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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
01474 364694
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Ranked #59 of 82 restaurants in Gravesend
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
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Gravesend, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Mike and I would like to thank everyone at the Riva for making our party very special, the food was excellent and the service exceptional, would definitely recommend this beautiful restaurant, with its lovely views, as a place to make your event special. Barbara Day

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were the only people in the restaurant. It was cold in the restaurant and prices are ridicuosly high for a Gravesend restaurant. Portions small and then a 12% service charge was automatically applied would NOT recomend

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can almost forget you're in Gravesend and imagine yourself somewhere much more cosmopolitan. We have eaten here and spent many nights in the bar. The food was great, the atmosphere is fab and if you're lucky, there is sometimes some evening entertainment in the bar. All in all, a great night out.

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Kent, England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I must admit a certain trepidation on arrival as I read some of the reviews here after making our booking. All I can say is that we had a wonderful Mother's day lunch here and would happily recommend Riva as somewhere to go for a special occasion in Gravesend. The service was extremely attentive and the food excellent. Spectacular views... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

When we walked in on a Friday afternoon and were the only customers in there we should have seen it as a sign. The menu looked like it had a great selection but the prices were eye watering. If I was sat on the banks of the Thames in Central London then I'd expect these prices, but not sat in... More

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