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The Riverside Dunblane, Dunblane, Scotland

The Riverside Dunblane

4.6
4.6
878 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

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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What 878 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Good for groups

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    Neighborhood gem

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    Good for special occasions

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  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Good for groups

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Healthy

  • Perthshire/Stirlingshire

    Neighborhood gem

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    Good for special occasions

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  1. PaulineB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed with my visit. Poor menu choice. Will not visit again in evening.
  2. DianeD

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place, staff friendly. Food really nice. Was great to see a vegetarian menu with lots of choices. Will definitely be back.
  3. YvonneF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff & food great. Would recommend
  4. McGk

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food is really good but I wish the menu would change- a bit more variety would be welcome
  5. MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Riverside Dunblane. The process of reserving a table was easy. The hostess was friendly and welcoming, the service was excellent and the food was fresh, plentiful and delicious. The setting is absolutely beautiful. We will certainly be going back.
  6. MarkH

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great Drinks were great only small issue was the batter on the fish wasn’t the best but everything else was fine 👍🏼
  7. Karen

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Excellent service. Lovely friendly atmosphere.
  8. JohnL

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good service and pleasant lunching experience. Only comment on food is that I had fish & chips but the batter on the fish was far too thick and a bit stodgy.
  9. Roxy

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    With the exception of one of the waiting staff, who appeared to be having a bad day, our experience was very pleasant. The food is slightly on the dear side but very tasty and good portions. There's also a good range of options on the menu with separate vegetarian & gluten free menus available. Would definitely recommend & will be back.
  10. georgec

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought the friendly service was welcoming and warm . The food was delicious and well presented
  11. JaneM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambient restaurant with lovely kind staff and amazingly tasty food
  12. GillianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time this week I have been to The Riverside with different friends and everyone has really enjoyed it. Food was fab, staff were great cannot fault it and would highly recommend.
  13. ScottR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time visit. Very impressed by plant based menu.
  14. JimM

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food served by friendly efficient staff. Restaurant had a friendly atmosphere also.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and lovely meal, We will definitely be back again.
  16. FionaE

    West Lothian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had starters only which were very tasty. Would definitely be back. Thanks
  17. AlasdairF

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come to this great restaurant many times in the past few years, and have always been hugely satisfied with all aspects of its service and food. The staff are well-trained, helpful, and could not be more friendly. The food is lovely, and well-presented ... congratulations to the chef! I cannot be more positive about the Riverside Dunblane ... it is 'pure dead brilliant!" In addition, it is situated in the quaint town next to the River, with lovely walks nearby, and some great wee local shops in which to browse. You must come!!
  18. GillianL

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant, great food and service. My daughter is gluten free, this was the main reason we chose to eat here, full menu for her and everything was delicious. We will be back soon.
  19. Alex

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service Excellent food and wine Thoroughly enjoyed the evening Will definitely be back over the summer to have wine on the terrace Well done 👏 Despite wood burner Restaurant was a bit cold Would highly recommend this place
  20. Rorie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday roast was fab! Loved the crème brûlée as well, can’t fault it at all! Lovely service and for sure next time I’m back in Dunblane I’ll be back in for a visit
  21. Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were coming back from a small weekend trip and it was such a nice place to enjoy Sunday Roast. It's pet friendly as well, that makes it very handy.
  22. KateS

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Two of our group chose the saffron fish pie special with potato mash. Unfortunately it did not work as a dish and was more of a chowder - very runny and there was very little flavour. However, our comments were fed back to the kitchen and our complaint dealt with in an excellent way. We will come back - just not order the Fish Pie special! The other two in our group had haddock and chips - excellent.
  23. Fraser

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It’s high-standard pub food and reliably good every time I go in. Sometimes staff speak a bit informally to customers: “are you after dessert” which could confuse tourists (as it did my guest from south of the border!). I found the bench seating in the booths a bit uncomfortable after an hour or so.
  24. neilc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Nice, had lunch here for my mums birthday. Really nice atmosphere, very helpful staff, great food, great setting, nice decor. All in all ideal, really enjoyed it and would definitely visit again.
  25. Okeykokey

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Went with wife and two kids under 6. They were very accommodating, and we sat in a room away from other guests without children. The service was great, and the food was ok but pizza a doughy. It cost us about £70 for dinner, including a beer and a glass of wine.
  26. MaureenF

    Angus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good as usual. Excellent service. Food lovely.
  27. Christina

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time at the Riverside. Great food and prompt service - thank you!
  28. Traveller

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, lovely atmosphere, food and service. What's not to like ?
  29. GillianC

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome, staff very helpful and attentive. Enjoyed a delicious meal & drinks.
  30. Icelandichorse

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A wide ranging menu served in a relaxed atmosphere. Gluten-free and small portions available, also lacto-free teas and coffees. Disabled toilet could do with an upgrade. Overall a good place to eat if you need flexibility in your meal time. Staff friendly. Would recommend for a family intergenerational meal.
  31. IanR

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The waitresses were very patient with my two boisterous grandchildren. Many thanks for a great dinner
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and very attentive staff without being ott. Will be back.
  33. VickyB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked after a last minute change of plans and was very impressed! Will definitely be going again!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine as always wonderful. Exceptional in fact. Staff always extremely friendly and helpful. A favourite of ours when we travel from Cornwall. Highly recommend and see you in May
  35. ShonaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The staff were so lovely, but our chips were a little undercooked and the place was freezing. I was actually uncomfortable I was so cold. I had to use my coat as a blanket and my feet were chilled to the bone. Our mains were so lovely though!
  36. Sheil

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit here today and will definitely be back. Excellent service and food
  37. LivMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely little restaurant and bar. A brilliant Sunday Roast!
  38. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Warm ambience and a warm welcome. Attentive, friendly service throughout the evening.
  39. Carol

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly recommend this place, staff are so friendly and attentive with lovely food.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience

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The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.6 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Riverside Dunblane

7C Stirling Road, Dunblane, Scotland FK15 9EP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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