The Riverside Dunblane

4.6
522 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
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.5
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LeeL
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Lovely place to spend a Saturday evening,

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Imaginative food with friendly service and a good buzz about the place. Warmer than previous visit (in December) and less draughty this time! Service was a little slow but we weren't in any hurry.

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SuzieB
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue close to railway station. Excellent Covid compliance. Felt very safe. Service was excellent, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely cosy booth, not too noisy even though the restaurant was fully booked. Food was delicious from both the regular and Vegetarian menus. Great choice.
Toilets were spotless and had really nice products.
We had a lovely lunch and have already re booked. Great place for a friends, family and couples.

JB
JohnB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good vegan options, possibly the best in Dunblane. Good selection of Fallen cans.

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JohnD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food.

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carolm
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Riverside. Beautiful decor, friendly and attentive staff. We both had steak burgers which were fantastic.

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PamelaT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for lunch online, seated quickly on arrival. Dog friendly.
Although very busy staff very pleasant and efficient.
All main meals were delicious. Good choice on menu of all 3 courses.
First visit but will be back.

JB
JamesB
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great starter and main. The food was delicious and we had great service. There were a nice selection of beers too.

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Colin182
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Unfortunately the last 2 times we’ve been to eat. We get steak next to a table with very young children. Screaming and constantly leaving the table for a walk . It would be so easy for the riverside to use the back section for family eating, leaving the front for adults. We will not be back . Which is a shame as the food and value are good.

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MAH2
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as it always is whenever we visit - the chicken and haggis main course was especially good

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AlastairL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked at short notice and had no problem getting a table in the dog-friendly area near to the wood burner. Baked Camembert starter was superb, as was the shin of beef main course. Service was good as always and there was plenty of ‘buzz’ about the place but not too loud. This was our second visit within a week, and we were not disappointed. Excellent food, lovely setting, efficient and friendly staff and a good choice of beers and wines.

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GordonM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and staff (even when we had a long and overly complicated coffee order).
Place can get quite noisy when everyone is in but everyone is segregated well for covid reasons

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karenh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Welcoming place and will visit again .

SM
SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant and staff were lovely. Food was very good but found some of the portions a bit small especially the beef dish considering the price….

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AnneB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly welcome & good food & service. Great value. Thanks

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HelenA
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice surroundings pleasant staff good food and good value .I have recommended the Riverside to friends and family . I came through from Glasgow for Lunch .Will be back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely place, but a bit crowded and the service was slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty fish & chips tonight!

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BenL
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service from Jo and the team, really enjoyable evening once again!

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TStar
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place to visit. Food is delicious and you always get a very high level of service. All this and then topped off with a great atmosphere too.

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AlanGlasgow
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch for my birthday - been a few years since i have made the trip here and so glad we came back - absolutely perfect

PB
PeterB
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from moment we walked in the door to the moment we left.
Dog friendly with up to six dogs in the restaurant at one point.

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CharlotteY
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The roast beef was amazing, especially the cauliflower cheese! Unfortunately the sauvingon blanc was extortionate at 10.95 for a 250ml glass, this spoilt the whole experience

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Busteradrian
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice meal,good value for money.
Prompt friendly service.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Nice meal in front of fire

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ronaldc
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very attentive service. Food could have been warmer but that apart we could not fault the place. Everyone had a great night

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Bern
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch from the Xmas menu. Staff were superb.

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were absolutely fantastic and I really enjoyed my night at the a riverside. It was really great!

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DanielG
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

service poor - difficult to order 2nd round of drinks -had to go to bar

difficult to pay -long queue for no obvious reason -when turn came initial refusal then explained we had our bill-system and staff poor

all very frustrating

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo and the staff were great despite being down a few members due to illness. All of our requirements were met with no bother! Thanks

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Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food with special vegetarian menu in addition to Christmas and normal menus.

MA
MAH2
Perthshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always excellent and some new items on the Xmas menu

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AvrilS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avery lovely experience. Delightful decor, friendly staff and and incredible menu superbly executed. Lots of choices for Gluten free and vegetarian options. 10/10 WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the staff were very polite and helpful and the food was delicious .

MP
MargP
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cosy pub with cheerful helpful staff. Fish and chips are excellent. Service excellent. Clean toilets. Good hot coffee.

KJ
KatieJ
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed place with good food. Nice fire on a cold day!

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IanL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Riverside and we where not disappointed, the welcome was very friendly. The service and quality of the food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Moira
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely 5 star service. We haven’t been able to get to Dunblane for the past 2 years and were delighted that the Riverside is just as good as we remember it. Fantastic food and lovely staff

LJ
LouiseJ
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last minute booking for Sunday (late) lunch, lovely warm welcome and excellent service throughout. The food was mostly really good, my husbands main meal arrived cold however, it was dealt with efficiently and a drink on the house for the inconvenience.
Would definitely recommend The Riverside.

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LornaD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent customer service provided by management following mix up serving meals by trainee waiting staff. Sorted without any detriment to our enjoyment of the occasion.

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The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.