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Riverstation

The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
+44 117 914 4434
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (102 reviews)
“steak” (102 reviews)
“hake” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had booked and arrived at 7:30 (although 4 had called off quite late). We ordered main courses just before 8pm. The food was OK, but when we came to order sweets, we were told the kitchen had closed at 8! They might have said...More

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delightful meal once again on Thursday evening at Riverstation. The food, service and wine were all excellent as usual with the deserts a particular highlight on this visit. I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions as I have never had a bad meal here...More

Thank southwandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and mother recently on a Saturday evening. The staff were friendly and enjoyed a chat at the bar whilst we waited for our table. There was a little confusion over our booking, but they reacted well and accommodated us. The food...More

Thank Patrick B
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patrick, Thank you for your kind words and very glad to see the team were able to accommodate over any confusion. We are very lucky to have such beautiful views over the inner harbour, next time I would definitely recommend maybe getting the Bristol...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 6 was handled excellently. Lovely setting for a great lunch. Food was of a very high quality and excellent value.More

Thank Richard W
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard, Such wonderful comments, thank you! We change our menu seasonally, so please do pop back to see what new creations our chefs have come up with. Make sure you say hi next time so we can put a face to the name. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Riverstation regularly since the first week it opened This was the worst food we have ever eaten there.Ordered the mackerel fillet which was covered in sauce took a small mouthful which was full of bones.When I complained was not...More

Thank peacockrentals
r1verstation, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI there, That doesn't sound good at all, we pride ourselves on fresh ingredients and our fish dishes can be particularly tricky sometimes. I am surprised to see your comments regarding the staff not doing anything for you when you did bring it to their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riverstation is a favourite of mine, as I have been eating there for circa 15 years. The setting is fantastic especially on a sunny day and the different zones to sit in mean that you are not on top of other diners. The service...More

Thank SteviePesto
r1verstation, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stevie, Thanks for such fantastic comments about our lovely venue, and I am thrilled to see you have been consistently returning to us for 15 years, that is truly amazing. Look forward to seeing you back with us sometime very soon, please do say...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like it. It’s dated a bit now where it was super on point. Enjoy the location service and food. We had lunch with friends. Great to have a nice walk around the water side later. Good default destination. XMore

Thank biffa365365
r1verstation, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the great review, we are very proud to have maintained the service and food quality for so long, and more importantly that it is still enjoyed by new and existing customers. Hope to see you back with us sometime...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place for the first time earlier in the week and wow, I wish we had something similar in my hometown. Staff were lovely and very welcoming, especially as it was my first time to Bristol. Food was tasty, reasonable priced and present beautifully....More

Thank poppybeee
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi poppy, Always such a pleasure to read first time visitor reviews and I couldn't ask for more! Hurry back while the weather is on our side as the terrace has been covered in sun for the past 2 days. Cheers, Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting the Riverstation for years and it has never failed to deliver. Excellent service and great food. Restaurant is always a bit of a treat and the downstairs always has something a bit different to offer. Views are pretty awesome too.

Thank goodnproper
r1verstation, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hiya, Glad to see we are continuing to consistently deliver for you after so many years of coming to us. We have very nearly completed our refurb, so hope to see you back sometime soon to see it in all its glory. Cheers, Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has changed hands and had a refurb. But the quality and fundamentals remain - a great place for a great dinner. And the staff are engaging and attentive - as well as being typically West Country cool and laid back. It makes for...More

1  Thank Chris F
r1verstation, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, We have so nearly completed our refurb and am glad to see you like it as we have received some amazing feedback since. The chicken thigh and lamb are both new on the menu for this month, as was the desert which is...More

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Rebecca H
29 January 2018|
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Response from Monty T | Reviewed this property |
It certainly did when we were there two months ago. Nothing much seems to have changed really to detract from the old Riverstation experience. I that helps?
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jkeirl
16 January 2018|
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Response from Monty T | Reviewed this property |
If you are an average walker it will take you about ten minutes on a level path.
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Nia W
8 September 2017|
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Response from Kirsty M | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought you would be okay as there is upstairs and downstairs seating and it is never overly busy but I would still try to reserve for a large party if possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$103
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 914 4434
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