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“Great food nice restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar - CLOSED

Rivington Grill - Souk al Bahar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $160
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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170 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food nice restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Rivi is always a good choice to have a civilized meal and service. Choose the specials of the day or a la carte. The side dishes are always a good choice and the scallops are yummy. Service was excellent and now is a great time to sit outside.
You can watch the staff cooking as its an open kitchen...
We used our voucher from the Entertainer which was honored and used

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Loomi
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Fountain View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Tasty food with a wow experience by the Dubai Fountain.
Loved it!
Group dinner or something more personal? It makes an excellent spot!

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank mrsbom
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Perth, Australia
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190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Its okay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited here with the family and whilst the service was good and the food nice the choice of music and volume left it hard to have a conversation.
The wine, as anywhere in Dubai, is pricey.
They were able to accommodate us as a walk up request.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Paul N
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towcester
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“what a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

this is all about the view, end of, the best in the world!! sit outside and you overlook the Dubai Mall fountains display which is so incredible, you are also overlooking the Burj Khalifa which is awesome. The food is good, probably the best shephards pie in the world? I had calves liver which was brill, but you must go to see the view, priceless.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank paulwTowcester
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Devon
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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location - Terrible Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Booked a table for 5 on New Years Eve, what a fantastic location this was to see both the fire works and the fountains.

However the food (4 of our party had steaks) left a lot to be desired, all were served seared on the outside but not cooked (I like rare steak but not blue steak) two of us returned out steaks as under cooked. They were simply but under a flash grill so came back burnt on the outside and still not cooked inside.

I know this was News Years Eve and the main reason for being there was the fire works, at £100 per head the food simply not not worth £15 per head let alone the price paid.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank PaulSSS
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