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The Riverside Dunblane, Dunblane, Scotland

The Riverside Dunblane

4.5
4.5
1172 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Since taking over the venue, we have been working hard to transform the building into a truly special pub, restaurant and coffee house.

Whatever reason you may have for visiting us – a healthy or hearty breakfast, a coffee with home-baking beside our wood-burning stove or downstairs with the kids in the play area, fantastic food with family in our restaurant, a glass of wine or a local beer with friends in our bar or on the riverside terrace – we assure you of a friendly welcome from staff who care.

Please let us know when you book if you are bringing your dog and we will reserve a suitable table.

The Riverside really is our dream come true and we look forward to welcoming you through its doors.

Stuart & Jo

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Phone number
    01786 823318
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Stirling
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Overall

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Food

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Service

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Ambience

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Value

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for business meals

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for business meals

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Child-friendly

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for groups

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Healthy

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Most Booked

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Overall

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Food

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Service

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Ambience

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Value

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for business meals

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for business meals

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Child-friendly

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for groups

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Healthy

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Most Booked

1,172 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, the food was delicious, very pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delighted with our meals and service. Booked en route to Glasgow via Google maps entry, couldn’t believe how lucky we were to get an outside table on such a beautiful day. Restaurant was packed but service was slick! Can’t wait to try their sister restaurants at bridge of Allan and Doune. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We needed a pitstop on our way north and and this was perfect. Beautiful day and sat outside taking in the gorgeous views of the river. The food was beautifully presented, and tasted delicious. Will definitely stop by again!

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  4. Sanmac

    Perthshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for brunch, great as usual. All 4 of us had something different, all good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As a usually happy customer I was most disappointed with the cod main dish on last visit. Consisted of 2 small, thin tail ends of cod with a tasteless risotto and the Parmesan crisps were chewy to the point of inedible. This recipe needs a serious review !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal sitting outside in the sun ☀️ service and food was amazing. Would definitely recommend The Riverside to anyone.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and food. Became my 2nd apartment when I stayed in Dunblane this week. Would highly recommend.

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  8. JohnnyBoy

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent as always. Always made to feel welcome and special me to Lisa who always has a smile and happy to chat when we visit.

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  9. MarkF

    Southwest Florida

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality food and drink with friendly service

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  10. DuncanH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for my wife’s birthday on a trip north. Food was excellent, as were the staff with a nice touch of a complimentary drink to celebrate. Thank you.

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  11. TimG

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always nice surrounding and excellent food. My 'go to' place in Dunblane for eating out or just having a coffee.

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  12. JaneG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A last minute decision to eat out after a long week. Both of us had burgers, one gluten free. It was delicious. Felt very safe for the coeliac. Wine and olives were also very good

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  13. GBBBB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    £110 for a family of four (two young kids), was too much. Kids menu very overpriced. Service wasn't great. Waiters hanging around at the bar chatting instead of getting things organised. Waited 30mins for the bill after the plates were cleared.

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  14. SuzieB

    Perthshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal at The Riverside. As usual the staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and professional. The food was delicious. Perfectly cooked Halumi Fries, Fish & Chips and a very tasty Margarita Pizza. The Decaf coffee is also really good. Loads of flavour. We would both highly recommend.

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  15. TomM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcomed when we arrived and immediately led to our table. Service was quick and helpful and the ambience was very pleasant. The food was excellent. We found the staff were excellent and attentive. Once we had finished our meal we were happy to stay and chat without being interrupted and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We would be happy to visit again.

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  16. Sanmac

    Perthshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual, don’t know of any other local eateries that is as popular

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  17. CathieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really lovely visit. My first and I will be back. Lovely atmosphere, really nice room. Very friendly staff. Oh and the food was good too.

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  18. Penelope

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first visit to Riverside, enjoyed our meal and staff very helpful...will definitely return

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  19. StevenB

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decor and ambience was lovely but for me the table given was in a noisy location and tight up against a wall..food and service was good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for food and drink at a reasonable price

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  21. rpat7361

    Perthshire

    120 reviews

    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time we’ve ate there and found it again to be in a convenient position for us to visit on the train ,this time we met a friend from Perth who also came by train so alcohol was consumed 😜 Food is decent and service is first class

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, surroundings all wonderful. Definitely worth a visit and some beautiful artwork.

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  23. IanS

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service from friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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  24. PhilS

    Angus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always our visit to the Riverside was very pleasant with good food and service. We visit approx every 6 to 8 weeks and are always impressed to the extent we never even considering any other restaurant.

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  25. KatieW

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday roast, lamb, fish and chips and desserts. Highly recommended ⭐️

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  26. GordonD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the food was nice but some not so, mines was fine but my parents not so great, was far too dark had to use a phone to read the menu

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  27. Neil

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the staff were great. As a wheelchair user, the access is brilliant and there’s a good number of accessible parking spaces nearby.

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  28. KeeleyH

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely staff, lovely atmosphere with a log burner but also light and clean. Dogs welcome, so that is a plus. Very popular restaurant, really nice food.

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  29. JenniferY

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! They have a separate gluten free menu and all the sandwiches can be made with gf bread too. Lovely restaurant, lovely staff and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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  30. Mags

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food as always at The Riverside 😀 Staff very attentive Will be back at this restaurant on next visit to Dunblane

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  31. PatG

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, food very good, presented well. Will be back again soon

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  32. LouiseD

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were good. Have been back for coffee this morning and drinks now. Can’t give better recommendation than that

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  33. anitas

    Perthshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy dogs being fed at table by owners, very unhygienic . Dog sitting at table. Fosh and chips good , cod risotto poor. Service friendly. Crème brûlée nicely presented but tasteless

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  34. ArleneB

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here before for lunch while staying in Dunblane so decided to book Dinner when up this way. Homemade Pate was fabulous, hubby had the King Prawns with Tuscan sausage and tomato beautiful. Steak to follow cooked perfectly. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Certainly return when back this way.

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  35. Sister

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place all together. Food lovely but a little dry on the Sunday lunch. Good vegetarian options.

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  36. Jofr

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, great cocktails, lovely relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Was disappointed with two meals - vegetarian penang curry (great flavour but portion size of the actual curry part very small) and king prawn linguine - absolutely swimming in oil, and again, small portion size. Other meals enjoyed.

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  37. DAVIDM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service once again at the Riverside. Despite it being a busy Saturday lunchtime, the service was very efficient and professional. Always made to feel welcome as is our dog.

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  38. FionaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very comfortable seating, very friendly and personable staff, good choice of menu, served quickly and food was very tasty. We will return.

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  39. JimS

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the chef, mustave lost track of time.. coz the burger was cremated.. but will give praise for the onion rings.. top marks, nice view.. if the weather was better.

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  40. AllanB

    Perthshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Usually v good Small portions Food not as good as usual Disappointing

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The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.5 stars by 1172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Riverside Dunblane

7C Stirling Road, Dunblane, Scotland FK15 9EP

Additional information

  • Area
    Stirling
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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