The Riverstation Review: As fresh and fabulous as ever

June 6, 2018

An oldie but a goodie – dinner at one of Bristol’s most iconic Harbourside restaurants is still as fresh and fabulous as ever. 



With Bristol’s fast-moving foodie scene, it can be easy to get swept up in the novelty of the new, but to overlook the classics is to miss out on some truly fabulous dining experiences. One such pillar of the city’s culinary community is Riverstation, a glass-fronted monolith within strolling distance of Queen Square, overlooking the harbour’s rippling waters. 


Having opened its doors around 20 years ago, Riverstation came under new ownership last year and underwent a tasteful makeover to boot. Today, framed vintage posters, midnight walls and brass pendant lights bring its nautical interior bang up to date – this building was once the river police station, after all. And beyond those window walls, a quintessential Bristol scene – a rainbow Regency terrace to the left, the iconic Thekla boat to right (once home to Banksy’s famous Grim Reaper), and Bristol’s listed cranes saluting downstream.