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) #35 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ French, Caribbean, Soups
84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
+44 7724 822386
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Caribbean, Soups, Jamaican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, decent value and fantastic service. What more can you ask! Visited twice now and both times all plates cleared. Tasty tasty ingredients. Not a massive menu but for me that works well...gives you a chance to work your way through as you will...More

Thank gillijam2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to Riverlife for dinner with a couple of friends who had never been before - both have said they can't wait to go back again! The food was great - so tasty and full of flavour with decent portion sizes. I had one of...More

Thank Lea_cat1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Saturday I had a fabulous birthday bash at Riverlife for 40 people and I was treated llike a queen ,the restaurant looked absolutely amazing,it would have put a top hotel to shame,the menu which we had negotiated before was sublime. The team Bummba and...More

Thank nancy822
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go to place . I cannot recommend this place any stronger than it is consistently beyond excellent . When i am in Edinburgh i do not seem to anywhere else. The food is home cooking master chef level style that is...More

1  Thank Drsimulacra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food here is lovely. Flavours are sumptuous. We enjoy Cottons in London which we love but the flavours at River lifer were amazing and unique. I can thoroughly recommend the almond fish, which to be honest I can’t wait to taste again. Service was friendly...More

Thank HousePeople
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say I WOW. Thoroughly enjoyed the food as did my party (5 in all). No complaints and that is a surprise given my woman Try it. You'll love it. Especially the jerk chicken which I had for both starter and main.

1  Thank alscot111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in RiveRLife this evening and had one of the best meals I've ever had. We shared king prawn starter and thank goodness I didn't have it on my own! My fish with coconut, coriander and almond was almost indescribable - huge, melt in...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I looked for a Caribbean restaurant while in Edinburgh over the weekend and was pleased to find RiverLife so close to Haymarket. Thoroughly recommend! The owners are very friendly and the food is amazing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Booked for my husbands birthday ,we were not disappointed The food fantastic , has was the service , Will be back ,would recommend you won't be disappointed

Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Can only reiterate what others have said - interesting menu, delicious food, friendly service and BYOb. Loved our dishes of scallops, fish fillet and mutton curry, highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank chocsEdinburgh
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10 August 2016|
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Response from dpsc05580 | Reviewed this property |
It was not too spicy but enough to make it tasty!! Go, you'll enjoy it!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 7724 822386
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riverRLife has been nominated as one of Scotland's fantastic restaurant serving cuisines from around the world in the Scotland's Best Rest Of The World Restaurant category! If you want riveRLife to be in the running to become Scotland's best,then please spare a moment and vote for riverRLife using the website link on our Facebook page as link will not be accepted on this tripadvisor page. riverRLife is fully BYOB, no corkage charged! riveRLife opened it's doors to the public in mid-July 2012. A very friendly, family run restaurant, 5 minutes walk from Haymarket Train Station in Edinburgh. Our cuisine is an unusual fusion of French Provencal and Caribbean. We take pride in the fact that our food is tasty, freshly made every time, using locally sourced produce and very good value for money. Our price range is £ 4.95 To £16.95. We look forward to serving you and yours at here at riveRLife at some point.
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