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Riverside Restaurant

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Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every year when we holiday in the West Country. As ever, the quality of the food is second to none - we always share a seafood platter. My only criticism is the extortionate price. Way way overboard in my opinion.

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Thank Mr5d
Bridport, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and started with mussels which were rather disappointing as they were small and were accompanied by very little sauce. The main courses were very good - we had monkfish and hake which were well cooked and accompanied by well prepared vegetables. The desserts were also good. Service was cheerful and efficient. Overall this was a good... More 

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Thank William S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately its been a little while since we visited. After a day at monkey world we decided to find a restaurant on the way home and I remembered Riverside which was closed last time I was in West Bay. I called on spec even though we hadn't booked and although they were busy we were found a table. All the... More 

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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting this restaurant whenever we visit Dorset going back over 30 years. I am an angler with my own boat so we never eat fish away from home except here! Scallops and black pudding are a great combination as are the many other well constructed dishes on offer together with a complimentary wine list including excellent NZSBs.... More 

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Thank emmajaneii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here before and planned a friends birthday weekend around this meal! We were not disappointed- friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff, outstanding fresh fish and a gorgeous Sancerre to top it all. We can wholeheartedly recommend the Riverside. They have the perfect mix here and this makes my list of all time favourites . We will definitely be... More 

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Riverside last Saturday with three adults and one three year old. We were warmly met by Chilli and Nick. The three year old has some food allergies but the staff were obviously very clued up about this. We had a fabulous meal and were looked after extremely well. Thanks again!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having heard glowing reports about this restaurant we booked with group of friends for dinner. Unfortunately my wife and I are allergic to shellfish which somewhat limited our choices in a fish restaurant, but my wife ordered cod fillet (which was huge) and I thought a four week matured sirloin would be a good bet. Unfortunately the cod could best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

As regular visitors to both Dorset and West Bay, we were delighted to discover the culinary gem that is the Riverside. Everything was perfect, from the cosy table overlooking the calm harbour to the friendly and attentive staff. The food was utterly amazing - the sort that you want to bury your entire face in. We both agreed that we've... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Enjoyed two most enjoyable meals, one as a couple and one with family, including a one year old. Excellent fresh food served with a smile and attention.

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Bournemouth
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Had my birthday lunch here yesterday and once again it didn't disappoint. The seafood is exceptional, my husband had the scallop and crab chowder for starter, very delicious. I had the oysters, yummy. For mains we had the mixed fish and the crab. We couldn't manage a dessert, although we know they are the best. Thank you for making my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $34
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?