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The Riverside

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30 Caen Street | Braunton, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
01271 813 633
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times when visiting Woolacombe on holiday. We have very much enjoyed brunch (I wish it served it all day!) and dinner here. The food is tasty and there are always some specials so that you can try something new. The pancakes on the breakfast menu are great! For dinner I had the crab... More 

Thank Claire T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by others and we agree. Nice fresh food. Good staff. Located central Braunton. We would visit again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wragby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brandon is not short of great restaurants, but wherever else you go I strongly urge you to try the The Riverside. The atmosphere is friendly, the staff are welcoming and helpful and the location is great (you can eat inside or out) ... but the real reason for my recommendation is the menu and the food. The chef and his... More 

Thank Mark C
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely friendly staff and amazing food is exactly what you want from a restaurant right? Well this place has all that in spades! The food was amazing, particularly the rich sauces. Everything from the bread to the sorbet was just excellent! Highly recommended.

Thank Joe G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal with friends, food was delicious, service excellent and nothing too much trouble. Thanks for a great night xx

Thank milliecornell
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place with attentive staff and wonderful food. We camped at Fairlinch campsite and walked in to Braunton. Considering it's a fairly small place and was absolutely jam packed the food and drinks came promptly. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Emily D
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went early one evening, very busy with big tables. Bit of a wait for our first course, but was worth it. The bread board, pittas and dip was really tasty followed by the salmon salad was flavoursome and fresh. Friendly service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Emma C
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant does not try to be something it isn't. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The ambience is family oriented. The decor simple but fresh. The menu unchallenging but interesting. We went early as a family group of six plus baby and almost all the tables were a similar mix. Despite being full, the service was prompt and attentive.... More 

Thank Saintsman11
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phoned to get an early table at short notice and thought we were on to a good thing, the person that took the call was really friendly and helpful. That spirit continued as soon as we arrived (rather early) and throughout the meal. Really varied and adventurous menu, everything we ordered was well cooked and presented and great value for... More 

Thank efandsw
Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly service, both of us enjoyed our meal despite the fact that some key items had sold out. Made our choices from the special boards and thoroughly enjoyed it all, the cold rice pudding with gooseberries was delicious.

Thank Steph1962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $25
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Caen Street | Braunton, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Braunton
  • Phone Number: 01271 813 633
Welcome to the RiversideBraunton's favourite family-run restaurant situated in the heart of the village on the banks of the River Caen.Owned and run by local brother and sister duo David and Hayley Charlesworth. The Riverside prides itself on lovingly delivering the freshest dishes, at affordable prices, in a welcoming family atmosphere. The Charlesworth family even grow many of the ingredients used in the menu at their family farm, situated just outside the village.

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