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“Excellent food, excellent friendly service, bit quiet.”

The Riverside Bistro
Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I loved the bistro from the first minute we were greeted and shown in to a room where a fire was lit and waiting for us.
Although it was quiet we didn't mind, even though the nice server lady apologised for the quietness, it was a welcome quiet. We were given menus which contained many options for each of us and talked through the specials, a baby bowl was offered for our toddler.
The food when it arrived was delicious, everyone cleared their plates and day content while we waited from the bill, which when it arrived was small enough to surprise us.
We all left very happy and vowed to return. Enjoy this little doolin gem.

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Thank AM0011
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I went there because it was walking distance from the B & B and it looked nice from the outside. It is a very small place but that is part of the charm. Our waiter was the son of the owner and the owner is the cook. We were with another couple so 4 dinners. All 4 meals were great and the service was terrific. If I went back to Doolin I would eat there again.

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Thank brindone
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We visited Doolin in July this year and our first evening we had dinner in The Riverside Bistro.
The food was delicious and well presented. We dined in the parlour with the turf fire flaming, this in the middle of July, but we were in Ireland and it was raining outside so it was lovely and homely. The two girls who were serving were very helpful and friendly. The food was great and the price was fair and not more expensive than the pubs in the area but far better quality. Highly recommended.

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Thank Carmelvdh
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

This is our 5th time in the Riverside Bistro. Since we were there last year, the "Parlour" was opened up, featuring a wonderful open fireplace. Lovely atmosphere as you walk in to find 2 local musicians playing the mandolin. Great food at a great price. Recommend the crab claws, stuffed mushrooms, chicken and fish dishes - and my husband loved the burger (he's very critical of burgers).
Also had lunch out in the Bistro garden patio - it was just glorious, relaxing and we were very well fed and served. Highly recommend the Bistro - day or night!

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Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

My daughter and I came upon this our first night in Doolin and enjoyed it very much! Trying to find a vegetarian meal that isn't stir fry isn't easy in Ireland. They served a black bean burger that was delicious. Highly recommned

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