Wed 24 Jun 2015
Last night my husband and I were supposed to be going to see the Foo Fighters in concert at Murrayfield. I had got the tickets for his Christmas present and we were really looking forward to a rare night out together. But unfortunatley Dave Grohl fell off stage in Sweden and broke his leg, so they had to cancel the rest of the tour! We had already booked Grandma’s babysitting services, so decided to go out anyway.
After a little research on TripAdvisor we chose to go to Riverlife French Caribbean Restaurant on Dalry Road. We noticed they were running a Buy One Get One Free offer on all courses when booking Monday to Thursday through their website.
Riverlife is a BYOB restaurant, so we picked up a bottle of wine from the Co-op just down the road before we went in. When we arrived we were greeted by the waitress, who let us choose our own table. There was a laid back atmosphere to the place and Caribbean music playing in the background.
We didn’t really fancy any of the starters so went straight for the main course. I ordered Pan Fried Duck Breast in Cherry and Brandy Sauce with Dauphinois Potatoes and my husband went for Chargrilled Spicy Jerk Chicken Leg with Rice. The food came quickly and both dishes were absolutely delicious.
For dessert we ordered the Chocolate Charlotte Au Vieux Rum and Exotic Lime Cheesecake, which we shared between us. Both the cheesecake and chocolate mousse were light, creamy and amazing. It was hard to choose a favourite.
There was just one staff member working Front of House, but she was very efficient. The food was so good – we could not fault it at all. The bill came to just under £23, due to the special offer, which we thought was fantastic value. They don’t even charge corkage on the drinks! I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back. It may not have been the evening we had planned but we still had a brilliant time.
Riverlife, 84 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AX