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Rivaaz Restaurant

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7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
+44 1590 679999
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Creating unique and innovative Indian cusine. Rivaaz will guide you...
Creating unique and innovative Indian cusine. Rivaaz will guide you through Indian food like no other restaurant in the New Forest. Experience our relaxing atmosphere while indulging in our delicious food created by masters of the cuisine.
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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lymington finest!

My wife an I were very impressed with the whole dining experience we had at Rivaaz, from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. the staff were very friendly, knowledgable and fast. Their recommendation of the dhumpukt was perfect. The slow cooked lamb was outstanding. The waiters were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
KamalAli
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife an I were very impressed with the whole dining experience we had at Rivaaz, from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. the staff were very friendly, knowledgable and fast. Their recommendation of the dhumpukt was perfect. The slow cooked lamb was outstanding. The waiters were very attentive which resulted in very fast service. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We didnt expect to find such a great restaurant all the way down south in Lymington. We were away for a weekend of sailing, friends took us here for dinner and its was superb! The food was cooked beautifully and despite being very busy the staff were great! Easily one of the best Indian meals we've had outside London. Definitly... More 

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UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A very impromptu visit, (we were looking for a cream tea shoppe), but glad that we popped in. The lunch menu is great and has something for everyone, we had some chicken Madras and a sizzling prawn dish. All very nice, great service and very smart/clean environment. Would not hesitate to return and I'm sure that there is a lot... More 

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Derby, UK
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a takeaway meal from the Rivaaz during our week's holiday in Lymington, choosing this one over the alternative Indian in the town from the reviews on TA. I placed my order in person at the restaurant and it was ready promptly 15 mins later as promised. The pickle tray was standard fare although the sweet coconut chutney was... More 

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your takeaway from us during you holiday to Lymington. I can only apologise at this stage and hope that you will not let this one occurrence deter you from trying us again in the... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I (both female) had an unpleasant evening this week either being rushed through courses or ignored. The restaurant had been a favourite but the quality of the food and service was particularly poor this time. On leaving a waiter came out into the street, coughed and spat out phlegm which was disgusting. We will not go again.

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

I am somewhat astounded by your review, firstly, I notice you have only written one review on Tripadvisor which makes me believe that you have specifically set out to make malicious comments to discredit our restaurant. Secondly, why a waiter would follow you out to cough and spit phlegm out on the street is beyond me, I have trailed though... More 

Sawley
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food and service were very good. I enjoyed mine, but my husband would have preferred it a little more spicy.

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. I am sorry to read that the dish chosen by your husband was not spicy enough but pease do note that we cook all our meals fresh and to order, therefore, it... More 

hants
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A lovely Indian restaurant in Lymington! Such nice friendly staff and the food is second to none. We had a chicken Balti and Chicken tikka Korai and both were really gorgeous and full of flavour and generous portions too. There is nothing to fault at all! If you like really good Indian food and a good atmosphere, then you cannot... More 

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Having recently moved to the New Forest, this was our first time at this restaurant and we had a great visit. Delicious food and generous portions, friendly service, modern and pleasant surroundings, even though the restaurant was at full capacity. Special commendation must be given to the young dark haired female waitress who, without a single word from us, noticed... More 

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had heard good things about this place from the moment we arrived for our mini break in the New Forest. It was recommended to us by our lovely hosts at the B&B we were staying at and also by a number of locals who we spoke to over the course of our first day here, so we had to... More 

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After reading the reviews we were looking forward to our take-away on Saturday 4th April for 6 but were not very impressed. The rice was extremely dry and appeared undercooked and the dishes were bland and some watery. They were extremely busy which might have contributed to the poor quality.

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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Firstly let me start by thanking you for taking the time to write a review about RIvaaz Lymington. Your review is important to us and we value your feedback. I am very sorry to read that you did not enjoy you takeaway from us on Saturday 4th April, this was an extremely busy weekend for us being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 679999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 39
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Creating unique and innovative Indian cusine. Rivaaz will guide you through Indian food like no other restaurant in the New Forest. Experience our relaxing atmosphere while indulging in our delicious food created by masters of the cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?