The Riverside Dunblane

4.6
450 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
What 450 people are saying
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HelgaH
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food in a very pleasant environment. Suited the whole family.

CC
CraigC
Glasgow
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we booked the next day. 2 day break and went both times for lunch. Really nice staff and lovely time had both days.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with 2 friends yesterday. Food was excellent, no problem to swap out chicken for fish in the (delicious!) Keto Bowl. Very accommodating when I phoned to request and later arrival, excellent service, and no desire to rush us from our table. Great afternoon, thanks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Really poor service with meals coming out 5 minutes apart. Fly in the vinegar which we noticed once we had all used it. Gave it to the lady who was running things and no apology, nothing.
Food was average and expensive. Will not return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo and staff were excellent at looking after us.
Everything we had to eat was very tasty.
All in all we really enjoyed our evening.

LG
LyndsayG
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, great ambience and food and cocktails fab.

DF
DavidF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, well recommended.

FB
FionaB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Good service. Clean and tidy no complaints

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lovely family lunch. The place was really busy and the staff coped so well.

LJ
LouiseJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My first visit to the Riverside and I was slightly underwhelmed, it wasn't bad it was just ok. The food was ok, the service was ok, I felt it was value for money and after a small complaint, the waitress was very professional and handled it very well offering a replacement and refund. to our satisfaction. I will go back if I am in the area.

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Mollie
Ayrshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant next to the river, there is outside seating if you prefer but we sat inside where the tables were spaced out following COVID rules. The staff were all friendly and professional but the best part is the food, lovely varied menu and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place and we’ll definitely be back

B
Bryson
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a corner table overlooking the river. Served by a lovely friendly lady called Hannah. Lovely scallops and really well cooked steak.

Thanks guys, really lovely evening.

CS
ColinS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dog friendly venue. Helpful staff, including cooking 2 chicken breasts for the dogs. Great service and food was excellent.

AF
AngelineF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing staff very friendly there if u need them would recommend.. will be back

LC
LezleyC
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa and her colleagues looked after us well on a really busy Tuesday evening
Fabulous choice of food- with full menus for vegan and vegetarian which was amazing
Great choice of beers and wines, and the food was amazing !!
Tasty, mouthwatering, good portions, and time between courses- all with great attentiveness !!
Just gutted we had no space at all for dessert lol
Will we be back? 100% we will!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and Excellent Sunday Roast!!!

JO
JennaO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, restaurant & toilets are spotless, food is amazing! Travel from Glasgow every few weeks for Sunday dinner

MG
MichelleG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely table overlooking the river a a great range of plant based food. Service was very friendly and accommodating.

CF
CaryF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive staff, value for money food.

Good choice vegan wine.

AB
ABBYC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, there were regular, vegan and gluten free options. I was very impressed by the standard of food, so much so that we went back for breakfast the next morning! Atmosphere was perfect and staff friendly and helpful. Can't recommend enough.

JM
JamieM
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very modern establishment, clean and a terrific ambiance. The staff were attentive without over stepping and the food was excellent.

NS
NealS
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful and relaxing evening meal. A repeat visit and as good as on previous occasions.

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Peskypooch
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

You should have no qualms about eating at the Riverside Inn Dunblane. The food was excellent as was the ambiance. A nice touch was the host speaking with each customer at some point during the evening.

MN
MikeN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was a bit uncoordinated; we kept having different members of staff asking for our orders. Food and drink were all excellent, though and we were allowed to stay beyond our allotted time. Catching up with old friends and musical collaborators, we forgot the time!

JP
JaneyP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff. Great atmosphere. Steak cooked to perfection med to well.

E
Edinburghlass11
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent lunch. This is a delightful restaurant with all the attributes of a country pub, but conveniently located in the middle of the town. Service was amazing! Food was amazing! Very laid back atmosphere allowing us to fully enjoy the experience. We will be back. Thank you to all the staff. Very pleased to hear you are dog friendly. Next time we’ll bring the puppy!

SG
SoniaG
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place in Dunblane. Charming location. We got an amazing table with a river view. Made our birthday celebration that more special.
The food is good quality and the service is outstanding and friendly.

FF
FiFi
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early but the staff accommodated us with no issues. The food was delicious and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed it. The surroundings were very pleasant and everything was very clean. The service was very good, staff were helpful and in good humour. Overall a very enjoyable experience that we’ll be repeating. My advice would be to try it out for yourself, I think you’ll enjoy 😊

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jillh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely terrace to eat on shaded by sun . Food lovely . Good service . Lovely place to meet friends

KD
KimmyD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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Smudge
Perthshire
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always - our friends from Edinburgh were very impressed.

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service looking forward to my next visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely location and great choice of food including gluten free and vegan choices.

CM
ChristineM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food with relaxed atmosphere. Pretty good for GF options.

CM
CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was poor. Some drinks ordered never arrived. Waiter smashed a bottle at the table next to us and there were some shards of glass left scattered. Italian meats pizza had far too much cheese on it and hardly any Italian meats. There was more than enough cheese to do 4 pizzas, it was the same on two of these pizzas. We both left more than half of the pizza and were left feeling dried out and sick.

GM
GordonM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Great food and brilliant service.

HG
HazelG
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, well cooked and beautifully presented. Attentive staff. Thank you, we had a very enjoyable evening at the Riverside.

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant place to eat. Group was two adults and a seven year old child.

The adult meals were delicious but while the starters were excellent value, the mains were less so. The children's sausage meal was too peppery for our taste; perhaps plain sausages would be better. Full credit to the Riverside though for not charging us for this. Also no flake on the child's ice cream dessert; this wasn't necessary a problem as restaurants can run out but it would have been nice if this had been recognised before we asked for the missing flake.

J
Joy21
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome & given a choice of tables.
The food was well served & delicious. Service was very good.

CS
CarolineS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great prices and dog friendly five star

FAQs

The Riverside Dunblane is rated 4.6 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.