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“First visit in celebration of our granddaughters 14th birthday.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rivaaz Restaurant

Rivaaz Restaurant
7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
+44 1590 679999
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Ranked #20 of 99 Restaurants in Lymington
Price range: $23 - $39
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Creating unique and innovative Indian cusine. Rivaaz will guide you through Indian food like no other restaurant in the New Forest. Experience our relaxing atmosphere while indulging in our delicious food created by masters of the cuisine.
Dymock, null, United Kingdom
1 review
“First visit in celebration of our granddaughters 14th birthday.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

What an experience! Me,a retired chef of 74 years,my son in law,head chef of the Southhampton University catering complexes and family.A truly magnificent meal.Everything served correctly and piping hot.Very pleasant team of staff and thoroughly nice proprietor.he variety of flavours,sauces and portions were commendable.A MUST if you haven't visited this establishment already.Well done and thanks from all of us.John Stimpson

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Dear Valued Customer

Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoy dining with us and we thank you for your custom.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Regards
Shah.
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Favourite Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We regularly visit Rivaaz and always have a great night, the staff,atmosphere and food are all fantastic! We often try the specials even though we rarely have ever heard of the dishes before! The food is excellent and I can thoroughly recommend it! Note though this is more fine dining than a quick curry after a night in the pub! The takeaway service with online ordering is great too!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shah M, Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Dear Valued Customer

Thank you for taking the time write a review about Rivaaz Lymington. It is great to read that you enjoy dining with us and we thank you for your custom.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Regards
Shah.
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10 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We got lucky when we dropped into Rivaaz by chance one evening. To be honest the poppadoms and pickles were mediocre so our expectations were not high, but the main meals were delicious, well cooked with interesting flavours and generous portions. The menu was more varied than usual and it was nice to try something different.

Service was only average given that the restaurant was not busy, with most attention directed to regular customers rather than us tourists. However, this would not stop me returning if we revisit the area as the food was excellent.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shah M, General Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to review Rivaaz of Lymington. I am thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your meal with us and found our food to be "yum".

I am sorry to read that you found our poppadoms and pickles "mediocre" and our service not up to our usual standards. We always strive to provide the best possible experience to all our diners, old or new, when dining with us but I can only apologise at this stage for our shortcomings. Please be assured that we take all our reviews very seriously and I have relayed your concerns to both our front of house team and also the kitchen team and hope that your future visits will be exceptional.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rivaaz of Lymington on your next visit to the area.

Kind regards,
Shah.
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“One of the Very Best Curry Houses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Consistently excellent food and, although I am no expert on authentic Indian cuisine, somewhere you feel you are eating something a little different and special.

One of the very best places I have eaten Indian (style) food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shah M, General Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz of Lymington.

I am thrilled to read that you enjoy your visits with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,

Shah.
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best curry in Lymington.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Every time I have been to this place the service and the curry have be excellent.I would recommend a visit for a really tasty curry.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shah M, General Manager at Rivaaz Restaurant, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Rivaaz of Lymington.

I am thrilled to read that you enjoy your visits with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Kind regards,

Shah.
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