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The Riverside Dunblane, Dunblane, Scotland

The Riverside Dunblane

4.6
4.6
726 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 19 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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. AS

    AileenS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal as always. Staff helpful and friendly. Chef happy to fulfill special requests outwith menu.
  2. NB

    NathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, characterful place in pretty surroundings by river. Staff were very friendly, polite and attentive. Sunday roast was delicious as was the local ale. Can't recommend enough. Well done and thank you Riverside for great experience.
  3. VS

    ValS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely day out on the sunny terrace with great food, drinks and outstanding service
  4. EM

    EleanorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Riverside has an excellent plant-based menu, varied and interesting.
  5. KW

    KeithW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Dunblane, excellent village pub with great food, service and surroundings.
  6. d

    dawnr

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was first class, great atmosphere and great service, will definitely return.
  7. SM

    SashaMM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Lovely flowery downstairs terrace for drinks as well as the main terrace by the river. Manager worked very hard to keep everything running smoothly but the young staff admitted to being run off their feet - a sign of the popularity of the place, as well as the good weather. Food was delicious - two of us had fish and chips, and to our relief the portions were a manageable size. Dogs are allowed in some areas of the dining room, which is a plus for dog owners. A good experience - would definitely recommend it.
  8. F

    Fryeman

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Riverside has an absolutely fantastic location. The staff were super pros - young people who were flexible and seemed totally committed to ensuring that patrons have a good meal and visit. The food was excellent and the drinks were sublime. Would strongly recommend a meal here!
  9. JC

    JaneC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in The Riverside several times during a recent holiday to Dunblane. The good weather meant we could enjoy the lovely outside seating area. Food was excellent. Service a little slow for some diners but we were in no rush so it didn’t bother us at all. Would definitely recommend
  10. MN

    MikeN

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best place to eat dinner out in Dunblane.
  11. WA

    WilliamA

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the riverside but will certainly be back
  12. LK

    LouiseK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Riverside is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, and although the night we visited it was a bit cold and rainy, the outdoor heating made all the difference and we had a really lovely dinner on the balcony. The food was excellent and the staff and atmosphere were both friendly and welcoming.
  13. AT

    AndyT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Staff were lovely, and service was good. Food needed more seasoning, and the chicken goujons were burnt. The Scallops were nice but a little flavourless and very expensive even for scallops.
  14. TS

    TonyS

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food but portions small and prices are a bit steep.
  15. GW

    GillianW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, very accommodating of dogs. Definitely going back
  16. M

    Mrsl

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely lunch, lovely friendly staff. Service fast.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It’s a lovely place with a great atmosphere. Food let it down a bit as starter was VERY dry
  18. TN

    TNaz

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive staff, good vibes. My fav spot in Dunblane. Chips could bring improved but that’s a minor gripe.
  19. MF

    MaureenF

    Angus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good as usual. Only critisicm this time is mushy peas with haddock very dry. Asked for fresh ones. Chips were cool with the haddock and the toastie which was disappointing . I do wish staff would stop referring to customers as “ you guys!!!” We find it very disrespectful at our age as retired professional people. . I did mention it to our waitress but think staff should be told not to addrress customers like this by management. Keep that for their friends!! We like this place very much when we visit Dunblane having said that.
  20. P

    Paula

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday lunch, roast beef and all the trimmings
  21. SA

    SA13

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  22. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly on arrival and shown to our booked table straight away. We enjoyed delicious food from a varied and interesting menu - spoiled for choice. The service was efficient and friendly and the surroundings light, pleasant and comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant. When my husband and I had to leave suddenly due to an emergency at home, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and efficient in organising the bill instantly. A free car park in the street opposite the restaurant was a bonus.
  23. JB

    JulieB

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guaranteed a lovely meal and atmosphere every time!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I had a better experience with friendlier staff at lunch time day before and food was nicer .. my meal wasn’t hot and they missed out my sauce which made it dry ! No staff about to say anything so ate it quick before it was cold ! My daughters pizza base was burnt on the bottom ! wouldn’t hurry back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was one of many visits to the Riverside in Dunblane which has just enhanced or view of this restaurant. As always we were greeted with curtesy and give a choice of tables. After being served a liquid refreshment, we were given time for a quick chat before being approached for our order. Both the waitresses, who dealt with us, were very cheerful and polite and had a few minutes to discuss the menu. The food as always was very good apart from one very small point - on this occasion the fry’s were over cooked on both the main courses which is unusual. We will visiting again at the end of August and are both looking forward to another good experience
  26. D

    Duhner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice little spot near the river in Dunblane. Nice food we had fish and chips mac & cheese and a delicious Camembert appetizer.
  27. F

    Fred

    Devon

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. It’s a lovely venue and the lovely staff kindly moved us to an outside table as soon as one came free. A bit disappointed to discover that the menu hadn’t changed since our last visit some time ago and there weren’t any specials.
  28. AH

    AmandaH

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, and an all round great experience. Would highly recommend.
  29. KW

    KellyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a special occassion and we were made to feel special.
  30. PT

    PeterT

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice setting, good food and drinks choice - definitely worth a visit
  31. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a great location been many times and never disappointed!
  32. HB

    HannahB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant and plan to go back several times while we were here. We were late arriving from the US and got to the Riverside only 10 minutes before their kitchen closed. They continued to cook for us until we were satisfied. Very accommodating staff. Great food. Wonderful ambience.
  33. C

    Carol

    Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal here. Ate outside beside the river and it was just beautiful. Staff were really helpful and lovely. Will be back.
  34. e

    emmalouise

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vegan menu! The best we’ve seen outwith vegan restaurants 😊
  35. LM

    LMath

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely location out on terrace on a hot summers evening. Food decent but not outstanding, service attentive yet not overbearing. Would recommend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I visited here for the second time and chose to be seated outdoors - the best decision. The views of the water are like something out of a movie, good sized tables and good chairs. I got the macaroni, fiancé got the Sunday roast - wow. Great portions, genuinely delicious food, friendly attentive staff, good menu options, even a Keto bowl option which I think is really great. 10/10
  37. AE

    AntoniaE

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place for a get together. The terrace by the river is delightful. The menu caters for veggies and gluten-free. Excellent quality and good, friendly service.
  38. DC

    DianeC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was average - chicken BLT - got the chicken but nothing else. Basically grilled chicken on ciabatta with side of chips and rocket. Nothing special. Great service and ambience.
  39. EM

    EddieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service was fantastic and friendly
  40. CH

    CatherineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the riverside.The staff were friendly,the food was great.The only downside & it certainly wouldn’t stop me going again is we were seated in a booth.This was a bit awkward trying to pick my bag up from the floor etc to get bib & drinking cup etc out for 2yr old sat in highchair,trying to pick up anything that the child dropped was quite difficult.But apart from that it was a lovely experience at the riverside & we would definitely go back when in Dunblane.

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The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.6 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 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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