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The Riverbank Bar Bistro

49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
+44 1237 473399
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (9 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, good food and views by the old bideford bridge. Have to search for parking on the street, we parked on the other side of the bridge and had a pleasant amble accross to the Bistro

Thank Josephine R
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing three course meal with wine in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Spent time talking with owner and front of house staff. They allowed our dog in bar area and made us all feel very welcome. Would highly recommend!

Thank JoSzul
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went for a family night out. The restaurant is quite attractively laid out, spacious and spotless. We ordered a variety of dishes but several people expressed disappointment - though the prawn linguine was reportedly very good. I ordered the seafood pancake but this was...More

Thank Cronxite
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit and the food again was superb. I mentioned to friends that I was not a fan of lamb, but the Cypriot lamb dish they suggested was fantastic . In fact all four mains we had between us were really good....More

Thank Hollis53
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great Sunday carvery as part of a family birthday get together. There was over 20 of us and the team looked after us very well. We were not rushed and the atmosphere was relaxed. The food itself was extremely nice and with...More

Thank garycroney04
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had a table of 10, and everyone's meals came out promptly and tasted fabulous. We had a member of our party who was gluten free and a vegetarian and there was food that suited her perfectly and tasted amazing. Staff was welcoming,warm and helpful....More

Thank devondolly2503
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived at an empty restaurant at 1330 today for lunch. The waiter invited us to choose our table and said he had to take the order for a big party who were sat outside (it was only us and them in the restaurant so not...More

Thank franhug123
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Whilst stopping in Weare Gifford we visited the riverbank bistro during lunch time! The food was all cooked fresh and was amazing! The best meal we had whilst on Holiday. We had the chicken fajitas, hunters chicken and the beetroot burger. All the meals were...More

Thank LynnePod
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived tired from a boat back from Lundy Island. Staff couldn't be more helpful or pleasant. Fish fab. Mussels and fennel bread. Nice kids menu. Amazing pasta. Wish this was our local restaurant. Put to the top of your list.

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were having a family holiday and have friends in bideford so decided to have a meal and a good catch up with family and friends. We booked a table at 7pm. The staff were very friendly, the place was lovely overlooking the water. The...More

Thank Susan H
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15 February 2015|
Response from Eilidh M |
Yes! Every Sunday! We offer collection or delivery Carvery from 12pm. Call the restaurant to book on 01237 473399 anytime before 12pm on Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England (Formerly The Swan Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 473399
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