Riverside cafe

Price guide: Budget

17 Argyle St, Bath, BANES, BA2 4BQ

Price guide: Budget

Riverside cafe exterior

By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#17 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, People watching, Sightseeing

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Riverside cafe

Scrumptious cafe overlooking Bath’s Pulteney Bridge and weir.

Hearty portions and good grub make this cafe a favourite with locals and tourists alike. I love sitting outside on a sunny day; seeing the world go by and people watching, especially if the Bath Rugby squad are about.

Food and drink: 

Big breakfasts in the morning are followed up by a delicious lunch menu offering good old burgers, fresh fish dishes featuring Cornish catches and a range of salads, sandwiches and bread & olives. Weekly changing specials often feature good veggie options and fish dishes. There’s a kids menu for little ones.

Recommended dishes: 

Big juicy burgers (beef, chicken, spicy lamb, lentil or mushroom) come with fat crispy potato wedges and salad. Veggies should try the squeaky, but delicious, seared halloumi cheese salad with roasted peppers and tomato chutney.

Ambience: 

Relaxed mixture of day-trippers and locals on long lunch breaks. It’s a favourite with the Bath Rugby squad, who train and play at the Rec next door.

Service: 

Bag a table and a waitress will come out – or pop your head in to order. Service is quick and friendly even when it’s busy. At peak times the poor waitress has to fight her way through crowds of tourists taking pictures of the weir.

Location: 

Walk down the steps from Pulteney Bridge and it’s tucked in the corner overlooking the weir.

Price advice: 

Cooked breakfasts costs from £6.50, burgers from £8.95. Ten per cent service charge for groups over six people.

Tables to book: 

On sunny days it’s nice to sit outside, but try and get a table that’s in the corner, otherwise there will be a constant stream of tourists walking past and gawping at you.

More information on Riverside cafe:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
British, International
Address:
17 Argyle St, Bath, BANES, BA2 4BQ
Telephone:
01225 480532
Website:
http://www.riversidecafebath.co.uk
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 9am-11.30am, noon-6pm. Sun noon-5pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Riverside cafe? Would you recommended it?