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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
+44 1474 364694
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible21%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice bar, dinner was quite high quality. International food, interesting dishes. Nice view on the riverside.

Thank Katalin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned home from a wonderful sunset evening on the pier! Haven't been to the Riva for some considerable time and was a little concerned at the latest reviews. It was a good experience, the staff were all attentive and nothing was too much trouble....More

Thank andy m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a shame, we have had really good food in the past but the last two time the food as been bad. Cheap and poor quality food for London prices, not impressed with the food or restaurant service. Undercooked veg, slow service & forgotten...More

Thank Wendels65
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Very bad experience! Completely unprofessional service! Manager runs empty restaurant and doesn't look after his customers at all! We had to leave before we even sat down (Birthday meal for 8 people) as we were so upset with manager's attitude! Terrible!! Awful!

Thank Balbina R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Booked a group of 8 for a birthday, after our previous good experience here. Couldn't book through the App on iPhone so booked online through the website that used OpenTable. When we arrived on time the manager had no record of our booking and wasn't...More

1  Thank SteveLeeGB
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Don't bother visiting it's crap! Got a groupon voucher as a gift and took ages to get a table when we eventually did the restaurant was empty Our starter was nice but soon learned that was because it was not made by restaurant I had...More

1  Thank rebeki_13
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Riva has incredible potential but sadly has been mismanaged for several years. We decided to give it a go, last Sunday 4th June as on the previous occasions we have been disappointed. We called just prior to our arrival to ensure all was OK,...More

1  Thank 826Sean
Reviewed 19 May 2017

4 of us used a Groupon voucher (second time we have used this offer) and were very pleased with the service, quality and value for money. Most enjoyable 3 course lunch, eaten in the bar area. Appreciated the heater by the table, as it had...More

Thank lynn549
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Our visit to Riva the other evening was a joy with great food, super staff and the wonderful backdrop of the Thames at sunset. Although the menu is not extensive we all enjoyed our choices - everything was well presented and tasty. The staff were...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

On the 18th April, 2017, I telephoned Riva Restaurant to book a table of 5 for Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 6.30 pm, the booking was taken by a very nice man who said that he would book the table and as we were taking...More

3  Thank Diane L
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13 August 2015|
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Response from mark d |
Yep. I used to work there and she made us print off and keep the receipts of all customers. I assumed it was because she was embezzling the money. She also employed people on benefits and altered the books so they could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$101
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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