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Riverside Restaurant

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Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here a few times and its certainly not what it once was. Food lacked flavour and presentation was poor along with service. Outside tables dirty. We wont be returning after this visit.

Thank whitewitch66
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited to have a celebratory meal when I proposed to my fiancé. The local oysters were the largest I have ever had, and if they had been any fresher would have still been swimming. Sea bass and lobster and crab as mains were superb, and we were too full for deserts. Good value for such great food

Thank Whitchurchwinger
Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were having a break away in West Bay and visited the Riverside on the Saturday evening. We shared the seafood platter (large) and all I can say is that it was truly delicious. The restaurant itself was adorned with Christmas lights, overlooked the river and the staff were on the ball, looking after us very well.

Thank BunnieBadger
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to have won a voucher for a discount through "Screen Bites". The location is unique, a word I don't use lightly, over the river Brid & close to the West Bay fishing port. We were welcomed warmly & seated by the window, The choice is predominantly fish, surprisingly & the sea bass I had was a... More 

Thank Jayvee2014
Northampton, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every year when we holiday in the West Country. As ever, the quality of the food is second to none - we always share a seafood platter. My only criticism is the extortionate price. Way way overboard in my opinion.

Thank Mr5d
Bridport, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and started with mussels which were rather disappointing as they were small and were accompanied by very little sauce. The main courses were very good - we had monkfish and hake which were well cooked and accompanied by well prepared vegetables. The desserts were also good. Service was cheerful and efficient. Overall this was a good... More 

Thank William S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately its been a little while since we visited. After a day at monkey world we decided to find a restaurant on the way home and I remembered Riverside which was closed last time I was in West Bay. I called on spec even though we hadn't booked and although they were busy we were found a table. All the... More 

Thank Steve C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting this restaurant whenever we visit Dorset going back over 30 years. I am an angler with my own boat so we never eat fish away from home except here! Scallops and black pudding are a great combination as are the many other well constructed dishes on offer together with a complimentary wine list including excellent NZSBs.... More 

Thank emmajaneii
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here before and planned a friends birthday weekend around this meal! We were not disappointed- friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff, outstanding fresh fish and a gorgeous Sancerre to top it all. We can wholeheartedly recommend the Riverside. They have the perfect mix here and this makes my list of all time favourites . We will definitely be... More 

Thank markellis408
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Riverside last Saturday with three adults and one three year old. We were warmly met by Chilli and Nick. The three year old has some food allergies but the staff were obviously very clued up about this. We had a fabulous meal and were looked after extremely well. Thanks again!

Thank willlongman

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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$ 8 - US$ 34
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  West Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 422011

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?