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The Riverbank Bar Bistro

) #39 of 104 Restaurants in Bideford €€ - €€€ , British, Vegetarian Friendly
49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
+44 1237 473399
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
49 Torrington Street | East the Water, Bideford EX39 4DP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family meal(5 of us), service was friendly and welcoming. Food was cooked to perfection and the steaks we ordered was cooked as requested and melted in your mouth. Desserts were delicious, I had the death by chocolate, warm waffles with chocolate sauce,chocolate...More

Thank devondolly2503
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked on the off chance while staying in Bideford. It was Greek night and after living in Cyprus for 7 years thought I would give it a go!! 2 pieces of Halloumi for 6£ as a starter was a rip off and the Stifado was...More

Thank tuedid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a drink and snacks as the sun went down on the terrace at the back and it was all very pleasant. The main courses seemed overpriced to me (nearly £15 for moussaka), so we went for starters and wine. Baked camembert was...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted lunch on BH Monday and as reviews seemed ok came here. The place was empty but it was mid afternoon. The lady in charge was mother of the owner but was having issue with the till. We sat in the courtyard overlooking the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a little late posting this review, the night visited was the 18th May. We were virtually ignored for the first 10 to 15 minutes as the two staff were busy serving a large party of people. Being kept waiting without even a greeting, drink...More

Thank sarahjwilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here tonight. Honest and good value fayre of its type. Service was attentive and friendly and the place was clean and square. It's not fine dining but that's not the market it's aiming at. What you get is honest well cooked grub...More

Thank kennedys7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top rate food, top notch service, made our wedding anniversary complete, thanx to Maureen and the crew.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry to say the "Greek night" was a great disappointment, apart from the calamari which was very good but very expensive for the size of portion. the Stifatho and the pork afelia seemed to have the same very peppery sauce,salad didn't have dressing and...More

Thank jankip819
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Busy Friday night, good atmosphere until we ordered! My companion ordered sirloin steak, well done, no tomato or mushroom but a bit of salad instead.....not too complicated? My meal arrived fine but a beef stroganoff was placed in front of my companion plus a huge...More

Thank brendabyrne53
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A group of ten of us dropped in for coffee over the bank holiday and this bar is very pleasant. Was lovely to sit on the veranda looking out across the river. The staff were very polite and helpful. Coffee and hot chocolates were good,...More

Thank Olivia C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a takeaway service with roast dinners?
15 February 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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