About Riverside Bar & Restaurant
Revamped pub and restaurant on banks of Clyde near Lanark
The family-run Riverside Tavern reopened as a traditional local in 2015, quickly attracting a mixed crowd of locals, visitors and passing walkers with its superior take on pub favourites. With a handy location right on the river bank, it’s a popular destination for pub lunches and a post-hike bite. Entertainment includes karaoke and quiz nights.
Pub classics and more
The Riverside Tavern menu puts the accent on classic pub fare, although there are diversions into international favourites. Starters offer a soup of the day, breaded mushrooms with garlic mayo, a duck and port pate with orange, cognac, brioche and onion chutney and Indian style pakora. Mains tick all the comfort food boxes, with home made steak pie, Scottish whole tail scampi, a chicken curry, and proper pork and leek sausages with mash. There are also vegetarian options and a range of handmade burgers, with toppings ranging from fashionable pulled pork to spicy chillies.
Desserts round up the usual suspects, including sticky toffee pudding and chocolate fudge cake. All food is freshly prepared by the head chef and his team.
Lanark sights and transport
The Riverside Tavern is located in the village of Kirkfieldbank near Lanark. Bus services 8, 8A, 258 and 317 offer regular connections between the village and Lanark. There is on street parking close to the pub. Nearby attractions include the Clyde walkway trail and the Falls of Clyde mural, created in 1969 by Alasdair Gray.