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New year party

Thanks to all those who joined us for our new year party 2019. We hope a fabulous time was had by all!

Wine bottles

Wine and dine

Thursday December 5th 2019, 7pm

We were delighted to welcome wine consultant Nigel Pound back to the Waterside Bistro. Matt crafted a menu to perfectly match Nigel’s exclusive selection of wines from the Bordeaux region, including some exquisite bottles from St Émilion, Margaux and Saint-Estèphe.

Conscious Club live music

Live music from Conscious Club

Sunday 26th October 2019, from 3pm

Acclaimed singer-songwriters and musicians Clara Bond and Ollie Harris returned to fill the Bistro with brilliant live music.

Nigel Pound wine tasting

Autumn tastings

Friday 27th September 2019, 12.30pm

Nigel Pound Wine Consulting joined us once again for a fabulous two course lunch introducing Matt’s new seasonal menu alongside new wines from the exclusive range.

Party in the town

Party in the town

Saturday 28th September 2019

We were delighted to sponsor the Civic Hall Stage at Party in the Town Totnes this year. The family-friendly line-up featured a free DJ workshop and bands who brought an energetic mix of reggae, klezmer, trad folk, ska, jazz, swing and funk/dub fusion. Outside in the Market Square there was delicious local food and exciting pop-up dance and drum bands.

Conscious Club live music

Live music from Conscious Club

Sunday 16th June 2019

We had some brilliant live music on the terrace from Conscious Club, made up of acclaimed singer-songwriters and musicians Clara Bond and Ollie Harris.

Italian evening

Another superb evening in collaboration with Nigel Pound Wine Consulting comprising of a delicious Piedmontese dinner with an exclusive wine flight and tutored tasting. We look forward to the next event – sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page or keep an eye on our Facebook page or Twitter feed for details.

Spanish evening

Our Spanish evening proved to be another fantastic event. Nigel Pound’s spectacular wine flight paired beautifully with our authentic four course dinner and the meal was followed by live Spanish guitar music from Rod Washburn.

Keep an eye out for more speciality food and wine evenings coming soon. Sign up to our monthly newsletter (you find a sign up box at the bottom of this page) and be the first to hear about what’s coming up at the bistro, as well as receiving details of our special offers.

Rod Scott’s Spanish guitar

Sunday evenings throughout December

We enjoyed Rod Scott’s enthralling live Spanish guitar throughout December, including his interpretations of artists such as Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Santana, Gary Moore, Led Zeppelin and Kings of Leon in his unique and atmospheric style, together with sultry and exciting Spanish guitar pieces.

Bordeaux dinner

Thursday 29th November 2018

We celebrated the reopening of the Waterside Bistro with a very special evening of exquisite food and Bordeaux wine in conjunction with Totnes Wines and the South West Wine School.

The dinner was held in our brand new dining space and showed just how perfect this new part of the bistro is for private dining events and parties.

Speak to us about holding your next event at the Waterside Bistro, call us on 01803 864069 now.

Live music from Ed Tresloggett

Saturday 22nd September 2018

We really enjoyed welcoming back the wonderful Ed Tresloggett for more of his acoustic originals and covers.

Live music from Ollie Harris and Clara Bond

Saturday August 25 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Ollie Harris alongside Clara Bond for a great bank holiday live set.

Live music from Clara Bond

Sunday August 12 2018

Another great evening with Clara Bond and her fantastic band playing for us live on the terrace!

Waterside Bistro sponsors Totnes RFC!

We are proud sponsors of Totnes RFC this year and were delighted to offer a voucher for treats at The Waterside Bistro for their raffle at Party in the Park on Saturday 11th August.


Bringing the best coffee to Waterside Bistro

Monday 23rd May 

A great day at Voyagers training facility Buckfastleigh. Essential Barista course with Kate, Amy and Steve of Voyager.
Happy to say we all passed!



Alfi Romeo on the terrace

Sunday 1st May 3pm to 6pm

Local legends, Alfi Romeo Band, played blues and reggae on the terrace while the crowds made the most of our Happy Hour cocktails sizzling BBQ. We’re looking forward to welcoming them back.

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A food fest on the run

Saturday 5th March 10am to 11am

For the third year running, Delicious Dart Trail charity fancy dress fun run stopped at Waterside Bistro. It was a packed crowd and Waterside Bistro donated £2 from every full breakfast we sold to CHICKS children’s charity.

coffee event

Promoting excellence in Coffee Art & Café Culture

A coffee morning with a difference took place recently at the Waterside Bistro in Totnes with customers able to appreciate why coffee served at the popular restaurant tastes so good. The informal event brought together local supplier, Voyager Coffee Roasters of Buckfastleigh and the Waterside team led by chef/owner Matt Buzzo to promote the art of the very best in coffee making.

Restaurant managers and service team members were presented with Advanced Barista training awards and then followed “coffee tastings” for interested customers.

Matt Buzzo is keen to support and further the growing reputation of Totnes’ café/coffee culture by investing in formal Barista Training for his service team at the Waterside Bistro and to publicly recognise their barista talents of being able to serve a wonderful cup of coffee every time and talk to customers about the coffee’s origins from bean to cup.

The Coffee Academy at Voyager’s head office at Buckfastleigh, is an accredited BSA and City & Guilds Barista Training Centre and it has recently been recognised nationally as The Best Training Initiative of the Year. It was here that the Waterside team underwent Professional Barista Coffee Training.

Voyager’s Paul Rigby who presented the awards said afterwards: “We are pleased and proud to offer support and train the serving team. Matt is always concerned about the detail and ingredients in what he does through his food and drink offer.”

Lewis Meek, one of Waterside’s delighted recipients of the Advanced Barista award added: “We do get people asking questions about the coffee we serve, so the training has definitely helped us all. I’m really proud to have formal recognition and the qualification and to be able to call myself a coffee barista. I feel much more confident now ”

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