Neil J

Such a friendly and hospitable restaurant

I’ve always thought that first impressions are important when summarising a restaurant experience. This was my first visit and it was so evident that Rioja enjoyed repeat business from Pamela (owner) knowing quite a few of the diners by their first name. Impressive. I was disapointed that the pods were not available due to being fully booked and that the web site booking service gave no ability to book the pods; only a table.
Having said that, upon arrival, Pamela rembered my name and telephone conversation, introduced us to our waitress and what a wonderful dinner we had. The food and service was excellent. The dining area was clean, cosy and warm. We will certainly re visit. Thank you Rioja, you made a special night wonderfull.