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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 #158 of 5,572 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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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food here is very good everything we ordered was tasty and well cooked and presented. The calamari were crispy and the batter for the fish and chips was excellent. The service was very good so will be coming back soon.

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

Hi Mona I It's been a genuine pleasure reading your feedback on your experience with us. The Fish & Chips and Calamari are firm favorites with our regular guests and I am glad that you enjoyed them as well. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards Dean Murphy General manager More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were taking guests to show them Dubai Mall and the Fountains and there is no better place (other than Mango Tree next door) to experience the Dancing Fountains. The food is very British and my (English) friend was impressed with the Morcambe Bay Cockles and Sarson's vinegar that he had for a starter. I enjoyed the Scotch Duck Egg... More

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

Hi RayH365 Thanks for your review and feedback on your night in Rivington Grill with your family. There are definitely many positives that we have taken on board such as the Cockles, Fish & Chips and the Malted Chocolate Pudding. I also appreciate your comments about the Scotch Egg and the service which as a team we have been looking... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The view from the terrace overlooking the fountains is brilliant. We had the duck scotch egg and it was really nice, husband declared it as one of the best starters he'd ever had. We then both had the steak which was cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding, staff were really attentive. It's not cheap but it's worth it, would definitely... More

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

Dear trace&drew, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your recent review of the Rivington Grill, Souk Al Bahar. The Scotch Egg is one of our classic dishes and to hear it be described as one of the best starters your husband has ever tasted, well, it doesn't really get much better than that. I was truly... More

London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Menu was fab...a taste of home (UK). Service was also a bonus here..was not rushed to order etc. Choice of dishes were great and not too many options that can be sometimes overwhelming. Had the bangers and mash which was cooked perfectly. The sausages were delicious and had flavour and not bland whatsoever. The mash was so creamy that I... More

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

Hello Sicillian, Your recent review of the Rivington Grill was an absolute plesure to read and I sincerely thank you for taking the time share your thoughts with us. To hear that we were able to deliver on both food quality and service is exactly what we strive for. I will take great pleasure in sharing your review with our... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
151 helpful votes 151 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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