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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

Level 3, Souk al Bahar | Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0903
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Ranked #145 of 5,684 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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Dubai
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Reserved a table outside weeks in advanced but given one next to the serving area with people enjoying their cigarettes.Fortunately on request they left but it was not a good start. Managed to change the table to one with a better view of the fountain so but only after requesting twice -why the refusal first time round? Wine (an Argentina... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We booked a terrace table through our travel agent telling them that we wanted dinner there with a view of the Burj Khalifa and the famous fountains we'd heard so much about. We travelled 40 minutes through heavy traffic to be told on arrival that we had been booked into another Rivington Grill miles away. We were very very disappointed.... More 

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Padova
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200 reviews 200 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The location is absolutely fantastic with a spectacular view of the fountains. If you want meat, you are in the right place. Overall quality was ok even though service was not always so friendly. Price wise, not cheap !

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

As a family we booked NYE at Rivington Grill, on the terrace, to enjoy the fountains and fireworks display. It was fabulous evening, with great food and company and an awesome display and celebration into the new year. Lawrence and his team, truly looked after us with great attention to detail. Thank you all for making it an evening to... More 

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

Dear loops20142015 Happy New Year! it is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed ringing in the New year with us. I agree that the display was amazing from the terrace with the team still talking about it to this day and will be talking about it for some time to come. It's great to hear that you felt looked... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Arrived without booking in advance. Was told there were no tables available in the restaurant but that we could order in the bar. Really good service. Had the rump steak. Superbly cooked. Would definitely come back.

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

Hi Jez W Thank you for feedback and understanding when dining with us. It does get very busy this time of year and I'm glad you decided to dine at the bar which in my opinion has the best views of the kitchen and restaurant. It's always nice to hear a guest say that they will return and we hope... More 

Lanzarote ( Home )
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We booked a table in advance on the terrace outside for our 30th wedding anniversary. What an outstanding setting this was with, the Burj Khalifa as the backdrop and directly below were the Dubai Water Fountains. The menu was extensive and varied, with also a specials board. The meal was excellent, my comment being, 'it is the best steak I... More 

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

Dear Craterman It is lovely to read your comments on Tripadvisor and thank you on behalf of the team for your humbling words. It was our pleasure that we were able to host you on your anniversary whilst in Dubai and cant help but be proud of the team for delivering an excellent experience for you. It's a tad embarrassing... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Outstanding terraceview to the fontaine Food is traditional english - a beefsteak house The terrace is ofcource no. 1 but if you are single you can sit at the bar and chat with the chef while eating

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

Dear JesperKrarup We can't help but agree that the views from the terrace are great although myself and the team are also delighted that you enjoyed the food as well. With so many travelers passing through Dubai we have many solo guests who choose to sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook and have a chat before stepping... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We arrived without a reservation and were shown to a table inside as the terrace was full. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere inside, tasteful decoration with the kitchen on show. There is a good menu and more options on the specials board. I opted for two starters, calamari followed by scallops. Both were excellent. My other half went for... More 

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

Dear threehens On behalf of myself and the team I would like to extend our thanks for your lovely feedback. We discussed it in our meeting this afternoon as a result of what we strive to achieve. It's unfortunate that we could not accommodate on the terrace however it is comforting to know that we are more than a restaurant... More 

Pissouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We booked a table on the terrace in advance and we were glad we did as it was a spectacular setting for our dinner with views of the Burj Khalifa and the Fountains.The food was excellent, I had the smoked haddock on colcannon and my husband had the Dover sole both of which were delicious.We would definitely recommend this restaurant... More 

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

Hi Jill D It's great to hear that you had such a nice time with us which was definitely helped by the fact you had booked in advance for a terrace table as they're always popular for the best views. I appreciate you taking the time write a review on Tripadvisor and for recommending us to future diners. We also... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Meat very good and location very romantic in the terrace, service very good, you can not miss this restaurant once you go to dubai you must try it

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

Dear ras t Thank you so much for your comments about your experience with us. I'd especially like to take note of your recommendation to not miss us when future guests are in Dubai and the kind words about the food. I hope that your travels treat you well and you dine with us again next time you're in Dubai.... 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 - 160
Cuisine: British

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