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All 97 Lymington Restaurants

Rivaaz Restaurant

7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
+44 1590 679999
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Ranked #12 of 97 Restaurants in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $41
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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.

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English first
Lymington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Rivaaz has established itself as the area's most consistent and innovative Indian restaurant. I would recommend trying some of their excellent Rivaaz and Nawabi specialities. Dishes such as the lamb chilli achari and nawabi dom pukta really stand out from the usual and have a depth of flavour, complexity and tenderness you would usually associate with the best home cooking.... More

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bournemouth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Have visited this restaurant several times to eat in and also takeaway. I am unsure of why I keep going back..... The last few times I have eaten from here the curry has been very poor! Very bland, not much to taste and its also very watery... then to top it off it comes at a great cost!! My more... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about RIvaaz Lymington. I have to say that I am a little confused by what you have written. You mention that you continue to return to dine with us and yet you don't enjoy our food. Please could you email me directly so I can look into this... More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We moved to the area just over a year ago and go to Rivvaz fairly regulary and it just keeps getting better. They have some different curries on their menu rather than just the same old ones you get in most Indian restaurants and they really focus on quality. They update their menu every 6 months ish and we try... More

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Shah M, General 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 enjoy dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More

Upminster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A group of 5 of us went to eat here, as one of them had picked up a flyer advertising the takeaway service. On it, there was a very big selection, and at reasonable prices, so we thought we would eat in at the restaurant. We were shocked to see that the restaurant menu had much less of a selection,... More

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Shah M, General 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 thought our restaurant was "expensive" to which I can only say that with the rising costs of produce, supplies, business rate etc we cannot afford to be cheaper. As a comparison, we are still substantially cheaper than... More

Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We are from the US, were renting a vacation home in Lymington. I am ex-brit and wanted a good Indian meal. We picked Rivaaz because the local reputation was good. We ended up taking a take-out meal after a too long day at IOW. And obscurely that is why this restaurant gets my EXCELLENT rating. I walked in during their... More

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Shah M, General 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 enjoy dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went there at the weekend with friends and was pleasantly surprised as to how delicious my curry was. I had one of the currys, that they recommended on the specials and it was excellent. The mushroom rice was a new experience and yummy too. I will definitely be returning. Also the service was very efficient. Highly recommended.

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Shah M, General 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 enjoy dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More

London
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Rivaaz is definitely one of the best Indian restaurants I have been to, and we always look forward to our curry night when visiting Lymington. The manager and staff are super friendly and accommodating, the food is excellent, fresh and tasty with a twist. The atmosphere in the restaurant is always relaxed and a lovely evening out. Suitable for parties... More

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Shah M, General 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 enjoy dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My family and I are currently holidaying in the area. We arrived back to our hotel late in the evening from a day trip and wanted somewhere lovely to eat to round off a beautiful day. We were not disappointed with Rivaaz. The manager was very accomodating - squeezing us in without reservation on what appeared to be an almost... More

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Shah M, General 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 enjoy dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Food was good, but the final bill had us all checking it as we couldn't believe how expensive it was for two starters, 4 main courses, a kids meal and drinks.

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

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It disheartens me to see that you have only given us a two star rating when you clearly thought that our food was good and at the time of your meal you and your group also praised our service and atmosphere. The only issue... More

Lymington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had a great meal, as always, in the restaurant last night. We regularly have a takeaway so it was a real treat to sit in the restaurant. Picked a number of things from the new menu. How many Indian restaurants actually bother to update and change their menu? As always the food was amazing and I loved the chance to... More

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Shah M, General 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 enjoy dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah. More

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