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“Good but not amazing.”

The Riverbank Bar Bistro
Ranked #39 of 135 Restaurants in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are an exciting new bistro in Bideford...great food by the river....
Bideford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good but not amazing.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Fancied a nice meal for wife's birthday. Venue is lovely and nice and clean.
Lots of tables and you probably need to book at weekend's.
The food was ok. Not 'wow' food but ok. It's cooked well but it's not any better than you could get in the big chains but it's more expensive.
We had a nice time there but probably w/o t rush back there.

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English first
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very good meal”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We came back from a day out and this bistro was opposite our hotel so we thought we would try it out. It was very good and the food was great all freshly cooked to order. If you go out in the small garden you go past the kitchen which was spotless.If the weather is fine you can eat in the garden which overlooks the river.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Din M
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

One of better meals we had in the fortnight and a reasonable 130 quidfor4adults and2kids waitress was a bit 'whatever' but didn't spoil the meal.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Deborah C
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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“sunday Carvery”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I would definately recommend this restaurant for sunday lunch-although I booked 2 days beforehand- when i arrived there were no queues and i was ushered to a table straight away.the staff were very helpful and friendly- service with a smile always helps.The selection at the carvery was excellent- a choice of lamb, beef, turkey, pork and chicken, and there was a really great selection of fresh vegetables (I would recommend the cheesy peas). The food was a great price as were the drinks- a great place to treat the whole family

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Carol J
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Fareham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Nice atmosphere by the river and dog friendly which was good after a walk up the Tarka Trail. Nice Staff and reasonable prices.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Adam L
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