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Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar

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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, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
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
  • 64
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  • 20
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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
Good food, great view.

This is a great restaurant ( British food) with the best views of the dancing fountains and Burj Khalifa. You must book well in advance however to get a table on the deck for the views. Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dan L
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant ( British food) with the best views of the dancing fountains and Burj Khalifa. You must book well in advance however to get a table on the deck for the views. Enjoy!

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Bath
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my wife and daughter for lunch. The setting is one of the best in the world, looking out at the Kalifa and the fountain display. Service was the best that I have encountered in Dubai, the waiter knew his job and did it well. We all chose from the lunchtime special menu and all agreed that the food... More 

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

Dear Mister_Grumpy Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington grill. Our lunch period has a very relaxed and lazy atmosphere that most of our guests love and its also has a lovely family bonding feel to it with the fountains and views of the surrounding area. Our lunch menu its definitely a steal... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a send off to a good friend in Dubai, I decided to choose Rivington Grill as the venue after hearing good reviews. Reserving a table on the terrace with a view of the fountains was a must and the staff made it easy to make the reservation for my preferred time. Upon entering we were greeted by the manager... More 

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

Dear Nick W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington grill. From me and Jonathan and the whole team we are happy that the whole evening was a success for you and your guests. Our views are very impressive for people who have never been in Dubai and they are also a great... More 

Harpenden. Herts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is two reviews in one as we went to Burj Khalifa for cocktails at 5pm which was amazing then we went on to Rivington Grill for a fantastic meal. We had a table at the front overlooking the fountains which were amazing. The meal and service were 5*. The Rivington Grill is difficult to find as it is in... More 

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

Dear tigerharpenden, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington grill. The souk itself is a bit of a maze. I'm just happy you found us! I'm glad to read your whole evening was amazing and fantastic and we really hope to see you and your guest enjoy another evening in our lovely "hidden... More 

Level Contributor
93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for dinner 6pm sitting for my friends birthday, i had ordered wine to be at the table and this was served on arrival the communication prior to booking had been very helpful. The food is cooked fresh to order, I had the Steak and Ale pie, one of the popular dishes but so many others to choose from,... More 

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

Dear Shazakiwi, Thank you for leaving a review with us at Rivington grill. It was a pleasure reading your review and it was well received within the team. Our burger and pie are up there in the top 5 of rivi customer favorites. Our menu has just recently changed and I hope to see you back with us soon to... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Liked the friendly warm welcome and service. For starter had haggis hash with a HP Sauce dressing. Did not work for me too little haggis too much Sauce. That said the main of steak and mushroom pie was fabulous, really enjoyed it and packed with meat. Made a pleasant change from trying to find bits of gristle in a thin... More 

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

Dear Alan K Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington grill. Yours comments about the haggis have been passed onto our kitchen team and they will look into this. Our pie is definitley one of our firm favorites with our guests and change filling on a daily basis. Sometimes and depending on the... More 

Level Contributor
50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy where you will ear english accents, taste ales and enjoy food. A bit pricy. I advise the "London pride" if you like beer.

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

Dear Ugo L Thank you taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington Grill. Being a British restaurant its great to read that we've achieved 'a taste of England' giving our customers exactly what we are here to provide. Hope to see you back with us in the near future and next time you should try our... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but not amazing for the price. If you're going to eat here of an evening then book a terrace table to get the full water show outside. The view more than makes up for the price of the food.

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

Dear Phil V Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us on Rivington Grill. If your a visitor in Dubai then the shock of prices for most dining establishments are quite high on price due to the best quality products used within the restaurant. I'm glad the rest of your evening was made up with our... More 

Ripley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you pay this kind of money for this kind of food you expect the service to be good. And when it isn’t you at least expect an apology – which we did not get. And it spoiled what should have been a lovely evening. But first the food. The chef’s mushroom soup and the dressed crab got us off... More 

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

Dear Peter M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington Grill. I'm truly sorry to hear that our team had failed you on this particular evening and I will find out what went wrong on this occasion with our team leader. Jay has been with us for four years now and he's a... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best steak we had in Dubai! Amazing view of the burj khalifa & the fountains especially if you can get seated on the terrace. Fantastic cocktails, we tried quite a few & the bar staff are incredible. Massive thanks to Laurence for being an outstanding member of staff a real asset the Rivington team. Can't wait to... More 

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

Dear kshady, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us at Rivington Grill. "Best meal of our trip" , with comments like this it makes our jobs here at Rivington worth while! Lawrence (aka Lolly) is a fab person to have on our door, him and his team try their very best to accommodate all our... 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: British, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view

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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