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“Lovely evening”

River Life Cafe And Bistro
Ranked #25 of 112 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy a relaxing Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner with family and friends in our cafe now under new ownership.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very enjoyable meal. went fir a romantic night out but would go there for any occassion. Taking friends there next week!

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2  Thank NewinBude
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a nice meal, speedy service, good food and well priced. Lovely setting, slightly clinical blue flourecent tube light above the bar ruins the look a bit.

Food delivered fast but with good spacing between courses, didnt feel rushed.

Ventilation is very bad in this small place and we all came out smelling like we'd been swimming in a deep fat fryer.. A shame if you're going out after a meal...

Also a very loud group of individuals put us off, nothing to do with the restaurant but of it had been a group of rugby players they would have been told to keep quiet or leave...

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Thank sparkymad22
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

After hearing rave reviews about the River Life Cafe and Bistro we thought we would go and see if it's as good as people are saying it is. We weren't disappointed. The staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming and we appreciated the fact they said we could mix and match sauces/potatoes/not have chilli etc if we wanted as everything was cooked fresh to order.
We shared the scallops starter which was absolutely gorgeous and then had the venison and cod for mains, again very nice.
Our only little complaint is we didnt like the cutlery - sounds silly but we found the knives very weirdly shaped and therefore not very user friendly!
But apart from that everything was great!

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1  Thank Kate C
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

thought we give the river life a try this week and we wasnt dissappointed, we been meaning to go here for some time now and managed to get in for sunday dinner, best book its very popular.we was greeted by the owner who took our coats to the cloak room for us and showed us to our table. we chose roast pork and the roast lamb, service was excellent and our food arrived quickly. both meals were delicous and we polished our plates clean. the owner and staff were taking there time to talk to all the customers ensuring everything was good.will defently go back and try the fish dishes next time. thanks to all and see you soon

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Thank paulandsamantha
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband took me for a surprise dinner. We had a lovely meal,good menu choices - the king prawns in chilli are lovely, prices very reasonable , didn't have dessert but they looked good. Wine not overpriced either. But due to size of restaurant the tables are very close together, so not really ideal for a romantic evening.Staff very attentive and professional. One complaint we had ( cold dauphinoise potatoes) was dealt with quickly and rectified and my glass of wine was deducted to recompense.

Would recommend and return :-)

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Thank Suejinks
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