The Riverside

(299 Reviews)
North End, Farndon, Newark, East Midlands, NG24 3SX
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Main course: £12
Food spend: £20

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Set on the banks of the River Trent, The Riverside is a wonderfully comfy pub with polished wooden floors and modern décor. Settle down for gourmet all-day dining, or take a drink from the bar outside to the al fresco patio area and enjoy the tranquil setting.

The Riverside menu prides itself on showcasing traditional British flavours, made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Start the day off with meat and veggie fry ups, as well as lighter options like avocado and poached eggs on toasted sourdough. Later in the day, there are small plate dishes like pit-smoked ox cheek, chipotle chicken wings and crab and sweetcorn fritters, as well as larger home-style favourites of steak and ale pie, fish and chips, and succulent steaks.

A popular Sunday menu at The Riverside in Newark serves up slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings, while for pudding there is white chocolate cheesecake and real dairy ice creams. Up at the bar, cask ales and international beers are on tap, while the wine list boasts carefully selected vintages, including dessert varieties.

Also offering children's menus, The Riverside is a peaceful, family-friendly pub. Newark North Gate Rail Station is a 12-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Riverside
(based on 299 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (24)
  • al fresco (47)
  • breakfast (43)
  • business (52)
  • child friendly (46)
  • dinner (217)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (47)
  • lunch (210)
  • luxury (19)
  • private dining (53)
  • romantic (48)
  • trendy (38)
  • value (127)
  • views (88)
  • By Jeannie D from Stamford
    22 October 2020

    Nice welcome on arrival and given table by a window. Tables separated by Perspex screens so felt very Covid safe and plenty of hand sanitisers. Service was excellent, food good, we had steak and ale pie which was excellent as was the fish and chips.

  • By Kate L from Newark
    18 October 2020

    Lovely Sunday lunch as usual. Very good service the restaurant has done everything possible to ensure safety during this dreadful time.

  • By Julie Barbara N from Newark
    17 October 2020

    This was my second visit in recent weeks, I returned because the first time round I felt safe and comfortable, I was happy with Covid measures and separated tables were tastefully done so the screens fitted in with the environment. The staff were quick, efficient and friendly. And the food was good!

  • By John K from Newark, notts
    13 October 2020

    Meal was very good. The chicken breast there is our favourite but other meals are also very good. The lunchtime menu provides a good selection. The surroundings are excellent and social distancing is well provided. The staff are also courteous and helpful. It say it all that we use the Riverside frequently for both meals and for mid morning coffee.

  • By MRS PATRICIA CLACK C from Farndon
    11 October 2020

    Good food.. Excellent service. Lovely surroundings.

  • By Geoff H from Nottingham
    10 October 2020

    We use the Riverside Farndon quite regularly and it is absolutely brilliant, nothing is to much trouble and the management and staff are always friendly and keen to ensure the experience is outstanding. The Covid measures in place are excellent and well enforced by the management and staff and did not in any way affect the outstanding food and standards provided.

  • By Julie M from Farndon
    10 October 2020

    Friendly staff. Lovely food and reasonable prices. Good Covid 19 precautions in place.

  • By Jackie H from Newark
    9 October 2020

    Feel completly safe when entering premises and eating. Fourth visit these past few months. Staff very polite and efficient. All the food is delicious. We have discovered though that the gin and mixers a bit expensive compared to elsewhere and no rose' available on last lunchtime visit but hey ho!! Looking forward to next visit.

  • By Jackie R from Newark
    7 October 2020

    Normally always enjoy the food but this week I was disappointed. The fish was tasteless and very greasy.

  • By Carla P from Newark
    7 October 2020

    Staff fab and food fab too. Fish & chips were gorgeous as was the Cajun & lime chicken

Restaurant Location Map
The Riverside
North End, Farndon, Newark, East Midlands, NG24 3SX

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