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Exterior - Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant, Altrincham, Cheshire

Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

4.7
4.7
443 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

20:30


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Regional British (Northwest)

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–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 443 people are saying

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4.7
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  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just fantastic
  2. AC

    AlysonC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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
  3. LG

    LisaG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    lois2

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    ClaireJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, excellent service and food as good as always!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. F

    Foodie24

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Great roast
  11. 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 👍
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. j

    jal1

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food and a casual drinks service. Good place for an after work drink and food.
  27. D

    Dorothy

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I have had better beef wellington it wasn’t the best. But the service more than made up for it. Rex is attentive to his customers and great barman
  28. h

    helen

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, there is nothing negative to say. Great food. Excellent service. A great venue for a relaxing dinner.
  29. SN

    SuzieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are friendly and an amazing evening with live music.
  30. S

    Schilston

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the good there. Staff always nice and friendly. Had a great lunch with friends.
  31. K

    Katie

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice vibe. Good service. Lovely food Amazing cocktails
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent
  33. L

    Louise48

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent early evening out with friends from London. The waiting staff got a few things mixed up but our waitress was very friendly and efficient. I've had Sunday lunch here several times which is excellent and well worth a try.
  34. IS

    IanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    ordered the steak and chips at lunchtime but steak was of poor quality (lots of gristle) so the waitress brought me another one. Handled complaint well but the chef should never really have served it. 5 small pieces of meat which is probably the equivalent to a single kebab plus the chips for £13.50. I will leave you to be the judge of value for money. The wine was lovely and the service was good.
  35. B

    Boopy

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My daughter & managed to arrange a date to have dinner together in our busy lives! She wanted to go to Riva as she’d not managed to go yet so I was happy with that. Firstly we were shown to a table down the bottom end near the kitchen (the restaurant wasn’t overly busy at 6pm) … suffice to say we couldn’t stay at this table as the noise including ‘chefs’ own music & the voices & clattering were just to distracting from the music etc within the restaurant! Finally when settled we had a lovely waitress all evening who couldn’t have made our evening any better … I wish I knew her name… my daughter ordered the prawns & then mussels & fries for main .. I ordered devilled kidneys & mussels with fries for my main! The prawns were standard type no surprises & ok … my kidneys were tough & not what I expected! Then the real shame came … the mussels … the majority of these were shrivelled & unimpressive compared with other mussels I’ve had & not just on holiday! I really think unless they can get decent mussels don’t have them on the menu! The ambience at this restaurant was lovely … I feel if they sort the general standard of their food out they’ll do well. Thank you again to our lovely waitress.
  36. FR

    FRob

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food as always and the staff are so nice! We were a bit squashed on our table next to a loud family (but they were having a lovely time so no biggy!)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so lovely and helpful especially to our friends child. Sunday roast was lovely and decent portion. Will be back :)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely waitress - thank you
  39. L

    Loujds

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service , friendly, go out of their way to help.
  40. L

    Louise

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we've been here, but won't be the last! We went for bottomless brunch and felt the service was absolutely spot on, very attentive and only too happy to refill our glasses. We all went for the breakfast option and our minor alteration requests were no trouble at all and the food was absolutely delicious.

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 443 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

20:30


Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

4 Cecil Road Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 9PA

Additional information

  • Area

    Hale

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–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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