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“Good Fun and good food take a look” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riva Brasserie

Riva Brasserie
Earl Street, Dundalk, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Dundalk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Dundalk town centre within walking distance of great shopping and the main shopping attractions.This family run business is recommended by visitors and popular with locals. We can offer our guests the flexibility of a delicious bite to eat at breakfast, Lunch or Dinner or a a more indulgent al la cart dinning experience.GROUP BOOKINGS Family Occasions - Working Lunches - Christmas and New Year Parties. A superb choice of food and bar menus to suit every occasion and budget.From initial booking to service, our staff will work with you to create the perfect setting for your event. If you are looking an ideal venue for lively celebrations we can accommodate entertainers, live bands,DJs, and dance floor area. Riva Brasserie can cater for private group bookings of up to 80 persons seated or a 120 buffet style event.EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DINING HIRE Exclusive hire of the entire restaurant is possible, this allows quests private use of the bar and dinning area for a special event, where the restaurant will be closed to the public.
Dundalk, Ireland
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26 restaurant reviews
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“Good Fun and good food take a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Good fun and good home cooked food with brilliant service, take a look the next time your in Dundalk Co. Louth Ireland.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bernie M, Manager at Riva Brasserie, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review John & we are delighted you enjoyed. Hope to see you again some time!
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“Impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great food, brilliant service, and exceptional value, all delivered when the restaurant was very busy and under pressure.

Visited August 2013
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Bernie M, Manager at Riva Brasserie, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi and thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & hopefully we'll see you again soon.
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Dundalk, Ireland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A favourite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I visit this restaurant for lunch on most weeks and am never disappointed. Good friendly service, good atmosphere and tasty food. The fisherman's pie is especially delicious. The fact that I keep going back, week after week, says it all!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bernie M, Manager at Riva Brasserie, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoy visiting Riva Brasserie on a regular basis & I'm sure we will see you again soon.
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“Nice food, disappointing service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Visited this restaurant with a few friends for breakfast. 2 of us ordered scones and tea and the other 3 ordered full breakfasts/ eggs etc. We asked the waitress did we have sufficient time to order the full breakfasts as it was approx. 10.10am and we were attending a funeral at 11am. She said it shouldn't be a problem and she would inform the kitchen staff that we were in a hurry. If she had of said that there wouldn't be enough time we would have all been happy to order a scone and tea or something quick. The waitress serving our table was very friendly and polite, however, all of the drinks arrived after the food. The full breakfasts were brought out first then the scones. As another waitress arrived with the tea, my friend reminded her politely that she also ordered a glass of coke (which would have been 25 minutes previously at this stage) to which the waitress replied "It's coming now, two hands". We felt this was very rude as my friend was almost finished her food and it wasn't an unreasonable request. Another friend had also ordered a tea with her breakfast which was forgotten about and she didn't have time to get it in the end. The restaurant was busy enough but not overly crowded. I understand that we were in a hurry but we did inform the waitress of this. It would have made more sense for the drinks to be given to us while they waited for the kitchen staff to prepare the food. The food was very nice and I don't often write negative reviews but felt the service was quite disorganised here and that the comment made by one of the waitresses was rude.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bernie M, Manager at Riva Brasserie, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Hi. I would like to begin by offering my sincere apologies for the level of service you received during your visit to Riva Brasserie. We wholeheartedly accept that errors were made on this occasion & we can assure you that this matter has been dealt with.

We are a family run business & our policy from top to bottom is all about customer service so we are naturally disappointed that your visit didn't meet our high standards.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your food & we hope that you give us the opportunity in the future to show you how good we really are.

I wish to thank you for writing your review on Trip Advisor & for bringing this matter to our attention. Should you make a visit to us again, please ask to speak to me personally when you arrive.
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“Fab food, Menu and Price!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Cant fault the food, service or price of this place. A must if your in Dundalk and want a good restaurant! Also not to fancy that you feel uncomfortable or under dressed - which makes me love it that bit more :)

  • Visited July 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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Bernie M, Owner at Riva Brasserie, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Hi Donna

Thanks a mil for taking the time to write a kind review for Riva on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Riva dining experience & hopefully we'll see you again in the future
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