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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
01474 364694
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Ranked #73 of 92 Restaurants in Gravesend
Price range: $40 - $101
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Extremely rude from moment I stepped in also restaurant cold! No heater given to us! We had to ask to order our food! Also had a young baby and wasn't asked if we needed a high chair just all together bad service ! Plus rudeness

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Anastasia Z, Owner at Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good time. I will pass your comments to the staff to ensure that they take extra care of the customers in the future. Would you be able to confirm to us when you have visited the restaurant in order for us to be able to talk to relevant staff.... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went there for the New Years Eve VIP party in the Restaurant area, It was a great Evening and Food(Finger Buffet) was great and would go again. Only thing I would say is that the Toilets are shared with the Bar area and should be separate also there should have been security on the door to the VIP area... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Terrible customer service and horrible food; a truly disappointing experience. We PRE-ORDERED our food as a large group booking. My food was tasteless and not cooked to my liking (the meat was almost raw), I complained and asked to be given another meal in its place, the waitress was very rude and unaccommodating, her response was "there's nothing we can... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Could not have a better location --watching the busy Thames at sunset. But service very slow and food just ok. Could be the premier restaurant in Gravesend if they made an effort.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Eight of our family ate here in July. We chose it for the views. But views do not make for a good meal. We paid £17 a head for steak and have better at Wetherspoons! Very tough, and elderly parents were not able to eat it. The staff look so down most of the time, difficult to get a smile... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Having read some of the reviews about this place I thought booking it for my wife's birthday was a risk. Well, she loves it, the decor, the view of the river, the food and the good service. We had a tasty French onion soup for a starter followed by the pork loin and the rump steak. I have to wonder... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant has a prime location and could do so much better. The food is average and overpriced although we found the staff quite accommodating and not rude as in other reviews. The one thing that was irritating only 2 of us could enjoy the view the others had their back to the view. Why not turn the tables so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Good cocktails. Food gourmet, a bit expensive with small portions. But the service is good, and the views of the River Thames are specular, lovely are night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view is great but that is all , both times I visited the food and service have been dreadful , that's all I can say really , it's such a shame .

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I wanted to privately hire Riva as it is in a beautiful location. After being given quotes I put the venue on hold, and went back to confirm and pay to be told that the price had risen and the date I put on hold had now been booked. The manager is incredibly rude and uninformative. They don't have a... 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: Mediterranean

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