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The River Bistro

Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
+44 1449 770401
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (23 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
“bread board” (4 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
18:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, European, British, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mid week dinner with family. We all had three courses and all of our choices were delicious and well presented! Service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive- exactly spot on! The meal was good value and we used the 2 courses for £15.95 menu...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to restaurant for a birthday celebration, it was exceptional, the food was second to none, service first class, and the atmosphere friendly. We will be back very soon.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard good things about this bistro from friends. They were not wrong. The food was amazing. We had prawns with chilli jam for starters. They were served on a slate. They were awesome. For our next course I had the sirloin with mushroom...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the River Bistro to celebrate a family birthday and I an so glad we did. The food was excellent, well prepared and very tasty. I would recommend the ribs, amazing flavour and huge. Overall a really good meal and we will return

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lively restaurant which impressed us in so many ways. First the food is excellent and the service was brilliant, And all for a fair price. The best place to eat in Stowmarket.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Eric the owner is one of the most conscientios people I have know, a true professional. He is extremely attentive and his food is nothing but the best. When he goes on holiday the restaurant closes as he will only work his own kitchen. Fantastic...More

Thank paulpaulineips335
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great venue . Friendly and gourmet food . 5star place to eat drink and chill out . Perfect location in an superbly renovated old Suffolk Maltings building . Paul

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had a 3 course meal last night. Everything was excellent...food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A cosy little restaurant always friendly I've never had a disappointing meal yet. Car park can be a bit messy when it's wet so drop off any family/friends first near the door.

Thank paul r
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The service was brilliant, it was a very busy evening packed restaurant and we were never waiting long for anything. It had a great atmosphere and they were so accommodating to us especially when we had to cancel 3 pre made orders at last minute....More

Thank francallan17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 770401
  • E-mail
Bistro Stowmarket,english european, modern
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