About Five Rivers
Five Rivers takes its name from the English translation of the word Punjab, the geographical region that every fan of Indian cuisine will be familiar with but that means, in the original, ‘five rivers’. This Royal Leamington Spa restaurant does indeed represent a confluence in culinary terms, with a family of chefs coming together to showcase their passion for northern Indian cookery. Recruiting top-notch chefs from the best hotels and restaurants and India, Five Rivers’ Victoria Terrace premises are an unmissable destination for truly unique South Asian cuisine.
- Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
- Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:30
- Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:30
- Sunday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:00
The owner of Leamington Spa’s Five Rivers was born in the Punjab, and its his knowledge of northern Indian cuisine and the standards required for a world-class restaurant that has led Five Rivers to become not simply another Indian restaurant but a culinary theatre with a carefully curated menu and an expert team of handpicked chefs at work in the kitchen. Guests to Five Rivers Victoria Terrace restaurant are encouraged to dine like Indians do, snacking before and after the main event on a host of mouthwatering and healthy delicacies fresh from the tandoor oven and grill. The dosa come highly recommended – south Indian crepes filled with spicy potato or chicken tikka, fresh coconut and tomato chutney.
Everywhere you look on Five Rivers’ exceptional menu one notices that a great deal of effort has gone into articulating the rich culinary culture of India. Each dish is carefully annotated, with historical and regional insights appended to descriptions of the ingredients and techniques used. The chicken Chettinad, for instance, is described as a fiery curry from Tamilnadu in southern India that is best paired with parathas. Rarely do you find an Indian restaurant so eager to exhibit more than simply a list of curry house staples. The people of Royal Leamington Spa are lucky to have Five Rivers in their midst, right in the town centre in fact, indeed over the river at the foot of the Parade.
Great food. Very tasty, without being too spicy and hot. But if you want hot and spicy, it is on the menu. Excellent service too, with plenty of staff to make sure we were not left waiting around And our table was ready for us when we walked in through the door.
Delicious food with excellent service. Staff were very welcoming and happy to help. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Lovely atmosphere too!
Five Rivers Five Stars. Freshly cooked to order with a great banquet brought to the table and very tasty. The service was friendly and very efficient.
Lovely atmosphere, lovely food, excellent waiter. Good value for money, would definitely recommend trying if you've never been. Would have preferred different, authentic music, but hey ho, no biggie
Five Rivers curries are very varied, with something on offer for every taste, from the very mild to the very hot, for those who like meat and those who don't, for those who crave fruity sweetness to those who prefer a drier texture and taste. They didn't bat an eyelid about proving jeera rice, even though it wasn't advertised on the menu. Good lighting, shame about the dodgy music!
Our meal was a birthday present Groupon for a lunch time buffet. This was the first time EVER that we were not presented with a menu but had to have what was on offer which was kept a guarded secret. We didn't know what we were going to get which was very odd. However, the restaurant was lovely and the food very good. We shall be going back as we like eating at lunchtime rather than in the evening. So that in itself is a recommendation.
Located in the heart of Leamington Spa the Five Rivers restaurant offers great food atmosphere and service for small and large groups alike. We took young children and staff were flexible their needs
Lunch was delicious. The staff were very friendly and service was quick. All the meal was freshly prepared to a very high quality. First visit for us but we will definitely be back soon. Price of £7.95 for lunch was good too 😃
Nice modern feel to the restaurant. Staff friendly and efficient. Good food and very reasonable prices. We had a very enjoyable evening. My one criticism was that my own main meal could have been a little spicier, but it certainly wasn't enough to ruin the experience. Will definitely eat here again.
The food and service was excellent! We went at 7pm and they were quite busy (worth booking) but it was noisey so difficult to have a conversation unless you raised your voice like everyone else. It was noticeable when customers were served their food and eating commenced!
Very good value and excellent traditional Indian cuisine. Service was excellent also on a very busy pre-Christmas Saturday night. The best fish Pakoras I have had in a long time and the Madras was perfect and spicy.
The meal and experience was great. We had a bit of an initial communication problem with our order, so what we had ordered as a main dish arrived as a starter, but the waiter quickly rectified that. All in all, very good.
Good restaurant now with completely refreshed interior. Nice new decor very different to the previous style but does give a more upmarket feel. Food is excellent as always and price has not increased much as a result. Overall a very nice experience.
Most delightful place to experience good Asian cuisine, great food served in a lovely environment with friendly staff, we had a set menu lunch can't wait to go for the evening al a cart.
We had a nice meal. The service was great. We ordered two dishes - both rates with 2 out of 3 chillies on the heat scale! 1 was ALOT hotter than the other, so order with caution! It's good though.
The food was excellent and a really good example of North Indian cuisine. A change to a dish was made immediately by the highly responsive staff. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
The food was deliciouse as always, portions very big, the service very friendly and caring. Would recommend to everyone. We go there few times a year and are always verry hapy .
My friend and I went for lunch last Monday and had a lovely meal. The dishes were well spiced without being too hot and we really enjoyed them. Good value for money.
Really good restaurant since the refurbishment with authentic decor. Excellent menu and service from professional staff. We do visit frequently and have recommended 5 Rivers to numerous friends and family.
The meal was excellent and so was the service. The price of Cobra £4.50 each was a rip off. Could do with a better finale with your bill, not just 6 tiny jelly beans
Food was nice with the service good staff polite and friendly. We arrived about an hour earlier and staff helpful and found us table before our booked time.
Food was excellent.Service was 5 star.The waiters were polite.the surroundings where bright and very clean .We have booked another lunch time dinner today.And look forward to going again
Very nice good food good location good staff what more can you ask for excellent been there a few times and service is the same every time
Excellent Christmas day meal, enjoyed by the whole family. The food was fantastic, as expected, and we were looked after as always. Will be returning soon!
The food was well presented and tasted fantastic. It was also great value for money; almost too much to finish. And the service was very good.
Food is absolutely out of this world. Surroundings and service are second to none. I will definitely be returning in the near future. Worth every penny.
Very clean and smart restaurant, friendly helpful staff and delicious food. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Definitely somewhere to return to.
A great curry in nice surroundings, with very good service - very high on my list of Indian restaurants in Leamington Spa. Madras is hot, Fish curry mild but nicely done.
Delicious food, excellent helpful staff. Fantastic choice and eloquently explained on the menu. All the courses presented beautifully. Drinks selection very good including non-alcoholic beer.
lovely food, fresh flavours and tasted home cooked which is rare to find in an indian restaurant. Would highly reccommend and will be going again.
A great menu selection, with plenty of choice. Absolutely excellent food with a great informal and friendly ambience, best ruby in town! Great value too
Amazing! Great flavour to the food and the atmosphere was lovely! It was clean and beautifully laid out, service was good without constant interruptions. Delightful!
Excellent hearty punjabi food, lovely service and a relaxing environment to hang out with family/friends. Highly recommend if want to taste authentic punjabi food. :)
Great menu with something to suit every taste, excellent well presented food, great environment - a pleasant place to have a Ruby Murray, highly recommended
Visited on a very busy Saturday evening. I cannot fault the food or service. Waiters all very efficient and pleasant. Will definitely be going back.
Excellent food and very positive and attentive service. The starters were just right and popadoms are also nice and fresh. The Nans and main courses are also full of flavour.
Best curry for a long time with different from the usual menu choice. Great surroundings and attentive service. Reasonable prices. Lamb Hyderabadi is highly recommended!
Excellent food was enjoyed in a convivial atmosphere. The service was friendly, attentive and non-intrusive; the extensive menu offered good value. A most enjoyable evening.
Been here several times now and always get a good service. Probably the best Indian restaurant in Leamington Spa! The ONLY problem is the parking!
Our experience was good, with prompt service and tasty dishes. A pleasant ambience, but the music was too loud. No Tastecard discount allowed on banquets, only on single dishes.
Very nice food, good service and helpful staff. I have visited this Restaurant a number of times with my family and never been disappointed. Well worth a visit.
Excellent food. Although increased staff numbers we were kept waiting for our main course. The refurbishment of the interior is top quality. The new ideas are looking successful.
lamb fillet starter bland, avocado plus chicken, avocado hard basically raw. When asked about the chicken. dishes like the Garlic chicken which I ordered . I was not told that all the chicken dishes were tikka . which should be stated on Menu. the chef must have an easy time if all the chicken is tikka .I will not be returning Very bland and mediocre Indian restaurants in Leamington/Spa
Great food and service, a good time was had by all! It got a little noisy as the evening went on, but we didn't let that spoil.
Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was very pleasing. We had a great time. I recommend the Chicken Madras. Well done 5 Rivers, we'll return no doubt.
Very tasty food, full of spices and herbs and very efficient service, all served at a good hot temperature. The menu was interesting and we will return.
We had a lovely meal. We were presented with little wrapped sweets which was nice, however a mint would be more preferable. Guess I'm old hat🤠
Great food, nice atmosphere. We were not rushed at all (although the service felt a little slow). I'd recommend the mixed tandoori dish - very tasty!
Good price, good location, couvert with good breads and on Sundays only suggested three dishes by chef: vegetarian, chicken (good option) and fish (not so good).
Good with loads of quantity within reasonable price.Tried the Executive Lunch Menu. Rare to find good vegetarian food in Leamington Spa. Loved the Delhi Punch :)