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Riverstation

The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
+44 117 914 4434
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (103 reviews)
“steak” (108 reviews)
“hake” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great lunch , lovely Service not too rushed, fantastic food , fresh flavours, would definitely return

Thank Karrot67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

River station has now been taken over by Youngs and the once white interior walls are repainted deep grey. It’s a nice feel and the upstairs restaurant seems less formal. The restaurant is a super modern building in a wonderful location and the glass frontage...More

Thank JMHW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and a perfect spot by the window. Service was subtle and there when needed. Would recommend.

Thank Amanda B
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Amanda, Thanks for the review, slightly different to our regular ones which is great to hear that we could fully accommodate your business lunch. Hope to see you back with us sometime very soon. Kind regards, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food. Not very quick service, but it didn't matter as weren't in a rush. Desserts were really superb.More

Thank Deb M
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Deb, Thank you for the kind review and I am very glad to see you especially enjoyed our desserts. Kornel, our main pasty chef designs new and exciting things almost every month so will be delighted to read this. I look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is excellent on the vibrant dockside of Bristol. A window table is a must to see the passing boats and the waterfront views. Very modern and pleasing design with friendly and efficient staff. Food is pretty good but priced on the high side when...More

Thank Graham W
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Graham, Thank you for the lovely comments and the general feedback, we do love to hear how we can possibly make our offering even better. We change our menu on a monthly basis with the seasons, so please do pop in and see us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant after going for a walk one evening once we had checked into our hotel. We had not made a reservation but they were very happy to accommodate. The waiter was very attentive, and recommended certain dishes. The food was amazing! Will definitely...More

Thank Sarah H
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the lovely review, it really means a lot to the team here when we see such great comments. I hope you had a lovely stay in Bristol and look forward to welcoming you back sometime very soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really worried when it was taken over by a “chain” - thought standards would tumble and service would suffer. So glad it is just as good a ever. In fact the team have just as much pride and passion as ever. Well done...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robin, What a wonderful review and really music to our ears, thank you! We are very proud of our team here and I am glad that is reflected to our customers as well. I do hope to see you back with us sometime very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I met here for dinner on a Friday evening. We met at the bar which was really quiet, bit odd for a Friday night?! Upstairs in the restaurant was busier and we had a window seat although sadly with the summer gone...More

Thank carolinedarren
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Caroline, Thanks for the lovely words about our service and food. August and the beginning of September are a very quiet time for us which would explain why the bar would have been a bit quieter. The restaurant however was a lot busier on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to eating here, but unfortunately I wasn't that impressed. The service was OK, polite but not that friendly. The bread they bring around at the beginning was lovely but you only get one little bit. I had the sirloin steak for...More

Thank Namnamnam123
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I am very sorry to hear you found your recent visit to us disappointing and I would like to just take this opportunity to give a small explanation. We do pride ourselves on our service so I do apologise you felt as though...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 1.5 hours to be served food. When it did arrive the quality was average at best. Big disappointment. Not what I expected at all. Just because the view is nice they allow their standards to slip.More

Thank Funkyforans
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us your comments, unfortunately it is obviously not something we like to see. Could you perhaps send me an email with some more details of your visit such as the date and time, and whether you were in our restaurant...More

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Rebecca H
28 January 2018|
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Response from Monty T | Reviewed this property |
It certainly did when we were there two months ago. Nothing much seems to have changed really to detract from the old Riverstation experience. I that helps?
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jkeirl
15 January 2018|
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Response from Monty T | Reviewed this property |
If you are an average walker it will take you about ten minutes on a level path.
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Nia W
8 September 2017|
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Response from Kirsty M | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought you would be okay as there is upstairs and downstairs seating and it is never overly busy but I would still try to reserve for a large party if possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$97
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 914 4434
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