The Riverside Dunblane

4.5
369 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 369 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElaineM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Only criticism is that for our entire time enjoying the sun and food there was one loud and pretty foul mouthed man. It would have been nice if he had been asked to tone it down a bit, especially when children were around.

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Sula
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views and atmosphere. Food was great as usual - as was the friendly and attentive service.

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LornaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and service both excellent. Will definitely recommend.

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GrahamM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff food and service were all excellent. Very friendly with car parking near bu

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AlanD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sitting outside in the sun watching the river moving past. Service was excellent. Couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly. Food was delicious!

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MarkC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely full Scottish breakfast that was of excellent quality, good value for money with great service from very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome on arrival and seated quickly and friendly. Food was amazing and staff were all friendly and chatty.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are fantastic. They couldn't have been more helpful with finding out what I could have as I have food allergies.
Best fish and chips ever it was beautiful.

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vipWendyS
Edinburgh
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here with our pup. Food was great, staff and service first class and location perfect in a very sunny afternoon.

Definitely be returning here soon. Just a lovely time with old friends, great food and a bottle of red! Finding dog friendly restaurants us now a thing since we got our pup in November and this wad a great choice. Water bowl for the dog and treats offered too - made for a very relaxing time.

Seafood risotto and pizza had huge prawns and was delicious and the Mac and cheese was fab. Had to have dessert and the biscoff cake was yummy.

Thanks to all the staff.

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AngelineM
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely work lunch on the shaded deck and were allowed our office dog along. Great food and service.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Sad to say our experience last evening was not up to the standard we expected having read rave reviews. The food was good but the service very poor. Having arrived promptly at our given time, received the menu, ordered our drinks which arrived 15 minutes later, put our order in - 1 starter and 4 mains. The starter came and then - we waited! and waited! Just before an hour was up I managed to get the attention of a waiter who said it would be ready shortly, in actual fact it was 1 hour 15 minutes from ordering to delivery. This is not good enough.
A local resident who eats regularly here was appalled at the way we were treated.
Needless to say this is not good enough.

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MarkH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Fantastic, food, drinks & service was excellent 5*

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MonicaH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Decided to book The Riverside after enjoying dinner in The Allan Park Hotel in Stirling and finding that there was a sister restaurant in Dunblane. We certainly weren't disappointed, food,service and atmosphere was fantastic, especially as the weather was beautiful and we booked an outdoor table. Hannah was very attentive and friendly.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very popular (especially the outdoor seating) and busy though we went early evening . Very good service despite how busy - food was very good, and decent portions. Best macaroni cheese I’ve had!

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CMac
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with lovely staff and very good service. If in Dunblane, definitely worth visiting.

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CazB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely food and great location. Service was quite slow and food took a bit of time, but gentleman mentioned that they were a staff member down on a sunny bank holiday. Couple of crying babies added to the noise level, but we will revisit on a less hectic occasion - food makes it worthwhile. Lemon tart was delicious!

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Gary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent location, perfect view out over the river from the terrace. Food was excellent and the beer was quite nice as well. Very accommodating, nothing seemed like a problem. Asked if we would like to move tables when one in the shade became available which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Pleasant and efficient staff.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a brilliant experience last night. The food was incredible and it was great value for money. Would definitely recommend. 5 out of 5!

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time sitting outside in the sun, looked after by staff so well. I had a steak burger with blue cheese it was absolutely amazing.
Didn’t have dessert because only 4 to choose from and didn’t fancy any on offer but choice was ok.

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RachaelM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic experience, great servicea amazing food, we were well looked after.

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VeronicaD99
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to go back. Food, staff, ambience all wonderful.

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LAURAB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely staff and yummy food. Maybe a wee bit pricey. Lovely cocktails.

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GlaGirl
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good food. Quiet pretty location next to the river

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KeithM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The downstairs outdoor terrace provided a perfectly sheltered covid-safe setting. The food was fresh and delicious and as good as we've had anywhere.

MJ
MandJ
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality produce cooked well.
Food nicely presented, tasty and so enjoyable. Good, varied and interesting menu, reasonably priced. Friendly, welcoming staff. We've eaten here many times and never been disappointed.

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Damnyank
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want good food and relaxing atmosphere with kind and attentive service, this is your place. The staff are absolutely outstanding. Always enjoy my meals here. Thank you!

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, good choice of food for all and really well priced.

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FredH
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting this restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend it. Staff very welcoming, courteous and attentive. Food good value
No complaints at all.

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MichaelS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While it was a lovely place to eat I was a bit disappointed in my dish. We waited a while for our meals to come and when they did mine was cold. Tasted fine but cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit and as before the service, food and setting fantastic. Would highly recommend the Riverside for casual dining or a special occasion. The staff are very friendly and efficient, nothing is too much bother for them. Will definitely book again if in the area.

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AudreyB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The lamb was good but the burger was very disappointing

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SimonF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Lovely food well prepared and delivered to the table in a good time. Lovely view. Staff so friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love this place and took our grandchildren for dinner there as an end of holiday treat.
The service was much slower than usual and the wine I had ordered when the rest of the party were having dessert never arrived.
Apart from that everything fine
Will definitely be back

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Linda
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely meal, relaxed setting & attentive staff. Would recommend

LB
LorraineB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting with excellent food and variety. Good evening.

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Nellie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience , staff very efficient and friendly . Food was delicious and beautifully presented . Staff were very accommodating great service

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JodiM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Lovely food and service. We sat downstairs and outside so service was a little slow. Great value for money 100% recommend

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AlistairB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location by Riverside easy to find and plenty of menu

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DominicM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The staff were friendly and polite so feel slightly guilty leaving a critical review but I was really disappointed with the food. The kids meals were nice, but it was Mac and cheese, chicken goujons and fish and chips so hard to go wrong. My dish was lamb rump and new potatoes. The potatoes didn’t seem cooked right through, and the lamb was bloody in places but also chewy and very bland. My wife’s seafood risotto tasted fairly bland too. Really disappointing after quite a long wait.

FAQs

The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.5 stars by 369 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.