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“Good bar food”
Review of Riverbank Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

Riverbank Bar and Restaurant
Price range: $6 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Pizzeria featuring wood burning oven. Opening May2017
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good bar food”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We were a group of six. Everyone had something different and all enjoyed their meal. Food was plentiful and service was good. The only negative was the restaurant acoustics. Had to move because of a birthday celebration. When we moved closer to the bar the music was loud. Our waiter quickly adjusted the sound but if it was crowded it would be hard to have a conversation.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Catherine S
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dreadful”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stopped by today for a quick lunch and both parties selected the fish and chips. It was by far the worst meal we have eaten in a long time. The alleged beer batter was an off putting yellow colour, soggy, greasy and unpalatable. The fish was tasteless and the chips were reheats. The waiter asked us mid meal if we were enjoying our food and we both commented on the revolting batter and he offered a replacement. Unfortunately as we were limited for time we politely declined but were staggered to be asked to pay the full bill given we handed back half a plate of food and asked if our comments had been passed to " chef". The waiter was pleasant throughout but should have had the autonomy to offer a discount. For that reason, we won't be revisiting and if you go......avoid the fish and chips unless you have a cupboard full of bisodol at home!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Alison H
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Trendy decor, but a few suggestions”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We had intended to go to the sister restaurant for tapas a few doors down but as we hadn't booked they had no available tables so referred us to Riverbank. The design of the interior is very modern, and the cushions give the place a relaxed feel. The waiter was friendly but a little too attentive, he asked us twice before we were ready to order. The Sauvignon Blanc was a little boring but then it was the cheapest option that we selected. We enjoyed the tomato bruchetta starter. My Portugese burger was a sensible size, the handmade chips were great, but there was a sauce on the burger that reminded me of MacDonalds. The pasta dish was tasty but a little small. Overall not a bad experience at all, but I probably wouldn't go again, despite it being one of a limited number of restaurants in Helensburgh

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank nagavator22
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Thank you Trip Advisers!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Chose this after reading numerous reviews about this and other establishments - otherwise I might have walked right past it. This place has a small front and just looks like a pub. But we booked and were not disappointed. Busy so booking was essential, mostly locals (a good sign). Service was very good given that there was a change of shift during our meal. Took a while to get through the meal but we had time and much enjoyed the visit.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Prestwood_Paul
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Great service,friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Food was well presented and very tasty. Not the first time we had visited and we weren't disappointed .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ShonaR238
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