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

very nice restaurant overlooking the river, cool and clean, great attention to detail in the layout, could not fault the waitress Kate, or the wine waiter, who both put up with a lot from us changing our order, not being able to make our minds...More

Thank ebobopa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy Saturday evening packed with a chef taken ill - made service a little slow but the food was great - thank you

Thank Bathtimerichard
neilriverside, Front Office Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, you will be pleased to hear our chef recovered quickly. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for lunch at the Riverside on a lovely sunny day at the end of September. We were running late so phoned to say we were on our way and a friendly warm voice assured us that we would be welcome when we arrived....More

2  Thank HAnnKM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and l visited at lunch time for a change. It was excellent as usual. The seafood cocktail was to die for and the west bay crab chowder was spot on for a lunch time. Sticky toffee to finish and we had to go...More

Thank granny42017
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it The Riverside Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this once Egon Ronay reccomended restaurant seven years ago. It was packed and the food was excellent. We made a nostagic return visit last week and were a little disapointed. Once called The Riverside Cafe, it has changed hands and is now The...More

1  Thank Madb1
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, we are sorry to hear you will not visit us again, we feel we should point out that The Riverside Restaurant has been so named for over 20 years and myself as the now...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and wine. Would have liked to see a selection of local ales and ciders as We were tourists ! Seafood cocktail and fish selection especially wonderful. We didn't manage a pudding but they looked good too. Service spot on!

Thank Ruth K
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, we hope you will visit us again when next in the area

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have come to the Riverside Restaurant on every of our annual visits from NZ to UK and thoroughly enjoyed our Lobsters. Unfortunately on this quiet Wednesday lunchtime in September we were disappointed with the dry and chewy lobster served with very little sauce. This...More

Thank lbolbot
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you will not be visiting us again and that you felt your Thermidor was "lacking in sauce and the lobster a bit tough". I was in the kitchen when your meals went out and myself and the manager remarked...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw that they were doing some themed evenings through the coming months so i booked myself and my husband in for a treat. It was absolutely amazing, fabulous 7 courses with lots of attention to deal and a lot of thought had obviously gone...More

Thank Karen B
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the taster menu and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First e e I g of a tasting menu. Well done Chilli, Joe and Sue. Brilliant combination of food and wine. We wish you every success. Cannot see you again until next Nay

Thank Veronica T
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you in May 2018

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were last at the Riverside some years back but a trip to the area gave us the excuse to try it again. Little has changed: food is focused on the sea (and rightly so) service is careful and measured, prices are robust (for the...More

Thank KathIan999
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to your next visit

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Falak A
June 13, 2017|
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Response from neilriverside | Property representative |
Not being a follower of Islam myself I have researched this a little and as I understand it all meat from the sea is halal but, as we cannot confirm all of our ingredients are halal we would have to say no. I am sorry the... More
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L-A S
June 9, 2017|
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Response from neilriverside | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry and thank you to our customers for your answers. Yes we do have a disabled toilet, and good access to the building
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Susan H
August 31, 2016|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not beach gear, but smart casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$27 - $66
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
the Riverside Restaurant enjoys a prime location with large picture windows overlooking the river Brit, but that is just one element of it's charm. It's also a pioneer in it's use of local produce to create truly special fish and shellfish dishes - along with alternative meat and vegetarian options which change on a daily basis.
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