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The Riverbank restaurant boasts a unique combination of hearty Meditarranean cuisine and wholesome British classics. Offiering a choice of innovative dishes with comfortable favourites. Authentic stone baked pizza with specially selected toppings. Premium quality steak that's aged for 28 days to ensure tendefness and flavour. Fresh fish and shellfish that was smoke, sear, grill and broil for maximum flavour. This combined with the informal but excellent service create a dining experience we're sure you will enjoy again and again. Our cocktail lounge provides an extensive selection of ingenious, perfectly prepared cocktails, from prohibition classics to new infusions and flavours. Shaken, merged,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Mediterranean, European, British
FEATURES
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place. Both of them actually. We came in last week for a spot of lunch and, as always, were greeted with a smile and hot food. Swordfish was the catch of the day, fantastic and my partner has a nice little steak...sandwich. They are always happy to go extra. It really bothers me when people do not appreciate this. There was a couple there the day we went who had, what can only be described as, a 'tantrum' because the table they wanted was dirty and the waiter had to spend more than 12 seconds relaying it. There were other tables available that were already clean. I am so glad I do not work in hospitality anymore. You guys are doing a great job.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has become something of a ‘go-to’ for us whenever we have family visiting. The Sunday lunch in particular. The quality of the food and professional service that also comes across as friendly and informal is consistently there for us and very much appreciated....Set in a lovely spot too, perfect for a walk in the park to burn off the calories. Booking system is good and we’ve tended to find there is space available not too far in advance. In particular I’d recommend the roast beef dinner if you’re in on a Sunday. The great gravy and horseradish really makes it one of the best Sunday roasts around I reckon. The trimmings are very good too especially the root vegetable mash. I’d say the one opportunity for improvement are the roast potatoes though I can certainly live with them and can of course appreciate that creating picture perfect roasties in the volume and frequency required for a busy restaurant is almost impossible to do. Overall, can’t recommend it enough, a real credit to the town.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In January 2023 we listed this as our favourite place to eat in Shrewsbury. Sadly, what a difference a year makes! This is extremely sad and as a consequence we have decided not to return until something drastic changes. The last couple of times we...have visited, the (same) male server has been quite rude and even apathetic. He had no concept of customer service. He didn't meet and greet in a manner that suggested he wanted our business. The opposite seemed to be true. This time, he arranged for the dirty table to be cleared, and eventually remembered that we were waiting to be seated. The last time we visited in June he commented on the amount of food I had ordered at the time of day (early afternoon) - a main and a side - clearly implying that I was some kind of fatty! Not great in any customer service role. But terrible in a restaurant! Back to February and my food was barely acceptable. My partner's meal was flavourless and unidentifiable - supposedly with chicken and bacon - but not identifiable as anything approaching this! Disgusting. We didn't stick around for dessert. We paid the service charge, as the waitresses did at least offer a reasonable level of service. Not clear whether the lad with glasses was a manager. But he needs drastic re-training and/or an attitude adjustment.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be out favourite place to eat in Shrewsbury. It's been hit and miss in recent months. Today we arrived early. We were greeted and I explained we were 20 mins early but happy to get a drink and wait if our table...wasn't ready. " it doesn't really matter to me either way" was the reply. This is the tall light haired guy with glasses. Please chat with someone about your manner. I'm pretty sure you are not trying to sound rude or dismissive, but you do. On a previous occasion, this staff member told my partner " that's a lot of food for this time of day" when he ordered a main and a side for lunch. I ordered the chicken and pancetta sandwich. I have no idea what I received. It looked like sandwich spread when I opened the sandwich. It tasted of nothing. No pieces of chicken. No pieces of pancetta. McDonald's type dries which were warm when they arrived, cold before I could finish them. There are too many great places to eat in Shrewsbury to pay for an experience like this. We didn't stay for dessert. We won't return. This place has changed beyond recognition in the past 12 months. I really hope it can be recovered.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre theatre on a Monday and we were looking for something a little nearer to the theatre as the weather was foul. AleOli wasn't open and The Anchor wasn't serving food so we crossed the bridge to one of our favourite haunts. Nice welcome, friendly...service. We were early so it was fairly quiet but the ambience is always nice. I had the wild mushroom risotto, quite rich but to be expected I guess. Nice glass of the house Red, I think Sicilian. My friend had a beer, I think Ludlow Gold. I couldn't find a menu online so please don't quote me. Recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant - had a mixture of steak and fish dishes. Nice deserts too - with a very generous cheese board. Good wines - try the Romanian pinot noir! Friendly staff & good atmosphere - was pretty busy on a cold Monday night in February...which says it all. Look forward to going back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

me and my girlfriend where looking for some where to eat the other night when we came across the rive bank bar. to say we where impressed is an under statement, we where served by a lovely and attentive server called Chloe she made excellent...food and wine recommendation. she recommended us the calamari and the Saltimbocca chicken both of which we where very pleased with we will definitely come back next time we are in England.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Shrewsbury for a show, and being unfamiliar with Shrewsbury we hadn't booked anywhere for food. We came across Riverbank and it was busy and had a great atmosphere. We asked the very kind man, who's name we didn't catch if they...had a table for three. He was very kind and got his manager to find us a table. The service was incredible quick and everyone was lovely. The food was delicious. I would recommend this if you are looking for somewhere to have a nice meal. We will be going back for sure 😊More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it was very busy, but they managed to squeeze us in for a meal. The service was warm and friendly, food delicious and reasonable prices. We would definitely visit again. We had the pollo saltimbocca, belly pork and burger.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my sister. We would have given 5 if the staff had been happier/friendlier. Nothing wrong with the food and drink and the manager’s attention to detail but the waitresses were cold. The waiter was warm and friendly. But waitresses possibly not happy in...their work or feeling superior. Not sure but stops me wanting to go again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

The service and food was - and always is - absolutely lovely. From the greeting at the door, to the service throughout the meal itself, the staff are wonderful. They clearly have a good working relationship which is always nice to see. The food was...great. We had some of the nibbles for our starters, and our mains we had the seafood linguini, and a halloumi burger - all delicious. Scott was ever so helpful when it came to ordering cocktails, creating something new for my friend who is very particular when it comes to drinking. All in all, another excellent experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

Went here for a casual dinner one Friday night with my sister and have to say the food was lovely! The staff were very attentive and friendly. We will come again. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

It was my birthday dinner with my father. Unfortunately, there were some ups and downs during our visit, mostly downs. On the positive side, i enjoyed the soup - parsnip and carrot - which was absolutely delicious and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. However, we...both ordered rib-eye steaks, which were quite expensive at almost thirty pounds per meal. While I expected some fat in the cut, there appeared to be an excessive amount, which detracted from the overall experience. The staff were pleasant, especially a young Italian gentleman. After we finished our main courses, we were offered menus for dessert and asked if we wanted another drink, which I did. However, after waiting for more than 20 minutes, no one came to take our order or bring us a drink, so we decided to settle the bill and leave. All in all, we left feeling disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Went here for my birthday, we have been twice before had one good experience and one awful experience but decided to give it one more go . Wish we hadn’t. Waited an age for our starters and when it arrived the bread was like concrete...and inedible. Our mains came out in good time but my rice was overcooked and sticky so I could not eat it and my wife had steak and chips / fries is what they call them but they were that hard if you tried to cut one half would shoot off the plate . Sadly I think the chef is not experienced enough for a busy kitchen and the some of the front of house need to go on a course of meeting and greeting etiquette. We will not return to this restaurant and my advice to anyone who is unsure where to eat in Shrewsbury put this low down on your list .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Trying to find somewhere for a birthday lunch for me, my husband popped in to look at the menu. A male member of staff looked him up and down and asked, "Are you here for a takeaway or are you just being nosy?" What an...absolutely disgraceful way to greet potential customers. So much for the season of goodwill. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sorry to take so long. When we went I could not see any car access. hope this is helpful ?
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This establishment would certainly cater for a large group. Just give plenty of prior notice for best seating overlooking the river
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I would definitely recommend the Riverbank to anyone. The food and the service are second to none and their efficiency serving large parties is remarkable. The staff are friendly and helpful.
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  • Food: 4.5
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