Rivington Grill

Price guide: Expensive

Souk Al Bahar, Dubai

Price guide: Expensive

Rivington Grill

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#8 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Rivington Grill

A brilliant British outpost with an excellent view to boot.

Dubai isn't the first place you'd expect to find a slice of Shoreditch, but with the Rivington Grill, this is exactly what we've got. The only international outpost of the popular London eatery landed with aplomb just a couple of years back, instantly winning over the city with its excellent British grub, in particular it's fish and chips, the minted mushy peas of which I keep coming back to.  

Food and drink: 

The Rivington specialises in British fare, served well and without the usual bells and whistles that accompany most Dubai international imports. Seared scallops, Barnsley chop, fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding, all the favourites are here, generously portioned and almost always excellent.  

Recommended dishes: 

The fish and chips has quickly established itself as Dubai's best, as has the sticky toffee pudding (although I'm not sure anywhere else offers it).  

Ambience: 

It's a popular spot, so evenings are usually bustling but inviting affairs. It's relatively informal, but not really the spot for flip-flops and shorts. While it's a favourite among (mainly British) expats, it also sees many tourists, mainly due to the incredible views of the Dubai Fountain from the balcony tables.  

Service: 

Excellent, friendly and well-informed. Just so long as you have a reservation. 

Location: 

The Rivington is at the back of Souk Al Bahar, the small, Arabian-themed mall and dining centre just a stone's throw from the enormous Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountain. It's a great location. 

Price advice: 

Not cheap. Scallops will set you back around 70 dirhams, the fish and chips 110 dirhams and the Barnsley lamb chop 120 dirhams. However, children under 12 can eat for free between noon and 6pm. There's a good two-course business lunch available Sunday-Thursday, noon-4pm, for 80 dirhams.  

Tables to book: 

If it's not too hot, the outdoor tables are a must, giving you a great view of the impressive sound and light display of the Dubai Fountain each evening.  

More information on Rivington Grill:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British
Address:
Souk Al Bahar, Dubai
Telephone:
04 423 0903
Website:
http://www.rivingtongrill.ae
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily noon-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Rivington Grill? Would you recommended it?