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Riverside Restaurant

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Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great setting on the river, fabulous inventive fish dishes complemented by a good selection of wines and modern as well as traditional desserts - banana split a meal in itself! Attentive yet unintrusive service. Best in West Bay and on a par with the newish restaurant on Sandbanks! Do go here - booking advisable.

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Thank edemello
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there as guests at a Golden Wedding Party. The reception and staff were first class and I had one of the most memorable meals ever. The fish and shellfish were perfect, wines really top quality and the tables were laid beautifully. It is definitely a place to go for a special meal

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Thank Bob A
Management response:

Thank you for your nice words, we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a friend to the restaurant for lunch as it has a nice setting by the river. The main meals were expensive but they offered a small appetite menu from which we selected. We had to remind the staff that we were seated outside as they obviously had forgotten. We ordered 3 meals and drinks. The drinks order was... More 

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Thank Robertian49
Management response:

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us, it is always our intention to serve the best food with the best service we can. firstly let me assure you that you were not at any time forgotten, it was a very busy day and as you can imagine cooking all the food fresh... More 

Reading UK
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to the Riverside as a special treat and we were not disappointed. Excellent seafood selection available as well as non fish options. We selected two separate fish dishes that both tasted fantastic and were well presented. The staff are very friendly and helpful making our visit very enjoyable. It's fair to say that this is not... More 

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Thank cadra
Management response:

Thank you very muck for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only thing I miss at Riverside is the cocktail menu. Hope it will be reintroduced. As for the food it was excellent as usual great place for a summer lunch or evening meal.

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Thank Flyinghigh1234
Management response:

gosh the cocktail menu was a long time ago, we do sometimes have a cocktail on our themed evenings but I will certainly pass on your request. We are glad you enjoyed the food and thank you for your kind words More 

London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with my parents and wife, the food was excellent, it was fresh and well cooked. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, and the ambience was nice. Two of our group had the Turbot and loved it, nicely cooked with a beautiful,sauce. The sea food platter was very filling with a great selection... More 

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Thank GADGET1967
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to your next visit More 

Berkshire
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as part of a large party to this restaurant and both the setting and the service were very impressive. The food was well cooked and presented but I did think it expensive for what you get. Paying circa £25 for a main course and being served a small portion fo fish puts this in the same category as... More 

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Thank Roomdetective
Management response:

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and you time with us. We feel that our pricing is in line with other restaurants of our calibre in this area, our fish prices are reviewed on a daily basis depending on market prices. Market prices are the same (and sometimes more) than the... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a change we went fro lunch, and had the set meal option. Having previously tasted the Riverside Fish Chowder, it wasn't a hard decision to try the Crab and Smoked Salmon version, sublime taste and very enjoyable, well both of us liked it. Grilled Plaice, the portion was plentiful to say the least and was accompanied about six clams... More 

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Thank Robinia56
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review, its always nice to hear positive feedback, we look forward for seeing you again soon More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I owed our incoming Mayor Lunch so decided to treat him here as he grew up in nearby Bridport. Besides being served by the loveliest looking waitress in town, the food was of the usual high standard, and we enjoyed a chat with mine host on the way out about local history. Had a walk around the harbour and enjoyed... More 

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Thank James M
Management response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is always an unfailingly warm and friendly welcome at the Riverside. It is difficult to decide what to eat as the menu is so interesting and varied, but I nearly always, as on our most recent visit, succumb to the Daily Selection of fresh fish with a bourride sauce, which is outstandingly delicious. My husband really enjoyed the lemon... More 

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Thank SABgoogle17
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The staff are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for your kind words More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 64
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
Description
the Riverside Restaurant enjoys a prime location with large picture windows overlooking the river Brit, but that is just one element of it's charm. It's also a pioneer in it's use of local produce to create truly special fish and shellfish dishes - along with alternative meat and vegetarian options which change on a daily basis.

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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?