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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

#161 of 5,659 Restaurants in Dubai
#166 of 5,949 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Very good grill

Food there is really good. Beef was very yummy. One of the best beefstakes I ever ate. Definitely would recommend. Beer is also good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Katarina M
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Osijek, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here a few weeks ago with family and thought the whole experience was just okay. Don't quite understand the hype, food, service and ambiance were pretty much average, if not down right mediocre. It was too hot to sit outside so had to endure the crammed, loud indoor setting which I wouldn't recommend.

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

Dear fasttrackDXD, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington grill. I'm sorry to hear that your visit with us wasn't what you expected but if you would like to discuss this any further please contact me on shelley.speirs@jumeirah.com. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill Souk al bahar More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great location looking on to the fountains (well at least from the balcony)... Good English fare and well executed. Although not an exciting menu, such grilled sea bass, roast dinner, duck with tangy sauce, toffee pudding, Eton mess etc etc, it kind of works... The service is not great but adequate but the prices for what it is remain steep....... More 

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Dear customer, Thank you for your feedback and review for Rivington Grill. I'm disappointed to hear you that your experience with us was'nt up to par and if you would like to discuss this any further please dont hesitate to contact me on shelley.speirs@jumeirah.com. I am however glad to hear that you will return for round two and hope you... More 

Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Food there is really good. Beef was very yummy. One of the best beefstakes I ever ate. Definitely would recommend. Beer is also good.

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

Dear Katarina M, Thank you for leaving your comments with us at Rivington Grill. Our steaks are very popular with our guests and i'm happy to hear you were satisfied on your visit to Rivington. The beer is always a good accompliment !!! Hope to see you back again very soon. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill Souk al... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great location, but make sure you book in advance for a seat near the fountains. Be warned that people tend to walk about in front of you though to get a view, which can be a tad annoying when you have such a great seat. The food is wonderful and you must order a steak here. It gets very busy... More 

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

Dear misslyndseytaylor, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review with us. We do have a fab location as most attractions are in walking distance which is also a small part of us being popular. I do understand that the terrace can be crowded due to the fountains but we do put our trust in our customers to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

British ingredients - scallops,smoked duck,samphire and Devon clotted cream, Yet again fabulous service, plus the close up view of the son et lumiere in front of the Burj Khalifa. This is a fabulous restaurant.

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

Dear CatherineTE, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review with us at Rivington Grill. We strive to source the best British produce to deliver what we believe is best British cuisine. Our staff including myself enjoy serving our customers and i'm glad to see it showed when you dined with us. Again thank you for... More 

Northern Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this for a casual dining experience, my husband loved the apple crumble. Great location too. Great selection of food and drinks to choose.

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

Dear CocoNorthernIreland, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill. Your comments are very welcomed and i'm happy to hear that we could accomadate you and your husband on the food and drink selection. Hope to see you back again in the future. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill Souk al Bahar More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ate here on a Monday night, there was a lot going on with the servers as we were not sure which one was ours due to the fact that someone new came to the table for everything. Someone with the menus and recommendations, someone for drink and food orders, someone new to drop off the food, and then at the... More 

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

Dear Teemarie4, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill. Due to our company/restaurant standards we have a sequence of service that all our waiting staff have a different purpose on the floor whilst working this starts from someone taking orders to someone different bringing your drinks, food and menu etc. I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Overall a lovely meal with great views of both the fountains and the Burj Khalifa. Whilst probably being one of the more expensive meals you're going to experience in Dubai it is definitely one of high quality. In some restaurants with a location as good as this it can usually be said that you are paying for the view and... More 

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

Dear Dave, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Rivington Grill in Souk al Bahar. It was absolute pleasure to hear that all the details you mentioned came together to make your evening special, as we do pride ourselves to the quality of our food and service and as well our amazing terrace and the fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A lovely meal, great service...but the highlight has to be the views...even in the heat, sitting outside to enjoy the fountains absolutely made a good meal, amazing. Well worth going to.

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

Dear Georgina Thank you so much for taking the time to review Rivington Grill in Souk Al Bahar. I am thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed not only the fountains and the view as well your meal and service too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Jobin. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g295424-d1883957-r279345364-Rivington_Grill_Souk_al_Bahar-Dubai_Emirate_of_Dubai.html# Thank you for sharing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food was incredible. I just had a hamburger, but man was it tasty!! The view from the balcony terrace is over the top, especially at night, considering that you are overlooking the fountain & lights music choreography every halve our with the Burj Khalifa in the background!! Ok. It is not cheap. But it is a 3-in-one-attraction at that..

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

Dear Jungle_Jack Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington Grill. I'm glad to hear you had an enjoyable evening with. Our views are spectacular they do add that extra bit of sparkle to our guests experience with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill... 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 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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