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The Riverside Restaurant

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The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
+44 1840 250216
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband booked a surprise trip to Boscastle and he booked this restaurant for our first night. Extremely busy with 2 big parties. Menu variable and all food was very good. Staff also very pleasant. Lovely in the light evenings I would imagine overlooking the river.

Thank lesleypuplett
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for coffee (great) and also had soup and a sandwich. Quality at a very reasonable price. Positioned next to the river Valency with a riverside garden which would be lovely on a spring/summer day.

Thank Sue S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed for in Boscastle for 4 days, visited this restaurant twice,the service is great all staff are lovely very welcoming. The food was amazing would highly recommend. And as I'm only in Plymouth We will be returning. Loved it !

Thank howeel72
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner in restaurant on Saturday night the tables were nicely placed out with lots of diners we had 2 courses each main course being lamb shanks a bottle of wine total bill ££61 the food was of excellent quality and plenty of it so full couldn't manage a pudding a worthy dining experience keep it up the service was... More 

Thank Chris N
Gold Coast, Australia
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207 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in hotel, ended up eating here also Evening meal was fine, (not huge selection) with breakfast just as good

Thank Michael M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location on the river and clean comfortable restaurant. We stopped for coffee and to warm up after a stroll down to the harbour. Pleasant, welcoming staff.

Thank PigletsRule
London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We may be mad. We chose to come to Cornwall on a holiday in February. This means, of course, almost everything is very quiet. On our last night here, we wanted something 'posher' than a pub meal. The Riverside was recommended. And it is indeed, very good, though not *quite* excellent. The staff absolutely can't be faulted. The young waiters... More 

Thank Kate G
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first ever lunch at Boscastle we chose the Riverside. It is located in a pretty spot by the river with several tables sharing the view. Service was swift and the menu reasonably varied. We chose the daily fish special, grilled fillets of Gurnard with chips and peas. Compared with other restaurants where we have eaten this dish, Riverside... More 

Thank PeterBurton70
Gloucester, Uk
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood chowder was very good. My sirloin steak was delicious. Wine reasonably priced. Why not 5 stars? My wife was served lager which tasted like cider - waiter changed drink but didn't appear to accept this. Also being charged £3.95 for a sauce which, although being good, was virtually a quarter of the price of the steak - felt like... More 

Thank glawsteruk
Steeple Claydon, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very windy visit to Boscastle Harbour we were looking for a warming lunch. The Riverside had an entrance for our wheelchair and pleasant seating.The daily special - Soup & Sandwich - was ordered and proved to be good value with a large portion of tasty hot soup ( choice of flavours of the day) together with a large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Boscastle
  • Phone Number: +44 1840 250216
  • This restaurant is at The Riverside
The Riverside Restaurant offers a choice of services when it comes to its restaurant. For a formal affair with the evening restaurant set-up elegantly for a superb dining experience, here you can choose from an à la carte menu with exceptional food complemented by an extensive list of fine wines. Alternatively, the daytime tearoom is perfect for informal lunches, meals and afternoon teas. Leading from the dining room is access to our exclusive tea garden next to the running waters of the River Valency.We have recently been awarded the CHEFS (Cornwall Healthy Eating and Food Safety) Silver Award. We are proud to hold the above award which means that The Riverside will be able to display the distinctive blue logo, which tells customers that it has adopted and maintains a high degree of food safety and standards, provides and promotes a selection of local foods as well as using healthier cooking methods.

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