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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
+44 1474 364694
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. A restaurant well worth a visit. A great location particularly in the daylight hours when the river traffic can be viewed whilst eating

Thank sheilaegibson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was given a groupon for this restaurant for my birthday, and I think we have found our favourite restaurant just 15 mins from home. The food was outstanding, worth every penny, cooked and presented to a very high standard, we can’t wait to return...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet Thursday evening. It was lovely sitting by the window watching the river Thames. Starters and main courses well cooked and presented. A bit disappointed that we were not reminded to order vegetables with main course. Vegetables as extra is common in many restaurants but...More

Thank Wendyandpartner
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed an outstanding dinner with fantastic view across the Thames, plus added pleasure of a six piece Dixy band playing. Food was hot and delicious from a varied menu, with a long wine list. Service was attentive and impeccable. Presentation of food was exquisite....More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

What a beautiful location! Starters and mains were delicious, a bit of room for improvement on desserts. We were on a groupon deal which was great value. Service was fabulous - it was really quiet when we were there, not sure why more people aren't...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The only thing going for this place is the view! All of the staff have no front of house etiquette, no greetings from them on arrival, no smiles, complete deadpan faves throughout the whole evening. Had to ask them to take out drinks order, had...More

Thank DJH43
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Booked table of 6. Service was terrible we waited 30 minutes and then asked if we could order drinks and then had to ask again for food ! The restaurant was half empty and cold with a terrible smell. We complained to the manager who...More

Thank fiona45
Reviewed 23 October 2017

On arriving at the entrance of the restaurant we were not sure that it was open as the walkway along the pier into the restaurant was not particularly well lit .However when in the main doors we were happy to find that it was indeed...More

Thank Peterperfik
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Had a really lovely early evening meal here with my husband. The full glass wall allows fantastic views over the river and the interior still has many elements of the old ferry pier from we were children! The menu is varied, much of it being...More

Thank NorthfleetSue
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Read the reviews, went with mixed feelings, What a delightful experience my wife and I had. To the All the Staff, Thank You for a memorable evening. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank You once again.

Thank John W
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4 November 2017|
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Response from DJH43 | Reviewed this property |
I reckon so, absolutely terrible. I've never seen a manager or front of house staff so uninterested.
13 August 2015|
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Response from Chazzygoose |
Sadly yes, and she is horribly rude and has no idea how to run a successful business. I am waiting for the day she packs it all in and hands the venue over to someone who is able to turn it into the fabulous venue it could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$101
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gravesend
  • Phone Number: +44 1474 364694
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At Riva we pride ourselves on offering our customers fine modern Mediterranean cuisine served to you in a relaxing atmosphere. Situated directly over the River Thames on the oldest surviving cast iron pier in the world the panoramic views are as breath taking as the cuisine itself.Riva’s newly refurbished bar is a fabulous addition to the restaurant serving an extensive range o f stylish cocktails, wide range of Champagnes, wines by the glass and appetising nibbles.Located in the heart of Gravesend's Heritage Quarter, Riva is the perfect destination for that special occasion. Come in have a meal, drink some wine and relax. Have a conversation with friends, colleagues and family while you enjoy a calm pleasant surrounding taking you back to 1834.Whatever the occasion… From breakfast meetings, luncheons to gatherings of family & friends we have "that perfect place", offering an A La Carte and set menus as well as simple bar snacks, canapés, buffets and private lunch or dinner parties.
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