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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
01474 364694
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Ranked #64 of 84 Restaurants in Gravesend
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Price range: $40 - $101
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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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English first
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

thirty of us pre booked a meal staff were extremely rude meal was awful and tasteless. we asked to change order as it was cold and not as advertised and told no. i have never met such rude staff.

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a waste of such an iconic landmark for the area. This should be the jewel in the crown for Gravesham, but instead it is run in such a way few local people use it. And when they do, they rare return. There's only one thing going for this place...the view. Don't expect quality food, tried this place a couple... More

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Hinckley UK
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Entry board says 'freshest food in town' it's anything but. Microwaved rubbish. Unappetising, dirty, fly ridden. Smirking, ignorant, inattentive staff. Don't go.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited tonight and were worried because of some of the bad reviews on here. We were pleasantly surprised. Lovely venue and food was good. Olives and bread starter was yummy. Service could be better but no complaints.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went not expecting much. Very pleasantly surprised. We had the tapas - lovely and reasonably priced. Really excellent service and a fantastic spot looking over the river as the sun set. There are two seater balconies if you want privacy.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restuant offers a lovely atmosphere, where you can watch the sunset over the river. Almost felt like we were on holiday. The staff were fantastic and catered to our every need. The food - where do I start! It was amazing, my partner has eaten alot of steaks but said that this one was in his top 3! cooked... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lovely location and nice décor, but apart from that it was very average and poor value for money. We have visited several times a few years ago and it was great, seems to have really gone down hill... would not recommend it at all. - It was empty, only a couple more tables apart from us, on a weekend evening... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

enjoyed a first visit to this lovely modern restaurant, set on the Thames, had a very tasty meal, I chose the Rump steak which was beautifully cooked medium rare as ordered accompanied by the best cooked onion rings I've ever tasted, It wasnt very busy but this was a monday night, hopefully they are busier other nights-they deserve to be,... More

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Shorne, Kent
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We hadn't been to Riva for a couple of years, not for any reason other than sheer laziness really. We had a lovely meal on a beautiful evening on the river. The food was excellent (and plentiful), the atmosphere was great, the service was faultless and the views were terrific. OK it's not cheap but why should (or how could)... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Riva Waterside Restaurant is a great place to eat with lots of choice. After a lovely meal stroll around Gravesend and enjoy its rich history.

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