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“ONLY REASON NOT TERRIBLE IS BECAUSE ITS CHEAP!!”

Riverside Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 44 Restaurants in Cheddar
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Devon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“ONLY REASON NOT TERRIBLE IS BECAUSE ITS CHEAP!!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Wouldn't come here again. Was not at all great. Done the job but won't be returning.
Was cheap for what we had but food was tasteless. Don't no if they were having a bad day, but didn't enjoy it

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English first
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant for tasty fresh food ever”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Best Chinese restaurant for tasty fresh food ever.
The Riverside has a 3 rating Food Hygiene cert. My family have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years and we have never had a bad meal. We have eaten in the restaurant and had the take-away. It has always been of the highest quality with fresh ingredients. We were shocked to read a review stating that the Riverside Chinese Restaurant had a zero rating. So we looked at the Food Standards Agency web site. It was hard to find but hear is the page, which gives the Riverside Chinese Restaurant a 3 level of hygiene. http://ratings.food.gov.uk/business/en-GB/141459/Riverside-Restaurant-Cheddar

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Robert K
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“If you're hungry....it's fine...”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Had a 'take out' from here the other night, rice, curry sauce, spring rolls and meat spring rolls (veggie alert). The food was ok, if you're on holiday and walking a lot, and fancy chinese, there's nothing wrong with it. IS it good value, for what you eat, yes. Is it good food? Don't expect 'a la carte'. They do NOT serve bean curd /Tofu whatsoever, so you have to eat vegetables cooked 40 different ways, but with no protein whatsoever, boring and bland. I think it's very old fashioned, and not really acceptable for 2013!!

We asked if we could have (bearing in mind made from scratch) VEGGIE won ton, usually this is pastry with 'prawn mix' wrapped inside, VEGGIE Won Ton is EMPTY pastry, they said NO! Go figure!!!

I was shocked to hear they did no bean curd, then to be told you cannot deviate from the menu in this way? I found the young servers very polite, but unable to be of any help, once they'd spoken to the owner. If you're hungry, and want chinese take out food, it's ok.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank pawsandhooves
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Cannock
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brill”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The food is absolutely brilliant and good size portions as well. Reasonably priced but good. Its a must try.

Visited July 2013
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“Bad customer service”
Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Over the years I have found the food in this place going down hill, I have stopped eating in here for a long time and driving 10 minutes for a tastier Chinese. I ordered a couple of dishes in there last night and when we got back we realised they'd given us the wrong dish. I phoned up to tell them and had the phone put down on me. I wasn't offered to go down and replace it or apologised to at all. They're losing a lot of local trade!

  • Visited April 2013
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