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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

#160 of 5,829 Restaurants in Dubai
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Level 3, Souk al Bahar | Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0903
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Spreading its wings far from Shoreditch’s Rivington Street original in...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great English food

If you are longing for a taste of typical English pub food then this is the place for you. The Steak and kidney pie was delicious, the pastry was exquisite. Fish and chips came with hand cut potatoe chips and my Sea Bass was cooked perfectly. The dessert menu had all the English favourites - the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
893Sandra
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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midlands
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Third time here. Emailed restaurant well in advance to request a table on the terrace on the edge. They delivered and we had an excellent table and view. The menu, food and service was as before excellent. Yes it is expensive, four of us had one bottle of Prosecco, a few beers, cokes. Three Starters and Mains and child's meal,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really popular restaurant overlooking the fountains at the base of the Burj Al Kalifa and was recommended to me before I left the UK. I booked our table over the Internet and the staff were extremely helpful. We managed to get a balcony table on a Saturday night whilst on honeymoon. There is a really good menu... More 

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Chester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stumbled across this place when looking for somewhere to have some wine over dinner. Fantastic views of Fountains and Burj Khalifa right in front.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Been about 6 months + since last visiting a Rivington Grill and it won't be so long next time . We took our friends here so they could see the fountains and they loved it . You can take the view for granted once you lived here too long . However this place is a class act ..... Everything from... More 

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear TTJSC, Thank you very much for stopping by and giving us such a great review! With an overall excellent review, I did notice that you value, service and atmosphere were slightly lower, despite not seeing it in the review itself. In the excellent aspect of your dining experience with us, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we had a party of 8 & wanted an outside table so we could watch the fountain show & generally just take in the atmosphere of being at the foot of the burj khalifa. our table was booked from 7pm to 9pm & in fairness we overran a little but there was no feeling of being rushed away. the food... More 

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear johnnyboyclash, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a wonderful review of Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar! With such a great rating, it really shows that you were able to take in all aspects of the dining experience that we offer, and with a table outside on the terrace, it's hard not to enjoy! Our... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really good food. Restaurant overlooks the Dubai fountains so we were able to watch while we ate our meal. Ask for a table on the terrace and at the front so you can see the fountains. The food was excellent and staff very friendly and attentive. We would certainly go again if we are lucky enough to return to Dubai.

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear maxie143, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a fantastic review of Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar. We are very delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, especially on our popular outside terrace. We pride ourselves in the outstanding service that we aim to provide to each and every guest, and I am... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Location right in front of fountains. Foods luscious from scallops to cottage pie to Sunday roast. We stayed for over two hours from six to eight thirty.

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear suetW1276GE, Thank you for your review on Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar. Albeit short in text, it is great to see that you rated us highly and enjoyed some of our best dishes, including the scallops and cottage pie. We hope that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to welcome you again soon! Kind... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are longing for a taste of typical English pub food then this is the place for you. The Steak and kidney pie was delicious, the pastry was exquisite. Fish and chips came with hand cut potatoe chips and my Sea Bass was cooked perfectly. The dessert menu had all the English favourites - the Eton Mess and Sticky... More 

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear 893Sandra, Thank you for your wonderful review of Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner on our outdoor terrace, and that you enjoyed the food most of all! The Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee Pudding are among our most popular, which is why we have kept it on the menu... More 

Birchington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate at a number of rally lovely restaurants whilst in Dubai. We wanted to treat friends to dinner and booked a table at this restaurant. Book ahead of time as they get booked quickly and you need to request a table outside as you then get a fab view of the fountain show. We were restricted to what time... More 

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to review Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar. Being that our terrace is quite popular, we allocate tables on a two hour time slot, which we recognize can sometimes be limiting. We strive to provide our dishes at the best quality, which is why items can be viewed as costly. This is... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been lucky enough to eat here on two occasions. Both times, we were seated on the balcony with a ringside view of the Fountains. The food was fantastic and the chef did a wonderful trio of desserts especially for us on our wedding anniversary. Great food here and an unbeatable atmosphere. Hopefully we will be... More 

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Jumeirah Restau... M, Manager at Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar, responded to this review

Dear Peter, We are glad that you enjoyed your second visit with us, and glad that you returned! our outside terrace is quite popular and highly sought after, so it is great that you were able to get a table outside! For such a special occassion like a wedding anniversary, we strive to make each and every experience one to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 3, Souk al Bahar | Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 160
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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