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The Riverside Dunblane, Dunblane, Scotland

The Riverside Dunblane

4.5
4.5
1144 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 12 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 1,144 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

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  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Overall

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

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  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

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  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Ambience

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Best Value

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Great for brunch

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Child-friendly

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for groups

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Healthy

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Lively

  • 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

    Great for brunch

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Child-friendly

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for groups

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Healthy

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Lively

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Most Booked

1,144 Reviews
  1. JenniferY

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. Mags

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. PatG

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. LouiseD

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. anitas

    Perthshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  6. ArleneB

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  7. Sister

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Graham

    Perthshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a good all round choice. At times the coffee machine upsets the speedy flow of alcoholic beverages but I’m biased 🤔🍻

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  14. DonH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Starters were lovely however the mains took a long time and when they eventually came one of the orders was wrong . I had to eat mine and as a result I finished my meal before my wife’s meal arrived . We were there for almost 2 hours for 2 courses

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  15. JimDoc

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very friendly staff. My wife and I have been here a few times now. Although it is around 20 miles from home, we go here as we know we will not be disappointed.

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  16. JackieG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, fantastic food and great atmosphere. Never disappointed at the Riverside!

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  17. JimM

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu choices and good service . Very enjoyable evening………

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  18. foodiestirling

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Excellent service with a smile and determination to ensure guests enjoyed their meal. Fairly priced. Everything cooked to order. Lovely setting and loads of parking nearby.

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  19. NancyD

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive staff, superb food and lovely setting. We had soup and a starter (scallops with black pudding) which was glorious. Our table was beside woodburning stove which my friend, who is always cold, loved but a little toasty for me :-)

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  20. ColinF

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service and a lovely atmosphere , what more can you say

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  21. RobM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked this for food as had eaten there before some years ago and it had left a good impression. Unfortunately seems to have gone down hill regarding the quality of food. Wouldn't recommend.

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  22. LesleyR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, and the service was excellent. We were not rushed at all and spent a lovely evening there. Have booked again for next month. A+.

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  23. DianeK

    Perthshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We come here often and have sampled a lot from the menu. The food is always well presented but we wonder if it is tasted before sending out to customers? An awful lot of grease on our meal today and raw soggy batter. At the prices charged and the fantastic staff and manager, we feel the restuarant may be letting itself down by not checking food. Customer service was brilliant as the meal in question was taken off our bill immediately. Biting in to soggy oily batter is not pleasant. We do hope that the chefs begin to check this in future before sending food out.

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  24. ShirleyJ

    Perthshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for breakfast and the food was excellent. Obviously very popular but not too noisy.

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  25. AlexandraD

    Perthshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very good experience. One of the party need gluten and diary food ,they were very accommodating. Very good service.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as usual. Would definitely recommend if you’re in Dunblane

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time we have dined here. Sunday roast is a must have. Friendly staff, great food, what more could you ask for. Excellent, highly recommend.

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  28. SallyC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to the restaurant last night for drinks and food. The staff couldn't be more accommodating. The customer service skills and going the extra mile came easily to all of the staff. I wish every restaurant/bar ran this way. The food was absolutely delicious too. Would highly recommend it to all. Thanks again. Sally

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  29. JamesL

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, friendly staff. Highly recommend. Will be back

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  30. derekb

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch was okay the haggis starter was a bit soggy (sat on top of mashed turnip) and I’ve had better tasting haggis.

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  31. MGRPH

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Glad we booked. There was a steady stream of people being turned away. Some preferred to wait and were accommodated in a small waiting area near the fire. We arrived at the appointed time and were shown straight to our table. The management had taken note of the wheelchair (advised at the time of booking) and our table had space around it for that. The service was attentive, polite and respectful of a little slow but we understood being very busy.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travel a fair distance to dine at The Riverside - first class food and the staff are so friendly. It’s like a home from home atmosphere. Five stars !

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  33. AK01

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, food and service excellent, and it’s a lovely warm venue. Never been disappointed at the Riverside.

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  34. ChristineF

    Angus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful meal to celebrate a friend’s 70th birthday. The service was good with really friendly staff who were attentive to our needs. The food was nicely cooked and was reasonably priced. Thank you for helping celebrate the occasion.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good service, delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you, we all had a lovely evening.

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  36. rpat7361

    Perthshire

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting and will be back,Pretty much a pub menu well cooked with good service

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  37. GraemeG

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as aways!! Relaxed place to have a great meal.

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  38. KirstinH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very amenable staff. Lovely food and great setting.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go there every couple of months and, as usual it was very good.

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  40. JanR

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a full meal or just a coffee or tea and a baked item. Very good service and choice of food.

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The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.5 stars by 1144 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 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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