The Riverside Dunblane

4.5
302 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 302 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gina
Cheshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue, friendly staff, amazing main course (lamb). Only reason for not achieving maximum score, plant based choc brownie was overcooked.

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was welcomed and given food menu but we just booked a table for drinks, was told don’t normally give tables for drinks on Saturday afternoon, anyway we felt obligated to order something. Food was good and drinks were ok.

RB
RosalynB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food snd great setting however the service was a bit slow.

CF
CandiceF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful sunny lunch on the Riverside!!
Fantastic food / great service from everyone and well worth the trip!
Definitely highly recommend we will be back again

EL
ElizabethL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a lovely place. Great service and I had a fantastic evening catching up with friends.

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Jeanette
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful meal, really enjoyed the experience for my partners big Birthday.

FE
FionaE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening catching up with my aunt. It was the ideal place as there were 2 kids in our party. The food was tasty and would definitely come back, which I am very soon.

JT
JayneT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Vegan dessert we have ever enjoyed whilst out dining thank you for putting on a vegan menu and for it being so good ... compliments to the chef !

JM
JanM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hamburger was excellent and we preferred the chips not being too chunky. The meal was freshly cooked and served hot which is always a bonus. I appreciated the burger/meat had been rested, lots of restaurants don't rest the meat after cooking. Risotto was tasty. Creme broule and homemade shortbread delicious.

GN
GailN
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere and service. Great to be out!

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Happydiner2
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The choice and food was excellent. So good we are going back again tonight.

JC
JimC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting for outside dining beside the river. Excellent food.

AS
AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff and management look after you extremely well. Excellent food and a wine list long enough to keep you busy. They also offer an entire gluten free menu, which is a real boon…

The team made us feel so welcome for the week we were in Dunblane we’re feeling bereft back home in Southern England 😢

Easily remedied — we’ll be back just as soon as possible 🥳

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff and atmosphere. Lovely food and varied menu. Will be sure to visit again and tell others.

RM
RobertM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super staff very friendly and the food was superb, pizzas freshly made the size of a bin lid.

JW
JaneW
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lunch menu with plenty of choice, providing very good food in beautiful surroundings. Attentive staff without being overbearing.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time here and it did not disappoint. Food was sensational and the staff were lovely and attentive throughout too, which makes a huge difference. Will definitely be back soon.

MP
MargP
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious lunch. We each had something different and everybody enjoyed their meal. Service was very good and everywhere was clean and safe

JG
JaniceG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

enjoyed a couple of drinks here waitress was lovely and atmosphere good

K
Kaysblog
Dunbartonshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Staff excellent, service a bit slow. Burgers excellent but plate looked a bit bare. Very few chips no side salad. My chicken dish was lovely but again portions were poor and not worth £15.95. I was still hungry. There was no tart tartan on the sweet menu and we substituted it with apple pie and ice cream. Two shop bought apple pies and a few bits of fruit and ice cream did not merit a charge of £7.50.

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mrgprfl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting on the river. The food was well cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and attentive.

MS
MornaS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit but certainly wont be the last! Perfect setting on terrace overlooking the river, we were lucky with sunny weather. The staff were exceptional, couldn't do enough for us and very polite, friendly, hygiene conscious. Service was quick and food amazing, main courses and desserts. Would highly recommend this restuarant.

SW
SusanW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for a family birthday and it was lovely food was great and service was really good very attentive.

MG
MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent if a little pricey . lovely setting

BP
BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

the outdoor patio is gorgeous, and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful day to sit out there.

LG
LyndsayG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the Riverside. Great food, cheery service and was fab sitting outdoors beside the river.

GH
GordonH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely surroundings. Service was excellent

JM
JohnM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food delicious. Table outside ideal on a sunny day.

CL
CLM1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with plenty choice for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diners. Staff were lovely and the restaurant had a good atmosphere.

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andrewh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious scallops and chicken!!
definitely going back for the fish and chips!
and definitely going back again for one of their burgers!

HG
HazelG
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot to meet friends ...just one tiny thing....scones hard and I could actually count the number of raisins in mine on one hand but other than that ...really enjoyable

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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tartanteddybear
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prebooked for outside (downstairs). Unfortunately as it was such a nice day and a Bank Holiday, we couldn't get moved to the upper deck in the sun. Great service from arrival to departure. Ordered a couple of (fish finger) sandwiches which including salad and fires were excellent. Thoroughly recommended.

AH
AmandaH
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the riverside and we will most definitely be back. Service was impeccable. Staff were all masked up, conscious of cleanliness and safety and very polite and friendly. Food was great and the outside deck was lovely. All round great experience. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening service was really good and the food delicious. Definitely be back

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raymondB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were seated in the lower outside area which wasn’t ideal. On the way downstairs we all nearly slipped on the wet floor which was still wet when we left. We waited ages for service, our food was below average, the paella being the worst. We were looking forward to getting out again but don’t think we will return here.

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carolm
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere. Very pleasant staff but think the kitchen must be under a lot of pressure as we had a very long wait for our main course. It would not put us off from a return visit though.

JB
JohnB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sunday lunch with my wife. Very good vegan options; I particularly enjoyed the sweet potato tart. Warm afternoon so lovely to sit above the river. Service very efficient.

FS
FionaS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch food staff and service first class and beautiful location will definitely return

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Stewmelbill
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant lunch at the Riverside. We had booked for inside but the terraces by the river were also both open for business. I had soup and a fish finger sandwich and my guest had a steak sandwich. The steak was a wee bit tough but, overall, the food was pretty good. Excellent, attentive service. Prices were fine. Sensible COVID precautions in the restaurant (one way system, hand sanitizer, wait to be seated etc).

FAQs

The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.5 stars by 302 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.