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The River Bistro

Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
+44 1449 770401
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (22 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
“bread board” (4 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, European, British, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank paulinepenguin
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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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with fiends and family, the service was excellent , the food was lovely, well presented good quality and very tasty, the restaurant has good relaxing vibe, Stacie looked after us from beginning to end with a lovely...More

1  Thank MRSD300477
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Meal with friends..attentive staff even though the restaurant was full and very busy..prompt service...good choice on menu...prawn starter smashing...venison main course perfectly cooked...lamb main course was very big..plenty of vegetable sides with mains...one of the best in Stowmarket

Thank LondonAmandaB
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited the River Bistro for the first time yesterday and we had a lovely meal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious with a great choice. My partner is a coeliac and the majority of the meals were Gluten Free. My final...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent and the food likewise. I would give the Bistro 5 stars but the portion sizes of vegetables and deserts could be larger but that should not stop you going, its a little gem of a bistro.

Thank Roger E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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