The Riverside Restaurant Blackwood - Gwent Reviews

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★★★★★

“Stunning!!”

Written on: 22/04/2013 by Mely.rog (1 review written)

First class service..first class food! Highly recommend the restaurant definitely return :)… Read Full Review

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“Excellent local restaurant”

Written on: 11/01/2013 by NicholasO (1 review written)

We have been to the Riverside restaurant Blackwood, several times over the past six months, and most recently took a group of friends just before Christmas! On each occasion we had fantastic, tasty meals. Attention to detail is extremely important to both chef and all staff. Service was excellent. The dishes were all cooked to perfection, with tastes that complement each other extremely well. Would advise the four course deal, but order a side dish of triple cooked chips to complement your… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Welcoming, good food good value ”

Written on: 03/12/2012

Do not travel, if you are looking for above average, ( do not compare to chain food pre frozen food) look no further. I have visited several times and the food and service continue to improve.well worth trying, a hidden gem. Would like a bigger selection of wines for the next visit… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“'Service not included'”

Written on: 03/08/2012 by TorquayTwinkletoes (1 review written)

we booked a meal for two couples at the Riverside on Thursday 2nd August. The restaurant was very quiet, only 3 tables of 2 were occupied. We had asked for a table at 8.00pm but as they couldn't accomodate us, we booked for 8.30pm. Upon arrival the waitress showed us our table & said she'd bring our drinks over. 10 minutes later I asked for our drinks and was told in a very rude way that she had one pair of hands. When we eventually got our drinks, mine was not what I had ordered But I decided… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Hidden gem”

Written on: 31/01/2012 by 007ish (1 review written)

A top class restaurant. Service, presentation and ultimately the food were all simply excellent. Do yourself a favour, if you are local forget traveling to a good restaurant it’s on your doorstep, if you live a distance away, make the effort to travel and give yourself a real treat. … Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Shoots for the moon and falls miserably short.”

Written on: 27/06/2011

Firstly, The Riverside Restaurant Blackwood - also konwn as the Rock and Fountain -offers 4 courses for £25. This is for starter, main and dessert with a coffee. Coffee is not in my opinion a course - that would be a fish course or cheese - so it is in effect £25 for just three courses. The restaurant is clean, tidy, modern and soulless. The leatherette chairs are extremely uncomfortable especially if you are shorter as you keep sliding down in them! Starters I tried were haddock… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This is the second time I have been to this...”

Written on: 17/02/2011 by Michaelperu (1 review written)

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. We went on St Valentines day, where we had the fixed £25 menu. All four courses were first class. The service was good until we got to the dessert, when we had to wait quite some time to get service. However, the evening was so enjoyable, it will not detract from going there again. We were in the restaurant for 1.5 hours, and as it pleased my wife, it certainly pleased me. Good evening, and good value… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We were a party of four, and it was the first time...”

Written on: 12/12/2010

We were a party of four, and it was the first time that we had been to the Riverside.The restaurant was smart, clean, and the tables very nicely laid.All four of us agreed, the meal was superb, I had the goats cheese to start, and it was delicious, followed by the cod which was very tasty, and then the cheesecake with ice cream.The food was very well presented and tasted first class. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant, and will certainly be going again… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We booked this restaurant to celebrate a member of our...”

Written on: 21/11/2010 by mandeve (1 review written)

We booked this restaurant to celebrate a member of our party's birthday. As we do visit various restaurants in a large group we look for value for money and an enjoyable evening. Unfortunately the Riverside did not give us this. We queried the booking as we had been told it was £20 for the 3 courses to be told this was no longer the case since Tuesday(however we did book before this and surely this should have had this honoured as a deposit had been taken at time)after asking to speak to the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“After eagerly waiting for what was hoped to be an...”

Written on: 21/11/2010

After eagerly waiting for what was hoped to be an enjoyable evening with some close friends, our experience at the riverside restaurant in Blackwood was everything but!!!!!!! All courtesy of Stuart the owner,
he was abrupt, and un-acommodating to say the least!
1. we were rushed for our order, which set the seen for the whole evening.
2. we were cold even after it was mentioned to our waitress.
3. we had to wait a while for our starter.
4. when our booking was made, it was confirmed to us that… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Although it's a drive from the city centre, the...”

Written on: 20/05/2010

Although it's a drive from the city centre, the Riverside Restaurant in Blackwood is one of my favourites. It's good value for money yet it has a really sophisticated menu with everything cooked to order. I haven't yet had anything to complain about there (which is unusual for me!) and I've been 3 times. The chef has an excellent reputation; gained not only since he has been working at the Riverside Restaurant, but also as the result of working in some top London restaurants including Gordon… Read Full Review

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