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PLANETS Charity Lunch 17 March 2016

We are very pleased to be hosting a Charity lunch raising funds for PLANETS* on Thursday 17th March starting at 12 noon. *PLANETS is a charity based at Southampton General Hospital dedicated to defeating Pancreatic Liver And NeuroEndocrine Tumours (NETs)  Cost per person to include a welcome drink with canapes main meal dessert and coffee […]

St Valentine’s Celebration Menu

  St Valentine’s Celebration Menu (Available Friday 12, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February*) A glass of Kir and canapes on arrival Starters Ham hock & Lobster ravioli with a watercress broth and parsnip crisps Seaweed cured Sea Trout with pickled cucumber, Heritage carrot & beetroot and horseradish mayonnaise Curried cauliflower soup with smoked Haddock […]

Re-opening of the Riverside for 2016

The restaurant will re-open after our seasonal closure on Friday 12th February for lunch just in time, as usual, for the St Valentine’s celebrations.    As Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday we will be open on Sunday evening as well as Sunday lunchtime.  We will be offering a special 4-course St Valentine Celebration Menu […]

Jan & Arthur Watson British Empire Medal Investiture at the Riverside

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 . Below is a transcript of the award ceremony held at The Riverside on Saturday 12th December 2015 which […]

Christmas Gifts Ideas

If you are struggling to think of a special Christmas gift we have some ideas for you. We have gift vouchers to dine at the restaurant available to any value. We are also selling this year the Taste of the West Country Cookery Book.  It is a collection of original recipes created by Taste of […]

Suzi Turner wins Bridport Front of House Award 2015

We are delighted to announce that our Front of House Manager, Suzi Turner,  has once again won the Bridport Local Food Group’s Restaurant Front of House/Food Service award.  This is even more pleasing as it is the result of nominations received from our customers. Sadly, however,  Suzi has decided to retire at the end of […]

Winners of Taste of Dorset Restaurant or Dining Pub Award

  We are delighted to be the winner of the 2015 Taste of Dorset Award for best restaurant or dining pub.  The awards are  run by Blackmore Vale Magazine and the best restaurant or dining pub category is  sponsored by BV Dairy. The award was announced at the Taste of Dorset Gala Dinner held at […]

A Taste of the West Country Cookery Book available here!

The new cookery book ‘A Taste of the West Country’ is a collection of original recipes created by Taste of the West award-winning chefs and producers. It features a recipe from our Head Chef who was set the challenge of producing a recipe using wasabi from the award winning producer, The Watercress Company in Dorchester. […]

6-course taster menu – Friday 30 October

6-course Taster Menu A glass of Kir & canapes on arrival Pan fried Lyme Bay Scallops with a ham hock terrine, apple & ginger puree, pickled carrot and pickled beets Lobster consommé with a wild mushroom dumpling Tre Fiora, Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy 2013  Oven roasted Halibut fillet with a celeriac & truffle terrine, Crab […]

Spanish Inspired Seafood Evening – 23rd October 2015

SPANISH NIGHT MENU Glass of Sangria or Sherry and canapés on arrival. Starter – Tapas Pan fried Gambas with garlic butter Brandade (salt Cod) on garlic croutons Deep fried Sprats with rouille and lemon Deep fried Squid ink and chorizo risotto balls with aioli Harissa whole grilled sardines with a tomato, basil, caper & balsamic […]