Bringing new life to Hale village is relaxed restaurant and bar Riva, which cleverly scoops up trade from morning till night with it’s catch-all menu of brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails.
They’ve created a casual-yet-classy vibe (this is Hale, after all) with rustic furniture, statement wallpaper and velvet seating. There’s terrace seating at the front and a well-turned out private dining room on the first floor.
They label their food as ‘modern British’ – a description more suited to the dinner menu than the more casual daytime offering which focuses on typical brunch dishes, posh sandwiches and bistro-style salads. There is also a nibbles menu of small plates which you could happily make a whole meal out of.
With live acoustic music on Thursdays, a Happy Hour on Fridays, and a Bottomless Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, Riva is a lively spot for drinkers and diners in the latter half of the week.
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- Private dining room