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PLANETS Fundraising Lunch

On Thursday 17th March the The Riverside hosted a Fundraising Lunch  for PLANETS, a Charity based at Southampton General Hospital, dedicated to defeating Pancreatic Liver and NeuroEndocrine TumourS (NETs) .  The 72 guests  were greeted with a welcoming drink and canapes, followed by a delicious meal provided by Head Chef, Tony Shaw and the team. PLANETS founder Neil Pearce, Consultant Surgeon and Associate Medical Director […]

6-course Taster Menu with wine – Friday March 11 2016

Six-Course Taster Menu A glass of Kir & canapes on arrival Seaweed cured seatrout & black cow vodka & beetroot cured seatrout with watercress mayonnaise & pickled vegetables (heritage carrots & beetroot) Pinot Gris, Domaine Road, Central Otago, New Zealand 2013 Lobster consommé with a Brown Shrimp ravioli Tre Fiora, Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy […]

Spanish Themed Evening Menu – Friday March 4th

Spanish-inspired 4-course Seafood Menu Friday 4 March 2016 A glass of either Sangria or Sherry on arrival Starters Tapas: Pan fried Gambas (shell on) with chilli, paprika & lime Salt Cod Stuffed char grilled red pepper Bresaola, Salami & serrano Cuttlefish croquette with squid ink aioli Whole harissa grilled sardine with a tomato, avocado, red […]

Shellfish Evening Menu – 26th February 2016

On arrival, canapés served with sparkling Kir Starters Pan fried Gambas (shell on) Thai style (coconut milk, chilli, coriander) Portland Crab & Scallop chowder Potted Brown Shrimps with Melba toast, pickled vegetables & watercress mayonnaise Lobster & wild mushroom arancini with a truffle hollandaise & a parmesan crisps Mains Whole grilled Lemon sole with steamed […]

Special Themed Menus are back

Our popular themed Friday evening menus are back.  Our Head Chef is currently working on the menus which will be published here as soon as available: Friday February  26th –  Shellfish A special shellfish menu including canapes and sparkling Kir on arrival, choice of 4 starters and 4 main courses followed by choice of homemade […]

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 […]