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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$17 - US$31
British, Welsh
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here 4-5 times and always have the same meal, the Beef Wellington plus maybe a starter and/or dessert. This year I started with a duck starter, which I was warned included beef, fair enough but the dish involved two 2 inch medallions...of beef and 2 of duck. It looked and tasted nice but £9 is a stretch. Then came what used to be our favouritie, stacks of what used to be the most sublime beef Wellington you could ever taste, this year however it was covered in thick, over powering pastry and bland beef. "No worries, it's been a difficult year" maybe it's a staffing issue so I left half the meal and decided on the sharing platter for dessert. Two creme Brulee, two sticky toffee pudding, two brownies and ice cream. Creme Brulee was nice, the pudding was neither sticky nor toffee, at a guess I would say it was a ginger cake, the brownie I could not even cut. This little 'treat' was £23. Staff great, location great, food average and over priced. I might try it again in a few years just to make sure although there is a growing list of 5 star restaurants around..More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

Sunday lunch, fine dining at its very best, local ingredients cooked with care and love. 3 courses for £31 is amazing value and the riverside setting was amazing. Very rarely give 5 stars, would give this 6! Food, ambience and service top notch.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021

4 of us ate in this hotel one evening and all were blown away by how good the food tasted and how beautifully it was presented. Great menu, well executed in a stunning location. Everyone who served us both in the bar and restaurant were...so friendly and it made for a superb evening. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2020

Havnt got names of staff but here goes... was greeted with the happiest,friendliest woman ever she took us to the deck WITH RHE BEST VIEW EVER and we had some drinks. She had ginger curly hair and she is honestly amazing. Then was taken to...our dinner area buy a brown hair male, quite young and english accent. He was so so so lovely to us. Then..... eating... OHMYGOD that chef is a hidden gem. The best beef Wellington I have ever had. The best creme brulee I have EVER had. HE IS AMAIZINNGG. he had tattoos, brown hair and was fairly young looking. Will definatley be returning. And its certainly because of the service, staff and food.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

Set on the bank of the river, eating in the dining room is really scenic. The food was really delicious and there was a nice atmosphere to the place.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely setting for a delicious meal Had dinner there and the setting is really pretty overlooking the river . The service was good and efficient and all the staff really friendly I had the trio of lamb. It was cooked perfectly as was the pork...belly . Desert was a lemon posset again deliciousMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Just popped in for hot chocolate. Lovely lovely venue and really nice people. Worth taking a look. Calmer than the rest of Betws-y-coed which is packed.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 December 2019

my partner and i ate here last sunday and we were impressed.lovely tranquil location and delicious food well resented by welcoming and professional staff, the duck starter was delicious as was my partners fish starter, the lamb main was superb as my partner loved the...haddock dish,we both had eton mess for dessert and agreed that it was excellent,3 courses for just under 25 pounds each was great value,we will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019

we ate breakfast & evening meal twice in the restaurant & every time the food was amazing. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

We came across this place after dining elsewhere one evening so popped in for a drink and left booking a table for the next evening. The service from first arriving in the bar to the table was excellent especially from our waitress Elen who is...a credit to the restaurant. We had 3 courses and everyone was perfect add to this the view we loved every minute of our evening and will definitely book again when next in the areaMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Riverside Restaurant & Bistro Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4