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84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
+44 7724 822386
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12:30 - 23:00 Hours
French, Caribbean, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 611 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner last week. Everything was lovely. The menu was varied with plenty of choice. Difficult to decide on what to choose. Each course was presented beautifully. Everything very tasty. The waitress was very friendly and inretested in ensuring all customers had good service....More

1  Thank drumq
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow - Muumba and her staff were extremely welcoming. Food was superb and authentic ... not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. We'll certainly be back.

1  Thank Irene L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It would be easy to walk by this restaurant and that would be a shame because it’s a little gem. There food is french/Caribbean but more leaning to Caribbean side.If you like spicy tasty food that box is ticked, Want nicely cooked racked lamb ribs...More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met my mother and her friend here after the rugby - after struggling to fine anywhere to book - as I had heard good things. The restaurant itself is relatively small and tastefully decorated with Caribbean influences. The atmosphere was loud but very happy,...More

1  Thank katiemox
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very lucky to return here recently courtesy of a groupon voucher as I had enjoyed it so much on a previous visit with family. This time my other half was with me and we had a delicious two course meal which included spicy...More

1  Thank ScfamilyAberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by family. So thought we would give it a try. Wasn’t disappointed! Food was delicious & so tender. Will defo be back.

1  Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family meal at Riverlife. All dishes were delicious and full of flavour. Service was so friendly, will definitely be back 😋

1  Thank NoeleenC11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner 4 of us. All of us enjoyed our food it was authentic and delicious. Will definitely recommend. Only complaint would be that the restaurant was cold they need to turn heating up but lovely place and very pleasant staff

1  Thank flimsy29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner early on a Saturday. The restaurant filled up quickly and became very busy. Service was very friendly and relaxed - altogether we were in the restaurant for 4 hours because of the long waits between courses. This wasn't a problem...More

1  Thank yassu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was given a Groupon for this restaurant as a gift and wasn't sure what to expect. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I tried Jamaican Mutton curry which was delicious and something I had not tried before.

1  Thank David W
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Questions & Answers
8 September 2018|
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Response from Buumba M | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we have numerous GF options, not limited to salad only. Please visit our website where all GF dishes and most popular allergens are highlighted.
23 July 2018|
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Response from Buumba M | Property representative |
Yes indeed it is accessible. We would appreciate prior warning as sometimes the layout needs to be adjusted to accommodate wheelchairs and, or mobility scooters.
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$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
In 2012 riverRLife introduced, to the pallets of Edinburgh locals and others from beyond, a unique French-Caribbean Cuisine. riveRLife prides itself for being the only restaurant serving an unusual combination of French - Caribbean dishes in the capital. If you are looking to awaken your pallet, and, or introduce it to something new, riveRLife is where you should be heading. We are a small friendly, family run restaurant, 5 minutes walk from Haymarket Train Station in Edinburgh. 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 £ 5.95 To £19.95. A final plus point; we are BYOB with no corkage charge. We look forward to serving you and yours at here at riveRLife at some point.
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