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“An enjoyable evening despite average food”

The Riverbank Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #138 of 1,403 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Riverbank Bar & Kitchen is a vibrant, busy venue in a stunning location on Trent Bridge, West Bridgford.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“An enjoyable evening despite average food”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

The restaurant itself was well presented and the service was good. The food itself was fairly average and slightly overpriced. The breads with balsamic and foccacia with tomato tapenade were lovely, and the roasted garlic delicious. The mains however disappointed. The chicken tagliatelle was apparently very good but the burgers weren't the best, though not bad, but for the price of between £12-14 I would expect more. The brioche buns were burned around the edges, the lamb burger was very dry and hard to eat, whilst the beef burgers were just ok, lacking that real kick of flavour. Burgers at Annie's or TGI are superior and cost less. That said the fat chips accompanying were good. The desserts were ok, the chocolate fondant was nice but needed more ice cream to contrast, whilst the lemon meringue was very good but the bitter chocolate too overpowering.

Overall the evening was very enjoyable but that was more hinged on the great company rather than the great food.

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English first
Berlin, Germany
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Never fails to disappoint”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is my go to restaurant when back in Notts. Always greeted cheerfully, service is always friendly, discreet and pleasant. Food quality is great.

If the riverbank opened up in Berlin, I would be a very happy girl!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant, modern, Attentive staff and tasty grub.”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I often drive here for a drink outside overlooking the river trent, or for afternoon lunch with my partner. Its a fairly priced and modern venue with attentive and friendly staff, good wine and pleasant atmosphere.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice bar, poor restaurant”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Riverbank on several occasions with my wife and friends. The decor is tastefully done and the place has a nice feel to it.

The bar area is a good place to meet up with friends. Food is served here and is of a decent standard. Reasonable selections of drinks too. There's also an outside terrace area with views over the Trent, very nice on a sunny day. One gripe is because of the terrace size if you have lots of smokers it is stifling. Returning inside you are greeted with over zealous air con.

The restaurant again is well presented. What lets this part down is inconsistent food quality but consistent poor service. I keep forgiving but they have yet to get it right.

An ok place overall but should be much better.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Made our night!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Recently held our wedding reception here (after marrying abroad). The venue was amazing! The place is beautiful but not only that, service and staff were truly amazing!! Helping us to decorate in a hurry, accommodating my every last minute whim or change. Then as the cake failed to be delivered, they did no more than go a cake for us and decorate it themselves, all within 30minutes! Guests didn't even know it wasn't our original cake! The waiting staff and bar staff where truly exceptional and I would highly recommend anyone to visit!

  • Visited June 2014
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