Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

4.6
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63 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
WELCOME TO RIVA LOUNGE BAR AND RESTAURANT IN HALE VILLAGE, OFFERING GREAT QUALITY, SERIOUS BUT UNPRETENTIOUS FOOD, WITH A FRIENDLY AND PERSONAL SERVICE. ALL WRAPPED UP IN A RELAXED, CASUAL AND COMFORTABLE SETTING WITH LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY FROM 7.30PM.

Our well laid out bar will serve you up some fantastic drinks, with a wide choice of mixers, some great tasting classic cocktails, along with a few from our special cocktail selection to really get you into the swing. Alternatively, you might prefer a longer drink, a Moretti beer, a cask ale which is Cheshire Cat locally sourced.

To help you to get into the relaxed mood our we have a warm rustic feel with funky seating and chunky tables, along with stylish industrial light fittings, all creating a warm ambience. With some great chilled music to sway along to you will be looked after by our friendly and personable team.
What 63 People Are Saying
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RE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time in the restaurant and thought the food, service was very good.
However, we were seated in the far corner and felt a draught in that area. It wouldn’t put me off returning to the restaurant, but I would ask to sit elsewhere next time.

A
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat! Sunday roast was great! Staff very friendly! I would and have highly recommend this restaurant. 10/10

Thank you

LO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere

BH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal at Riva in Hale very tasty food and helpful friendly staff. All in all a very good experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It would have been nice to asked if we wanted more drinks or if everything was ok a little more - we also rescued a gent who had fallen out the door as the Handel broke - a thank you ladies or would you like a drink for being so helpful would have been nice - overall nice food good price - just a wee bit more customer service and would be perfect

KM
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great evening with friends here. Staff friendly, helpful and really looked after us. Food and atmosphere great. Will be back soon

EH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location ,vibe & food.live singer on as it was a Thursday evening .

MF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Meal beautifully cooked. Staff couldn’t do enough for you.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great atmosphere, little cold each time the door opened so see if you can book a table at the back

O
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was a Saturday lunch time. The service, food and the atmosphere was great. it was so nice we returned the following Saturday morning for brunch. the full english breakfasts were AMAZING, once again the service was fantastic.
We're booking for Sunday lunch very soon. can't wait. This family owned Restaurant is a GEM. So glad we discovered it.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere with live music, attentive staff and food great

D
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to dine in a family owned restaurant who serve excellent food with a smile on their faces

MD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice atmosphere. Would recommend without question.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The staff are friendly. The food
Amazing
I recommend this restaurant for any occasion

BB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were welcomed by a lovely barman who made us feel very welcome and sat us a the bar whilst waiting for our table to be ready (we arrived half an hour early) . The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was lovely and good value for money. There was a relaxed feel to the place and you could easily spend a few hours in the place happily drinking cocktails or eating. My wife and I were very impressed and will recommend it to friends and family as well as popping back later in the year.

EB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place, service and food only let down was the table near the window/ bar. When we go again that will be avoided 😄

SB
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service , staff all very attentive and quick with both drink and food orders , will be back

JD
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early Sunday lunch so quiet anyway. We have been trying Sunday lunches lots of places but this was definitely the best. The staff were all lovely too.

c
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a Saturday Evening meal. I have to say all the staff were great, particularly Jonathan and Liz. Food was great, (we are constantly disappointed in other places). Good menu selection and specials. We will be returning.

BS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Bar staff and waitress service very attentive. Happy to advise on menu choice.

CA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , friendly staff ,exquisite setting . Good music . Would recommend.

EK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Riva 4 times in the last 12 months and in my opinion it's the best restaurant in Hale.
Good , friendly service, excellent food and the restaurant always has a nice vibe.
Highly recommended.

SF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. Will definitely be going back.

IR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it, staff and service is great

CK
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very pleasant evening & wine was good.
The food was fine but ideally the pie’s pastry could have been less heavy

JK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance in the evening with a super selection of food. The gluten free menu was excellent and the food was well presented and very tasty. Will definitely go again.

d
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good meal, great service, the only issue was on a cold evening, it's not very comfortable sat in the window seats, but not unbearable.

RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and relaxed. Food and ambience were fantastic. Had the roast dinner - so much care and attention to detail - beautifully presented and very tasty! Will defo be back!

MJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with friends . It’s the second time we’ve been & we have thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. The staff & management are very welcoming, the food is lovely, both in a very nice atmosphere

LK
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Riva never disappoints. Great food, great atmosphere and brilliant entertainment on Thursday nights. Love this place x

R
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We really like the atmosphere in Riva.

TL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our second visit and would definitely recommend. On our first visit we booked late, we had Sunday lunch which was excellent but there was an item on the menu which I ordered and was told was no longer available which I understood as the restaurant was extremely busy, sadly on our second visit which was booked early for 1 o’clock we went back for Sunday lunch, there were hardly any diners but once again there was something unavailable on the menu. It wasn’t a massive problem but it would be better to let diners know when handing out the menu of anything missing. Staff are very friendly and food is very good, we will be attending one of their week day evenings when they have music as it also comes highly recommended.

RP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere at Riva, we had prawns followed by Chateubriand, no room for desert but a couple of cocktails at the bar. The food was absolutley top notch, an all round great evening, I would definitely recommend.

JE
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyable meal on Friday night, service was quite slow but the staff were really friendly and professional.
It was very busy so we weren’t surprised the service was a little slower.
We last visited in May and the menu had changed...really lovely!

AC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff and more importantly, good food. I would definitely return.

RP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for two on Friday, was a very enjoyable night, great food, cocktails and fantastic customer service , live music Brilliant, all in all a great night will def return

A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere but quite noisy. Staff were pleasant . Average restaurant, average food. Nothing bad it special to report.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is lovely. Nice choices. The staff are so nice and friendly. Helpful.
This is our second visit. And we’re booked again

HR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous value for money attentive staff and possibly the best steak and ale pie I have ever had ! Highly recommend Riva

k
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant recommend Riva enough, such a fab place in Hale, food good, staff professional, welcoming, amazing at their jobs and service excellent, owners are so helpful and attentive!