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Riverside Restaurant

Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“turbot” (27 reviews)
“fish” (164 reviews)
“summer pudding” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
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1 - 10 of 735 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

When your husband tells you he went to school with the owner so we have to eat there you just say yes. As a seafood lover it was everything I could wish for. A bright open plan restaurant, lots of local specials but the highlight...More

Thank Katie-Fenton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch, perfect service, beautiful location. Just great!!!! We have been to the Riverside Restaurant many times and the experience is always great; faultless service and attention to detail makes the lunch experience a real treat!

1  Thank Lelie G
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to your next visit Best Wishes The Riverside Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful meal at The Riverside. Family of seven catch up. Warm welcome, fantastic food, great service, what more could you ask for. We will be back... Must mention along with some great fish, the vegetables to accompany were scrum

Thank anittahook
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words Best wishes The Riverside Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with lovely views overlooking the river out to sea. Food was superb in terms of both quality and presentation. Exceptionally tasty and despite being a predominantly fish restaurant my husband said his steak was one of the best he has ever had.Service...More

1  Thank Sally K
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review and kind recommendation. We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 12 October 2017

very nice restaurant overlooking the river, cool and clean, great attention to detail in the layout, could not fault the waitress Kate, or the wine waiter, who both put up with a lot from us changing our order, not being able to make our minds...More

1  Thank ebobopa
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, the team really appreciate them.

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Busy Saturday evening packed with a chef taken ill - made service a little slow but the food was great - thank you

Thank Bathtimerichard
neilriverside, Front Office Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, you will be pleased to hear our chef recovered quickly. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We came for lunch at the Riverside on a lovely sunny day at the end of September. We were running late so phoned to say we were on our way and a friendly warm voice assured us that we would be welcome when we arrived....More

4  Thank HAnnKM
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My son and l visited at lunch time for a change. It was excellent as usual. The seafood cocktail was to die for and the west bay crab chowder was spot on for a lunch time. Sticky toffee to finish and we had to go...More

Thank granny42017
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it The Riverside Team

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We visited this once Egon Ronay reccomended restaurant seven years ago. It was packed and the food was excellent. We made a nostagic return visit last week and were a little disapointed. Once called The Riverside Cafe, it has changed hands and is now The...More

1  Thank Madb1
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, we are sorry to hear you will not visit us again, we feel we should point out that The Riverside Restaurant has been so named for over 20 years and myself as the now...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and wine. Would have liked to see a selection of local ales and ciders as We were tourists ! Seafood cocktail and fish selection especially wonderful. We didn't manage a pudding but they looked good too. Service spot on!

1  Thank Ruth K
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we hope you will visit us again when next in the area

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Falak A
13 June 2017|
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Response from neilriverside | Property representative |
Not being a follower of Islam myself I have researched this a little and as I understand it all meat from the sea is halal but, as we cannot confirm all of our ingredients are halal we would have to say no. I am sorry the... More
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L-A S
9 June 2017|
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Response from neilriverside | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry and thank you to our customers for your answers. Yes we do have a disabled toilet, and good access to the building
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Susan H
31 August 2016|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not beach gear, but smart casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$66
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 422011
  • E-mail
Description
the Riverside Restaurant enjoys a prime location with large picture windows overlooking the river Brit, but that is just one element of it's charm. It's also a pioneer in it's use of local produce to create truly special fish and shellfish dishes - along with alternative meat and vegetarian options which change on a daily basis.
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