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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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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right in the heart of Braunton, the Riverside is literally beside the river. If the weather is fine, you can have your meal or snack outdoors and hear the rushing water while people watching. The menu is varied and the service is polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic meal and great service. Steaks were cooked to perfection.Will need to revisit to try the puddings. Too full.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here for lunch during our holiday, the staff that greeted us and our pup were friendly, warm and welcoming. We had the Riverside Cream Team.... This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. It was out of this world. I cannot recommend this place enough, when we go back, we will be back here for... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting with friends and had been recommended to The Riverside an ideal venue for our lunch. What a find; super food and friendly service. A splendid, informal restaurant and nearly full despite it being a Monday. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner visited on a whim, and were seriously impressed with the food! The Thai green risotto is one of the best risottos I've ever had - I wish I'd asked how they cooked the broccoli as it was so good! The cocktail I chose was delicious, the whole cocktail menu was really tempting. Staff were so friendly... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A table for 2 in the window, extremely attentive, helpful, cheerful and informative staff, a menu that left me spoilt for choice, and local brewery beer. A really lovely evening, and I would gladly recommend to anyone.

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1 Thank Sarah T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved it here! The menu was great, loads of different options- we all had different things and we all really enjoyed all of them!

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1 Thank Molly C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on 30th August after sitting in our holiday cottage in mortehoe looking at what was nearby. What a find! The food in this restaurant is delicious and extremely well presented, there is a varied and interesting choice to suit everyone. The setting is casual, light and airy. The staff are welcoming, helpful and very attentive, nothing... More 

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1 Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $25
Cuisine
British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?