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“Lovely lunch”

The Riverside Restaurant
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly reception, professional service and lunchtime menu excellent value for money.
Sat with a drink in the comfortable lounge whilst choosing our lunch.
We dined in the restaurant, had three lovely courses and a glass of reasonably priced wine.
Would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bewrayer
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went there for a Mother’s Day lunch, and I have to say, we were thoroughly disappointed. The starters were nothing special, my partner had a tart with a lemon dressing – wasn’t so much of a dressing than raw lemon juice and rind – Yuck. The contents of the starters were swathed in bagged lettuce leaves. The meat was ok, but the yorkshire puddings were the worst I’ve ever tasted, and the steamed vegetables came mixed together in a big bowl, with a lovely puddle of water in the bottom. I was hoping for parsnips, roasted carrots, but no – honestly, you may as well have been in a canteen! Notably absent was stuffing – so disappointing as that's surely one of the best parts of a roast. Worst of all was the service, with lacking atmosphere running a close second.What ever happened to putting music on in the background? I’m sorry to say that the lady that served us just doesn’t have the finesse and charm to work in an establishment like that. She made us feel uncomfortable with her manner and as though it was all a little bit too much effort. All of our toes were curling underneath the table. She really tainted our experience of the Riverside. You could employ local waiters/waitresses studying for their GCSE’s at Lady Manners; and they would do a better job. The bill came to over £200. If you work hard for your money and want to spend it enjoying a memorable culinary experience, please please don’t go to the Riverside!

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank 983helenap
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Just been for a family lunch at the above.Food and service excellent well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank stephen O
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the Riverside for lunch yesterday (Sat 28 Oct) and had an excellent time. A grade 2 listed building, in superb surroundings. The food was excellent quality and exceptional value (<£20 for three courses (each, obviously). If you’re feeling energetic there is a superb walk over the fields to Monsal Head, which can be extended into a circular route back following the river. We will defiantly be going back to the Riverside, and next time I think we’ll stay the night.....

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank chris-p-tree
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Riverside for an evening meal with my sister and our husbands. Beautiful setting and beautifully furnished. We arrived before our table booking. But did wonder if we had upset the lady that's was waiting on us. She was enjoying being rude and sarcastic with in minutes of our arrival. To a point that we were debating leaving and trying somewhere else. But we stayed and glad we did as the meal was fantastic. The 3 ☆ and for the meal and surroundings only. Shame that the waiting staff (could have been the manager) was just oddly rude. Very defensive and basic lacked people skills. Couldn't face another experience in her company again. I'm more than happy to give details to the owner if they wanted more feed back.

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank Jeanette C
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