Award winning Indian cuisine at Rivaaz in Lymington
Rivaaz has been with us now for over eight years, located at the top of town it has gone from strength to strength and has just been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the third year running.. Diners flock to this Indian eatery whether it is a weeknight or bustling weekend evening. The atmosphere at Rivaaz is always relaxed and the style of the restaurant wouldn’t be out of place in the heart of one of London’s swankiest locations.
“Rivaaz” is the ancient Sanskrit word for “Tradition” and it is with this in mind that that the menus at Rivaaz have been crafted. Using authentic Indian spices and creating unique flavours is what Rivaaz does best adding a modern flair to all the cooking. Rivaaz is not your typical Indian restaurant, funky jazz music plays in the background while you indulge in deliciously cooked Indian delicacies.
Rivaaz Lymington is headed up by the young and enthusiastic Shahin Malek (or Shah as he is more popularly known), having graduated from the University of Westminster in 2005 with a Masters In Marketing, his ambition to create something like no other can be seen in what Rivaaz has become over the years it has been established. His enthusiastic approach is passed onto his staff who take great pride in what they are set out to do and this makes for service which is second to none.
Rivaaz has recently had a state of the art kitchen fitted in a newly extended part of the building. This has led for the existing restaurant to become larger in size and can now accommodate up to 80 diners in luxury and comfort.
The best thing of all about Rivaaz Lymington, is that although every element is a cut above the norm, you still only pay the prices that you would expect to pay for any other Indian meal “anywhere”. A win win?? We think so!!
What to eat…..
On various occasions, members of the lymington.com team have frequented Rivaaz Lymington, hence having tasted much of the Menu. Must try’s include:
- Popadoms with the Delicious Chutney Tray (Mint Yoghurt Sauce, Onion Salad, Mango Chutney and “Unique to Rivaaz” Sweet Coconut Chutney)
- King Prawn Puri brims with spice and succulence only possible with fresh produce
- Nawabi Tava comprises of a delightful combination of chicken, lamb, king prawns and duck all cooked together with whole spices and tamarind and served sizzling. Beautifully presented and delicious!
- The Zaal Makhani is delicious and full of flavour
- The Pilau rice is soft and fluffy and Nan breads come hot, straight out of their tandoori oven.
Many prefer to drink wine nowadays with their meals and Shah has put a lot of effort into selecting the right wines to go with Indian food by employing specialist wine suppliers who understand the special requirements, but if you prefer beer then there are four kinds in stock at all times, as well as cider.
7 St. Thomas Street
Tel:01590 - 679 999 or 679 464