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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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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I use this restaurant as regularly as possible and I always miss it when it closes for staff vacation and the like during January and February. I went back for the first time this year complete with wife and (always very welcome) parrot. The place was hard to recognise as it has been fully refurbished during the closed period. The... More 

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Thank Roger W
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Reading your review has made me very happy! I thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. The team look forward to welcoming you back very soon, best wishes from us all More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Following the advice of a close friend our party of 4 visited this restaurant for lunch. We were welcomed and shown to our table by very friendly staff and took in the fabulous views which virtually all the tables offered. The extensive menu offered us a mouth watering selection and all parties enjoyed a sumptuous meal. We all enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Dave2906
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Myself and the team were delighted to read your review and are very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.. best wishes from the Riverside Team More 

yeovil
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our granddaughter to West Bay for a ride during half term week. We spent some time in the amusement arcade, then decided to go for lunch at the Riverside Restaurant. We hadn't booked, but they found us a lovely table overlooking the river. The meals were lovely. My granddaughter had the pasta with cheddar cheese, which she really... More 

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Thank YeovilWuppy
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunchtime snack with us. Not everybody is aware that we do have a snack & sandwich lunch menu available as well as a children's menu, so it is good to see you recommending it. We look forward to your next visit. Best wishes from the Riverside Team More 

somerton
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not been here for about 10 years I was wondering whether it would live up to expectations. It did,...... and more. The Soupe des Poissons was perfect, Not too much, and tasted as good as it looked. And then..... grilled lobster with parsley and garlic and new potatoes. Just delicious. By then we were all enjoying ourselves so much... More 

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Thank Rosanne D
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear that you returned after 10 years and enjoyed your time with us. We thank you very much for your excellent review and recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great Fish. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great value. Really impressed our friend. Surprised by the non celebrity chef status.

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Thank Malcolm A
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for spending time to review your recent visit and for your excellent recommendation. Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Fabulous food, great service a superb place to eat for a special occasion. The owner asked the reason for our visit, I stated it was our anniversary, he promptly presented us with a glass of bubbly on the house.

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Thank John T
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review and recommendation. We love catering for special occasions and so pleased you enjoyed your time with us Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This place came recommended by several people. We went for the taster evening back in October. The restaurant had atmosphere and was well attended but the service was rushed, staff could not answer simple questions, (a little training would not go amiss) and the food did not always 'hit the mark'. The monkfish was dry and overcooked and the loin... More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We have been here quite a few times over the last ten years but since the original owner retired it has gone down hill in terms of service and atmosphere. The food is good but this time we were hurried, watched over and the starter arrived at almost the same time as the pre-starter. The waitresses (apart from one who... More 

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Thank ellhan
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and its certainly not what it once was. Food lacked flavour and presentation was poor along with service. Outside tables dirty. We wont be returning after this visit.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited to have a celebratory meal when I proposed to my fiancé. The local oysters were the largest I have ever had, and if they had been any fresher would have still been swimming. Sea bass and lobster and crab as mains were superb, and we were too full for deserts. Good value for such great food

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Thank Whitchurchwinger
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you chose the Riverside for your extra special celebratory meal We wish you and your fiancé a very happy engagement and life together. Best wishes from the Riverside team 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
$7 - $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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?