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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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French, Caribbean, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not for the first time we had amazing meal at Riverlife with great service. We had asked to change booking time and staff were very helpful and accommodating. BYOB is a great plus as well. Ecellent menu choice and standard of food was very high....More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This lovely little gem was by accident delight! e just arrived into Edinburgh and had no idea where to dine. We came across this lovely French Caribbean restaurant. This little gem is worth the stop, it serves vegetarian and meat dishes. The atmosphere makes you...More

1  Thank mew1999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely little bistro ,welcoming and friendly service. Food plentiful and tasty. Little gem in the West of the city.

1  Thank anthony f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for a few days in the city and were looking for somewhere close to the hotel for our first evening. Found this on trip advisor with high ratings and they were right! Always a bit dubious, but many good words..... and the food was...More

2  Thank 16sn17
Reviewed 1 week ago

When TripAdvisor showed a very good French and Caribbean restaurant only a few hundred metres from my hotel I had to check it out; these opportunities are not as frequent as Italian, Indian etc. I was not disappointed, the food was excellent. I had the...More

1  Thank Suitonaplane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as you walk along dalry road, not the most memorable street in Edinburgh, you might not even notice this place...but you would be missing out, don't be put off by the dull front...this is a real treat! Saturday night...busy as hell...they have no music, but...More

2  Thank lushchica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a few weeks in advance for a work night out and Riverlife sent us their menu for choices. Altogether we were about 20 people. The place is small but very nice. It’s a French Caribbean restaurant. I had their prawn for starter. It...More

2  Thank Golden1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unassuming restaurant which was big on flavour. Following a friend's recommendation, we had dinner out tonight and really enjoyed the French Caribbean cuisine. Great quality ingredients and a groupon deal combined to give a good value night out. Byob too. I'd also recommend it.

2  Thank drjem2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hopefully the correct patois translation for “I will be back soon”! It’s taken me a while to find the translation, but like finding riveRlife this evening, it was well worth the wait! And what a find it is........ Situated close to Haymarket in Dalry Road...More

1  Thank ScotlandBlossom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've always been intrigued by Jamaican cooking and thought we should try it out. We booked for a Friday evening and popped along. Riverlife in Dalry Road is just up from the Edinburgh Haymarket rail station. Small and intimate it tries to give the impression...More

1  Thank Gaz2526
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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