The Riverside

(226 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 226 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (20)
  • al fresco (40)
  • breakfast (30)
  • business (40)
  • child friendly (38)
  • dinner (165)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (44)
  • lunch (159)
  • luxury (13)
  • private dining (38)
  • romantic (39)
  • trendy (28)
  • value (94)
  • views (68)
  • By Andrea W from Newark
    9 July 2020

    Excellent service, lovely food and great atmosphere. The Riverside’s layout - spacing, screens etc made us feel very safe, spaced out tables, screens, one way system etc, but it still felt very pleasant and welcoming. Try the cauliflower with hoisin sauce, mmmm great!

  • By Sarah G from NEWARK
    9 July 2020

    Very well set up for Covid measures with screens between tables that look like they belong there, high quality and look really nice. Staff very friendly and made to feel very comfortable. Was first trip out to eat in anywhere since lockdown and would definitely feel comfortable returning. Of course the food was delicious as always, very happy.

  • By Andrew OHagan O from Collingham
    9 July 2020

    we are regulars at the Riverside, if you visit you will soon see why for yourselves. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is always top quality with a good choice on the menu. We will continue to be regular visitors even during the covid crisis, every precaution was taken. Well done the Riverside.

  • By Sarah C from Newark
    7 July 2020

    The Riverside at Farndon, since COVID 19, I felt safe and they were well organised, hand sanitizer, signs very clear, partitions between tables. Service was good and the food was tasty.

  • By Adam C from Nottingham
    6 July 2020

    A Fabolous restaurant idyllic location. Excellent staff and fantastic food. The Rules under COVID are adhered too and work well Will visit again soon

  • By Bev C from Newark
    5 July 2020

    Great social distancing. Felt safe with 82 or old mum. Classy screens. Could even stay permanently especially in the bar eating area

  • By Michael D from Notts
    5 July 2020

    Lovely to be out having lunch with our close friends, the social distancing is very well set out and the food and service Was of an equally high standard

  • By Daphne C from Newark
    4 July 2020

    There was only one waiter who was wearing gloves, and no staff had masks on which I thought they had to wear. The food was enjoyable but then it always is. Just wish you had the duck in sauce.

  • By Nicky B from SOLIHULL
    4 July 2020

    it was lovely to return to a restaurant for a meal. We found the measures that were put in place really good and felt safe. Our waiter was really helpful. Though he might have found wearing some sort of mask or visor helpful for him to keep him safe. The food was lovely with lots of choices.

  • By Carolyn N from Lincoln
    14 March 2020

    Booked for family supper- really relaxing atmosphere- food excellent quality with lots of choice. Service also excellent- friendly but efficient, and although we came towards the end of service we didn’t feel rushed at all. Many thanks- Lockdown permitting we will come again !!!

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

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