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Riverside Restaurant

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West Bay, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's been a long time since we have visited West Bay and what a joy it was the Riverside is lovely great setting nice staff and really good food. Watch where you park the main car park closes early and chains the exit just check

Thank Kevin G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked prior to our holiday for a birthday celebration. Nice table overlooking bay. On whole OK but one meal came five minutes after the rest and we did not even receive an apology.

Thank Caroline0987
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant over the weekend - what a find - the food was cooked to perfection - having read trip advisor whilst we were at said restaurant was a little puzzled by the previous review as this is a seafood restaurant and the non fish options are a bit more upmarket than spag bol and burgers - think the... More 

Thank sallyanntoday
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant food as always. Beautifully presented. Lovely taste combinations. I had the turbot with garlic mash. And crab sauce. A winner! And the 4 puddings to share. Great way of tasting their desert menu. Gastronomy experience. Nice location too. Have been coming here since a kid in the late 1970s. I do miss the simple battered fish option when it... More 

Thank BenTheFerg
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After being told the waiting time was 20 minuts we were actualy waiting for 1 hour but it finaly arrived.1 burger and chips 3 spagbols 1 fish and 1 chicken dish. All 3 spagbols didnt come with cheese and was warm not hot and the burger was 1 of the worst ive ever had.i recomend this place for a drink... More 

1 Thank Ian H
redchilly123, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

This review is not of the Riverside. We are a Seafood restaurant and do not serve burgers or spaghetti bolognese.. More 

Reading, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my family and elderly parents here for a lunch. We all love fish and used to eat here a lot but many years ago ( probably 20!) We has Calamari, oysters and whole fish to share for our main courses. The food was all very good and the service was good. We were kept entertained by the rowing... More 

Thank Liz R
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and just loved it. Was a very well presented clean place with a good menu. Next visit we will stop by here for sure.

Thank paulgeral
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a Dover sole but just a couple of hiccups. The boiled potatoes were lacking in flavour not buttered or minted which would have improved them plus waited 15 minutes for coffee but would visit again.

Thank Mrsmapp
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well this was an amazing find on our visit to Dorset. The most unusual setting but absolutely delightful Restaurant. The food was exceptional and if a Seafood lover like ourselves you will not be disappointed. Book to be on the safe side.

Thank Ian C
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch on a lovely Summer day. The food was first rate, this is not an inexpensive restaurant but it is certainly of excellent quality. There is a good selection of seafood of course - we had scallops and mussels as starters followed by plaice fillet and john dorey. Service was just right, helpful, attentive but not intrusive. We... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: West Bay, 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?