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The Riverbank Bar Bistro

49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
+44 1237 473399
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (9 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst on holiday in Devon we visited The Riverbank on three occasions. For the Sunday carvery lunch time and an evening meal. The food was so delicious hence three visits in one week. The staff were so accomodating, even providing refreshments For our dogs. Yes...More

Thank Hazel C
mr lucas m, Chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visits with us and your holiday to bideford hope to see you agen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here on Saturday evening. We had mushrooms and the soup to start followed by the salmon and fish cakes. Perfect portion size and thoroughly lovely to eat. Waitresses down to earth and friendly and the value was excellent.

Thank Galleywench100
mr lucas m, chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you agen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with high hopes following trip advisor reviews. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed. The service was average (no disservice to the waitress as the restaurant seemed understaffed and she was trying to cope with the demand). The food was also average and...More

Thank MarkW99999A
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We found this fabulous restaurant on a local wander round Bideford and decided to venture in as it looked warm and inviting. We were not disappointed! The owner/chef is very friendly as were the staff. The menu offers something for everyone and the food is...More

Thank TedG6644
mr lucas m, chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you soon

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Hadn't eaten here for a while as last time we did it was very cold and they had no heating on. Fortunately this time it was pleasantly cosy in the restaurant, the staff were friendly and there was a nice atmosphere. The service was good...More

Thank Frizznut
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Party of four on a midweek evening. We had four starters. Service was quick and efficient and the drinks selection was adequate although I sometimes ask myself why anyone would drink wine when they go out. £5.50 for a glass is outrageous, it’s more expensive...More

Thank MustTriharder66
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Cracking place to go, we booked a table for 6. Service was great, we was sorted out very quickly by the cheerful staff, we all went for the carvery which I highly recommend and then an Elvis tribute turned up and he was fantastic. Well...More

Thank Chris N
mr lucas m, chef at The Riverbank Bar Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you soon

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We dropped in with no booking and the staff could not have been more friendly. Really good menu. We went for the winter special -Steak dinner for two with a bottle of wine just £30. The steak was perfect and so was the wine. Would...More

Thank dawnnunn
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Worth a visit, good food and views by the old bideford bridge. Have to search for parking on the street, we parked on the other side of the bridge and had a pleasant amble accross to the Bistro

Thank Josephine R
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing three course meal with wine in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Spent time talking with owner and front of house staff. They allowed our dog in bar area and made us all feel very welcome. Would highly recommend!

Thank JoSzul
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WilsdonL
15 February 2015|
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Response from Eilidh M |
Yes! Every Sunday! We offer collection or delivery Carvery from 12pm. Call the restaurant to book on 01237 473399 anytime before 12pm on Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England (Formerly The Swan Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 473399
  • E-mail
Description
We are an exciting new bistro in Bideford...great food by the river....
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