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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

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Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
01474 364694
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1 went to this place with my sister for a meal as i was told that this was a new place in gravesend and is designed with attention to detail ! As soon as i walked in i was impressed ! it is lovely ! The scene from the restaurant of the river is very beautiful! Although the restaurant was... More 

Thank davinasamra
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly owner and staff, generously hosted post Gallery opening drinks and snacks .run by a Gravesend lady herself. Worth visiting the river walk gallery to view a series of copies of art work of the pier and Gravesend by Gerry Vaughan , mounted on the hoardings at the pier and popping in for refreshments /food at this modern venue .... More 

1 Thank NCVFolkestone
Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit and we decided to try it because we had a Groupon voucher. First impression was excellent. Staff very friendly and welcoming. I loved the view over the Thames and enjoyed my window seat. The food was nice and well cooked though portions not huge. There were a few mistakes made by the waiting staff but... More 

2 Thank Jane A A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a Groupon voucher so the food was at a great price.The service is excellent.Good to see the river too.Would I return at full price? I'm afraid to say no

1 Thank Evertonian70
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large club meeting in the bar. Didn't eat there, just drinks. Great disabled access, flat, good toilet. Staff were fantastic. Top marks on access. Good selection of drinks, at the top end of local prices.

1 Thank Liam H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was great. Ingredients were fresh. Our only disappontment - Service was medicocre at best for what was a very quiet evening in terms of the amount of diners. We've been here before and in the evening the view is always nice with various boats coming and going. Thanks Riva, we'll be back for the food but PLEASE address the... More 

1 Thank Darran J
Dartford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant on 4th July to celebrate my birthday with a few friends and family. The table was booked in advance, so no surprises for the staff. There were a few other diners in the restaurant but it was not overly busy. There was a long wait between courses with one guest having to wait longer than anyone... More 

2 Thank Jemdy
AsjiaB2415, Guest Relations Manager at Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

I was sorry and quite surprised to hear that you did not enjoy your experience on Monday evening. On checking that you enjoyed yourselves when you left everyone seemed to be very positive and the fact that you doubled the service charge seemed to indicate that we did indeed do something right. We did have more customers than we expected,... More 

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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a very good meal at this Thameside restaurant today!! Service was very friendly, food was excellent. Couldn't fault it !!

Thank Marilyn H
AsjiaB2415, Guest Relations Manager at Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves at Riva. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, the Riva Team More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A lovely view of the Thames and the staff were nice. However we ordered drinks and then after 15 minutes had to remind them about our drinks. The food took at least another 30 minutes and we looked round at the other tables as we waited and nobody else seemed to be eating either! I had a very nice vegetarian... More 

1 Thank Fliss55
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a spontaneous choice and very nice. Really lovely views of the river and great ambience. Just a shame it's not busier. Food was great from starters to desert. Good service and left very satisfied. Can be expensive by the time you have had 3 courses and wine etc but worth it. Also know that groupon do some deals... More 

Thank Emma W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $101
Mediterranean, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view
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: 01474 364694
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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