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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped off whilst visiting the area, had a lovely bowl of soup perfect on a cold windy day. Busy little place, good selection of food and drink. Highly recommend

Thank Hoggan67
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice comfortable place with views to the river and fields. Good coffee and mocha, great scones baked on the premises. I can't comment on the food because I haven't tried it, but the menu looks good. Service is quick and friendly. It's popular with the locals which is always a good sign. I'd give it five stars except for the... More 

Thank shirleydenwood
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and great service. Popped in for a quick bite to very clean and a lovely place to eat excellent service.

Thank Philippe F
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favourite place to share lunch with friends. Nice sandwhiches and relaxing atmosphere. Service is good and equally free to relax and chat. We keep going back which says it all. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sandi M
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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 24 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 18 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 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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

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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?