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The Riverside has appeared in the Top 50 Places to eat by the Sea feature by Caroline Boucher in The Times



Buckham Fair 2014

We shall once again be cooking food at Buckham Fair on Sunday 17th August www.buckhamfair.co.uk .  If you are a regular visitor you will know that we normally serve calamari, unfortunately the cost of good quality squid would make it very expensive, so this year we will be offering lovely fresh local scallops and chorizo brochettes with […]

Cooking Competition at Melplash Agricultural Show 2014

Our cooking competition at this year’s Melplash Agricultural Show – Thursday 21st August – is going to be to find the best seafood skewers (or brochettas) served with an optional sauce.   The winners will be the cooks recognised by the judges for producing in their opinion the best seafood skewers Rules: The seafood skewers […]

Mini Seafood Festival – Sunday June 8th

On Sunday June 8th from 11am – 4pm we will be holding a mini seafood festival on the lawn at the Riverside as part of Bridport Food Festival week.   We will be cooking fish & seafood on the barbecue, and will be joined by some of our suppliers – West Milton Cider and Wessex […]

Certificate of Excellence

The Riverside Restaurant is delighted to have been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This prestigious award recognises businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

Special Lobster Menu – Friday 16 May

LOBSTER EVENING MENU  Menu includes a glass of sparkling Kir and canapés on arrival. Choice of starters, main course, dessert and coffee or tea with petit fours to finish Starters Lobster & Crab chowder Lobster arancini with grilled asparagus, chargrilled red pepper & hollandaise sauce Potted Brown Shrimp & Lobster with pickled beetroot, balsami reduction, […]

Spanish Evening – Friday May 9th

SPANISH NIGHT MENU  Menu includes a glass of Sangria and canapés on arrival. Choice of starters, main course, dessert and coffee or tea with petit fours to finish Starters Tapas: Haloumi, Prawn & chorizo brochetta Brandade (Salt Cod) serviced with garlic croutonsi Misto Olives Stuffed Razor Clams with wild garlic parmesan & fresh herbs Braised […]

Taste of the West Gold Award 2014

We are very proud to announce that we have just been told that we have received a Gold in this year’s Taste of the West Awards 2014.   “It is a wonderful accolade for all the Riverside team” said Arthur Watson “The quality of the food and the service that we provide is very important to […]

Spring News from the GrapeVine

By Joe Taylor our Sommelier Some recent additions to our wine list Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012 12.5% Stephane Brocard:  A classic unoaked chardonnary from Burgundy with orchard scents of white fruit and citrus blossom.  Excellent with Grilled Fish Cassis 2011 13% Clos St Magdeleine, Provence:  Aromas of wild herbs and a whiff of provincial pine with […]

Pan fried Hake fillet with a wild garlic & parmesan crust, chargrilled asparagus, potato gnocchi and a roasted red pepper & artichoke salsa

Spring Recipe from Head Chef Tony Shaw Serves 4 Ingredients 4 fillets of Hake (8 oz each) 1 bunch of asparagus 200g chorizo sliced For the crust: 200g of wild garlic 100g grated Parmesan 100g breadcrumbs 75g butter Rind & juice of a lemon Salt & pepper For the Gnocchi: 2 large baking potatoes 1 […]

Spring 2014 – A word from Arthur

At last after a wet and stormy winter, April is bringing a little warmth and sunshine.   Some of the February storms were as severe as one can remember, but luckily the Riverside survived without being flooded or damaged. The history of severe weather in the English Channel stretches back for centuries and a collection of these extraordinary […]