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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

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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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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and wonderful view of the amazing fountains!

12 ladies enjoyed a superb meal seated outside on the balcony with a birds eye view of the amazing fountains. We booked the table 6 weeks in advance and it was well worth it. Service was very good and food choice excellent. During our meal, the fountains and accompanying music and light show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Nicola W
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

12 ladies enjoyed a superb meal seated outside on the balcony with a birds eye view of the amazing fountains. We booked the table 6 weeks in advance and it was well worth it. Service was very good and food choice excellent. During our meal, the fountains and accompanying music and light show played 3 times. Spectacular - especially as... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

For the past 3 years we have been customers of the Rivington Grill Souk Al Bahar and Madinat Jumeriah. The food is always excellent as is the service. This evening we took our visitors from Cyprus to the Rivi for dinner as a birthday celebration, they had a great time, the food was lovely and the staff great. A lovely... More 

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

Dear Heather, Thank you for a lovely review and appreciate your feedback. I m delighted that we could deliver the same quality food & service you enjoy consistently in both branches. Now, what i especially enjoyed is that you trusted us with a special occasion, your birthday, and then added extra pressure by bringing new guests as well and we... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This atmospheric bar and restaurant is right in the souk overlooking the water. Great ambience, great food but we found the wine less good!

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

Dear Guest, Thnk you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor on your recent visit to Rivington Grill in Souk Al Bahar. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience and that the food and location stood out for you. Disappointed that our wine selection did not meet your expectations and am happy to receive further... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were feeling a little confused with the array of choices around Dubai Mall and wanted to find a place with sufficient choices of great dishes for 3 of us. Ended up at Rivington Grill as the other restaurants were on Friday brunch. Had the lamb chop which was so unusual as the cut is not your standard cutlet but... More 

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

Dear Jose, Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We welcome guests with "fussy tastebuds" & "picky expecttions" s we believe we have the tools, Good honest food, Quality service & a beautiful setting to convince the most discerting of guests. The Barnsley Lamb chop is a personl favorite of mine as yes it... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant is outstanding not only for the views of the fountains and the Burj but also the food and service. I emailed a few weeks prior to our visit to make our booking and to ensure we were sat outside on the terrace as it was a special occasion and we also wanted to have a good view of... More 

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

Dear Vicky, Wow !! thank you so much for your amazing review and one that i feel vindictes all the effort we put in and mkes it all worthwhile. your review in itself is "Perfect in every way". One comment that stands out for me is that you feel we are priced correctly for what you receive and am thankful... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Myself, wife, daughter and son-in-law visited Sunday 15th March for a Mother's Day meal before our departure the following day. Once there felt we had to stay and go with the flow. I would normally have left when I saw the prices. We had been in Dubai fo three weeks so were under no illusions about the costs of eating... More 

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

Dear Roger Thank you for taking the time to write a review and i am pleased that you enjoyed the core elements of what we offer with regards to service, quality & setting. Yes, dubai can be quite costly in terms of recereational activities especially dining out. We however offer quality products in an unpretentious environment in probably one of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not been here for a while, forgot just how good it is. Took old friends from overseas to a belated birthday dinner for him. The service and food were as excellent as I remember before, and our friends adored the outside table with the fountain show. 2 had salmon, and 2 had fish and chips, and they gave us a... More 

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

Dear Griffin, Thank you for thaking the time to post a review and i am delighted that you enjoyed yourself along with your guests. To our benefit your memory brought you back to us and i am especially pleased that we could give you the same level of quality and consistency that you were accustomed to. Cant say much about... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great location, excellent service and food The steak and mushroom pie very good The prices are on the high side

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

Dear 767Crusader, Thank you very much for your review on Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar. We definitely agree, the steak and mushroom pies are excellent and are always a best seller when they are on our blackboard specials. I am also pleased to hear that you rated us highly in the three areas we pride ourselves on: location, service... More 

Toronto, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Delighted by the delicious fresh gluten free bread. A rarity in any restaurant. Atmosphere was spectacular with a table on the upper deck overlooking the fountains in the evening. Relaxing, great service, we all enjoyed our meals. Wide variety. Would definitely recommend. Tip - book in advance.

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

Dear CHAPMANS4, What a great review on Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar! As evidenced by many guests who are gluten free, I know how hard it can be to find it in restaurants these days, and I'm glad that we were able to provide you with our freshly baked bread. I am also pleased to hear that you spent... More 

Wales
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My stepdaughter and I lunched here as a treat for the last day of my visit. The restaurant wasn't crowded, so it was a most relaxing experience. The food was superb - the butterflied sea bass with samphire was perfectly cooked. The staff were unobtrusively attentive and courteous, with Raja, our waiter, paying attention to every detail! Would certainly recommend... More 

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

Dear WalesBookworm, Thank you very much for your review on Rivington Bar & Grill - Madinat Jumeirah. I am glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us, and especially with our new butterflied seabass dish that we recently introduced on the a la carte menu. I will be sure to pass on your glowing comments to the rest of our... 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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