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Riva Bar and grill

Southbourne, Bournemouth, England
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average30%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 13, 2017
“Fab views as well as fab food !”
Oct 18, 2016
“Brekkie with a view”
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Southbourne, Bournemouth, England
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

When you go to Southbourne beach you must stop and at least have a coffee at the Riva Cafe. The owners are so friendly and welcoming to us and dogs. The views over the cliff are amazing and they have a sandy part where the...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy a brekkie with a view at this very popular cafe looking out over the sea towards Bournemouth, Poole and the Purbecks. Fabulous location for this diner which gets very busy but never seems to be overcrowded. Lots of outside seating makes up for a...More

Thank Pete H
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for drink and snack my other half had a cheese baguette ( which was warm ) and we had Eccles cakes which were lovely! Place was a bit chaotic people queuing to use toilet ( only one ) and to order food .....More

Thank katiecrunch007
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The place was absolutely heaving and we were lucky to get a table. They told us our food would take 50 minutes to deliver but only took 20. Everyone was thrilled with their meals. It was delicious and good value. No table service.

Thank ladawncp
Reviewed February 16, 2016

There are superb views from this cafe. Food is generally good with a varied choice. However, the staff let the the establishment down:confusion often reigns and it isn't usually service with a smile or speed. A much better experience can be had a several other...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed August 22, 2015

The location is awesome and the food was actually good. I hate leaving negative comments, so hopefully the owner will consider this as feedback to build upon: The service seems a bit hit and miss - despite the numerous staff working there, they just need...More

Thank kayakmad2014
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went twice over a weekend, once just for coffee and next for lunch. We both had superb sandwiches which were not bad value. The view from the terrace was wonderfull looking out over the sea with a good view of Isle Of White, Bournemouth and...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed August 30, 2014

excellent day ,went for the air show ,weather was really poor but we were under cover ,and food was brilliant. red arrows was amazing and the Typhoon was out of this world

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wonderful views over the sea and across to the IOW, however, although the menu looked great, lunch proved a non event. Staff quite ambivalent. Advertised freshly made sandwiches but we were had to accept 2 out of the three left on the counter (only 1pm...More

1  Thank MerrielJohanna
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Last year we ate at Riva after walking out of the Commodore pub across the road due to disinterested staff and counted ourselves fortunate as we thoroughly enjoyed a simple lunch. We returned this year after a coastal walk only to be faced with three...More

Thank Britannia07
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  • Address: Southbourne, Bournemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
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