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5.2 /6 Excellent 75 Reviews

Five Rivers

Town Centre Indian £££ +100
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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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Five Rivers, 20-22 Victoria Terrace, CV31 3AB Royal Leamington Spa

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

75 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 75 Reviews
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
08.09.2017 17:53

Five rivers had the bery best table service and food was top notch. I will certainly be going again and highly recommend it to anyone.

1 review so far 6
04.09.2017 17:40

We really like Five Rivers. The food is excellent and plentiful. The service is also very good. The restaurant is superbly decorated with wood panelling and the outlook over the street from the large windows at the front adds another dimension. Prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 10:17

Fantastic food. Went for the banquet for 2 people and was more than enough. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back again soon

1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 16:26

Exceptional meal best Indian we have had for a while authentic tastes and value for money good service from staff which always makes a big difference

2 reviews so far 5
16.01.2017 09:24

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!

3 reviews so far 5
20.12.2016 10:29

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.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 08:02

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

1 review so far 6
06.05.2017 21:49

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.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 10:01

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.

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 21:01

We went to the restaurant for a family meal when we arrived the staff were attentive and this continued throughout the evening. The food was very good and plenty-full. We enjoyed our evening and will return again next time we are in Leamington

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 13:13

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 😃

2 reviews so far 5
11.12.2016 10:24

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.

1 review so far 5
28.05.2016 13:03

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!

1 review so far 6
01.08.2017 09:55

Very tasty food at a low price. Service is really nice and helpful. Place is not very cosy but still nice, warm and in good location with a view on the old church which is a nice addition.

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 07:01

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.

1 review so far 5
13.03.2017 10:47

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.

1 review so far 5
17.10.2016 09:15

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.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 22:53

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.

1 review so far 5
24.06.2016 21:32

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.

1 review so far 6
13.07.2016 10:32

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.