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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Riva has long been a St Kilda treasure for sometime that I had yet to visit, but people I know who have been there have said great things so I was excited when my work had advised that we were having our Christmas Party here....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Megan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an absolute disappointment. Lovely waiter. Unfortunately he did not write down our Order and of course one of the mains was wrong. The parmigiana looked well cooked, steak nice, seafood linguine very oily. Nice looking burger. Strangest event of the evening was that there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lions300
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Used to come here quite often years ago and was impressed with the food, service and ambiance. Not so now. Returned the steak to the kitchen as served cold. Table was breaking apart. Service was ordinary. Certainly won't be back which is a shame as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 149siant
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

On a melbourne stinking hot day, like Friday where it was 35degrees., fans just don’t cut it! It was too hot to enjoy anything else.. when asked, were advised it’s part of the riva experience.. the experience should change if your customers are clearly uncomfortable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LyndaD99
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Quite tired and dated. All very average and toilets were in poor condition. There is a surcharge for credit card. Too many better places around.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tourist33236662066
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Dropped in after a few KMs walking along the coast from Brighton. If it's a nice day, the outdoor space is a great spot to watch the sunset. They had a live guitarist who was decent and some good draught beers. We ordered an antipasto...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sophielinley
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Showed up, told to take menus and find a seat, choose what you'd like and order at the bar. We'll bring it to you. Not! Clearly there was riffs between workers on the evening we chose to go to Riva. Found a seat, selected cocktails,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 4AA4
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Went yesterday afternoon for lunch. Started with the dips. Smallest serving of dips imaginable along with 2 bread sticks & few pieces of toast. Frankly..... I've had better dip from the supermarket. We then moved onto the Asia share platter. $22.50 gets you one spring...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank cherrycola1967
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I went to Riva with 5 other friends recently, looking forward to a LONG fun lunch with friends. Our booking was 2pm and we were the only table in the restaurant, there seemed to be a small wedding group but they were not dining. There...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This place is unquestionably perfect for a late afternoon drop - the luxurious beach bar that’s fronted by a glorious viewpoint balcony. The fire-simmering hearth adds a smooth layer of warmth in cool nights, smattering shoreline serenades for summer days, and an ultra decadent selection...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rhys W
Todd G, General Manager at Riva St. Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

❤️❤️❤️ thanks Rhys! We’re super glad you enjoyed your visit to us at Riva. Stay tuned as we make some improvements to our Lounge Bar and Balcony spaces over the next few weeks - we’re excited! Cheers

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16 October 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth N | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with Riva direct...I would think so but best to check and book a table
Natalie E
5 February 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
31 January 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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