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Riva Waterside Restaurant and Bar

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Town Pier, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
+44 1474 364694
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eat lunch at the Riva for a friends birthday, staff were exceptionally friendly and polite, food was lovely and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend. The staff do not get the 'service charge' as a tip, I recommend you ask not to pay it, they'll give you a new bill without the charge then you leave them a tip which... More 

Thank Chimp1972
Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This my second visit to Riva but the first time in the restaurant. They opened the restaurant especially for us as not normally open in the week during winter, unless there are lots of bookings. I took my parents, aunt and children and everyone had a great time. Food was amazing, staff are so friendly and fascinating watching all the... More 

Thank Ellnicnat
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the riva on Valentine's day. Quite a late meal. The setting is fantastic! Beautiful views of the river Thames! The entrance into the bar and restaurant is quite something too. Very different to any other restaurant - loved it. The waitress we had was lovely and very personable as well as knowledgeable. I have to echo that the... More 

Thank Scott R
Gravesend Kent
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely views over the river, the service was lovely the food was lovely and this is somewhere to go if you want romance. However the food is over priced and it is rather small portions. I don't think its value for money but if you know you are paying over the odds for the view then its not too... More 

Thank Donzerella
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased 2 three course meals via Groupon vouchers. The food was good, but the restaurant was so cold we both kept our coats on whole of the evening. We asked to moved nearer to an industrial heater but were told the tables were booked. So we sat and froze. We complained to the manager without any satisfaction. Obviously they... More 

1 Thank janetvcooper
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a meal at Riva last night. Not for the first time as we visited shortly after it opened some years ago. The Riva Bar & Restaurant is in an amazing position, set on Gravesend's old Town Pier on the River Thames where you can dine in a glass walled setting surrounded by the river... More 

Thank John P
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having purchased a Groupon voucher then reading the reviews I was a little concerned! Our visit was an up and down experience, I was aware from the small print on the voucher that we would be eating in the bar area, although it was from the al a carte menu. The young girl that served us was absolutely lovely and... More 

2 Thank Theresa H
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reserved some of the Bar area & had hor & cold buffet food, for my partners 50th Birthday, we had about 80 guest. The Bar Manager and staff were amazing and took such good care of us, the food was great and it was a really a fantastic night. Had a cake delivered a few days before and... More 

Thank Wendels65
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for my mums birthday Lunch. It was the first time I have visited and I very much enjoyed my experience. The service was good, staff were friendly and accommodating. We ate from the bar menu and there was a great selection of foods for everyone ranging from Pizza,burgers to sausage and mash and Lasagne. The presentation of the... More 

Thank Hayleyl27
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I booked a table for lunch courtesy of a "Groupon" voucher. I was born in Gravesend and was looking forward to visiting the riverside that had been my childhood and teenage playground. The restaurant was closed. The bar was open but deserted apart from someone in a tracksuit. (dress code "no jeans") It was pointed out to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 101
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?