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Riverside Restaurant

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Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place came recommended by several people. We went for the taster evening back in October. The restaurant had atmosphere and was well attended but the service was rushed, staff could not answer simple questions, (a little training would not go amiss) and the food did not always 'hit the mark'. The monkfish was dry and overcooked and the loin... More 

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1 Thank Thatrealaleman
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We have been here quite a few times over the last ten years but since the original owner retired it has gone down hill in terms of service and atmosphere. The food is good but this time we were hurried, watched over and the starter arrived at almost the same time as the pre-starter. The waitresses (apart from one who... More 

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Thank ellhan
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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.

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1 Thank whitewitch66
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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

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Thank Whitchurchwinger
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you chose the Riverside for your extra special celebratory meal We wish you and your fiancé a very happy engagement and life together. Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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.

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Thank BunnieBadger
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review and recommendation ... Lovely to read that you liked our Christmas lights too! Best wishes and seasonal greetings from the Riverside team More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 

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Thank Jayvee2014
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to read your review. We have been supporting screen bites for many years and it is always good to see this recognised. Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

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Thank William S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 

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Thank Steve C
redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments and recommendation. We are very pleased we helped to make your wife's birthday special and look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

Chichester
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

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redchilly94, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this review

To be the only place where you will eat fish is praise indeed. Thank you very much for spending the time to review and recommend us to others. We look forward to welcoming you next year. Best wishes from the Riverside team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?