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“Riverbarn, Fonthill Bishop”
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The Riverbarn
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$65
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Riverbarn, Fonthill Bishop”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a hidden treasure. The food is of a standard to do a first class London restaurant proud. Fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and leaving an impression that there is a very gifted chef at work. Charming, friendly and in one of the most beautiful areas of the South-West, it is worth a detour and definitely worth visiting for dinner if you are in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Mere, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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“Lovely restaurant.”
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

A really nice lunch with friends today. Never been before although we have passed it many times. The choices on the menu was sufficient for most people and a good wine list as well. The restaurant is small so bookings are a must and it's easy to find on the main road through Fonthill Bishop.
The set menu at £17.50 for two courses was excellent, the food is cooked fresh so don't go if you are in a hurry. We were able to mix a la carte and set which gave us more choice. The rib eye steak was excellent, rare for those who like a little blood and very tender, the nibbles of vegetable crisps with red pepper hummus were simply delicious.
Would We go back again, a resounding yes from all of us!

Visited February 2014
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Woking, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wonder in Wiltshire”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed for one night (Saturday). There are 3 chalets at the back and ours was called Garden View, it was very clean and quiet.The Riverbarn is on the Fonthill Bishop estate and family run. The restaurant is cosy and actually doubles as a post office twice a week. We had a complimentary dish of flatbread with houmas and an aubergine based dip which were delicious. There were three choices of starter, main course and sweet, my wife had a crab Caesar followed by cheese soufflé and I had a mozzarella & tomato salad followed by rump of lamb. On paper these dishes do not sound particularly exceptional but the added extra ingredients, quality and presentation lifted them to another level. Puddings were equally good. A delicious freshly cooked breakfast completed a wonderful experience. Two glasses of wine, a cider and three courses each amounted to £79, including 10% added, money well spent. The hosts were a delightful, friendly couple whose two sons are the talented young chefs. We plan to revisit as soon as possible.

  • Visited August 2013
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London
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“Country Treat”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

My partner and I stop here regularly on our way to the south west. It is our favourite place to stop. They serve coffee, lunch, and dinner on Thurs Fri and Sat night. It is a great place to have lunch. The interior has been recently decorated in brighter whites and creams but it has lost none of the cosy converted barn feel. The garden is perfect to sit in on a lovely day and the owners have added new tables and sunshades this year. The menu offers a good choice and reflects local produce. The owners are really friendly and although we aren't local, I was asked if I wanted my usual, chowder!

  • Visited May 2013
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Charming restaurant”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Tucked away in the quiet countryside, but within reach of the A303, this delightful restaurant serves delicious food, but welcomes walkers - what a wonderful combination. Play with the wooden puzzles on the tables, relax in the peaceful pretty house and garden, and return to the A303 with renewed energy! The food is superb. Don't look for a quick burger and chips - everything is freshly cooked. I wish I lived nearer! Lucky locals. And I think they do b&b too - very tempting. Wonder what breakfast is like? (closed Wednesday, open Thurs. Fri. & Sat evenings)

  • Visited May 2013
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