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Rivaaz Restaurant

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
+44 1590 679999
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (80 reviews)
“poppadoms” (38 reviews)
“lamb” (39 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Got last minute early booking as we were staying close by. Specially asked for naan bread to be lightly cooked and it was perfect. The two curries we ordered were very tasty & very tender.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kevinfC6543LX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited here a couple of years ago and were distinctly underwhelmed. However, last year it won a prestigious award so we thought we’d give it another go. We were very pleasantly surprised: food was absolutely excellent, copious portions, tender meat and well flavoured...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CaroRich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service. The food here is obviously very fresh and cooked to order. The level of spicing in all the dishes we had was meticulous. Well done!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jfp123809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was really busy with reservations only. Luckily we booked! The food was nice and tasty although I wouldn’t say it was any different from around the corner. The difference is in the atmosphere and the staff being really friendly. The restaurant is modern...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank H6715TIpatricks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were craving Indian in the New Forest so stopped here for dinner. Atmosphere is lovely and upscale. Food was good but definitely not the best Indian. Quite greasy and heavy and many of the dishes were just too sweet and coconutty

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tonyacturrell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Rivaaz, fantastic food and an example of how an Indian restaurant should be done. Unfortunately we moved away from Lymington in the summer but came back to see friends and there was only one place we wanted to eat, Rivaaz! The food is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Caz-Wilts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its very rare to find a restaurant almost full on a Monday evening in mid winter so I was glad I'd made a reservation. Staff were attentive. helpful and friendly. Food was outstanding! I always have the same chicken madras but decided to try something...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carole J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again we are highly delighted with the fabulous Indian cuisine! We often try different dishes and have never been disappointed! Super friendly and efficient staff and delicious food! What more is there to ask for! We look forward to another visit very soon!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cathiesavin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal last night! Service was excellent and food very tasty. I would happily recommend. Plenty of food and good value.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SmilerLV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Rivaaz since it opened many years ago and it has been consistently of high quality, value and great service. This visit was of no exception. One area we are very pleased with is the care in ensuring one of our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve A
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Response from 7Henry7 | Reviewed this property |
Despite Lymington being very expensive, £12 for two bottles of Cobra is extortionate! The average pint price in Lymington is about £4.
24 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 St. Thomas Street, New Forest, Lymington SO41 9NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 679999
  • E-mail
Creating unique and innovative Indian cusine. Rivaaz will guide you through Indian food like no other restaurant in the New Forest. Experience our relaxing atmosphere while indulging in our delicious food created by masters of the cuisine.
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