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Riverside Restaurant

Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
+44 1308 422011
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Riverside, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here on a Saturday night for a mela with family. Setting was lovely right by the water. The service was very friendly.i liked the the food but the thing that annoyed me is how you don't get anything with the majority of the main...More

Thank razzledazzle22
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been coming to West Bay for years and can't believe that it's taken us this long to eat here, it's fabulous! The entire experience from booking to dessert was great, incredibly welcoming and tremendous food. Looking forward to a speedy return visit, thanks guys...More

Thank TradHenderson
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sea bass gorgeous, for both of the girls. Tested the chef with steak, and came up trumps. Can't fault the location; right in the middle of the harbour, with outside seating if preferred. Well worth a visit.

Thank Snipenose
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for a birthday lunch of about 8 people. Staff were friendly and familiar, wine was really excellent, food was very nice (although I was surprised by the prices - I hadn't been for about 15 years. Must be out of date!). I had mussels...More

1  Thank AMassey010
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice ambience in the restaurant which was refurbished over the winter. Friendly and efficient staff and excellent food, focussed very much on locally caught fish/shellfish - not cheap but highly recommended

Thank Jon D
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for you kind review, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 5 days ago

Six of us ate dinner at the Riverside and it was excellent. There was a very large selection of fish dishes but steak, duck and vegetarian food - all nicely presented by attentive, but not obtrusive, staff. The outlook is real "fishing harbour" stuff and,...More

Thank John H
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for you kind words, they are very much appreciated by all of the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

Favourite venue in West Bay which is now even busier with the success of Broadchurch on TV..! Major problem was parking as it took my son 40minutes, after dropping us off at the restaurant, to find a space for the car. They were most understanding...More

1  Thank poppet36
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and time with us. Unfortunately parking is a problem in the summer in West Bay, hopefully the council will come up with a solution soon. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My youngest son & I went there at lunchtime one tuesday to celebrate the fact that I am feeling so much better after a long illness. We both chose the 2 course set meal for £23. I had the large prawns in a garlic sauce...More

1  Thank janet s
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing us for your celebration, we are all glad to hear you are recovering well. We are grateful for your kind words and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends on recommendation, as three of us like fish! As i prefered a veg option I chose the grilled haloumi with tomato. Which came exactly as it said - three chunks of (cold) grilled haloumi, with a few cherry tomaotes and a drop...More

Thank Foxylady060948
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We find this a very confusing review. The pan fried halloumi comes with a watercress mayonnaise, heritage tomatoes, balsamic pearls, roasted garlic salad and a red pepper jam, NOT just cherry tomatoes. The salad is served chilled but the halloumi is served hot, also every...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I and a friend visited the restaurant at lunchtime yesterday, I had Mushroom soup to start which was very flavoursome followed by fresh Cod which evidently is locally caught. It was a very large portion beautifully cooked, the flavour was superb. As a dessert I...More

2  Thank J263QFdavid
neilriverside, Owner at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, the mushroom soup is one of my favourites too. We look forward to seeing you again

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Falak A
14 June 2017|
Response from neilriverside | Property representative |
Not being a follower of Islam myself I have researched this a little and as I understand it all meat from the sea is halal but, as we cannot confirm all of our ingredients are halal we would have to say no. I am sorry the... More
9 June 2017|
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Response from neilriverside | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry and thank you to our customers for your answers. Yes we do have a disabled toilet, and good access to the building
Susan H
31 August 2016|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not beach gear, but smart casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 26 - USD 65
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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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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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