Rivea London

4.2
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259 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday:
Breakfast 07:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
Dinner 18:30 – 22:30
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Phone number
020 7151 1025
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Perfect for a special celebration or social gathering, Rivea’s exquisite private dining room is a uniquely designed and intimate space for up to 24 guests. Experience the classic flavours and vivid colours of the Riviera with attentive service in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting.
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Private Party Contact
Reservations Team: 020 7151 1025
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Public Transit
Knightsbridge underground station is a 5-minute walk away.
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Entertainment
Rivea’s private dining room, located on the same floor as the restaurant, is a unique space for every occasion, accommodating 6 to 12 guests. Bespoke 4-course and 5-course tasting menus created by the Chef are available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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t
London
27 reviews
Reviewed on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited long to be served. Food disappointing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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 !!!

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation with the family having a Christmas Lunch.

Everything was perfect and we really enjoyed ourselves.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Esperienza pessima

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was rather slow

FP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The quality of breakfast has gone down.

a
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

j
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

n
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

I
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Rivea:

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

We will be back - again & again & again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but quantity was small

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
London
47 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

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

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

U
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, Amazing Service

OS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

a
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

R
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

G
London
28 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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?

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

L
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all the respects

F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, excelent service, delicious food!

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