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Fish Cake competition 2015

If you enjoy cooking we’d love you to enter our Fish Cake Competition – closing date Friday August 21. Every year we run a cooking competition at the Melplash Agricultural Show, this year happening on Thursday 27 August. The winners will be the cooks recognised by the judges for producing, in their opinion, the best […]

Curried Monkfish Loin With White Truffle Marinated Cauliflower, Red Pepper Chutney, Cauliflower Cream & Tempura Battered Langoustine – Serves 4

Ingredients: 4 monkfish loin (8oz each) Curry Marinade: 2 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 ½ tsp garlic salt 1 ½ tsp celery salt Cook all the above ingredients in a dry pan for 3 minutes, leave to cool and then crush until fine in […]

Rebecca Harris Memorial Walk

Rebecca (Becca) Harris, who worked at the Riverside over a number of years, sadly lost her battle with cancer at the end of last year, leaving behind a young family. A Memorial Walk was held on Sunday June 14th and through the generosity of our customers, Suzie Turner, our Front of House Manager, was sponsored […]

Jan & Arthur Watson awarded British Empire Medal

Jan and Arthur Watson, co-owners of The Riverside Restaurant, were surprised and thrilled to both be awarded the BEM in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Hospitality Industry in the South West . When they started running the restaurant together in 1964 it was a seaside cafe and post office.  The […]

Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

We are pleased to share with you that we have become a member of Tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame for having received an annual rating of Excellent for five consecutive years.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal supporters both locally and from afar who have helped us to achieve this […]

Taste of the West Gold Award 2015

We are very proud to announce that we have received our third Taste of the West Gold Award.  A big thank you to the whole Riverside team for their hardwork and commitment as well as our suppliers who enable us to use the freshest and best produce available.

The Rebecca Harris Memorial Walk

On Sunday 14th June our Front of House Manager, Suzi Turner, will be joining the sponsored walk being held in memory of Rebecca (Becca) Harris, a treasured employee of the Riverside who lost her long battle with cancer last year. Organisers are aiming to create a ‘Purple Parade'(Becca’s favourite colour), along the coastal path to […]

June 7 – A celebration of seafood at the Riverside

To kick start the Bridport Food Week we will be putting on a ‘Celebration of Seafood’  on the lawn from 11am – 4pm.   We will be joined by a number of our suppliers and friends who will be showcasing local produce and will be on hand to answer questions.  Local fish and shellfish will […]

March 20th – Shellfish & Lobster 4-course menu

Shellfish & Lobster 4-course menu Friday March 20th A glass of sparkling kir & canapes on arrival Starters Pan fried Gambas (shell on) Thai style with coconut milk, coriander, chilli, ginger, lime and lemon grass Pan seared Scallops with pomme puree, chargrilled baby leeks and crispy pancetta Potted Brown Shrimps with pickled beetroot, melba toast, […]

March 13th – Shellfish & Lobster 4-course menu

Shellfish & Lobster 4-course menu Friday March 13th A glass of sparkling kir and canapes on arrival Starters Tempura battered Soft Shelled Crab with oriental stir fried vegetables (pak choi, baby corn, chilli, ginger, coriander) soy and sesame oil Scallop & Mussel chowder with a fig & walnut bread Thai Crab cakes with guacamole and […]