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The Riverside Restaurant

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The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
+44 1840 250216
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently stayed for in Boscastle for 4 days, visited this restaurant twice,the service is great all staff are lovely very welcoming. The food was amazing would highly recommend. And as I'm only in Plymouth We will be returning. Loved it !

Thank howeel72
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner in restaurant on Saturday night the tables were nicely placed out with lots of diners we had 2 courses each main course being lamb shanks a bottle of wine total bill ££61 the food was of excellent quality and plenty of it so full couldn't manage a pudding a worthy dining experience keep it up the service was... More 

Thank Chris N
Gold Coast, Australia
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195 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in hotel, ended up eating here also Evening meal was fine, (not huge selection) with breakfast just as good

Thank Michael M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location on the river and clean comfortable restaurant. We stopped for coffee and to warm up after a stroll down to the harbour. Pleasant, welcoming staff.

Thank PigletsRule
London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We may be mad. We chose to come to Cornwall on a holiday in February. This means, of course, almost everything is very quiet. On our last night here, we wanted something 'posher' than a pub meal. The Riverside was recommended. And it is indeed, very good, though not *quite* excellent. The staff absolutely can't be faulted. The young waiters... More 

Thank Kate G
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For our first ever lunch at Boscastle we chose the Riverside. It is located in a pretty spot by the river with several tables sharing the view. Service was swift and the menu reasonably varied. We chose the daily fish special, grilled fillets of Gurnard with chips and peas. Compared with other restaurants where we have eaten this dish, Riverside... More 

Thank PeterBurton70
Gloucester, Uk
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Seafood chowder was very good. My sirloin steak was delicious. Wine reasonably priced. Why not 5 stars? My wife was served lager which tasted like cider - waiter changed drink but didn't appear to accept this. Also being charged £3.95 for a sauce which, although being good, was virtually a quarter of the price of the steak - felt like... More 

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Steeple Claydon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very windy visit to Boscastle Harbour we were looking for a warming lunch. The Riverside had an entrance for our wheelchair and pleasant seating.The daily special - Soup & Sandwich - was ordered and proved to be good value with a large portion of tasty hot soup ( choice of flavours of the day) together with a large... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to book for their Sunday carvery after being really impressed with an impromptu lunch the previous week. I normally don't go for the carvery option as I find that, in my experience, cooking large amounts of food for serving in this way usually doesn't work out well. In this case I was so wrong, the food was really... More 

2 Thank K2Z
East Midlands
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265 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called into Boscastle en route to visit friends in Bodmin and decided to have lunch in the Riverside. We had not visited this place before and were so glad we did today. The restaurant/B&B occupies a superb prominent position overlooking the fast flowing water. The menu was extensive and the lady that looked after us was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Boscastle
  • Phone Number: +44 1840 250216
  • This restaurant is at The Riverside
The Riverside Restaurant offers a choice of services when it comes to its restaurant. For a formal affair with the evening restaurant set-up elegantly for a superb dining experience, here you can choose from an à la carte menu with exceptional food complemented by an extensive list of fine wines. Alternatively, the daytime tearoom is perfect for informal lunches, meals and afternoon teas. Leading from the dining room is access to our exclusive tea garden next to the running waters of the River Valency.We have recently been awarded the CHEFS (Cornwall Healthy Eating and Food Safety) Silver Award. We are proud to hold the above award which means that The Riverside will be able to display the distinctive blue logo, which tells customers that it has adopted and maintains a high degree of food safety and standards, provides and promotes a selection of local foods as well as using healthier cooking methods.

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