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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 #151 of 5,583 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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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Comparable food to any of the good pubs I have been to in dubai, but double the price. The service is average. Not much to say about this dining experience as it was like going for a normal meal...

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abu dhabi
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Yes, the food is mouthwatering with great presentation! The ambiance is so nice equalled with their top services! Truly a nice place to be with friends or family. I highly recommend the veranda outside because you get the best view of Dubai mall, the fountain show (happens every hour), and the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa. Spend your... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Went here last night for my birthday as a surprise arranged by some friends of ours. Don't you just love it when your mates know exactly what to get you? Am I that obvious? Evidently. Rivington Grill came highly recommended from my friends, knowing my penchant for well done European food and especially for blossoming British food culture that I... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

i got recommended this place. was located right opposite the dubai fountains. food was tasty. my only thing is if you want to watch the fountains watch them after!!! we had a table outside!! big mistake as it was roasting.. nothing against the actual restaurant but if you can then just sit inside. the heat spoiled it for us but... More

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

Dear guest Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the food and that we're located adjacent to the Dubai Fountains. It is a great suggestion to dine inside and step out onto the terrace to watch the show. Many of our guests prefer the bustling interior and open kitchen and with the terrace getting busier this is also a good option.... More

Manchester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I was visiting my brother in Dubai and he took me for lunch here. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and the staff were great. My brother ordered steak and I had traditional fish & chips. The meal was amazing and we both loved our food. My brother said it was one of the best steak he'd had in Dubai.

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

Dear guest It is so lovely to read that you loved the food, experience and service with your brother for lunch. Thank you for sharing it with us and our future guests. The steaks and Fish & Chips keep many regular guests coming back and your brothers mention of the "best steak he'd had in Dubai" is fantastic, the kitchen... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Location is simply stunning - terrace is facing burj Khalifa and dubai fountains. There is underground parking under souk al bahar so getting there is not a problem. But that's not the best thing about Rivi - food is gourmet and atmosphere is simply incredible. They have recently changed the menu- must try items: corn beef hush, Devonshire dressed crab,... More

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

Dear Guest It is genuinely a pleasure to read about the long lunch you had at Rivington. Very good advice about the free parking as well. It is very observant of you to notice the new menu, when i passed on your review to the kitchen they were ecstatic to know their efforts are appreciated. Mentioning that you can't wait... More

Singapore
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Food was decent enough, and the fountains are obviously a big attraction (though becomes slightly tiresome as everyone gets up every half an hour to take bloody photos) - but our meal was hampered by our poor waiter who really struggled to understand what we (a Brit and an Aussie) were trying to say. I asked for a pint of... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on Tripadvisor and your understanding with the challenges you faced. With the fountains being a big attraction for guests dining with us there are many photo opportunities however I appreciate that this does hamper the experience for some. In regards to the miscommunication, we have taken the necessary steps with... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are on a beach holiday take just one afternoon and evening off to visit the Dubai Mall (which is worth a visit but is NOT lower prices than London), go to the top of Burj Kalifa which is stunning and very well organised, but most of all have dinner at the Rivington. Book early to get an outside... More

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

Dear Guest Taking time to post a review is much appreciated. Your suggestion to leave the lovely beaches of Dubai whilst on holiday to dine with us is flattering as well as the comments on the service and food. The routine you mentioned about visiting Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa prior to dinner at Rivington is a common one for... More

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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My friend and I came here for a well deserved ladies night out. We were not disappointed at any level. The food was great, the service was attentive and swift and the vibe was good.

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

Dear Guest It is a great pleasure to read your comments about your ladies night out with us and I'm very happy that we did not disappoint. I'm delighted to know that we ticked all the boxes for you and would like to thank you for sharing this with us. We hope to welcome you and your friends again soon.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

It became our favorite restaurant... delicious food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We just loved it and we will always be back. Cynthia and John

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely feedback and for sharing it on Tripadvisor. Your comments are short, sweet and much appreciated by all of us here at Rivington. We will continue to strive for excellence and look forward to seeing you again. Take care Dean Murphy More

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