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84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
+44 7724 822386
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Caribbean, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal. It was refreshing to be served by people who really cared about our experience, lovely people. The food was gorgeous and generous portion sizes. Will be recommending to friends and family. There's also a handy off licence round the corner...More

1  Thank Mairi F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Moira & David would like to wish RiveRLife a very happy 6th anniversary. We enjoyed, as ever a fantastic meal last Friday & would like to say a huge congratulations to all the staff for continuing to provide us with cuisine of the highest order....More

1  Thank moira c
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this place - i was on a visit to Edinburgh with friends - the food was amazing and some of the nicest most polite staff i have ever seen in a restaurant. I cant praise them enough and i wish them success. The...More

1  Thank Hugh J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite being the only ones in the restaurant the atmosphere was lovely! The food was such an exceptional experience on the tastebuds and the service was top notch, definitely will be coming back!!

1  Thank Daryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live close by and always wondered what the food would taste like. I had a flamboyant meal accompanied by friendly staff. Would recommend!

1  Thank yan404
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to try something different on our trip to Edinburgh and came across this lovely place. It is a bit further out and the facade does not do the food justice, but wow were we pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing especially the coconut...More

1  Thank Julia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first went to Riverlife four years ago and had an incredible meal. I've been back maybe ten times since then and it has always been fantastic. Everything I've tried on the menu has been excellent, particularly the rich, slow cooked dishes like the pork...More

1  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a customer in the past, but since I moved to the other end of the town I didn't have many occasion to have a meal here. I proposed Riverlife to my manager for a night out organized by the company, because I...More

1  Thank Federico M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went there last night. We just had a main each: I had the jerk chicken, which was really exceptional: cooked just right, well seasoned, decent portion size. My wife had the mutton curry which was also done perfectly. Both dishes were...More

1  Thank Every1zACritc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had trouble booking in centre of Edinburgh so decided to try Dalry and went here as one of the top-rated ones and we were glad we did. Friendly restaurant, interesting menu, lovely food and good sized portions.

1  Thank Drew H
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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!!
Sam P
12 October 2015|
Response from Happyargylle |
Original response "lost" Capacity is 42 but this can be more depending on table arrangement.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, 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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