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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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bristol
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It looked upmarket from the outside - service good - food a little expensive for a casual lunch but delicious

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful sunny day when we visited and the Restaurant was busy but the service was still first rate. I had deep fried oysters to start which I was a little disappointed with as they were slightly over cooked and the sesame oil dominated the flavour. My husband had scallops which were delicious. My John Dory was perfectly... More 

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Thank rizzy80
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been a few times......well worth a visit. Delicious food. Various options for vegetarians and fish foodies. Plus good wines, nice ambience and great staff.

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1 Thank fenellahughes
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again More 

callington
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This very popular Fish restaurant is housed in what I imagine was an old fashioned beach cafe at one time and looks it from the outside but don't be fooled it is very smart inside and lovely and warm. Predominantly fish but with other options. The service was very efficient but not formal the menu was excellent. My husband had... More 

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1 Thank barbarajoan2
Management response:

Thank you very much for taking time to review the Riverside, the team are happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again More 

Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been twice during March 2017. The first visit was for the Spanish evening theme followed by a lunch with my husband. The Spanish Menu was varied and interesting and the quality was first class. The Tapas starters were as good as you would get in Spain and the Paella and hot Shellfish dishes were generous and expertly presented.... More 

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1 Thank jan30102017
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Thank you for your kind review, the staff really appreciate your kind words More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother, a gastronomic tyrant, knew Arthur when he graduated to long trousers. She approved of him simply taking fresh local fish and cooking it. Much to his bemusement, nothing much changed for the best part of several decades other that the media-schmedia 'discovering' him. Arthur bumbled on and made a pile of money by doing exactly what he'd always... More 

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Thank jomarsden606
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Riverside Restaurant, We are a little confused as this restaurant although owned by Mr Arthur Watson was never Arthurs Café and as long as the present owner has worked her (38 years ) has always been Riverside Restaurant, it has changed with the times and has gone from being a cream... More 

London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riverside goes from strength to strength. Recent refurbishment adds to its charm and the food has never been better. I can recommend monkfish cooked en papillote with a king prawn and almond salsa which was delicious, as were tiny calamari with aoili and lemon; Grilled halibut fillet with lobster consomme, samphire grass, sauteed shiitake, chargrilled cabbage heart & polenta... More 

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2 Thank ANGELAHOL
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, the team are always glad when people enjoy what we do More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit but this restaurant just doesn't do it for me. The ingredients are good but the cooking is uninspired to the point of boring and the service is impersonal.

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1 Thank Anne W
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been down for a year or two. I understand Arthur has finally packed it in and retired. Chilli has taken over now. Absolutely brilliant grub, drinks, service and ambiance. OK it's not cheap, but worth every penny. Keep up the good work and we will try and get back soon. Nigel Rowles.

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1 Thank ntrowles
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are glad you enjoyed you meal and yes you are correct chilli is now the owner and Nick is now the manager we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a couple of times, and on a recent family visit found the food and service to be of a good standard, but don't expect outstanding.

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1 Thank medaphoriain

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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
$25 - $62
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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?