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The Riverside Dunblane, Dunblane, Scotland

The Riverside Dunblane

4.6
4.6
626 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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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Breakfast

  • Dry-Cured Bacon Butty£4.25

    award winning dry-cured bacon, ciabatta w/ red or brown sauce

    • Traditional Pork or Lorne Sausage Butty£4.25

      pork link sausages or sliced beef lorne, ciabatta w/ red or brown sauce

      • Eggs on Toast£5.25

        two eggs (fried/poached), toasted sourdough

        • Full Scottish Breakfast£9.00

          award winning dry-cured back bacon, traditional pork sausage & black pudding, fried egg, grilled vine tomato, tattie scone, baked beans, toasted sour-dough & butter

          • Full Vegetarian Scottish Breakfast£8.75

            sausage, haggis, fried egg, grilled vine tomato, mushrooms & tattie scone, toasted sour-dough & butter

            • French Toast£7.75

              streaky bacon, maple syrup

              • Bacon, Avocado & Poached Egg on Toast£8.00

                toasted sourdough, award winning dry-cured bacon, avocado, tomato confit, poached egg

                Eggs

                • Benedict£7.75

                  hand-carved ham, toasted muffin, poached egg & hollandaise

                  • Royale£8.25

                    linlithgow smokehouse smoked salmon, toasted muffin, poached egg & hollandaise

                    • Stornoway£7.75

                      toasted muffin, Stornoway black pudding, poached eggs & hollandaise

                      • Florentine w/ Mushrooms£7.50

                        spinach, button mushrooms, toasted muffin, poached egg & hollandaise

                        Last updated: 1 February 2022

                        What 626 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                        NoiseModerate

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                        1. i

                          iainc

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 1 day ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Friendly, thriving and welcoming restaurant. Great service and food is really good. Way more upscale than you’d normally expect from a reactively casual place like this.

                        2. JD

                          JamesD

                          Glasgow

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 2 days ago

                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                          Nice place and location, food and drink were good however overpriced.

                        3. A

                          Alibee

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 2 days ago

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Food was tasty and menu varied. The staff were fantastic, service spot on. Delicious cocktails, lovely cakes and scones..and staff brought me cake and sang happy birthday, a much appreciated surprise. Would highly recommend a visit.

                        4. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Des Moines

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 4 days ago

                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                          Had a great time there. We actually dined there two nights in a row!!

                        5. AF

                          AlasdairF

                          Devon

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 13 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We love this place. Kind and helpful staff ... chatty, but not intrusive. Service great. Food lovely and well presented. We book for what we think are quiet times, which we prefer ... late lunch usually. You should come here if you can! 'Pure dead brilliant!'

                        6. OG

                          OrlaneG

                          Perthshire

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Nous avons très bien été accueillies, la nourriture était excellente et c’était rapide. Je recommande à 200% ce restaurant!

                        7. DJ

                          DaveJennings

                          Glasgow

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great service, lovely atmosphere and terrific food - really enjoyed seeing an exciting menu with different options, some really adventurous combinations all perfectly executed. I'd highly recommend a visit.

                        8. MC

                          MichelleConn2011

                          Inverness

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 9 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Staff are so helpful and friendly*****

                        9. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Argyll

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing experience from start to finish . Sunday lunch is so tasty. Totally Recommend this to all . Compliments to all staff involved. Thankyou

                        10. RG

                          RoadtripGirl

                          Inverness

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Really surprised by the quality for the price. Service was excellent, food is delicious, portions generous. And the outside tables overlooking the river are definitely worth booking. Will definitively come back.

                        11. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Perthshire

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Really enjoyable meal once again!

                        12. K

                          Kate

                          Yorkshire

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          First time at The Riverside, booked on a whim… was pleasantly surprised. Food was fantastic and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Look forward to returning soon!

                        13. RP

                          RoyP

                          Perthshire

                          2 reviews

                          3.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                          Service good - food ok - price just about ok Sat at table on terrace overlooking river - lovely spot

                        14. FI

                          FoodieIan

                          London

                          13 reviews

                          5.0

                          13 reviews

                          Dined on 6 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Lovely gluten-free menu - very nice wine too! The service was friendly and helpful - thank you.

                        15. h

                          hamishw

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 2 May 2022

                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                          Delightful place in a wonderful spot with great service and delicious food. What more do you need !

                        16. M

                          Moira

                          Glasgow

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on 1 May 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Lovely to be back at the Riverside. Have never had a bad meal there. Food was delicious and service was good. Looking forward to going back.

                        17. DA

                          DAVIDM

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 29 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great food and ambience. Lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the river. Very good vegan and gluten free options. Enjoyed dinner so much we went back for lunch two days later.

                        18. CJ

                          ClaireJ

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 29 April 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Lovely setting beside the river. Great outdoor dining terrace, very suitable for bringing a dog. Very attentive, helpful and friendly waitress. Good standard of food and good vegan and gluten free options. Overall will defo return.

                        19. S

                          Steelie

                          County Durham

                          2 reviews

                          4.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 25 April 2022

                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                          Excellent quality meals and reasonable pricing. Very friendly staff.

                        20. C

                          Colin182

                          Perthshire

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 24 April 2022

                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                          Starter was 9.95 for a small bit of salmon and 3small cold boiled potatoes . Main course Sunday roast , obviously made hours earlier. Dry, tough and very disappointing.

                        21. JI

                          JohnI

                          Angus

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 24 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Full Scottish breakfast was outstanding. Outdoor area lovely. Excellent place, great value for money, would thoroughly recommend.

                        22. SM

                          StephenM

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 23 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent vegan choice, nice relaxed atmosphere with quick service.

                        23. d

                          davidm

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 22 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          As always the food was good and delivered promptly by friendly and obliging staff.

                        24. R

                          Retiredatlast

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 18 April 2022

                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                          First visit, won't be the last! Light and airy indoors, plenty seating outdoors too. We got a friendly welcome and service was pretty good despite them being very busy. It was nice not to be rushed after we had eaten as we hadn't seen our friends in ages We thoroughly enjoyed the food, which was beautifully cooked and a cut above usual pub food. Portions are hearty and we only had room for mains unfortunately, I might have 2 starters one after the other next time!

                        25. K

                          Kenny

                          Perthshire

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 17 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Love this place. Good food, nice atmosphere with friendly staff. Outside space is great.

                        26. SF

                          SarahF

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We fairly enjoyed our meal here. Place was beautiful and clean, very friendly staff and the food was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back. Thank you all x

                        27. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Edinburgh

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Jo and everyone at the Riverside made a 50th birthday surprise extra special on Saturday night. The food was delicious and the service fantastic- thank you 💕

                        28. AP

                          APA1

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                          overall2food2service1ambience4

                          Orders taken and starter arrived quick. Then 40 mins + with empty plates before mains. Not that busy and lots of staff around who were very pleasant when they did do stuff. Starter fine (actually quite good) but mains not great. Burnt bread in places and undercooked chips. Not awful but could have been much nicer. In a rush by that point or might have queried with staff. If they had come and asked. Which they didn't.

                        29. SB

                          SheelaghB

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 15 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We arrived straight from the train from London. We were early by about half an hour but despite being really busy a table was found immediately. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was great - we dined here because of the plant based/ veggie menu and we’re not disappointed. We will be back!

                        30. j

                          justbigboned

                          Glasgow

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 14 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very friendly, efficient staff. Lovely surroundings. Food was delicious. Highly recommended

                        31. JS

                          JayneS

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 12 April 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          Lovely food, friendly staff, great atmosphere. We love it here. Can't recommend enough.

                        32. GO

                          GillianO

                          Perthshire

                          2 reviews

                          2.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 12 April 2022

                          overall2food2service1ambience2

                          Waited 45 mins for food. Soup cold and disgusting. Burger half cooked and drowned in butter. Poor quality bread with soup. Sticky toffee pudding good. Never returning.

                        33. HC

                          HeatherC

                          Glasgow

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on 10 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Really lovely place. Food was great. Kids loved the pizza. Great value. Would go back for sure.

                        34. PB

                          PeterB

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 10 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Expectations met as usual at the Riverside. A busy well run restaurant catering for those who like to bring their well behaved dog along.

                        35. LW

                          LesleyW

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Delicious food, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere.

                        36. SC

                          SharonC

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 8 April 2022

                          overall2food1service3ambience4

                          Fish finger sandwich stodgy mostly thick batter and hardly any fish. Bread, chips and batter and couple of bits of bitter rocket

                        37. FH

                          FionaH

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 8 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Prawn pizza was fab, plenty prawn, piping hot. Also fish and chips, well cooked good portion size

                        38. BS

                          BrianS

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 7 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Had a really nice meal, staff are great and the food fantastic!!

                        39. CR

                          ClareR

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 6 April 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Excellent vegan and gluten-free menu - lots of choice. The food was beautifully cooked and service very friendly. Recommended!

                        40. SL

                          SusanL

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on 6 April 2022

                          overall2food1service4ambience4

                          Eaten in this restaurant many times over the years….no idea what happened last night. Food from ordering took 40/45 minutes. When it arrived macaroni was luke warm….husbands pizza was a frozen base & re heated. He left half of it. As did I . Staff were attentive but kitchen clearly a disaster. Will never be back which is a shame as USED to be very good. Sorely tempted to leave a review on trip advisor it was that bad but decided just not to return.

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                        Booked 21 times today
                        Google Map for The Riverside Dunblane

                        7C Stirling Road Dunblane, Scotland FK15 9EP

                        Additional information

                        • Area

                          Stirling

                        • 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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