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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

#153 of 5,627 Restaurants in Dubai
#158 of 5,913 Places to Eat 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good all around

Great place to view the fountains. Even if you eat inside you can go out and view the waterworks on the half hour.. The desserts are excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to view the fountains. Even if you eat inside you can go out and view the waterworks on the half hour.. The desserts are excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Their Atlantic Prawns, Cornfed Chicken and Ribeye steak are delicious! Great view of the fountains from the terrace. Staff are accommodating and friendly. Waited too long for the food though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We came here to eat and see the fountains outside. We booked a table on the terrace to watch the fountains it was very very hot outside which made it very uncomfortable it they had fans etc outside then this would have helped. We asked to be moved inside which within 5 mins they did The food was excellent the... More 

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Dear SteveKathfamily, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill. This is still the hot period in Dubai so our guests still struggle with the heat whilst dining with us outside. We are always happy to accommodate our guests to make their experience more comfortable. I will certainly pass on your wonderful food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Have been to Rivi numerous times Food Is consistent with lots of home comfort options. Staff are great and remember favourites Always go back when I visit dubai

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Dear Phil B, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill. It's a pleasure to hear that a customer like yourself continues to visit our restaurant and is never disappointed with their experience. Will look forward to your custom once more! Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill Souk al Bahar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After have cocktails at Neo's my husband and I were looking for dinner and a place to view the Fountains. This was the place. The location in Souk AL Bahar overlooks the Fountains... Wow what a show! The value was very good with healthy portions. Rivington also had a South African wine my husband and I enjoy,priced well. I had... More 

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

Dear gabahatcher, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review with us at Rivington Grill. It's such a pleasure to read that one of our customers has had a great experience with us. The fountain show does add that bit of sparkle to the evening. I will certainly pass your comments to our kitchen team. Hope to see you again... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The fountain show used to be the icing on the cake at the Rivi. The food and service was second to non and so without the show you had a wonderful time. Not so on this visit. The potted prawns were mushy and VERY brown. The once beautiful warm crusty bread was replaced by a warm soggy loaf. The plaice... More 

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

Dear servicesecrets, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill. I am disappointed to hear that your visit with us was not an enjoyable one. I have passed your comments onto our kitchen team and if you would like to discuss this any further please dont hesitate to conatct me on shelley.speirs@jumeirah.com. Kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The meal was simply amazing, every course was fantastic, the fillet steak was one of the best I've ever tasted. Lots of class with every course served by brilliant staff. A brilliant place to watch the Dubai fountain display from

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

Dear Bennettbrian, Thank you soo much for leaving your amazing review with us at Rivington Grill. Your review was an absolute pleasure to read and your comments truly welcomed. I'm glad to hear your evening was 100% and we are looking forward to have you dine with us again in the future. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill Souk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good quality British food, the pies and roast dinners are excellent, in the winter months you can take advantage of the wonderful views of the Dubai fountain and Burj Khalifa

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

Dear Sara G, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington grill. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We source the best food produce for our menu and it has clearly shown on this occasion. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Dinner on 20/7/2015 Had dinner fish was ok nothing to write about wine was average list beef was little DRY service need to improve over all average

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

Dear Jitendra G, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington grill as it is this type of feedback that helps us to grow and improve. I'm sad to hear that your evening with us didnt meet your expectation. I will pick this up with our team today in briefings and have been through... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate at Rivington Grill, whilst watching the Dubai Fountains, during Ramadan. Staff were all very friendly and the restaurant has an excellent layout that allows you to watch the chefs working their magic. The bread served on the side was nice and fresh but we felt like the main course menu was trying to do too many cuisines at... More 

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Dear cwsg, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill. I am glad to hear your over-all experience with us was enjoyable and i will certainly pass your feedback back to our kitchen time but if there is anything in particular you would like to discuss further regarding your meal please feel free... More 

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Additional Information about Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

Address: Level 3, Souk al Bahar | Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 423 0903
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
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
Average Prices: USD $40 to $160
Cuisine: Barbecue, British

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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 to $160
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, British

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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