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The Rivermill

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Millars 1 Southmill Road, Bishops Stortford CM23 3DH, England
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Looneyville, West Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere wasn't great when we visited very early in the evening (5:30pm) and we were the only people in the restaurant so that isn't necessarily a good benchmark to judge it. Food was average/good but not outstanding. They had all the typical Chinese fayre you find up and down the country but I couldn't see any original or stand... More 

Thank RobertTFishall
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food,friendly and professional staff,good atmosphere,nice wine...we ham amazing evening and we are definitely coming back soon!!!!well done guys!

Thank 245michaellam
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took 90 mins to deliver Not worth the money at all. The worst I've ever had. The chicken wings were very oil and not well seasoned very dry rice

Thank Detomi A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a takeaway, and once waiting 30 minutes for the order after ordering it an hour before going to pick it up , we found once we got home that one of our orders arnt even in the bag !, what makes this even worst is that this was not only a one off but happened two weeks in... More 

Thank Jake O
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Haven't eaten in but have had a couple of take always & was really impressed with the food. Will be a new regular that's for sure.

Thank GHedley
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

NEVER EVER EAT HERE...EVER!!! didn't want to even give 1 star. CRISPY fried chilly beef was soggy and had a massive HAIR in it. one of the tubs had a split in it and hot oil spilt all over my legs. when we rung and told them, they just laughed!

Thank Andrea M
Rivermillmanager, Owner at The Rivermill, responded to this review

With regard to the pierced container, this Is the first incident in seventeen years of running the Rivermill that we have seen. The hair shown to us is a complete mystery. All the chefs have short grey hair, one is bald. There was no one in the kitchen that evening with hair of this kind. We are extremely sorry that... More 

Essex, England
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

Thank JusticeTravels
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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.

1 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 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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!

Thank Phil H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 

Thank Izz B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?