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To reserve a table please telephone (01308) 422011 At the Riverside Restaurant we provide the freshest and best fish and shellfish from local waters and the surrounding area served in a way that enhances the natural quality of the product. There is great skill in simplicity; dishes do not need embellishment to demonstrate that the […]

Winter Break – Sunday 4 December 2016 to Friday February 10 2017

We will be closing for our winter break on Sunday 4 December 2016 and re-opening on Friday February 10 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our customers and to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Don’t forget… If you […]

7-Course Taster Menu – Friday October 21

On arrival –  A 100ml glass of Vignerons des Terres Secretes Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs Brut with canapes Smoked Salmon, avocado & Crab terrine with pickled baby vegetables, roasted langoustine mayonnaise & toasted rye bread. Served with 75ml Glass of Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2014 New Zealand Lobster consommé with crispy shellfish wontons. […]

Local Lobster evening – Friday October 14

On arrival A Glass of sparkling Kir served with canapés Starters Lobster & three cheese soufflé with a leek fondue & parmesan crisp Lightly curried Lobster & Portland Crab chowder with caramelised red onion and fennel seed bread Lobster ravioli with a rich shellfish broth Lobster, avocado & smoked Salmon terrine with a lemon jelly, […]

Shellfish Themed Menu – Friday 7 October

On arrival Canapés served with sparkling Kir Starters Tempura battered Portland Oysters with a julienne of oriental vegetables and a soy & sesame dressing Portland Crab & smoked Haddock chowder Potted Brown Shrimps with Melba toast, pickled chantenay carrots,   watercress mayonnaise and melba toast Cod & Crab fish cakes with angel hair noodles, chilli, […]

Christmas Party Menu (for tables of 20+)

On arrival Canapés & a glass of mulled wine Starters Roasted butternut squash & thyme soup with toasted pumpkin seeds & crème fraiche Gin & juniper berry cured Salmon gravlax, hot smoked Salmon croquette avocado mousse Ham hock terrine with watercress mayonnaise, caramelised walnut & beetroot frisee salad Pan fried Gambas (shell on) with a Thai red […]

Spanish Themed Evening Menu Friday 30 September

A glass of either Sangria or Sherry on arrival Starters Tapas Pan fried Gambas (shell on) with chilli, paprika & lime Char grilled red pepper stuffed with Bacalao (salt cod) bresaola, salami & Serrano ham Cuttlefish croquette with squid ink aioli  Deep fried Sprats with rouille & lemon Mains Valencian-style Paella ( Lobster, Squid, rice,chicken, […]

Autumn Themed Evenings

Back by Popular Demand Our Themed Friday Evening Menus September 30th Spanish Evening Four course menu with a glass of Sangria and canapés menu £39.95 per guest October 7th Shellfish Evening Four course menu with a glass of sparkling Kir with canapés menu £45 per guest October 14th Local Lobster Evening Four course menu with […]

Down at the Riverside this Summer

West Bay is always special but when the sun is shining it really is at its best.    Last week was very hot and sunny and we are all keeping our fingers crossed that this will continue for the rest of July and August. In August, to accommodate increased demand, we will be opening every day […]

Pan Fried John Dory with Wild Garlic & Hazelnut Crust, Squid Ink Risotto with Sauteed Samphire, Cockles & Broad Beans

Pan Fried John Dory with Wild Garlic* & Hazelnut Crust,  Squid Ink Risotto with Samphire Cockles & Broad Beans (Serves 6) By Head Chef, Tony Shaw *when not in season use fresh herbs eg.basil, parsley and coriander) Squid Ink Risotto 200g risotto rice 8g squid ink ½ onion, finely diced 2 cloves crushed garlic Small […]


The Riverside Restaurant is now closed
for its Seasonal Break.

We re-open on Friday 10th February just in time for celebrating St Valentine's.
Check back for details of the menu.

Please leave any bookings or enquiries on the answerphone (01308) 422011 and we will ring you back.

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