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Rivaaz Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
+44 1590 679999
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a busy Friday night, but luckily we'd booked for our party of 6. We went straight into mains and side dishes (after popadoms) and all of us were very pleased with our choices and the large portion sizes. I had a lamb Akbori, which was very good. Side dishes were also generous and good. Service was excellent. Any... More 

Thank LondonMikeS
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great customer service and the food was really lovely. Very good choice on the menue and the wine and drinks were also excellent value. Would highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Lymington

Thank Doug H
Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern Indian restaurant with a selection of out of the ordinary dishes. Service quick and very courteous. Mire expensive than a standard Indian restaurant and the food is highly spiced.

Thank christine_matthews32
Willenhall, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always think that you can tell so much about an Indian restaurant by the way they make tarka dhal. It has to be just about the simplest dish on the menu, being basically lentils, water, turmeric and garlic yet it's amazing how badly some restaurants mess it up. Here at the Rivaaz they do it perfectly, creamy and garlicky,... More 

1 Thank Nigel K
Bodrum Turkey
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry but the food was bland and warm as opposed to hot and spicy. I understand their point that the average Brit doesn't want it too hot but( spicy) one dish could havebeen medium hot at least. The drinks were pricy and the desserts ended up being pricey as well. We made the mistake of ordering ice cream with the... More 

2 Thank EJCBodrum
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for the same Friday evening. The restaurant was busy and noisy. Lots of people enjoying themselves whilst having a truly scrumptious meal. The staff were very pleasant. They didn't rush us and were very helpful. The food arrived freshly prepared and presented well. Portions sizes were good. We couldn't manage to finish and were offered "doggy bag"... More 

Thank Sha D
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good portions and tasty food. Would recommend. Service was very good and food wasn't too expensive..

Thank will O
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered,warm welcome and noisy chatter from several tables pushed together. Attentive service. Very good food. The lively atmosphere began to get a bit too loud as the evening progressed but that is so much better than having a morgue-like atmosphere. The one-star lost was taken by the man with the very loud voice at the next table who needed... More 

Thank MJB_Strete_Ralegh
Selsey, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with a friend on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was busy, with a good atmosphere - until they turned on loud pop music. On request, they kindly turned it down (but turned it up again later, only to be asked to turn it down again). The food was excellent and the service attentive, professional and faultless. If you don't... More 

Thank John_D1096378
Lymington, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a meal in another Lymington Restaurant very recently, they say comparisons are odious but must compare. The welcome on entering Rivaaz was so different, warm, efficient and considerate, the 'other place' gave no welcome, staff not brilliant and food mediocre, so Rivaaz delighted us. Super menu, staff helpful in making a choice, condiments lovely, all the dishes we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $32
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 679999
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?