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Rivington Grill

Level 3, Souk al Bahar | Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0903
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Ranked #152 of 5,556 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $160
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Spreading its wings far from Shoreditch’s Rivington Street original in London, Rivington Grill, Souk Al Bahar was the first to open in Dubai, followed by a second, Rivington Bar and Grill that opened in 2012. The restaurant, located in the cosmopolitan Downtown area, is very well known in Dubai and is famed and loved for its seasonal menu, simplistic décor, friendly staff and fantastic views. The Rivington Grill concept is ‘back to basics’ home cooked food, offering authentic British classics, with what the chef’s call ‘a Rivi twist’.The adjoining terrace is the restaurant’s highlight; sitting over the water ways of the Dubai Fountains, with the Burj Khalifa looming just meters away, it offers one of the best vistas in the city, and makes a great space for sundowners and dinner parties at dusk. As well as the á la carte menu and the blackboard specials, the restaurant also offers ‘The Rivi Lunch Hour’ which is a new take on the common ‘business lunch’, where a 2 course lunch will be all done and dusted within an hour for just 100 AED.
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Rivington Grill in the Souk al Bahar is another great branch of the group and you can always expect an excellent evening with friends and family as the food is outstanding every-time. We always eat either Steak or Fish but the last time we decided to eat the Salmon Bomb and my wife had the Fish & Chips which... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, General Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Dear bigjam100 I am impressed that you decided to order outside your comfort zone. The feedback from so many of guests about the steaks is always high however we are delighted you have discovered some of our other favorites. I genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback which has been passed on to the team as well.... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our first visit to the restaurant as we had a voucher in the entertainer so decided to test it out. Must say we were pleasantly surprised once we got through the entrance. The open kitchen and modern English décor was very welcoming and created an uplifting atmosphere across the room. We ordered the chicken pie and chicken tikka... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Hello Bradantha_54, I was delighted to read your recent review and that the decision to use the Entertainer voucher to try us out was the right one. The open kitchen is one of our trademark features and it does give the guests and restaurant that "buzz" of the service - which is fantastic for the atmosphere. I am glad you... More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited this restaurant before been dropped off at the airport by friends for our last meal together. We were shown to our table outside, very hot, but coped! Terrace over looking the burj khalifa and the fountains was the best part. The waiter serving us was fantastic and a credit to the restaurant. We were short on time before my... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Hello jpdski, Many thanks for your recent review, all feedback received is very much appreciated and used as a tool for us to continuously better our offerings. To hear that your waiter was knowlegeable and helped to enhance your experience is fantastic and I will certainly pass this information on to the team - I can assure you it will... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Madinat branch of the Rivington Grill is an all-round excellent restaurant. Our evening started with a very happy hour in the bustling bar upstairs. When our drinks were finished we were led to our table in the lively restaurant that was full of atmosphere. The menu is comprehensive and covers steak, chicken and fish. We opted for the steak... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Hello Leeboy1971, It was with great pleasure I read of your recent experience in the Rivington Grill, Madinat Jumeirah. I am glad you managed to extend your experience by having a few drinks in the bar area before you enjoyed the actual meal - it is nice to know that we can offer options for our guests and that they... More

Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Lunch with friends was a great experience. The modern-interpreted English food is excellent as is the service. The decor is chic and trendy. The best part is the outstanding views of the Burj and the water. We recommend the crab salad and the scallops for the starters and the prime beef rib for the mains. The chicken and leek pie... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jairaj H, You're recent review of the Rivington Grill Souk Al Bahar was one that makes all the hard work that the team put in here worthwhile. Your comments were exceptionally well recieved by both our back and front of house team - thank you for taking the time. Above the food and service I was also pleased... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Dinner with colleagues - food is OK - good steak well cooked and the scallops were very good but nothing was outstanding given the pricing - perhaps you are paying for the location and the view of the fountains which are spectacular.

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Hello DLANFRANCHI, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of your recent visit to Rivington Grill Souk Al Bahar. It is extrememly beneficial for us to understand how our guests gauge us compared to our competition. To hear that you enjoyed the steak and found the scallops to be very good is news that I look... More

midlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

2nd time here, booked well in advance via email as wanted to eat on the terrace. Food was excellent, service slick, it is expensive but you get what you pay for and the views are just simply amazing.

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Good afternoon Molsign1804, It was with great pleasure I read your recent review of the Rivington Grill. Any feedback is very much appreciated as it allows us to measure how we are doing in a particularly competative market - thank you. To know that all of the elements of your experience united to make it special is exactly what we... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We were fortunate to sit on the terrace and watch the Dubai Fountains during our meal. This makes the restaurant really special. The food was delicious and all the staff really friendly and attentive. Thank you.

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Hello Kate H, It was great to read your recent review of Rivington Grill Souk Al Bahar. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. The views are pretty special and to hear that the food and service were also something to write about is fantastic. Kind Regards, Jenny Hughes Outlet Manager More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was my sixth time in Rivington Grill and definitely the last. I gave them enough opportunities and got disappointed in most of them. Yesterday it was a completely disaster. The chop salad came with a sick look and without sauce. The 24€ burguer (asked medium rare) came burned on the outside, excessively oily w the bread cold. The service... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Hello c-pissarra, Any feedback is extrememly important to us and so thank you for your recent review, even though it was with deep disappointment I read it. I have passed your comments on to the kitchen team and you can rest assured that they have not been taken lightly and are being reviewed. I will pay extra attention to the... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Emailed the restaurant about a month in advance requesting a table on the balcony with a good view of the fountains, we had a great table with an excellent view, the food was piping hot, very tasty and well prepare. The staff were friendly and efficient. I had mentioned we were in Dubai to celebrate our 30th wedding Anniversary when... More

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill, responded to this review

Good afternoon Karendak, It is truly fantastic to hear that your recent visit to Rivington Grill Souk Al Bahar was a memorable one, especially for such a special occasion. To know that the team here and location of the restaurant played a part in this is what makes all the work we put in worthwhile. Knowing that you will come... More

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