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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 3 weeks ago

Went for Christmas meal and drinks with friends nice food friendly staff overall ok maybe try somewhere else next year

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views over the river were lovely, the food was average , staff were great - would I return - probably not. I could only say that the food was average as was the atmostphere.

Thank Sandie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the worst restaurant I have encountered. We waited so long for our food. My particular meal was inedible and I sent it back. They replaced it with another one. We waited so long for our bill and had to get up...More

3  Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

**AWFUL DO NOT GO HERE ** Christmas party of 23 people , paid over 30 pounds per head for dinner and a disco with no drinks included so pretty pricey to start with . Salmon starter was so tiny I wrapped the slither of salmon...More

2  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. A restaurant well worth a visit. A great location particularly in the daylight hours when the river traffic can be viewed whilst eating

Thank sheilaegibson
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I was given a groupon for this restaurant for my birthday, and I think we have found our favourite restaurant just 15 mins from home. The food was outstanding, worth every penny, cooked and presented to a very high standard, we can’t wait to return...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Quiet Thursday evening. It was lovely sitting by the window watching the river Thames. Starters and main courses well cooked and presented. A bit disappointed that we were not reminded to order vegetables with main course. Vegetables as extra is common in many restaurants but...More

Thank Wendyandpartner
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed an outstanding dinner with fantastic view across the Thames, plus added pleasure of a six piece Dixy band playing. Food was hot and delicious from a varied menu, with a long wine list. Service was attentive and impeccable. Presentation of food was exquisite....More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

What a beautiful location! Starters and mains were delicious, a bit of room for improvement on desserts. We were on a groupon deal which was great value. Service was fabulous - it was really quiet when we were there, not sure why more people aren't...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The only thing going for this place is the view! All of the staff have no front of house etiquette, no greetings from them on arrival, no smiles, complete deadpan faves throughout the whole evening. Had to ask them to take out drinks order, had...More

1  Thank DJH43
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4 November 2017|
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Response from NorthfleetSue | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't say the worst! True, some of the staff appear to want to be else where, but the food is always good. Maybe we've just been lucky on our visits
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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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