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St Valentine’s 5 Course Celebration menu

ST VALENTINE’S 5-COURSE CELEBRATION MENU* Available Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February 2015 Book now 01308 422011 Menu includes a glass of bubbly and canapes on arrival, and coffee or tea with petit fours to finish  STARTERS Potted ham hock with apple and Dorset cider puree, watercress, truffle mayo and homemade Soda bread Seafood cocktail […]

Top Restaurants in Dorset & Hampshire 2014

We are pleased to see that we have been recognised by the The Compass Magazine in their Top Seafront Restaurants in Dorset & Hampshire feature.  Click here to read the article  

Spanish Evening Menu – Friday 7th November 2014

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 Riverside tapas to include: Brandade (Salt Cod) served with garlic croutons Misto Olives Serano, Bresola, salami Stuffed Razor Clams with wild garlic parmesan & fresh herbs […]

Suzie Turner wins Front of House Award

We are excited to announce that Suzie Turner, our Front of House Manager, has won the inaugural Bridport Local Food Group Food Service Award 2014. The award is in place to recognise and show appreciation to individuals who work locally within the food and drink industry.  The public were asked to nominate individuals who have impressed […]

5-Course Tasting Menu with Wine – Friday November 21st

The 5 -course menu will also include an introductory drink with canapés on arrival and coffee or tea with petit fours to finish James Leach of Charles Steevenson’s Wines, Tavistock,  has selected and will introduce each wine ON ARRIVAL: A selection of canapés with a glass of sparkling kir or mulled wine Spicy Shellfish broth (lemon […]

Special Lobster Menu – Friday October 31st

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, smoked Salmon and avocado terrine with pickled purple carrot, watercress mayonnaise & Melba toast Pan fried Scallops with a Lobster, celeriac and apple salad, apple crisps & […]

Happy 50th Birthday for Neil (Chilly) Chilcott

Neil Chilcott (affectionately known by most as Chilly) our General Manager will be 50 on November 17th and will have been at the Riverside for some 30 years. He was born and bred in Bradpole and went to school at Colfox but was less than an attentive pupil. His sister, Ninnie, had a job at the Riverside […]

How it all began for Arthur…

As he celebrates 50 years running the Riverside, Arthur reflects on how it all began… It all began in 1961 with the entry into West Bay harbour of the schooner ‘Black Rose’.  She was an old Baltic Trader and had been bought by John de Savary  to be renovated  and restored at West Bay. John […]

Fillet of John Dory with a wild mushroom arancini, roasted butternut squash puree, crispy pancetta, sautéed pied de bleu and chargrilled baby leeks

Fillet of John Dory with a wild mushroom arancini, roasted butternut squash puree, crispy pancetta, sauteed Pied de Bleu and chargrilled baby leeks by Tony Shaw, Head Chef Ingredients 10 oz fillet of John Dory per person 1 slice of pancetta per person Two baby leeks per person 100g Pied de Bleu Sea salt & […]

Melplash Show Seafood Skewer Competition Results

We were very pleased to get a good selection of entries into this year’s competition. 1st  –  Linda Pyke 2nd – Jay Anderson 3rd – Hannah Dare The winning recipes: Linda Pyke’s winning dish Gurnard, Scallop & chorizo skewers with tomato vinaigrette and saffron mayonnaise (Serves 4) For the Skewers: 160g West Country Gurnard – […]

The Riverside Restaurant is now closed
for its Seasonal Break.

We open again for lunch on Thursday 12th February 2015

Bookings being taken now for our special
Valentine Day Celebration Menu with complimentary glass of bubbly

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

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