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The Rivermill

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Millars 1 Southmill Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 3DH, England
01279503799
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Essex, England
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is located off Southmill Road, down an industrial side road and close to the forked junction with South Road. The industrial estate is shared with a variety of fast food establishments, at least one other restaurant, a gym and a mosque. There is a reasonable amount of parking spaces, however most of them are ‘tagged’ by the resident... More 

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Thank JusticeTravels
London
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wouldn't normally review a takeaway but as I've had a few unimpressive ones in Bishop's Stortford I thought it's worth rating this place as the food was lovely. The delivery was also free and came earlier than expected. If we get a takeaway again I will most certainly order from here.

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Thank Gemini77
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Chinese I've had in a long time. Everthing cooked well and full of flavour. Staff friendly and attentive. Nice location on the canal (despite the industrial units around). Can't fault it. Could do with a couple of larger tables outside though!

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Thank Phil H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I sat by the river and enjoyed the crispy aromatic duck, vegetarian spring rolls, satay chicken skewers and Singapore noodles. I wholeheartedly recommend everything on this list, except the noodles (I didn't try these due to my aversion to prawns). The duck was cooked to perfection and cut up in front of me. I wish this was... More 

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Thank Izz B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I always loved the Rivermill as a kid - jt was my local Chinese and my first taste of the cuisine. I hadn't been for years and we went recently for my birthday, and I was pretty disappointed with the whole thing. It's not been done up or even painted since I used to go all those years ago and... More 

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Thank Claire D
Roydon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to The Rivermill. We had great service, food was good and the value for money was outstanding. An ideal stop on the way home from the station. We had the a la carte buffet option.

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Thank Geraldine O
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have always picked Rivermill as our go to Chinese especially take away for many years. However we won't be doing that anymore. The last 3 deliveries we have had have all been cold on arrival requiring the food to then be microwaved in our home. And today I found a finger nail clipping in my chicken balls!!! We've had... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Best time to go is when it's not busy. Food was chewy and cold. It's good during the week and doesn't take 2 hours to arrive.

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Thank Milliejune
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We got in at 6PM and by 7 PM it was getting full , always a good sign . We all had the buffet £13.80 per person, this was very good much better than I have had in other restaurants , everything was fresh , and being stocked up when things got low . Staff were pleasant and helpful. would... More 

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Thank Darren W
Harlow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Delightful Staff, delicious food and at last a restaurant that doesn't blast out back ground music so loud that you can't hear each other. Will be back to try out the terrace on a sunny evening.

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Thank MrsDMC

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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 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Millars 1 Southmill Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: 01279503799

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?