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Riverside Restaurant

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Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very traditional riverside restaurant. I doesn't look particularly exquisite from the outside but the fish was fresh and well cooked. They were very attentive with the children.

Thank Mel F
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to this restaurant before and had fantastic food and service, not this time ! We ordered our food with oysters to come as a taster before our starters, these arrived with our starters after a long wait. I had ordered the fish soup as even though it was a hot day I know in a good fish... More 

Thank Lydia W
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here as everywhere else was busy due to carnival. Great service and while fish is not normally something I would go for there is pretty much only fish on the menu (steak is available and a vegetarian option). I had seabass en papillote which was a first for me and I was not disappointed. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Alastair B
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a excellent meal here in August 2016. The service was friendly and efficient and we would recommend this to others. The night we were there the atmosphere was great, warm and with a buzz about the place. We were nearly put off by negative reviews but kept our reservation due to local recommendations.

Thank Judy H
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very excited about managing to get a table, at relatively short notice; our friends have raved about this restaurant for years. First impressions were good: the restaurant was busy and had a good vibe. We were also allocated a good table, with views over the harbour. So far, so good. The menu specials looked interesting and I opted... More 

1 Thank Mags M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Riverside for a birthday treat lunch, having read a good review in the trusty Trencherman’s guide, so we arrived with high expectations. Sadly our expectations were dashed. Although the starter of scallops with black pudding was excellent, the main courses were a real disappointment. I had the John Dory and other half had the turbot. At roughly... More 

Thank sunnyboyy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service food good but oh so expensive...Lovely surroundings views but still not worth the very high prices.

Thank Diane Q
Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh seafood and fish, really delicious! Half hot seafood was the best! Good ice cream and sorbet. White House wine dry and tasty! Beautiful garden near the river, quiet. Very friendly staff, clean place! We enjoy it very much!

Thank Sandrine A
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The extended family (8 of us) were holidaying nearby and this appeared from Tripadvisor and Observer to be the seafood restaurant of choice. Three quarters of an hour for starters to arrive. The redhead had Excellent crab but there was nothing bar a little Mayo to accompany it. The kalamari was under seasoned. My Oysters were fine, rather than great,... More 

6 Thank Clive W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Review says 4 because food excellent. BUT our table gatecrashed by a couple who sat down and just had a cup of tea! which lasted 30 minutes or so. Thought we were at a restaurant and not a cafe. Staff apologetic but very poor attitude on the part of the manager who put it down to August! Showed very poor... More 

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

This is the first time anything like this has ever happened and I'm very sorry that we didn't handle the consequences well. Seating on the lawn is not normally pre-booked as is totally dependent upon the weather. Diners who want to sit outside are asked to come into the restaurant before taking their seats so that a table can be... 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, 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?