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Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
457 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
WELCOME TO RIVA LOUNGE BAR AND RESTAURANT IN HALE VILLAGE

Great quality, serious but unpretentious food, with a friendly and personal service. All wrapped up in a relaxed, casual, comfortable setting.

Serving everything from Bottomless Brunch to Sunday Lunch, great cocktails alongside an extensive wine list.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Regional British (Northwest)

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu, Fri 12:00–00:00 Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 10:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    0161 928 4492

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@RIVAHALE.CO.UK OR 0161 928 4492.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room seats up to 12 people, ideal for those requiring privacy for a special celebration with family and friends, or exclusivity for business meetings. All with the opportunity of a fixed menu by advanced booking.

  • Area

    Hale

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 457 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Cheshire

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire

    Best Food

  • Cheshire

    Best Service

  • Cheshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire

    Best Value

  • Cheshire

    Lunch

  • Cheshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cheshire

    Special Occasions

  • Cheshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SD

    SueD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening; great experience, service and food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and the staff were lovely.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff excellent They made the evening
  4. LK

    LindaK

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, absolutely fabulous x never disappoints x
  5. N

    Novamullin

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday evening family meal for daughters 21…. Staff so welcoming and helpful and all meals lovely. Thanks for helping us celebrate
  6. A

    Ange

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food not so much for my husband. Service was excellent. Enjoyed the evening
  7. F

    Flossy60

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very welcoming experience at a first time visit to this restaurant. Staff were on board and very efficient. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will return
  8. C

    Ctjwine

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great. Service great. Very welcoming but background music level obtrusive but I do have hearing aids which do not help.
  9. PL

    PL123

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner at Riva. Fabulous all round. Thank you.
  10. L

    Lizzie

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Some great new additions to the menu and wine list
  11. MB

    MargaretB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening for my birthday, fabulous food with a great atmosphere. The two guys playing music and singing were brilliant. The bar staff and the girls waiting tables were also enthusiastic and friendly. Would absolutely recommend.
  12. HC

    HayleyC

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place, the service, food, the interior everything was just perfect! Its a nice chilled place with acoustic music every Thursday. The music was good. will be back to try their Sunday Lunch.
  13. MJ

    MalJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening Great service Really tasty mains - steak and salad nicoise ordered I would not recommend the salt and pepper prawn starter - very average
  14. JT

    JoanneT

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed. Not often that we walk away impressed by the whole package, but Riva was great.
  15. UL

    UtopiaL

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food . Nice atmosphere. The staffs are friendly.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just fantastic
  17. AC

    AlysonC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Lively ambience and great food, however we waited over 30 minutes to place our food order so the service definitely could have been better. Having said that, would recommend based on food and atmosphere
  18. LG

    LisaG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, professional, best Sunday roast I’ve ever had , lovely embience
  19. l

    lois2

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue, great food and wonderful staff! Will be back!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really excellent bistro serving amazing food with the best staff
  21. CJ

    ClaireJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon with great service from Rex & Annie. Food always great! Look forward to our next visit.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, excellent service and food as good as always!
  23. SD

    SusanD

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the seafood platter! Was delicious, our waitress was fabulous, lovely lady from Czechoslovakia super helpful, was our first visit but hopefully not our last
  24. T

    Troye

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food and service were good as was the background music though 4-5 people had come in to use the bar who were obviously drunk. Dancing and enjoying the music is ok, though when they became loud and more boisterous than you may find in a night club no one intervened. Given it’s a restaurant and we wanted to chat whilst eating it was awkward and didn’t make for a good atmosphere
  25. F

    Foodie24

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Great roast
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable as ever and food stunning. Liz our waitress was her usual friendly self and a superb host 👍
  27. NH

    NatalieH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food drinks and service, i would definitely recommend
  28. SS

    SteveS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service, enjoyed by all the family.
  29. LA

    LeenaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Great service and the live singer was brilliant. We had a really fabulous night and would definitely recommend.
  30. SK

    SueK

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there on Thursday evening and the food (pie) was amazing! The singer was absolutely brilliant. Great atmosphere - we love it in there!
  31. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager and seem all very attentive and kind worked very hard on a busy weekend. First visit will definitely return.
  32. P

    Pinky

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience2
    It started so well. Then after the main courses it all went down hill. I had to ask for my plate to be removed 25 minutes after the other plates had been taken. That was after trying to get someone's attention for 10 minutes. Mussels don't smell great after a while. Then when we paid the bill we said we would sort our own tip. Got told we had not paid correctly. We had but a £14 tip for not great service was not happening and also the sneaky charge for a tree.
  33. MB

    MartinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was possibly the best restaurant we have been to. Everything about this place is outstanding. Highly recommend
  34. SC

    SueC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu choices and beautifully cooked food. The staff were efficient and welcoming and the toilets get my vote!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, always very friendly. Great table by the window, our favourite! Food and service as excellent as always. Thanks to Lyndsey and team.
  36. K

    Karen

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Staff were excellent - friendly and professional. Very good quality food and lovely atmosphere.
  37. CS

    ClareS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the ambience of Riva. The staff are very friendly and professional, can't do enough to make sure you're enjoying your evening. Really enjoyed the food. We will definitely come again!
  38. JC

    JohnC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Riva has a nice buzz and the staff are totally brilliant, attentive, helpful and friendly. Food was well cooked and tasty but in truth the menu is looking a bit boring I’m afraid and there were only limited choices we fancied. Hardly any fish apart from stereotyped fish and chips, no thanks guys. Puddings mostly super sweet yuck, no fruity refreshers. I’ll always go again but pleeease update the menu!
  39. AC

    AndyC

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great vibe created by the two guys serving last night - both welcoming, professional and on the ball. A pleasure to see people who patently enjoy what they’re doing
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just love Riva, it’s a great place to enjoy great food in a relaxing atmosphere with super friendly staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

4 Cecil Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 9PA

Additional information

  • Area

    Hale

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu, Fri 12:00–00:00 Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 10:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Regional British (Northwest)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 928 4492

  • Catering

    PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@RIVAHALE.CO.UK OR 0161 928 4492.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room seats up to 12 people, ideal for those requiring privacy for a special celebration with family and friends, or exclusivity for business meetings. All with the opportunity of a fixed menu by advanced booking.

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