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Riverbank Bar and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Scottish, Pizza, British
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41 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G81 8AW, Scotland
+44 1436 674252
00:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good place if you like nondescript pubgrub. Sometimes lounge/bar area can be dirty with drink spills and cutlery on the floor. Staff friendly.

Thank William N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Very disappointed food very poor and service very slow and poor generally. Friends birthday dinner and extremely disappointed. Would not recommend. Overpriced for what it is. So so disappointed.

1 Thank Jomcgo
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

On holiday, 2 couples, visited this place as recommended by our b&b hosts, to our surprise, this was -by far- the best of the restaurants we visited last week in Helensburgh. Good price / quality, enthousiast staff, food well prepared, tasty, served at correct temperature, cosy atmosphere (somewhere between pub and restaurant). If you come to this town, do visit... More 

Thank MarcelAnthony67
Erskine, Renfrewshire
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Dropped in here for a lunch on Sunday, on spec. The premises look small from the outside but open up inside and have plenty capacity for diners. The dark wood interior and the bare wooden floors gave the place a dark plain look which wasn't the most welcoming. We were quickly attended to by one of the staff, he was... More 

Thank Erskineblue5
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We wandered around Helensburgh looking for an eat in fish and chips and found Riverbank. The food was good not the best we had on our trip but good. The beer was cold and people friendly.

Thank peteinphx
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband went to Helensburgh to this bar on Tuesday 07/06/2016 was lovely day we had seat outside my husband had few beers I had none alcoholic kronenberg staff where very friendly and we also ordered some lunch which was nice also will definitely visit this bar again for meal :-)

Thank Libby1707
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I had ordered the gluten free pasta, which was really good! Lovely big portion. Family's food looked nice too, no complaints there. Good choice for those of us gluten free too, even though we were told the burgers were cooked in the same place as the regular food so it may contain a trace of gluten, fair enough. What I... More 

Thank appytraveller1990
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We happened to eat in here two nights in a row, the staff were very friendly and we're quick to serve. Not a particular Belhaven beer admirer but the Twisted Thistle was very drinkable, but watch it's about 5.6 pc. The food was freshly made and piping hot, recommend the pizza and calzone's. Lovely views across to Greenock to boot.

Thank Rusty151280
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Been to riverbank many times before have never had a bad meal until now. Meal looked horrid and tasted as it looked. Coleslaw looked like it was at least a week old and the chips were soggy and had gone bad black areas all over them. There was only one person serving who did her best but was obviously stretched... More 

1 Thank BAnnW1
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had a day out at the sea in Helensburgh and wanted a meal at the sea front. Noticed the Riverbank Restaurant and it already had great reviews from Trip Advisor so popped in! Staff were very friendly and attentive. Our meals were beautifully cooked and presented. Staff anticipated our needs do we didn't have to ask! Best meal we... More 

1 Thank Phyllis B

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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$15
Italian, Bar, Scottish, Pizza, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 West Clyde Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G81 8AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 674252
Family run bar and restaurant featuring fresh homemade food.Thin and crispy 12" pizzas from our stonebaked pizza oven. Delicious pastas and favourites including fish and chips with real hand cut chips. Specials include our amazing Czech goulash! Sunday roast served. 2 for £12 pizzas sun-thur. Family friendly. High chairs and baby change. Cocktails and Italian Coffee. Food served 12-9pm daily. DJ Fri and Sat 10.30pm 'till 2am.

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