Haute Eat: Rivington Grill

Situated in the Souk al Bahar overlooking the Burj Khalifa, Rivington Grill offers a warmly lit close-seated interior which recalls the likes of a popular restaurant in London. The restaurant offers a seasonal modern British menu made from locally-sourced ingredients. The continuous flow of guests and friendly staff creates a heartwarming ambiance.

The interior’s upscale English tavern-like ambiance has art work displayed on all walls. The restaurant is associated with the Taksheel Gallery and currently displays works by Geta Meh, Jalal Abuthina, Hussain Ali Al-Numairy and two pieces by Lateefa Maktoum. The art work, low ceilings and warm lights create a cozy ambiance untypical of most Dubai eateries.

We started our meal with a succulent Severn and Wye Scottish smoked salmon and pan seared scallops with cauliflower and sauce Jacqueline accompanied by a rich and fruity 2010 Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. For the main course we ordered a grilled sea bass with a rich and creamy brown shrimp butter sauce, a beef fillet and green beans and sugar snap peas served on the side.

Our meal was wholesome and heartening but it was the desserts which really hit home. We shared a Sticky Toffee Pudding, Eton Mess and and a warmed chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream. The Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee Pudding were instant favorites. A traditional English dessert consisting of strawberries, meringue, and cream, the Eton Mess was a wonderful mix or “mess” shall we say, of fluffy meringue and sweet strawberries. The sticky toffee pudding was deliciously moist, warm and full of gooey toffee.

Warm ambiance, friendly staff, and heartening English cuisine, Rivington Grill is great on any night.

04 423 0903

Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai