Rivea London offers bespoke dining in a chic, convivial, and relaxed settingby Sid Sehgal
Inspired by the many years that Chef Alain Ducasse spent visiting the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, Rivea London offers French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial, and relaxed setting with informal yet impeccable service. Rivea is the old Genovese word for Riviera. The menu of small plates incorporates the classic flavors and vivid colors of the Riviera, with a focus on simple creations using the best ingredients.
The restaurant boasts a light, airy and glamorous room with sea-blue and white pearlescent themes that directly reference the Riviera, created by renowned Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners. The adjacent private dining room seats up to 12 guests and provides an intimate space for a bespoke experience.
The wine list features small, artisanal, and upcoming producers alongside iconic winemakers with a focus on wines from Provence, Corsica, the South of the Rhône Valley, and the French and Italian Riviera. Wines by the glass and carafe are served from different bottle formats, including rosé from Provence exclusively by the Jeroboam. The list also incorporates fine wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy as well as Italian classics.
Adjacent to the restaurant, Rivea’s private dining room is a suave and intimate space seating up to 12 guests, perfect for a corporate or social gathering and special celebrations. A long oval table and colorful leather chairs sit under delicate chandeliers made of blue glass lotus leaves seemingly floating in the air.
Executive chef Alexandre Nicolas and his team created the bespoke menu providing guests with an opportunity to discover the many flavors of the restaurant. Rivea London is open daily for breakfast (7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.), lunch (noon-2:30 p.m.), and dinner (6:30-10:30 p.m.)
Rivea – designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners to invite, inspire, and entertain guests – form, along with Il Bar, is the natural social heart of the Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London. Both venues are a unique addition to the thriving Knightsbridge social scene, enhanced by the reputation of internationally renowned chef Ducasse, who oversees all food and beverage operations at the hotel.