My daughter and partner are currently staying there for a couple of nights. We went to meet them last night and have dinner together in the restaurant. The restaurant that in the Riviera's description says :-
"Fine dining has arrived at the Riviera hotel’s Bowleaze restaurant open to all visitors and non-residents. Boasting the culinary talents of Chef Mohammed Rikas who has recently taken over the kitchen to great success.
Rikas’ menu features classic and modern dishes which he has made his own, using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Behind the art deco architecture, a warm yet professional welcome awaits you. Elegant surroundings set the scene for exquisite food with exciting combinations of flavour, meticulously prepared and beautifully presented".
We dined mid evening and the A/La Carte menu consisted of 5 choices,
Fish & chips
Ham & egg (or pineapple ) with chips
Scampi & chips with salad
Sausage & mash with bacon gravy
Beef burger, chips & salad
This sumptuous fare was supplemented by 3 dishes of the day,
Breast of chicken with veg.
Two varieties of fish.
Hardly exquisite food with exciting combinations.
My daughter insisted on paying (a special treat as I have been ill), so I did not feel it my right to complain but my wife and I sat there squirming with embarrassment.
The hotel has spent a lot of money on refurbishment but what a let down the restaurant is. The restaurant is described as the perfect place for a romantic meal it is more the setting for an elaborate staff canteen and the idea of having the only bar that was open in the hotel is frankly ridiculous, hardly amenable to a quiet cocktail before dining.
We will never go back there for a meal or recommend it to anyone else, a shame as so much could be made of this 1930s Art Deco hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in an Art Deco style, the majority of our rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pools. (Outdoor pool seasonal only). Set in Bowleaze Cove the Riviera Hotel is just 2.5 Miles from the town centre. Also nearby are the Sealife Centre as well as Lodmoor nature reserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Weymouth, Dorset