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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
+44 1474 364694
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible21%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Daughter booked this for her dad and two others. Stater arrived, good spring rolls. Main arrived, YORKSHIRE puddings cold and new ones brought up. Lamb was fatty, roast potatoes were more boiled than roasted. Waitress was told about this but said the glass of coke...More

Thank padstow2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked into this bar just off the cuff as we were walking around the river, at first it looks closed but you walk in and are greeted by lovely helpful staff, what I liked about this bar is the feel you get sitting in...More

Thank Shopperholic_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It must be 35 years at least since we dined in this same spot. We booked for our anniversary and we have had a lovely evening. Service was brilliant and our choice of food superb. We had the goats cheese tart, pastry just melted in...More

Thank Eric P
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We opted to have the father in law's 60th Birthday here at the Riva waterside because he had mentioned it before in passing. We arrived an hour before to set up the surprise and the staff were very accommodating. The day went well and we...More

Thank rickster1984
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Awful service. Rude staff. Was asked what we would like to drink before being given drink menus.. only good thing was the nice view

1  Thank smartin911
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Recently visited this restaurant on a Groupon offer for lunch. The restaurant is sited at the end of the Pier, right alongside the Tilbury Gravesend ferry docking point, and opposite the Tilbury cruise terminal. The Groupon offer was for a three course meal, and, whilst...More

Thank Kay F
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Bank Holiday Monday for dinner. The restaurant to the rear was closed as it was so quiet, so we were seated in the bar. You could just about see the river from where we were, so not the best as...More

Thank KadieandStu
Reviewed April 14, 2018

My sister and I booked a table to treat our friend who had recently turned 60. We had not been there before but the venue looked good from the website. We were not disappointed. The venue is superb, with the restaurant at the end of...More

Thank denise792
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We visited the Riva restaurant to celebrate a family birthday, with a table booked for 15 of us. The food was ordered in advance on a special £25 set 3 course menu. Firstly, the good points: The location is stunning, built in the old ferry...More

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I arranged a event for friends and family living in Gravesend. Just a casual gathering one afternoon. We had exclusive use of the restaurant. I just have to say how helpful and friendly everyone was. The location is so good, right over the river (yes...More

1  Thank Neil S
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November 4, 2017|
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Response from magicgrden13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes without doubt, great location though
August 13, 2015|
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Response from Chazzygoose |
Sadly yes, and she is horribly rude and has no idea how to run a successful business. I am waiting for the day she packs it all in and hands the venue over to someone who is able to turn it into the fabulous venue it could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $101
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gravesend
  • Phone Number: +44 1474 364694
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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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