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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

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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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 15 April 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 14 April 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 8 April 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 1 April 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
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Got a groupon voucher from daughter so booked lunch with her ! Don’t understand when Restaurant empty was sit in bar area , all the glass windows needed a good clean ! Food was quite good but was a supplement on most things so hardly...More

Thank debandkaren13
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter purchased a Groupon deal for my self and husband .for a 3 course meal .we ordered a bottle of wine and 2 half lagers to go on our bill .At the end of the meal the bill was paid when we got home...More

Thank aliceapple76
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Only good thing to write was the music in the bar was fab wouldn’t go out of my way to visit this place again service change a rip off rather pay what I think my service that I received was worth and to be honest...More

Thank loopylane44
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4 November 2017|
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Response from magicgrden13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes without doubt, great location though
13 August 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
US$40 - US$101
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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