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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 #154 of 5,591 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $160
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Me and my husband visited the restaurant last Friday and wanted to share a quick note on the experiance. Athough location is really nice, we were not as pleased with the meal ( mine only). After starters I ordered Rivington signature cheesburger, it came luke warm, well done :( and the bun itself was hard ( for this meal i... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This place is a "must do" when visiting Dubai. The location of the restaurant is perfect- right at the base of the Burj Al Arab (tallest building in the world) and adjacent to the Dubai Mall fountains which fire off regularly during the evening. Inside the restaurant it is relaxed (by Dubai standards) comfortable and unhurried. There are plenty of... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My partner and I went to The Rivington Grill for a special occasion. We both had 3 courses and each one was amazing and it came to around 500 dirhams and with the entertainer the price lowered. Anyway money aside the meal was very good. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Definatly recommend it, but definitely for a more formal... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Business meal at this restaurant. Service is ok but could be improve it took a little bit long to take the order and for the bill also. Otherwise very friendly and pro staff. The food is very fresh and well cooked, the tiger shrimps were perfectly cooked. however the prices are quite high especially for the wines. It is also... More

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

Dear Guest It was lovely to read your comments and that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Thank you for posting on Tripadvisor and for your constructive feedback as well. It is pertinent that we keep a keen eye on making sure guest experiences are great from start to finish which we have discussed as team. It's comments such... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We booked at short notice on a busy night....Our friends were 45 minutes late....But the people at the Rivington were just great...they held our table...explained the menu and showed us the specials...the meal was just superb...the price was reasonable and we stayed for 5 hours! Even though they were shutting down no one hassled us....This will become my default restaurant!

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

Dear Guest It's truly an honour to receive feedback like the what you have shared with us through Tripadvisor, thank you. It's terrific to know that you had a great experience with us. That fact that you stayed and enjoyed yourselves for 5 hours no less, and that we could accommodate you whilst waiting for guests to arrive. It would... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Rivington Grill is our favourite family restaurant. It's smart casual, the food is great, the service is fast and friendly. Great experience overall!

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

Dear guest Thanks for dining with us and posting on Tripadvisor to share your kind comments about the service, food and being family friendly. We'll keep applying ourselves to achieve the standard set and by the sounds of things we will see you and your family again in the near future. All the best Dean Murphy More

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79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you want good food and efficient service always with a smile this the right place. The menu offer the classics but the specials are always there allowing you to try traditional and new dishes. Service is always attentive, genuine and friendly. Good place to unplug and relax during your weekend lunch.

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

Dear guest I'm extremely glad to read your post about how good the service and food is. We spend a lot of time and effort trying to deliver the experiences you've enjoyed. Thank you for the recognition which has been relayed to the team who are thankful including myself. I agree that weekend lunches is a great time have a... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is definitely my favorite place in Dubai. It's where Dubai people feel comfortable to go regularly, and it's great value for money. The outdoor terrace of Rivington Grill is one of the best places in Downtown Dubai to watch the dancing fountains, and it's equally enjoyable to sit in the cool area inside. The staff is extremely friendly.Try the... More

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

Dear Guest. I can't thank you enough for such an incredible review on Tripadvisor. I have shared this with the team in daily briefings as it is this type of feedback that inspires us to do what we do, day in and day out, especially from a regular guest such as yourself. Since you've sampled so many of our dishes... More

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited last week what a nice restaurant. I had a filet steak and my partner had minted lamb chops. Could not fault the food. We also sat on the terrace and watched the fountains whilst eating our dinner. Would recommend booking as very busy.

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

Dear Guests I'm extremely glad to hear you enjoyed the food and experience with us. Just in case your stopping by again soon we have a new menu coming out at the end of the month which is very exciting. Located on the upper level overlooking the Dubai Fountains always sets the scene for a unique experience and we hope... More

Gourock, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent food, I had aNtic king prawns and they were very fresh and deliciously flavoured. I ordered hand it chips with these and whilst I dont normally indulge in chips these were hand cut and were fab. My husband ordered the lamb shank and he was drooling over it. Said it was the best he had eaten even better than... More

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

Dear Guest To be complemented with the review title “Best meal we had during our visit!” is very flattering and appreciated. The cut hand cut chips are a genuine temptation for our guests as well our colleagues who often can’t resist. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Atlantic Prawns as well as the Lamb Shank, a firm favorite... More

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