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Riva St. Kilda

42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9537 2224
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
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42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Riva is situated right on the foreshore with a huge deck Superb place for couples or groups especially at sunset they also have a very good restaurant if you want something substantial but they also have light snacks I have never had anything but a...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Todd G, Manager at Riva St. Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing such kind words Elizabeth! Glad you’re enjoying your visits to Riva and we look forward to welcoming you again soon 😍 Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet weeknight, so a window seat near the fire. Food was great, and Tiffani’s service was outstanding. Thanks T!

Thank Jeremy H
Todd G, Manager at Riva St. Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback Jeremy, we’re glad you enjoyed your visit to Riva and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rodney and Franck are a credit to Riva St Kilda they are both key assets to the business, Rodney is a kind helpful man who will sort all of your problems and Franck is the best manager I have ever seen he dominates the floor...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebration dinner with girlfriends. The food was lovely, the atmosphere with fireplace and candles warm and inviting. The drinks were are a little slow to arrive but well worth the wait. The staff were amazing and made an effort to apologise: gave a good discount...More

Thank Donna O
Todd G, Manager at Riva St. Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Donna, we’re glad you enjoyed your time with us at Riva. We apologise for the slow start, we’re working hard to ensure things like that don’t occur and we really value the feedback you’ve given. Looking forward to welcoming you again!...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Terrible food, terrible service, the place was tired, worn out and not to clean either. Service is an oxymoron as there was none. Had to get our own menus, had to chase a waiter to take the order, waited 55 minutes for the first meal...More

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Todd G, Manager at Riva St. Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your visit to us recently. Are you able to provide a bit more information about this to us so we can investigate it and rectify any issues? Our best email is events@rivastkilda.com.au Cheers,

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I attended Riva for our 10 year wedding anniversary, what a total disappointment. Having been married at Riva, 10 years ago to the day, we were excited to be returning & to relive beautiful memories. I booked ahead & ensured I alerted...More

1  Thank Moirfamily2013
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Riva St Kildas setting is breathtaking with uninterrupted bay views from the Melbourne CBD to Portarlington. Riva St Kilda is a stylish venue with friendly staff. We had drinks outside watching the sunset then moved inside for a fabulous meal. This was our last night...More

Thank GillMcd
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

A group of 12 of us went for dinner on Saturday night and the food and service were exceptional My favourite was the desert sharing plate. Shane and Frank looked after us and couldn’t do enough to make sure we had a great night. We...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We visited Riva yesterday for our annual Labour Day weekend catch up with another couple. We were seated outside overlooking the marina which is lovely and always a great spot. As soon as I was seated I knew it wasn't the same. I wanted a...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A group of girlfriends organised a Saturday night drinks and catch up, and thought Riva would be ideal with the location and beach. WE WERE SO WRONG. The staff had absolutely no idea what they were doing. We ordered food which was substandard for the...More

Thank Claire T
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Natalie E
February 5, 2017|
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Response from RivaStKilda | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, The nearest place is probably the Novotel on the Esplanade. Its only a few minutes drive in a taxi or 10-15 minutes walk. Alternatively, there are a few nice boutique hotels on Fitzroy Street.
Pam J
January 31, 2016|
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Response from Ray d | Reviewed this property |
No its fully licensed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9537 2224
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Make your way to the best bay side destination in Melbourne. Cool in summer and cosy in winter, Riva St Kilda offers you the perfect location to watch the sunset and the city skyline come alive. Enjoy a drink and snacks in our Lounge Bar, complete with open fire and expansive decks. Or why not sit down to something wonderful from our Resturants a la carte menu with friends, while enjoying the view. Complimenting our restaurant, Riva is also holds, world class event spaces for a more private occasion. We boast 3 amazing rooms with space up to 220 guests as well as our famous festivals of up to 6000 guests. Call in, or make an appointment to enjoy the surrounds and friendly service, while discussing your next special event with our event staff to make it a time to remember. We hope to see you soon! Events office hours are from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.
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