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Riverbank Bar and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Scottish, British
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41 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
+44 1436 674252
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12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Our daughter took us here as a thank you for looking after her dog when she was on holiday. It was ok. Quite dark surroundings, very quiet when we were there. Not a fantastic menu, thought there would be a Sunday roast on offer but there wasn't. What we had was nice and well presented and reasonably priced. The staff... More 

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Thank Margaret C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't tried their pizzas you need too! And their calzones and they do take out food too! The best part? Ice cold dark fruits while wait :) I'd recommend in a heartbeat

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Thank Sam G
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

The decor does not look much as one enters, but once seated it feels cosy. The two servers were helpful and friendly and the food exceeded expectations. We are slightly sorry the restaurant is about to close for a couple of months, but we are told the owner will reopen it as a traditional pizzeria with stone oven and a... More 

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Thank iainatsea
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Extremely disappointed as I have had a good meal here before, however last night after a very good friend had booked our meal earlier ,the starter of mussels was ,well no mussels, just shells and sauce ,see picture.Our mains were luke warm served on cold plates.After 40 min wait and having to prompt the staff we eventually got our deserts,which... More 

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Thank Gary R
Scotland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Not sure what has happened to the Riverbank. 12 months ago I would be writing rave reviews about the place but now.... The place has gone downhill dramatically. It needs some TLC. The interior is dated, dingy and dark. The staff appear to be completely disinterested and trying to get a drink at the bar is an evolution. Staff appear... More 

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Thank chief123
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Nipped in as couldn't be bothered to cook dinner. Very impressed by the service and quality of food. A good range of popular meals and a good kids menu. Plenty on your plate that tastes delicious Staff very friendly and helpful. Will return soon.

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Thank ColinN2412
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

A good range of Italian & Tex/Mex dishes for all ages; prepared & served nicely at great value. The bar has an equally attractive selection & the design is such that young families & adult groups needn't be on top of each other. Only failed to get 5th star as we didn't feel the muted tv with back to back... More 

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Thank Stephen B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Called in here for dinner after perusing the menu at home, very impressed with the quality of the food and their very reasonable prices. I had the garlic mushrooms to start which were very tasty and hot, then the beef casserole dish which was very hearty and plentiful and i couldnt finish it all!! My partner had the Hunters Chicken... More 

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Thank Sallie M
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

What Happened! The Riverbank has went downhill its so dark and gloomy inside. The staff just stand around. When I visited this restaurent a few years back it was so alive and vibrant. Its seems to have lost its atmopshere and the housekeeping leaves alot to be desired.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Found this gem of a place a few months ago and have visited it often since then. Love the relaxed feel of the place not your usual plastic decor you find in many places these days. Staff very friendly and helpful, Menu excellent and never been disappointed with any of our choices. Cocktails and coffee smashing. Worth a visit if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Scottish, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 674252
Description
Family run bar and restaurant featuring fresh homemade food.Thin and crispy 12" pizzas from our stonebaked pizza oven. Delicious pastas and favourites including fish and chips with real hand cut chips. Specials include our amazing Czech goulash! Sunday roast served. 2 for £12 pizzas sun-thur. Family friendly. High chairs and baby change. Cocktails and Italian Coffee. Food served 12-9pm daily. DJ Fri and Sat 10.30pm 'till 2am.

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