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Riva Brasserie

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3 Earl Street, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 935 4578
08:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 08:30 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a regular visitor for early breakfast under old Management. Visited regularly since new Management too over. Last two breakfasts were terrible with half cooked tomatoes & Potatoe Cakes which were raw and uncooked. I had noticed a lot of the regulars had disappeared and i can now see why. Service is just OK

Thank Maggiemags83
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting without reservations there was no problem seating us, nice table at the window shown to us by the most attentive waitress. Service was excellent, specials were explained with cocktails, wine and food. Starters were tasty and promising followed by mains that were unfortunately disappointment and therefore overpriced. Still a good night because of the really pleasant waitress waiting our... More 

3 Thank Edwin d
Dundalk, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in to riva recently for lunch and the food was top quality without fault. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the moment we left the service was impeccable from being greeted with a friendly smile upon entering to the waitresses asking us how are meal was and if we needed anything on a regular basis without being... More 

Thank PaulFinni
Dundalk, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had lunch in Riva. Lovely and warm inside, atmosphere was very welcoming. I had a vegetarian meal which was very tasty and my companions had the fish and chips and the carbonara respectively, all were beautifully presented and very good. The service was great, very helpful. Well done.

1 Thank May154
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here not sure what the new Riva was like since it changed hands. Very disappointing regards service felt we were constantly looking for someone. Not once were we asked if everything was ok, no one approached the table unless we looked for them outside of bringing food or drinks. On the upside the food was nice but spoiled by... More 

Thank Tanya R
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a regular visitor here for our Saturday morning family treat for the past few years. Over the past few months, it has gone quickly down hill. Having given the new owners ample time to get up and running, our latest visit was the worst yet. Food came to the table verging on overdone! Unfortunately the waitress had not... More 

Thank Grace S
Bailieborough, Ireland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here recently. Very dissappointed. Very few customers there. Loads of mash served with tiny amount of dried up veg. Chicken supreme very poor. Chicken was like out of a chipper. Food used to be delicious here but unfortunately standard gone way down since it changed ownership. Would not go again.

Thank joanc171
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I went for breakfast on a Sunday morning, the food was delicious, the service was great, and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere. In addition the portions were generous, overall good value. I most definitely will be back soon.

Thank Bob G
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Dinned in Riva for the first time the other night since it has been taken over by new management. To say I was pleasantly surprised was an understatement, although the food was nice before its been brought to a whole new level. The menu was superb and the value for money is undeniable, the food you receive for the money... More 

Thank Andrea L
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Have always been a lover of riva.. However my most recent visit was disappointing. The food which was always top class went seriously downhill.. Felt more like bad pub grub to be honest. Have heard its under new management since Iv last ate there so will try it out again and hopefully it will have improved. As always though the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Earl Street, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 935 4578
Located in the heart of Dundalk town centre within walking distance of great shopping and the main shopping attractions.This family run business is recommended by visitors and popular with locals. We can offer our guests the flexibility of a delicious bite to eat at breakfast, Lunch or Dinner or a a more indulgent al la cart dinning experience.GROUP BOOKINGS Family Occasions - Working Lunches - Christmas and New Year Parties. A superb choice of food and bar menus to suit every occasion and budget.From initial booking to service, our staff will work with you to create the perfect setting for your event. Riva Brasserie can cater for private group bookings of up to 90 persons seated.EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DINING HIRE Exclusive hire of the entire restaurant is possible, this allows quests private use of the bar and dinning area for a special event, where the restaurant will be closed to the public.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?