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The River Bistro

Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
+44 1449 770401
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
“bread board” (4 reviews)
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Italian, European, British, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Wharfside House Prentice Road | Prentice Road, Stowmarket IP14 1RD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal with friends 8 of us and there was also another bigger a party in but the service was really good. I had a goats cheese to start which was lovely followed by a steak again well cooked. Wine list had plenty...More

Thank awp66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful food, never had a bad meal. Friendly and helpful staff. Small but very nice. Love going here with my girlfriends

Thank mrssuff0lk
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A superb eating house in a secret location near the station- we always enjoy our meals immensely here and admire the imagination and skill in the cuisine- unforgettable !

Thank jumilhac
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Great little Bistro with super professionally prepared food by an excellent Chef. This is tucked away and increasingly popular with ample parking.

Thank apache2149
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

As always first class service and food. The staff are lovely. Thank you for looking after us. We have eaten there for various occasions (birthday/hen/couples) and have enjoyed every one! Stowmarket is lucky to have this tucked away venue.

Thank janemichele
Reviewed 7 November 2017

presentation great, food was perfect, all the staff very good and attentive, lovely atmosphere for our daughters wedding meal. Many thanks to all

Thank telcil
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Waited for over 45 minutes to be served . Did not ask till later if we would like any drinks . My friend had booked and was never shown to a table only good thing was that the food was brilliant once we received the...More

1  Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely birthday meal here 10/10 great food would recommend this to anyone looking for something a little special.

Thank Penelope Y
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came for dinner on Saturday 9th September. Recommended by a few friends, between us we had the Spanish meatballs, fishcake, pork escalope and peanut chicken. It was Devine! Excellent flavour, brilliant service and worth every penny. We will definitely be returning....More

Thank alicecarroll93
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent food served in a very nice atmosphere and setting. The staff were very attentive and the chef most accommodating for all culinary choices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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