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The Riverside Bistro

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The Riverside Bistro
Roadford, Doolin Co Clare
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4 votes
Tel: +353 65 707 5604

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With a welcoming turf fire in the restaurant for those chilly days and additional seating in the lovely garden for lunch and early evening meals when the weather is kind, this friendly restaurant at the top of Doolin village has become a favourite destination for a growing number of repeat visitors.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Bistro
  • Café
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional

The Riverside Bistro

With a welcoming turf fire in the restaurant for those chilly days and additional seating in the lovely garden for lunch and early evening meals when the weather is kind, this friendly restaurant at the top of Doolin village has become a favourite destination for a growing number of repeat visitors.


And you don’t have to look far to find out why - aside from being a cheerful and relaxing place with notably friendly and helpful staff, they specialise in simple, well-cooked food at very pocket-friendly prices.


What’s not to like about a steaming bowl of excellent seafood chowder for lunch (served with two kinds of freshly baked bread), for example, or some deliciously fresh and tasty garlic mushrooms with a crisp side salad and big pot of tea – or some of the excellent Ponaire coffee from Limerick, if you prefer?


Evening meals are more extensive of course, but simplicity, good cooking – and good value - remain the sound underlying principles, so everybody goes home happy.

Seats 32 + outdoor seating in garden. Open Wed-Sat 12-4pm & 6-9pm, Sun 12-6pm (opening times could vary in high summer, Jun-Aug). Closed Mon, Tue. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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