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Rivaaz Restaurant

7 St. Thomas Street, Lymington, New Forest National Park SO41 9NA, England
+44 1590 679999
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Ranked #7 of 78 restaurants in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $67
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 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
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I had king prawn puri for starter and chicken zafrani for main meal with garlic naan and rice. I also tried the chicken hari(?), I have forgotten the name of it but it was lovely. The food is miles better than any other Indian restaurant I have been to. The flavours are something special.

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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 take all our reviews extremely seriously and really appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah More

New Milton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

went for a curry here last night, the restaurant has now been extended and updated, got very crowded about nine . the food is excellent as usual, and such large portions, if you both liked the same dish could share, as well as dining in we usually get our take away here, the best Indian restaurant in the area.

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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 take all our reviews extremely seriously and really appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards Shah More

UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Nice place to eat on a busy night for a small group. Slight upmarket feel (its Lymington!) and above average prices. The food is a bit different here than most Indian / tandoori type restaurants, it may not be as you expect even though many of the dishes will be very familiar and on many other restauarant's menus. Fruitier dishes,... 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 dining with us. I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify a few issues that you raise about our food and restaurant. We at Rivaaz Lymington do offer Indian food that is not the same as... More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were staying in Lymington and found this restaurant well recommended on Trip Advisor. Food was fantastic and there was a good wine list which was reasonably priced too. Will definitely be back next time we're in town.

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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 delighted to read that you have enjoyed dining with us and would not hesitate to return. We strive to provide all our customers with delicious food coupled with friendly yet efficient service and it's lovely to read that you appreciate our efforts. We... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spent a weekend recently in Lymington and on the basis of its many good reviews booked a meal in Rivaaz. In addition to the standard Indian dishes, there are a lot of specials and signature dishes on the menu. We both tried a different signature dish; chicken akbori and chicken Dom Pukta, both of which were beautiful delicate flavoured... 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 delighted to read that you have enjoyed dining with us and would not hesitate to return. We strive to provide all our customers with delicious food coupled with friendly yet efficient service and it's lovely to read that you appreciate our efforts. We... More

Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Been here a couple of times and always enjoyed the service and the food. Definitely best Indian food in Lymington. A lot more space since the refurbishment, doesn't feel so crowded anymore. Will recommend this to everybody.

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

Dear Valued Customer Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoy dining with us and we thank you for your custom. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards Shah. More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Haven't been here since the refurb and was pleasantly surprised. Food was cooked perfectly and there was plenty of it! Rice wasn't sticky or lumpy and they have a brilliant choice of wine. Will definitely be back :-)

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

Dear Valued Customer Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoy dining with us and we thank you for your custom. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards Shah. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Indian food in this restaurant is the best we have ever had in the UK, and it is only a few miles away from where we live. All our visitors get treated to an Indian night out and go home wishing they had a restaurant as good near them. My only complaint is that my husband loves it so... More

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

Dear Valued Customer Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoy dining with us and we thank you for your custom. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards Shah. More

basingstoke
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are not local, but eat here when in Lymington. Last time we didn't book and couldn't get in....devastating! Didn't make that mistake that time. Even with an extension, it was so busy, but service is efficient so we had drinks and popadoms quickly whilst we perused the extensive menu. Contrary to a previous review, I love the coconut served... More

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

Dear Valued Customer Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoy dining with us and we thank you for your custom. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards Shah. More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Rivaaz in Lymington on Friday night as a couple. It was busy so I advise that you book in advance. There is a good atmosphere in the restaurant and plenty of staff to serve all of your needs. One thing I did miss was the lack of a hot chutney with the poppadoms, instead we had... More

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Dear Valued Customer Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoyed dining with us and we thank you for your custom. I am sorry to learn that you did not enjoy our sweet coconut chutney as normally this is one of our many USP's that so many of... More

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