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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Spectacular!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Salster18
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bristol
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I visited Rivaaz last night and must say that I was very pleasantly surprised - because I don't really enjoy spicy food. As it was for a birthday gathering, I went along and thought I may pick at naan if I felt hungry but the temptation was there as soon as I could smell the food and I am really... More 

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Bawtry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went here with some work colleagues on a cold Tuesday night and it was great! Friendly reception with staff who knew my colleagues and called them on first name terms, decent beer (cobra and kingfisher) and a really good menu : nice to see plenty of sea food on it. Ambience was cool too with plenty of people in. Toilets... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Music was bistro style and welcome. Maybe they could remove a couple of tables to allow more room. It was quiet when we visited but if it had been busy you would not have held a conversation without shouting due to proximity of tables. Madras was spicy hot and flavoursome. Lovely crisp peshwari naan. One rice enough for 2. Large... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went to Rivaaz for the Sunday Lunch Buffet, and as always it was absolutely excellent. I am a big lover of Indian food and have sampled a fair few of the local restaurants, but Rivaaz always comes out on top for me. The flavours of the curries are great, and the meat is always so tender and juicy, the... More 

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west yorks
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

always call in here when we are down in Lymington and got to say the food is exceptional !! My hubby who classes himself as a ' curry aficionado' reckons it has the best curries in the country and I've got to agree with him ........they are just delicious! Setting and atmosphere chic and modern , staff charming and polite... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our first time to dine here, and it was a faultless experience. Absolutely fantastic service and excellent food. The chicken was good quality, melted in the mouth it was so tender! Very friendly staff members that were happy to help everyone, also a lovely touch to have a single red rose on every table to take away. Highly recommend if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

i'm a regular here and love it. Great food love the flavours just perfect, the staff are more than helpful and willing to suggest something to suit your taste. It's also nice to see that the menu is often changed

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went with friends couple of nights ago. Decided to try it after receiving one of those menu flyers through the post and then seeing other TA reviews. This restaurant offers the usual starters and mains found in every Indian restaurant. But it also has a large selection of dishes that I have never seen before. Trying new food is something... 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 - 38
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?