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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

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#159 of 5,886 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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 19
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  • 8
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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
the best steak ever?

we chose this restaurant after it was recommended by a friend WOW if you like steak this is the place to go,It was packed yet the service was quick and excellent. We both had the wagyu beef...it was fantastic,

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Whitehaven
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we chose this restaurant after it was recommended by a friend WOW if you like steak this is the place to go,It was packed yet the service was quick and excellent. We both had the wagyu beef...it was fantastic,

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had lunch with friends and I loved the food. I ate cod and was over the top. The restaurant is very cosy in a very good location staff very attentive and average price

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For excellent English food and stunning views, the Rivington Grill is the place to go. The best seats are outside on the deck, which gives you a fantastic view of the Dubai Fountain and a vertiginous view of the Burj Khalifa. Food is great and the menu is seasonally-driven, so it's always changing but never, ever bad. Definitely one of... More 

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

Dear FuzziBun, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for Rivington Grill, Souk al Bahar. We pride ourselves on our seasonal fresh produce and its good to see that it is noticed by our customers. Nothing gives us more pleasure than knowing our guests have had a wonderful dining experience and being classed as their... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

is it the view or the food.. ought to be both that go hand in hand...fish and chips are fantastic.. prices are a bit hiigh but its worth the price

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

Dear Eravandi, Thank you for taking to the time to write your review. Having the view and our highly rated food is a great combination and i'm glad you had the chance to have a fantastic dining experience with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Shelley Speirs Manager Rivington Grill Souk al Bahar More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Try to get a seat outside in the evening to get great views of the Dubai Fountain while you dine. I had the best fish and chips so far in Dubai here and washed down with a pint of London Pride they have been hard to beat anywhere else. Good value, even though relatively expensive. Good service too - which... More 

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Dear Surbytonian, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review at Rivington Grill Souk al Bahar. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed our wonderful Fish & Chips as it is one of our dishes that our customers always raves about. Of course our fanous London Pride would have made that easier to wash down! We pride... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The location is excellent for a good view of the fountains. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The service was prompt but a little brash. We went at lunch but I imagine it is even better for dinner Overall an enjoyable experience.

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

Dear Scott T, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am very glad to hear you enjoyed our lovely views that we have of the fountains. Our staff are very confident in their job so it might have came off as brash this is something i will address with the team. Hope to see you back... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful food, the pate in particular was so good we asked for the recipe. Excellent view of the fountains from the balcony but also from our table. The best service in a long time - particularly Oliver. Bravo!

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

Dear DavidHicks, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us at Rivington Grill Souk al Bahar. Its a pleasure to read your review and im glad your dining experience with us was up to standard. I will make sure the kitchen team know you enjoyed the pate especially. Oliver has been with us for a while... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Gorgeous food excellent service. Steak perfect. .pate wow.... Crab to start also delicious a must visit to dine out in Dubai

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

Dear gaynor t, It was a pleasure reading your review so thank you for taking your time to leave your comments with us at Rivington grill Souk al Bahar. I will happily pass your comments onto our kitchen team as they thrive on a daily basis to satisfy our customers everyday of the week. Hope to see you back again.... More 

Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent quality food & wine, great location especially for al fresco dining on terrace with prime view on dancing fountains show. Prices are high and quantity of food a little tight for hungry people but quality and service are great. Location is priceless - a must do in Dubai.

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

Dear marcelh55, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us at Rivington Grill Souk al Bahar. We do take pride in our amazing terrace and fantastic views and know that our customers will experience everything they are looking for when dining with us in Dubai. Hope to see you again in the future and thank you... More 

UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very nice food with a wide menu catering to European taste. Food came out a little slow but was very nice and you can get a great view of the fountains from the terrace.

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

Dear jla2006, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review for Rivington Grill Souk al bahar. We like to think that we cater for all our customers with our wide selection of dishes. I'm also glad you had the chance to dine on our lovely terrace with the fountain show as it adds to your dining experience. Kind... 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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