Rivea London

4.3
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260 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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Inspired by the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, Rivea London offers French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting.

The delicate menu incorporates the classic flavours and vivid colours of the Riviera.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Natlousea
London
1 review
Reviewed on 23 October 2019
Overall3FoodServiceAmbience

Good food, great setting, perfect after coming back from an Italian holiday and celebrating an occasion.

Only advice is to watch the wine list. We ordered a wine that had 2 different years available and when the wine came it was the more expensive year...mistakenly we didnt notice we just recognised the name and when the bill came the difference in price was £100. The wine didnt taste as if it came from that price bracket.
Also I booked the set menu and when I arrived I was told I was booked for the more expensive set menu price. Which wasn't the case and I had to show the staff emails to prove this.

The 3 stars is for the food. Because it was good. But out of the restaurants I have been to in London, I had a few too many little but expensive issues here.

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vipSnaileater
London
30 reviews
Reviewed on 20 August 2019
Overall5FoodServiceAmbience

Within the luxurious Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, delicious food with variety of dishes inspired by French/Italian cuisine. Space between the tables, comfortable dining. Very good

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Waited long to be served. Food disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Absolutely not tasty food!! absolutely!!! from 5 dishes (bill for 2 person was about 300 pounds, without alcohol) only fish was edible and that was dry and even with potatoes inside even people at the next table returned main dishes because of their total bad taste !!! One Hour we was waiting hot dishes. Between appetizer an interval of 10-15 minutes.
Dear restaurant management, pay attention to the kitchen, this is the main thing for the restaurant, but you have it terrible !!!

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SMen
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation with the family having a Christmas Lunch.

Everything was perfect and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Esperienza pessima

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was rather slow

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vipFranP
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Price of main courses are very expensive compared to menu outside the restaurant and on the price review on book a table!
But restaurant is very nice, quiet and elegant! Food is very nice too. Great selections of bread and nice service.

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vipSunny5
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The quality of breakfast has gone down.

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azadehn
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

I love to dine in luxury hotels and have tried many so far non was the same as this one. called the restaurant on Sunday morning to book the 3 course meal offer for my birthday. Our booking was at 2:15 pm and I called the restaurant at 2pm to say we might arrive 5 to 10 minutes late as it was difficult to park near there but the lady said she won't be able to accept us any later than 2:15 at all! She offered to change our booking to another time and as it was my birthday we agreed to come back evening time. We had to spend all our afternoon from 2 to 7pm in central London and when we get there by 7pm they told us three course deal is not available for dinner!!! I was so disappointed that why I wasn't informed this over the phone and didn't really have a good experience on my birthday. Dinner menu main courses were not as strong as the other competitors I have tried so far.

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Dining
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is tasty and service is good!
Worth trying and must try the soufflé as dessert!

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vipjswiyg
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friend gathering. Relatively good service. Food not great portion but ok

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nicknick
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As soon as we stepped in the hotel, we were greeted by the receptionist immediately, who led us to the restaurant; the serveur provided excellent services too. We went on a Sunday (US Mother's Day); it was very quite, just a dozen of diners.

The choices on the menu was OK, but no soup or a cocktail list? Portion of each dish was appropriate, nothing much was wasted. Overall, it was a good meal and we enjoyed it. Thank you.

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vipIbadanboy
London
40 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Rivea:

Wonderful service, superb staff, excellent food, lovely intimate environment.

We will be back - again & again & again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good but quantity was small

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vipandre
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent albeit from a limited menu. There was a lot of originality in the dishes. The sea bass carpaccio with citrus was outstanding. The only draw back was the wine list which is a bit pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Fantastic service, good taste but I hope they have more menu

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shiyi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

suitable price. best cod ever!!! good and elegant service

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Canaryw2012
London
52 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Rivea and it did not disappoint, the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the minute you walk down the stairs you feel like you are in another world and forget you are in bustling Knightsbridge. The food is excellent with a fantastic selection available for everyone. The wine sommelier was a fantastic Italian woman from Puglia who was very informative and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant, we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Awful set menu Christmas dinner. But staff was lovely. Bland food. Weird combinations

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and nice decor! Took my friend here for her birthday on a Friday evening. It was fairly quiet bit they were so attentive and gave her little sweet treats!

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Unpretentious
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have returned to Rivea a few times and have never been disappointed. We initially booked for my husband's deal and secured an excellent value deal from Open Table. Because of this we wondered if we would be treated differently, e.g. poorer service, second class menu, etc. But this was FAR from the case. The service was exceptional, and although the dishes themselves are small (as you would expect) there is a steady supply of delicious home-made bread. I won't spoil it for anyone by giving away too much info but I will say that there are extra touches that this restaurant bring to the meal that make it even more special. The food itself is a delicious french/italian mix driven by having both associations with Alain Ducasse and Bulgari. The tiramisu is a must! I am pregnant and so not drinking but the sommelier had no issue recommending wine by the glass for my husband to try - and her recommendations were delicious! This treatment is a marked difference from Marcus Wareing's restaurant at the Berkeley where the sommelier - knowing that we were not the sort of diners that could afford expensive bottles of wine - was completely uninterested in helping us. This is why the headline of my review for Rivea is "unpretentious". The decor is beautiful and it is a lovely, quiet environment to enjoy a special occasion - you will not be disappointed.

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JKCGLI
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Third venture to this restaurant now and I have not been disappointed. Lovely well decorated environment and the food is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

The main course was horrible.The chicken was smelly and black(not burnt)but disgusting looking and I refused to eat it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Food, Amazing Service

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OliverS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rivea is always such an amazing restaurant to dine in whether it be for a date or a dinner with a close friend. The beautiful atmosphere and incredible decor, coupled with a very varied and exciting menu (and fantastic vegetarian options) makes this a very special night out. I was with my friend and we had a beautiful orange infused white wine, recommended by the lovely waitress. This complimented the food beautifully. The staff here are so attentive and lovely and really give you 100%.

Thank you Rivea for an amazing night!

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vipabsolutelyravenous
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was the standout success of our Rivea visit. We had two young diners and they were attended to brilliantly.
The dining room is at basement level and is a bit cold and dim, but all 6 of us were comfortable in our booth.
The starters were pleasant: the gnocchi tasty with the sage and Parmesan but the octopus strangely tasteless, though pretty

We ordered a double of the Cote de Boeuf for the 4 adults to share. The portions were ample and the beef wasn't chewy, but strangely lacked flavour for an on-the-bone cut.

The adults were so full, we all passed on dessert, although the girls enjoyed a raspberry tart

Coffee was accompanied by some pleasant petit fours.

The service was very attentive and even sweet with the girls, but the food was sadly average and overall it didn't make for a standout dining experience.

For the price point, expected more

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vipRobyung
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the portions bigger than expected. One appetiser and main course would suffice, I think.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

absolutely spectacular service, almost matched by the beautifully presented and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Our waitress Haidi was very friendly and thoughtful. Chef went to the extra mile to ensure food was the way we wanted. We received a small delicous mini cake for our anniversary which was a very pleasant surprise. Many thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service hear were just incredible. The gnocchi, the veal, the lobster we're all highlights. There was a fun beginning to the meal, and it ended wonderfully. It was not crowded when we went, and we got great service. The dining room is luxurious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Fantastic ambiance! And the food was absolutely Devine!!

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Host2impress
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

I chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration after the last visit. Food was so good that I didn't hesitate to book it again. I was a bit disappointed this time with their Wagu Beef and truffles. I still can't understand why this culinary combination is so highly recommended except they can charge a lot for it. Still good and enjoyable cooking especially on the unusual starters and fish. Service was a bit over attentive but we were very impressed with their wine recommendations.

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vipGreedy
London
28 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the afternoon in Rivea. The venue was very tranquil and beautifully styled. Each of the plates was presented like a work of art. The staff were absolutely charming and could not have been more helpful. I appreciated the wonderful scents in different areas of the hotel ... Bulgari maybe?

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Host2impress
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience5

Quite a gem find in Knightsbridge. Very quiet and atmospheric bar for drinks but expensive. Two glasses of champagne comes to £50.
Dinner is very good. The lamb was superb. Service is impeccable. Would recommend it.

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Lindsay63
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and were initially dissappointed that the Ritz , where we had eaten on special occasions before was fully booked. Disappointed we were not , it was equally as good. The service was second to none and the food amazing. We had opted for the 3 course lunch menu which I have to say was an absolute bargain... but maybe I shouldnt mention that . Will definately visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in all the respects

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Fflyer
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a special occasion of French dining. The food was amazing and the almond ice cream was delicious! Service was great, as usual. Cannot be faulted for food , service or ambience!

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SSSSLin
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good on every front. Food, service, atmosphere, all excellent every time we go there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was very good and friendly without being forced. Food was excellent and the lamb was outstanding.

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Rivea London is rated 4.3 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.