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Riverbank Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Goods Lane | Newton Stewart, Newton Stewart DG8 6EH, Scotland
+44 1671 403330
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stopped for afternoon tea, a perfect venue, easy to find, good parking and clean restaurant. The manager was a fellow named Kenny, who was very friendly and offered good advice on the area.

Thank Bob B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were recently in Newton Stewart and were so pleased with the Riverbank! We had 4 meals there in 3 and 1/2 days, every dish...fantastic! Staff, atmosphere and service, all top notch! Location is amazing, love this town! Thank you for our wonderful experience! A&B

Thank B1Marsden
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times in the past and always been satisfied, this week we went again and decided to try a different meal than normal, that was a mistake.We were one of the first customers in so thought we wouldn't be long getting served after all we were both having food out of the freezer! But... More 

4 Thank Joan b
dodgerd10, Owner at Riverbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for taking time out to review us. I have checked the cctv and also our electronic ordering system and the wait for your food was 29 minutes, which is still slightly longer than we aim for however 4 customers in front of you had ordered fish and the fryers were in use, creating this slight back up... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This staff are friendly, the food is fantastic especially the homemade shortbread, it is very cosy and by far the best in the town.

2 Thank elizabeth f
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly and attentive with tasty food and drink. I'd recommend this cafe to anyone, so long as you can manage the stairs.

Thank Ken316000
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch, bowled over by the menu, my friend and I really wanted to finish with a sweet. But couldn't fit it in.. Staff and service was spot on. We'll be back.

Thank Pauline K
Stranraer, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This cafe has everything in abundance,a warm cosy feeling, friendly staff, clean attractive surroundings,and I have saved the best to last............the food oh so delicious soups,well filled Panini's,desserts, home baking to die for and oh did I mention the coffee's absolutely fabulous, will certainly be back,well done keep up the good work.

Thank whitelilly777
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were here with friends who live locally and use this cafe regularly, we were not surprised, quick, friendly, helpful service, good food and drinks in a pleasant setting, we are not local but would visit again if in the area.

Thank Brian S
Isselburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We love this place; the staff are friendly, the service is excellent, the amount of tea is ample, the soup is hot and delicious. The teacakes are wonderful, with lashings of butter and jam. I'm sure the scones must be nice too, but whenever I arrive, they've sold out. I suppose I should take away a star because of that,... More 

Thank ros0466
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was full of people! Great food and a fantastic selection of drinks and food for lunch. Great banter from Kenny who is really good with the customers. Would highly reccommend.

Thank Gdawg619

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goods Lane | Newton Stewart, Newton Stewart DG8 6EH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Newton Stewart
  • Phone Number: +44 1671 403330

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