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The Riverside

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30 Caen Street | Braunton, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
+44 1271 813633
08:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on Thursday evening. Only half full but still had a 'buzz' and atmosphere. The waitresses were friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was lovely. It was beautifully presented, cooked to perfection and just the right portions. Could not be faulted in any way. A really lovely evening. The best restaurant in Braunton, and we have tried a few.

Thank _janlhiggs
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We like the look of this place when passing one day for lunch. The staff were very inviting and the atmosphere was nice next to a small river. We sat outside in the sun and had sandwiches. They were presented beautifully on the plate with fresh ingredients. Reasonably priced. Will definitely go again when passing

Thank Joanna S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited twice whilst on holiday this month, once for dinner and once for breakfast, friendly staff, great food!!

Thank geolarkin
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant accommodated 14 of us at short notice, which was great. We were on a family holiday in Braunton and visited here after briefly researching reviews on trip advisor. They really did not disappoint. Not only was the food outstanding but the service was also excellent. Extremely friendly staff made it look so easy! The meals were synchronised to... More 

Thank CosmicOnion
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Riverside for lunch with some friends. The staff were so friendly and could not do enough for you. The food was excellant and so beautifully presented you were loath to spoil it by eating it however it was so good you could not resist. Definately a winner and would highly recommend.

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff and good food. We were made really welcome and all the staff were very attentive and polite

Thank Marc H
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot to sit and watch the hustle and bustle of Braunton. Their hot chocolate with all the trimmings is nice, and their coffee is average. I have also been here for breakfast a couple of times, I had the pancakes and my partner had the cooked breakfast, both were great. I would definitely come back for breakfast again.

Thank 376daisy2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Riverside based on other trip advisors reviews. Unfortunately myself and my group felt let down. Staff were polite, but slightly impatient. Decor was average. Atmosphere was flat. Food.... Seabass and mussels were spot on, unfortunately the same can't be said about meat and vegetarian dishes. The burger is charged at 10.95, prior to any toppings, each of which... More 

Thank Thomas W
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up coming back after after having breakfast one of the previous days of our vacation. Both breakfast and lunch were really lovely. The lamb used is of good quality as we had the lamb burgers for lunch. The mezze platter for starter was very delicious too. Really lovely staff and in the centre of Braunton.

Thank Jga G
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked here for overnighter in Braunton on the basis of reviews on website, in particular the excellent children's menu - we were not disappointed! Food was delicious and beautifully presented; the waiting on staff were friendly, helpful and efficient- probably one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in a long time in respect of food, atmosphere and price.... More 

Thank PJL1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:45 - 22:00
08:45 - 22:00
08:45 - 22:00
08:45 - 22:00
08:45 - 22:00
08:45 - 22:00
08:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Caen Street | Braunton, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Braunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 813633
Welcome to the RiversideBraunton's favourite family-run restaurant situated in the heart of the village on the banks of the River Caen.Owned and run by local brother and sister duo David and Hayley Charlesworth. The Riverside prides itself on lovingly delivering the freshest dishes, at affordable prices, in a welcoming family atmosphere. The Charlesworth family even grow many of the ingredients used in the menu at their family farm, situated just outside the village.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?