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Riviera, London, Greater London

Riviera

4.3
4.3
349 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Riviera brings a warm journey to the South of France. Celebrating a vibrant Mediterranean experience where creative and fresh flavours are mixed with a uniquely curated wine selection in an artistic dining room. We are Riviera, expect exquisite mouthful tastes and carefully crafted cocktails, all encompassed with fine art and live artists.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 8050 6932
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Mayfair
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch

What 349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

349 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere and food! The steak tartare was one of the best things i’ve ever had! And the Truffle Gnocchi was so tasty!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location, good music, good atmosphere. Food was average.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience! Amazing food and really good ambience!

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  4. MauricioC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice. We ordered the baby chicken and gnocci and both were good. Drinks were small for the price but good. Service must improve. We had to wait longer than desired to order our food even though waiters were walking past out our table multiple times. We would expect to have someone checking on us constantly for the prices we are paying. Bad service was recognized by kind waiter and we receive a free dessert.

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  5. Lizzy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m impressed , all the staff were lovely and welcoming. Food was great and scenery was nice as well . A 10/10 !

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  6. MintHerbie

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu, good wine list, and great view. Very attentive staff.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked to use the main restaurant and got to the venue on time but I was sat downstairs at the lounge / bar area . That was a great disappointment

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were highly disappointed.We were seated downstairs with no view even tho we booked in advance and wanted a space with a view of the city . The cocktail was highly unpleasant and food was ok .Other couple who got seated next us left as well as the restaurant couldn’t provide the table which was expected Overall would not recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charles and Vanessa were incredible hosts. Food was great quality, loved the atmosphere - it felt like we were in the South of France! 10/10

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful interior! Great food but should work on service. After serving us food they kind of forgot about us and had to asked them anytime we wanted something to drink. Should really work on that. Our empty plates after dessert were on the table for more than 30 min. I

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to this Restaurant. Very friendly and eager to please. Good food and wine. Friendly staff and excellent service. Expensive but will definitely revisit.

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  12. metroman

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The latest incarnation in this wonderful space is truly shocking. From haphazard service to really poor food, and at a very full £230 for two. Our starters were Hamachi and carpaccio, but were both presented in same way, and the Hamachi being particularly meagre. The chicken main course was just plain awful. The sort of thing you would find in a restaurant a third of the price. The octopus was VERY chewy. Came out thinking that another restaurant will be trying to make it in this space soon!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    To be honest, the dishes could be much better, but keep it up. The atmosphere is good, but the staffs there seem moody and inactive; no one topped up our water.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really bad service. Had to wait 30 minutes for our table. Was told only bar tables upstairs which wasn’t true. Escalators out of use. Service at table ooor. Food below average. Would not go back

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  15. Chris

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Half of our dishes was good, the other half was disappointing (starter much too sweet, tarte Tatin below par). Service was quite slow; to make things worse, we were asked to give our table back before our dessert had arrived, and we never got the coffee we had ordered and paid for. Service needs to get more professional. Much too expensive for the standards of food and service. I was meant to use Riviera for business lunches but will avoid it for now.

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  16. AlexTwoSpoons

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Lobster, and Octopus ... and the room is grand with high ceilings and saturday night has a very chilled DJ selection which is njot too loud. Unlike some of the more fashionable Mayfair places like Sexy Fish and Amazonico, it doesnt have that hen night feel, the Riviera is more grown up and sophostoicated. It should be harder to get a table, but a few days notice will get you a Saturday evening slot.

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  17. SidA

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Got a text 5 minute before saying table is ready. Arrived and still have to wait 15 minutes before seated. Staff were all over the place. Ordered a bottle of champagne, have to remind staff to fill in the glass a few times. Didn’t even managed to order dessert, as waited 20 minutes for someone to give us any attention, but that time we’re already ready to leave. What a shame as the food was good, ruined by poor service.

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  18. TobiA

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff across the board were A1…the setting & service were the highlight…food although good wasn’t as impressive as the venue itself (which I’d put up there with anywhere else in London)

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  19. IreneD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic! the food was great also the service perfect

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  20. julia

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The value I paid for dinner I can spend in any other restaurant in Mayfair that I love. Food:expectations haven’t met. Escargo, my favourite dish in France I ate with no enjoyment. It wasn’t good. Octopus was good. Wine wonderful Ladies at the entrance offered amazing welcome. Service at the 1 floor of the restaurant requires training. Restaurants that level in Mayfair have no right for mistake.

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  21. JivyaaD

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite indicating in the comments when booking our table at the Riviera to celebrate my birthday, we were disappointed that there was no cake or staff singing happy birthday to me, especially since we witnessed it being done for another guest at a nearby table.

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  22. JoseB

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, incredible location and decoration, amazing cocktail bar, service needs improving to match the amazing kitchen. We visited for lunch and it was long and never felt rushed, really impressive food, seabass carpaccio so full of flavour, great dressing. Lobster salad also really tasty and nice combination of salad & dressing. Gnocchi truffle and cheese were very generous and nicely presented; lamb cutlets really tender and full of flavour, they could not accommodate gluten free french fries but found an alternative mashed pure, which it’s ok, although there were only 2 tables being served at the time and maybe they could have used a separate pan for the gluten free fries, but fair alternative found. Fillet mignon and grilled bass well presented and nicely cooked. Tarte Tatin, absolutely top! Service was poor, poor boy who was our waiter, nothing wrong with him, it’s the person who put him on that role, wouldn’t know what the plates looked like, you ask how the seabass was served/presented and he had to scroll through his phone to find the picture, seemed he had never seen it or tried it, sent us to the staff toilet (didn’t probably know you’d have to take a lift for the customer’s toilet), he had an apron that had seen better days. As mentioned, only 2 tables being served at the time, no maitre to be seen, only to show us an alternative to the wine selected as the one we picked wasn’t available. Poor, poor service standard, at least that was our experience, it felt like being served by the junior runner in a one star Michelin restaurant with one star prices.

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  23. daniellezb

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Really poor experience - might have been caused by it being on a Monday night but a few problems: - two of the chosen wines were not on the menu, we ended up going for our third choice - food was overpriced and greasy - service - whilst friendly - was not of the calibre I had expected - lift to the toilets were broken so had to use a different one, which were incredibly dirty - not a fault of the restaurant but one of the street lights (visible from the window) was broken so we had a strobe light effect I’m afraid to say that I won’t be coming back and will not be recommending to anyone.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The starter dishes should have been coursed out rather that having all 4 dropped at the same time. Our server was not engaging at all and didn’t seem to understand hospitality. The dishes sounded amazing when researching but they were all so/so. Definitely lacking salt and the buratta was basically a ball of mozzarella. You can tell it has the potential to be a nice place to have a meal but needs some work on the service and food.

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  25. SnapJudgment

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality food and attentive, quick, friendly service. Ambience recreates the Riviera. Restrooms frustrating to access and front of house could use more than one host when trying to deal simultaneously with arrivals, departures, coat check, and the throng of people in the lobby who may be awaiting the lift.

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  26. LilyS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Whilst the food was pleasant, the service was terrible. We spent 2 hours and 40 minutes in the restaurant and managed to only consume two courses and one drink each in that time because service was that slow. Our one drink took over half an hour to arrive and for the remaining 2 hours there, nobody offered us a second drink. The spent plates from our starters sat in front of us for over half an hour before being cleared. It also took a considerable amount of time to flag down any member of staff to get the bill at the end. I wouldn't go again.

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  27. TimothyH

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambience were excellent. The lift to the restrooms, the only method of reaching them, was ridiculously slow on our visit. I will be checking to ensure this is fixed before I book again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night restaurant. The food was very good and the ambiance was soft and refined.

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  29. Spitfire

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! The service was a bit lacking. Wonderful setting for a meal.

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  30. Assenheim

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful interior design and ambiance Excellent service Great food A must!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere and good food. Kind and professional staffs

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  32. AoradA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place nice food perfect service from Abdo

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  33. Summer

    Zurich

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Bathroom could be improved. Waiter seemed a bit bored.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were given the worst table in the house beside the kitchen. Waiter service v poor. Food very good however to save the day.

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  35. MohamedH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time with a fantastic ambience. Loved the food and wine !!

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  36. Splash

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were delicious! Food was mediocre. Fine but not comparable to other top end restaurants. Tartare (beef and tuna) both bland. Steaks fine but not particularly tasty. Gnocchi was the highlight as was the only really tasty offering. Staff were pleasant but not attentive after ordering. Were kind to offer an adaptation for a child which was greatly appreciated. No offer of steak knives or condiments. Lift to the toilet (only way to access) not working properly and no handwash in the ladies. DJ was great - lively blend but not over powering.

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  37. EmmaStolen

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, good vibe, the dj played a suitable music and food was delicious! (The fries were exceptional, a must when visiting ;)) we are for sure coming back.

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  38. VendelaP

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The location is great and the interior is beautiful but that's about it... We got dirty glasses, corked wine and the wrong food. Would not recommend!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, but the music could be more high class

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fair , service was ok & staff were quite sweet. I did not like the decor of restaurant or the design of restaurant. To me it looked a bit 1970’s . Not a humming , busy place & would not go there for a fun time.

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FAQs

Riviera is rated 4.3 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Riviera

23 St James's St, London, Greater London SW1A 1HA

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
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