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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

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Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
01474 364694
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At Riva we pride ourselves on offering our customers fine modern...
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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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 31
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quiet

A good if unspectacular meal. We used the groupon coupon thankfully as the prices of the food seemed a little high. Great location though. Probably wouldn't return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Oliver T
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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A good if unspectacular meal. We used the groupon coupon thankfully as the prices of the food seemed a little high. Great location though. Probably wouldn't return.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Used a groupon voucher but very disappointed with the food, my steak would have been better off on the sole of my shoe!! so tuff & chewy, I told the waitress who said it was because I asked for it well done?? she changed it but the next one was not much better, the cheesecake lacked flavour with no offer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner yesterday, my mother had given us a groupon voucher for a 3 course meal. When we arrived it was very quiet but then again it was 5pm! The restaurant hadn't opened for evening service yet but we were told that we could order food from the bar and have our meal out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to the Riva for lunch today and we were very disappointed with our meal. Our mains consisted of ravioli swimming in a nasty creamy sauce, chewy steak and a dry burger -with very greasy chips. When we complained the waitress just shrugged her shoulders and did not seem bothered. Desserts were just OK. Although the setting on the river... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Came here on a group on voucher. First off, the restaurant and views are lovely. The food however, was very disappointing. I left my ribeye steak as it was very fatty and horribly cooked and my mash potato was so lumpy I could not eat that either. My partner had the chicken but was again very disappointed with the meat.... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

first time at the Riva asked for a table for two with a view and it was great to see the sun set and I know its Gravesend but great food and service was really good and we will go back just give it a try

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Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very, very average. Standard, boring food just to fill you up. Nothing fancy. Nice waitress, but appeared stressed as she was on her own.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Quite some time ago but worth a review. The restaurant area situated at the back of the venue is pretty tidy with a decent view over the Thames. The girls in our party were COLD, seems no matter how many people are in the restaurant it just doesn't get warm because of its location perched above the Thames estuary. Anyhow... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was 1 of a large party having sunday lunch, The setting over looking the Thames was lovely and peaceful, the staff were friendly, the meal was fine except for me the poached pear which I had you could'nt tell what it had been poached in and not very nice. Considering it being a sunday lunch time it was quiet... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I booked a table online. The hostess was nice. We ordered Brocolli soup which was good. the Calamari was a bit of a joke with about 5 overcook Calamari pieces. i ordered a drink and was given a half (small glass) of coke and the glass was half with 3 cubes of ice. With the main, we ordered a burger... More 

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Additional Information about Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Address: Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
Phone Number: 01474 364694
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gravesend
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 101
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gravesend
  • Phone Number: 01474 364694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 101
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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