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The River Cottage

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Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
+353 51 873 082
12:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 21:30
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was formerly Beckitts pub/restaurant. It has been completely redecorated, very tastily and is a very pleasant dining experience. The Riverside Cottage is situated on the Dunmore road, out past Ardkeen Hosp. Lots of parking. I was very impressed with the food, the service and the general ambience of this restaurant. I will definitely be back.

Thank bettykehoe
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone a couple of times. First time I went I mentioned I was allergic to prawns as the curry was a choice of chicken or prawn and yet the girl brought me prawn crackers on the plate with my rice. The next time a different waiter made sure there was no prawn crackers. I forgot to say it and... More 

Thank LinL90
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a day out and were impressed with the friendly staff, menu variety and the good food. Definitely a thumbs up for value for money too. Wouldn't hesitate to stop and eat here again

Thank Eimear O
Waterford, Ireland
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, but a little overpriced in my opinion. The decor is great and there is a lovely atmosphere in the place since the new management took over. I hope to see an improvement in portion sizes.

Thank Si0bhan33
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here for in the early afternoon mid week and found the food very good and reasonably priced. However the service was terrible. It was quiet at the time, there were about four customers. There was at least that amount of staff but they were more interested in talking together at the bar. We got served by going to... More 

Thank eobyrne
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I met my friend for lunch at The River Cottage recently. It was my first visit since a change of ownership so I was looking forward to it. We decided on a lunch time visit. There were not very many there having lunch but I understand its much more busy in the evenings. We had the choice of Lite Bites... More 

Thank MarieLloyd
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly and customer focused! Food excellent quality and presented in an appetising manner! Thai red curry fabulous! Fish lovely and fresh! Decor very nice! Relaxed atmosphere!

Thank MM0710
County Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

the menu was lovely and so were the staff a little more effort should be given to the presentation of the dishes. I had the mozzarella and tomato salad and what I got was not what was described on the menu. The steak sandwich could do with a little bit of imagination in the service. The staff are very friendly... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Have been a couple of times since the refurbishment. Recommend the chowder and the mushroom bruschetta starters - which are very good. Burger is a winner with the kids.

Thank PaulDS67
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The colour on the outside Is very bright.the inside is very dark.the service was very quick. The waiters were very nice. The food was divine.the outside garden is beautifully.

Thank katealyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 873 082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?