About Us

In business for over 50 years

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 kitchen knows what it is doing. We add sauces and accompaniments as appropriate.

Being acutely aware of the threat to fish stocks, our menu is planned with this in mind, and changes daily. We have a sustainability log at the reception desk. Please ask to see it if you are interested.

We believe in supporting local producers and 90% of our supplies are locally sourced.

Although fish is our speciality there are always meat and vegetarian dishes available. We are also very happy to tailor a menu specifically for you, just give us a call to discuss.

Seafood Restaurant in West Bay

Located in the heart of West Bay, Dorset on the riverbank of the River Brit, the Riverside’s dining area is on two levels with views of the river, countryside and beyond to the sea. Large picture windows give the restaurant a light and airy feel. The extensive use of natural wood together with shades of blue gives it a relaxed and cheerful ambience. The lounge area offers luxurious seating where you can relax with a drink before or after your meal.

The staff are friendly and efficient. It is our aim to give our customers an enjoyable and stimulating dining experience in an atmosphere that recognises that without customers, we cannot exist.