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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

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#170 of 5,863 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant for fountain show!

We booked this place as it has perfect views of the dancing fountains. It was expensive - 650 Aed for 2 and I was only on fruit juice! Steak (ribeye) fatty but tasted good, but wouldn't get it again. The Souk Al Bahar itself was busy but it was still possible to get a seat for the later fountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Natalie W
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Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
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Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked this place as it has perfect views of the dancing fountains. It was expensive - 650 Aed for 2 and I was only on fruit juice! Steak (ribeye) fatty but tasted good, but wouldn't get it again. The Souk Al Bahar itself was busy but it was still possible to get a seat for the later fountain shows... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Booking a table was relative easy the only downside was that due to no proper arrangements for the Summer (portable AC/Mist Fans) we chose to sit inside and had to run out to see the Fountains in action. It can become noisy inside with the kitchen utensils and chefs creating quite a racket. The food was served piping hot (for... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

i have visited this restaurant on many occasions and i have always had an enjoyable experience. The location and the views are perfect and the quality of food has always been outstanding. The staff are efficient, helpful and very friendly and i would definitely recommend the Rivington Grill to family and friends. 10 out of 10

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

Dear Jonny H, Thank you for your kind words. I'm very pleased to hear that you are one of our very many regular guests and you keep returning time after time. Our staff have earned a very good reputation for their style of service and i'm glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your evening. We pride ourselves... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service as always. We've been to The Rivington Grill several times,but usually only go once a year (holidays) but it's amazing that staff (especially curly haired NZ manager) remember us and have such a great welcome. Brilliant atmosphere inside and out, watching the chefs cook and fantastic views of the fountains. Couldn't ask for more. We would... More 

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

Dear Anthoy R, First of all i would like to thank you on taking your time to leave such lovely comments. I'm very pleased to hear that you have returned time after time whenever you are on vacation especially since there is so much to choose from in Dubai. Our manager Dean that you are referring to is currently on... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very reasonably priced food menu in my opinion. Like most places once alcohol is ordered the bill can become very expensive. The Terrace is the place to be to sit and see the fountains, need to book well in advance, probably two days to get a table.

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

Dear charleyboy1955, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on trip adviser, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the iconic views, we pride ourselves on value for money and are very glad you feel the same. We do advise to book in advance as the terrace is always a prime location, which we are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My first visit and not my last. Thoroughly enjoyed the food on offer and the views are amazing. Unfair to single people out but a special mention for Laurence who sorted out my table for me and has a great sense of fun. Top man. Paying my second visit next week!!

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

Dear Ian J, Thank you for taking your time to leave such lovely comments. For every first diner and their visit here there after we strive to give nothing but the best with regards to service and food and im glad to hear our reputation didnt fail us. Laurence what to say?? He does nothing but make our guests feel... More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Try the garlic prawns - one of the best meals of my life !! Sitting outside watching the fountains in the sun and a glass of (not too extortionate) white wine - what more could anyone want.

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

Dear Linda P, WOW!! I'm very happy to hear your comments and i'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Being "one of the best meals of your life" is something every restaurant thrives to hear and i'm only too glad to accept and share your comments with the team and this is something they pride themselves on - customer... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went because of the meat fame. The welcoming very good and i got a table in tje terrace. We ordered the suggestion of the day some duck salad and was great. The main course took little bit long to come. My tenderloin was very tasty but the rib eye nit much. Nothing special in the food. But good ambience... More 

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

Dear Maria O, We are always glad to hear feedback from our customers and i'm thankful you took the time to leave us your comments. With regards on the timing of the food especially the steaks it all comes down to the cooking temperature preference from the guest and sometimes there is extra delay added on to this. With regards... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had been up the Burj Khalifa for the tourist trip and our friends took us to this place to eat in the evening, about 6pm. It was very warm (may) but not uncomfortable once the sun went down. The views of the Burj, the dancing fountains and the buildings were breathtaking. The food was excellent however the service was... More 

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

Dear v6Adventuress, Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. Im very thankful for your friends to introduce you to our restaurant. Over the last few weeks the temperature has changed and depending on what time of day it is it can be uncomfortable at times but the views make it worth while staying out on the terrace for.... More 

Birmingham, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food was really nice, maybe not the best food you can get in the city, but plentiful, very well cooked and good value for money. However, the location (take a table on the balcony) for a touristy evening in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa and with a twice hourly fountain and music show it's hard to beat as... More 

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

Dear stirrup_pump, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Im glad you found our menu served to your liking andgood value for money. If you were looking for more choices we do have daily specials and have a new menu change on the 1st June. I couldnt agree more on the location! We have everything in... 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: 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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