A French Caribbean Restaurant



Welcome to Riverlife Edinburgh

From our humble beginnings till now, RIverlife has been serving the best of French and Caribbean dishes. Our menus continue to evolve using the best of Scottish ingredient.

We are proud to announce that we are now a fully licensed establishment. We have a fantastic range of hand crafted, Caribbean cocktails, designed by an authentic mixologist. Our wine list is hand picked to specifically compliment the selection of dishes on our menu. With a unique list of Rums and a rum of the month what are you waiting for.

Some Riverlife Classics

Loaded Fries

Bean Cassoulet

Cajun Beef & Spiced Rice

Fish Colombo

Loved by many...

The food was amazingly delicious. It was a bit quite due to it being really late as me and my family only went at about 8pm close to 9pm. It was also a weekday. The waiter so super nice and it everything went smoothly with a team of two (one chef and the waiter). The Mutton Curry I had reminded me of my grandma's Mutton Curry. The meat was so soft and tender. It had the right amount of spiciness.
Had the place to ourselves for a couple of hours as it was New Year's day, yet the atmosphere was still lovely with lighting, decor, and music. The Chef and waiter were lovely and very accommodating. Lovely food generally - the chips were possibly the nicest chips ever, great mutton curry, excellent prawns - all the meat had that beautiful chargrilled flavour. We will definitely be back.
Neal M
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend. Good choices on the menu and our waiter Will could not have been more attentive. We had three different main courses and we had a taste of each other’s, they were well cooked and well flavoured. Just the right amount of spiciness in the Oxtail and the Chicken Colombo and heat in the Mutton curry. Had the two courses and couldn’t have managed a third! Very reasonable prices.
Ken Y