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2 for 1 at RiveRLife

When visiting Edinburgh, be sure to visit RiveRLife. Those who desire a different kind of eating experience will not be disappointed by a visit here, as this is not your standard restaurant.

The amazing menu here is filled with French and Caribbean themed dishes, specifically dishes from the island of Guadeloupe.

The Head Chef, Mario Leon Caneval is passionate about cooking, and developed this love in Guadeloupe. His aim is clear from something he said when opening his restaurant, “It is my job to ensure that every client experiences the best eating experience that I believe Caribbean and Provençale cooking can provide”.

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RiveRLife
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Gilly said "Loved it! Get yourself there!
Totally recommend this for an unusual and totally fantastic meal, exceptional value for good..."
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Jasmine said "Amazing! Highly recommend!
My partner and I went for dinner and we not disappointed at anything.
It's a small..."
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Jane said "Lovely food and friendly service
Enjoyed sine great starters here and
the hostess was lovely."
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Ian said "Superb
10 out of 10"
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Murray said "Amazing
Lovely restaurant and food very tasty. Took a friend who will be revisiting the restaurant also...."
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Paul said
" We had read up on the taste card site at the reviews already put on there and I can say that they..."
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Dave said "Take A Chance For Something Different
Took my partner as it sounded a little different. Really nice little restaurant. Nice atmosphere..."
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Peggy said "Excllent Food And Service
The food is great and waitress is very nice! The scallop is the best one that I have ever had -..."
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Mr said "Enjoyable Dining Experience
Staff shortages that night hence the 4 star. However staff in attendance superb, kept us up to..."
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Dave said "Fantatic food
Three course meal for two..paid less than £30 for very tasty food, and great service.thanks for a..."
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Mr said "River life
Excellent even worth the proper price. Byob
Made it doubly good."
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TIANSHEN said "Nice food and service
New taste of food with friendly service."
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Hendrik said "Fantastic Food
We've been twice so far and on both occasions have enjoyed some wonderfully cooked tasty..."
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Louise said "Lovely
Went to celebrate my birthday, used the taste card 241 deal food was amazing I had the mushrooms..."
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Dez said "Tastey
Love this we place so full of flavores and great atmosphere we will defo be back as food is cracking"
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Gordon said
" Great meal with good service and a tasty menu
will be back again"
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Bevdan said "Great
Really excellent food, with the Tastecard we both had two courses and the bill was £22. Food was..."
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Alistair said "Essential dining
Indulged in the Caribbean buffet and was not disappointed. Great selection of dishes. All the..."
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Jacklynne said "Very different & enjoyable!!
I would highly recommend a visit to this quirky place which from the outside doesn't look..."
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  • Gilly said: "Loved it! Get yourself there!
    Totally recommend this for an unusual and totally fantastic meal, exceptional value for good portion sides and exquisite tastes to delight. We also had the most lovely and helpful waitress which really made the edging. Can't wait to go back! "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Jasmine said: "Amazing! Highly recommend!
    My partner and I went for dinner and we not disappointed at anything.
    It's a small run place that doesn't look much from the outside, but the waiter was polite and service was great.
    The food was out of this world, fresh ingredients bursting with flavour that were cooked to perfection. All our plates were licked clean and we were wishing for the recipes.
    The food and service was so good that we felt cheeky to only pay £30 for 3 courses each, so we left a rather large tip to reflect the high quality of flavoursome food that we thoroughly enjoyed. "
    Posted 6 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Jane said: "Lovely food and friendly service
    Enjoyed sine great starters here and
    the hostess was lovely. "
    Posted 7 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Ian said: "Superb
    10 out of 10 "
    Posted 9 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Murray said: "Amazing
    Lovely restaurant and food very tasty. Took a friend who will be revisiting the restaurant also. Exceptional service from booking the appointment to ending our meal (the manager specifically opened the restaurant before their usual opening time to accommodate me) "
    Posted 10 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Paul said:
    " We had read up on the taste card site at the reviews already put on there and I can say that they are all fairly correct. Myself and my wife went on Sat 2nd Jan and it was as said by one diner unassuming and you could walk past. The decor was not as expected, there was nothing that seemed to suggest it was French Caribbean, and there was no music to suggest the same. There was however some music being played.

    All that being said the food was gorgeous. We had three courses each and both having different meals, each being enjoyed thoroughly. The total bill was £31.00 with the taste card discount which was well worth it. However if I was paying full price I would think that that was a bit expensive as we left there thinking we could of ate more. If we find ourselves in thar area again we would definitely be going back.

    The mutton curry and the cheesecake are a must. "
    Posted 10 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Dave said: "Take A Chance For Something Different
    Took my partner as it sounded a little different. Really nice little restaurant. Nice atmosphere greeted by friendly staff.

    Food was excellent. Scallops and king prawns we had and was faultless.

    Note it's bring your own wine with no corkage charge. Definitely recommend this place. Thanks "
    Posted 11 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Peggy said: "Excllent Food And Service
    The food is great and waitress is very nice! The scallop is the best one that I have ever had - better than Gordon Ramsay's "
    Posted 1 year, 16 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "Enjoyable Dining Experience
    Staff shortages that night hence the 4 star. However staff in attendance superb, kept us up to date all the time apologising for delays
    Food fantastic. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 2 days ago...
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  • Dave said: "Fantatic food
    Three course meal for two..paid less than £30 for very tasty food, and great service.thanks for a fantastic meal. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 27 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "River life
    Excellent even worth the proper price. Byob
    Made it doubly good. "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • TIANSHEN said: "Nice food and service
    New taste of food with friendly service. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 25 days ago...
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  • Hendrik said: "Fantastic Food
    We've been twice so far and on both occasions have enjoyed some wonderfully cooked tasty food.

    Highly recommended. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Louise said: "Lovely
    Went to celebrate my birthday, used the taste card 241 deal food was amazing I had the mushrooms for starter and the pork fusion for main, my partner had the scallops and goat curry, choice was really good and the BYOB was ideal for us. Will def be back in the future, nice atmosphere and staff were very friendly. Would recommend if you are looking for something different!! "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 14 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Dez said: "Tastey
    Love this we place so full of flavores and great atmosphere we will defo be back as food is cracking "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Gordon said:
    " Great meal with good service and a tasty menu
    will be back again "
    Posted 2 years, 6 days ago...
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  • Bevdan said: "Great
    Really excellent food, with the Tastecard we both had two courses and the bill was £22. Food was tasty and cooked perfectly, will be back! Byob with no corkage, added bonus "
    Posted 2 years, 26 days ago...
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  • Alistair said: "Essential dining
    Indulged in the Caribbean buffet and was not disappointed. Great selection of dishes. All the meat and fish were cooked to perfection with a quality blend of flavours. The goat curry is superb. Staff were friendly and the Chef popped out now and again to make sure all was well which I always think is a nice touch. Definitely be back to check out their a la carte menu although not ordering the goat curry would be challenging!! "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 17 days ago...
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  • Jacklynne said: "Very different & enjoyable!!
    I would highly recommend a visit to this quirky place which from the outside doesn't look much, but is cosy, friendly and excellent value for money. Booked for a Saturday lunch before the rugby so restaurant was busy with a good buzz and good music at a decent level. The service was excellent from the small team and the menu choice was amazing! My lamb was fantastic and generous portions too...the veg was delicious and really different, full of flavour. No trouble taking in our own wine which is a great idea - you can have a really good bottle of your own choice without restaurant prices! Wish I lived closer, I would definitely be a regular! "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Gilly said: "Loved it! Get yourself there!
    Totally recommend this for an unusual and totally fantastic meal, exceptional value for good portion sides and exquisite tastes to delight. We also had the most lovely and helpful waitress which really made the edging. Can't wait to go back! "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Jasmine said: "Amazing! Highly recommend!
    My partner and I went for dinner and we not disappointed at anything.
    It's a small run place that doesn't look much from the outside, but the waiter was polite and service was great.
    The food was out of this world, fresh ingredients bursting with flavour that were cooked to perfection. All our plates were licked clean and we were wishing for the recipes.
    The food and service was so good that we felt cheeky to only pay £30 for 3 courses each, so we left a rather large tip to reflect the high quality of flavoursome food that we thoroughly enjoyed. "
    Posted 6 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Jane said: "Lovely food and friendly service
    Enjoyed sine great starters here and
    the hostess was lovely. "
    Posted 7 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Ian said: "Superb
    10 out of 10 "
    Posted 9 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Murray said: "Amazing
    Lovely restaurant and food very tasty. Took a friend who will be revisiting the restaurant also. Exceptional service from booking the appointment to ending our meal (the manager specifically opened the restaurant before their usual opening time to accommodate me) "
    Posted 10 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Paul said:
    " We had read up on the taste card site at the reviews already put on there and I can say that they are all fairly correct. Myself and my wife went on Sat 2nd Jan and it was as said by one diner unassuming and you could walk past. The decor was not as expected, there was nothing that seemed to suggest it was French Caribbean, and there was no music to suggest the same. There was however some music being played.

    All that being said the food was gorgeous. We had three courses each and both having different meals, each being enjoyed thoroughly. The total bill was £31.00 with the taste card discount which was well worth it. However if I was paying full price I would think that that was a bit expensive as we left there thinking we could of ate more. If we find ourselves in thar area again we would definitely be going back.

    The mutton curry and the cheesecake are a must. "
    Posted 10 months, 29 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Dave said: "Take A Chance For Something Different
    Took my partner as it sounded a little different. Really nice little restaurant. Nice atmosphere greeted by friendly staff.

    Food was excellent. Scallops and king prawns we had and was faultless.

    Note it's bring your own wine with no corkage charge. Definitely recommend this place. Thanks "
    Posted 11 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Peggy said: "Excllent Food And Service
    The food is great and waitress is very nice! The scallop is the best one that I have ever had - better than Gordon Ramsay's "
    Posted 1 year, 16 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "Enjoyable Dining Experience
    Staff shortages that night hence the 4 star. However staff in attendance superb, kept us up to date all the time apologising for delays
    Food fantastic. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 2 days ago...
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  • Dave said: "Fantatic food
    Three course meal for two..paid less than £30 for very tasty food, and great service.thanks for a fantastic meal. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 27 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "River life
    Excellent even worth the proper price. Byob
    Made it doubly good. "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 27 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • TIANSHEN said: "Nice food and service
    New taste of food with friendly service. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 25 days ago...
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  • Hendrik said: "Fantastic Food
    We've been twice so far and on both occasions have enjoyed some wonderfully cooked tasty food.

    Highly recommended. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Louise said: "Lovely
    Went to celebrate my birthday, used the taste card 241 deal food was amazing I had the mushrooms for starter and the pork fusion for main, my partner had the scallops and goat curry, choice was really good and the BYOB was ideal for us. Will def be back in the future, nice atmosphere and staff were very friendly. Would recommend if you are looking for something different!! "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 14 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Dez said: "Tastey
    Love this we place so full of flavores and great atmosphere we will defo be back as food is cracking "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Gordon said:
    " Great meal with good service and a tasty menu
    will be back again "
    Posted 2 years, 6 days ago...
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  • Bevdan said: "Great
    Really excellent food, with the Tastecard we both had two courses and the bill was £22. Food was tasty and cooked perfectly, will be back! Byob with no corkage, added bonus "
    Posted 2 years, 26 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Alistair said: "Essential dining
    Indulged in the Caribbean buffet and was not disappointed. Great selection of dishes. All the meat and fish were cooked to perfection with a quality blend of flavours. The goat curry is superb. Staff were friendly and the Chef popped out now and again to make sure all was well which I always think is a nice touch. Definitely be back to check out their a la carte menu although not ordering the goat curry would be challenging!! "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 17 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Jacklynne said: "Very different & enjoyable!!
    I would highly recommend a visit to this quirky place which from the outside doesn't look much, but is cosy, friendly and excellent value for money. Booked for a Saturday lunch before the rugby so restaurant was busy with a good buzz and good music at a decent level. The service was excellent from the small team and the menu choice was amazing! My lamb was fantastic and generous portions too...the veg was delicious and really different, full of flavour. No trouble taking in our own wine which is a great idea - you can have a really good bottle of your own choice without restaurant prices! Wish I lived closer, I would definitely be a regular! "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 1 day ago...
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