The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB

Tel: +44 (0)117 914 4434

Add Riverstation to your Itinerary



With lovely views overlooking the river from the balcony and terrace, Riverstation is one of the finest waterfront restaurants in Bristol.

Open from 11am daily and from 10am on weekends, you can enjoy brunch through to dinner in the ground floor Pontoon bar. Think chilled vibes and a lounge feel through the day, with more upbeat tunes and a night time buzz for dinner and cocktail experiences.

The first floor restaurant offers alfresco dining on its sweeping balcony and lunch is served daily from 11am. Think fresh fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as locally sourced seasonal meats.

Whether by ferry, train or by stumbling across this wonderful restaurant on a lazy stroll along the river, you will not be disappointed.


Pontoon Bar is has accessible access and toilets however the first floor restaurant does not.

Family-friendly features

Highchairs and buggy parking area, children's menu, bottle/baby food warming, breastfeeding friendly

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Food Service - Pontoon Bar
Monday – Friday: 11am - 9.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 10am - 5.30pm
Food Service - Restaurant
Monday - Saturday 12pm - 3pm / 5pm - 9.30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Further Information


  • Assistance Dogs
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Cater for vegans
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Groups accepted
  • Locally-sourced produce
  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pets accepted
  • Private rooms

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Waterfront



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Julia I
      Never disappoints .
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th February 2024
      Lovely atmosphere . A special place . Somewhere I always take visiting friends to show off Bristol .highly recommended Read full review
    • Sherpa31840024548
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Saturday night out
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th February 2024
      I haven’t been to the Riverstation for a few years and forgot what a great place it was. Excellent location, brilliant service and the food was outstanding 5****** Read full review
    • 548SueW
      Crowthorne, United Kingdom
      Cold roast dinner
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th February 2024
      Lovely looking restaurant with a great view. Staff friendly and welcoming. Restaurant not busy and not everything was available on menu. Steak and chips was good but the 2 roast dinners were tepid... Read full review

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