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River Garden Restaurant

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134 Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AZ, England
01773 822468
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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Crich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Ladyofthepond
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank GilfChef
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So having been here before which we really enjoyed, todays visit will be our last. The waitress who first greated us told us not to have a pint of fosters as it was stale after us asking what largers they served. This same waitress got our drinks wrong 3 times!! I mean there was only 6 of us and the... More 

Thank Jodie S
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always loved it here but last visit we were told by the waitress the beer is stale so don't order that also the service was terrible with wrong dishes brought out with wrong quantities the worst thing was the waitresses were rude and didn't seem to know wat they were doing all in all terrible and last visit

Thank Daniel C
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I've eaten in the River Garden many times over the years and have always enjoyed a visit. Yes, sometimes the service can be a bit brusque, but I've found this in many Chinese restaurants and I think it's just a cultural thing. Visited for lunch yesterday after many years of not visiting (due to moving away from the area) and... More 

Thank Anna F
Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Came in on a Sunday afternoon for lunch, we were the only customers as we had booked to come in at opening time. The service was quick and friendly throughout the visit, it didn't feel rushed. The food was fresh and tasty - the prawn toast was impressively thick (which indicates its freshly made and not of a frozen bulk... More 

2 Thank Bex S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Came in late Saturday night with my husband. Service was prompt, polite and attentive. Food was really delicious, piping hot and was not full of sodium mono glutamate which you can get at a lot of Chinese restaurants. Will definitely go again.

1 Thank Jayne B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Over the years I have visited quite a few times... and to be fair I have always walked away saying how ignorant the staff are so I'm a sucker for keep going back. Myself and my partner were greeted by a happy bubbly Chinese lady and I thought hmmm things may have changed.... We arrived early and the place was... More 

2 Thank Paul H
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Lovely food, strange way of pricing it do I thought it as expensive, but the food was excellent. Would visit again.

Thank welshrainb0w
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

A lot of family celebrations going off at the moment , so trying out a lot of local places . Always loved this place for years and years, I'm not sure what's happened , the food isn't as good as usual and the place seems to be dating slowly. The service was quick & attentive. Just a shame that's it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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: 01773 822468

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?