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River Garden Restaurant

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134 Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AZ, England
+44 1773 822468
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Showing 168: English reviews
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here for the all you can eat menu but were disappointed by the selection (you have to pay extra for any duck dishes) and the food quality was poor. The young girls serving were lovely however, this was overshadowed by the owner who looked like he was patrolling which made us feel uneasy. Also the wrong food was... More 

Thank Chris K
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant and nothing was too much trouble for the people who owned this restaurant, even helped us with the parking. Amazing food, piping hot, and great value for money. Have to say had a really nice time.

1 Thank helen b
Alfreton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. This little restaurant doesn't look anything from the outside. The decor is a bit shabby but the food is out of this world. Piping hot and with very little waiting time it's well worth the money. The staff are polite and friendly and did I mention the food is exquisite.

Thank Tina G
Belper, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I came in for a meal with my friends, trying to have a nice catch up and a peaceful night with lovely food. This unfortunately got ruined by that grump old man, who was very rude to our table, we were also very shocked to hear that he was shouting/screaming at his colleagues and looked as though one of them... More 

Thank susanroberts1989
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

A party of us, seven in total, visited today. Food was really good and plenty of it. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was good value. I had taken a birthday cake and the staff were happy to put candles on, brought it out and sang happy birthday. Really enjoyable.

1 Thank w00dbine
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with two friends. Can't fault the food or the service we received, all staff were really friendly. There was a horrendous smell of weed throughout our entire visit which spoilt our evening. This may have been a customer though so it's not fair for me to blame the restaurant. I would come back

Thank Sinead M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I don't use this app a lot but I feel obliged to share my experience at this place . First of all I came here with a family of 4 people on the 30th August to enjoy a nice and friendly meal , but what I got instead was a rude man (I assume the owner) who's name is apparently... More 

2 Thank iamtralalala
Candy Z, Manager at River Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

hi,we are so sorry to hear that you didnt enjoy the food experience,but i should clarify as followings:first,Eric is not the owner,he is quite experienced,and he tried to give you good service (maybe not on his face)hehe..Sencond,i did ask the girls who worked on that night,they all said nothing happened and they didint talk to you like that,so please let... More 

Crich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

My girlfriend and I visited a few days ago, and we both thought it was very good. The waitresses and a chinese lady I presume to be the owner were all lovely, the food was delicious, and it had pleasant vibes, especially the nice (but totally irelavent) picture of Venice! We have been quite a few times before, so it... More 

1 Thank Ladyofthepond
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I visited the River Garden 'Restaurant' last night with a group of friends for a birthday meal out. From the outside you would never guess that it was a restaurant-you wouldn't guess from the inside that it was a restaurant either! As soon as you walk in the the first thing that greets you is the musty, damp smell and... More 

1 Thank GilfChef
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My family get together here every three months the past two times we've been the owner (I'm assuming) has been very rude, last time we went he took the menus off us as if to say you're done then today I actually hid a menu to prevent this from happening again, we only tend to order off the starters never... More 

1 Thank amyrob85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 822468

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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