Riverhill Restaurant & Bar
A small city centre restaurant serving innovative, often exciting global dishes in an informal atmosphere.
With only 30 covers, a no-bookings policy and (currently) no regular evening opening, Riverhill is hard-pressed to keep its many fans satisfied. Lunchtime often sees a queue – although staff will do their best to squeeze you in – and a look at the appealing menu explains why. Hot sandwiches like Philly cheese steak and Korean fried chicken join a trio of daily specials – a curry, a ramen bowl and a mac and cheese. The mac might come with pastrami and pickle mixed through the sauce, the curry could be Malay one day, Indian the next, so although the menu’s pretty short you could eat here for weeks without ever having to order the same thing twice. Helpings are huge and hardly anything is over a tenner. Open from 8am in the week, breakfast includes the usual suspects plus naan bread stuffed with bacon, sausage or halloumi. The full Scottish is available in trad, veggie or vegan incarnations - and as Riverhill is a bar-restaurant, you can get a bloody Mary with it. It’s open for dinner just a few times a month – ask for details.
- High point: Buzzing atmosphere
- Low point: Can be hard to get in when it's busy
- Notable dish: The daily curry - eg chicken or vegetarian satay-style, rice and poppadum
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Little China
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £17.95 per bottle