Review on Riverside Restaurant

Once the town's medieval Guildhall, this 500-year-old timbered building now operates mainly as Kings Lynn's Arts Centre. There's a coffee house in the basement and the airy Riverside Restaurant takes up the whole of the first floor. Expansive views of the rolling River Ouse are a big plus.

A trusted network of local suppliers keeps the kitchen topped up with essentials, and the place is equally popular for quick daytime meals or relaxed evenings out. Unflashy light lunches attract a lively crowd of shoppers, workers and tourists and the menu goes for simple offerings like dressed crab with horseradish mayonnaise, chicken, ham and leek pie, and lamb's liver with bacon, mash and onion gravy.

Dinner heralds a more extensive menu that is fleshed out with – say – pan-fried fillet of sea bass on warm tomato and spring onion salsa, guinea fowl with bacon and Madeira sauce, and beetroot tagliatelle with pesto, mussels and white wine sauce. Plum crumble and lemon cheesecake are typically traditional desserts and the 60-bin wine list offers good value across the range.

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British / European


Mick Teasdale

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm - Mon-Sat

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Riverside Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers


Riverside Restaurant
27 King Street
King's Lynn
PE30 1ET

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