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“Great food”
Review of Waterside Bistro

Waterside Bistro
Ranked #15 of 95 Restaurants in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $43
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Waterside Bistro at the riverside heart of Totnes, is relaxed and comfortable with a wonderful terrace next to the River Dart with covered seating for perfect alfresco dining whatever the weather. It is open from 9am until 11pm every day it serves breakfasts, coffee, lunches & dinners. It has built a reputation for fine local, fresh, seasonal food with an emphasis on great fish and shellfish. As a proud member of Food and Drink Devon, it has a super wine list and great selection of local beers and ciders. From Spring to Autumn there is fabulous Salcombe Dairy ice cream served on the terrace with lots of homemade toppings. It is owned and run by chef/proprietor Matt Buzzo and his wife Delphine.Waterside Bistro has a sister venue called New Walk Restaurant which is located not far away on The Plains in Totnes.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very pleasant atmosphere,staff were very helpful,vey good portion sizes starter of mussels were lovely,can also recommed the scallops.Found the place very laid back & we weren't hurried at all.

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Thank Lyn321
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matt b, Owner at Waterside Bistro, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you very much for your 'great food' review.
I do hope you come back soon when we will aim to get a five star rating from you!
Kind regards,
Matt
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Reading, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went for my birthday dinner. The atmosphere, service, food are superb. Just go...you won't be disappointed

  • Visited May 2013
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matt b, Owner at Waterside Bistro, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you very much for your great review.
We hope to see you again soon.
Matt
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Devon
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Although only a few miles from where we live we had not visited the Waterside before. My wife booked it for my birthday meal. Although a Wednesday evening they were very busy so we were right to have booked. From the moment we walked in the staff were very welcoming and attentive. As for the food it was just marvellous.
We will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Martinthecritic
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matt b, Owner at Waterside Bistro, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your great review. We are very happy you have found us too.
On the 27th June we are holding a Seafood and Burgundy wine dinner at Waterside and if you would like to book it would be great to see you there.
Did you know we have a sister restaurant called New Walk Restaurant, just across The Plains from Waterside in Totnes, and offer a 10% back loyalty card which is valid in both restaurants.
Kind Regards,
Matt
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely well presented food”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

After spending quite a while traipsing round Totnes and being turned away, we wound up here. Thank goodness we finally felt welcome! We had lovely, well presented food, and very good service and left very happy indeed. I won't bother with the other places in future that's for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
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matt b, Owner at Waterside Bistro, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
We are glad you found us too!
Thank you for your super review, see you again soon.
Please ask for one of our loyalty cards onto which we will put 10% of your bill.
And our wine tasting seafood dinner 27th June 2013.
Kind regards,
Matt
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Berkshire
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“Fantastic experience!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a wonderful evening my husband and I had at the waterside last Saturday. Our first time there, the food was excellent, I had mussels to start, they were fresh & plump, absolutely delicious! as was the rest of our meal. The waitresses were fantastic, very friendly, charming and attentive. Cannot wait to go again!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JayBerkshire
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matt b, Owner at Waterside Bistro, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you very much for your visit and superb review.
Local produce and especially seafood is at the heart of what we do at Waterside Bistro, along with relaxed friendly service and a wonderful location.
Don't miss next months celebration of Seafood Dinner, 27th June 2013, when we will be serving a four course menu with a tutored tasting of Burgundy wines and a special guest from the producer.
We hope to see you then.
Regards,
Matt
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