Reva’s on the Waterfront
(Town Basin Marina)
Whangarei 09-438 8969
- Mon – Sun 10:30am – 9:30pm
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 150
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Reva’s On The Waterfront, Town Basin Marina, Whangarei.
Revas Restaurant provides the freshest of seafood and a uniquely New Zealand dining experience
38 Reviews for Reva’s on the Waterfront
I will not be back.
Excellent service, never kept waiting but not hovered over either. Food was SPECTACULAR!!!
First time in years I have tipped!!
Kids were made to feel welcome and special and staff were always pleasant and warm.
Will definitely be dinning here again!!
My meal was lovely, but the expensive fish dish was something you would buy at a takeaway with some salad – not good !!
Not given the dessert menu so left very unimpressed.
After complaining about the service, I must say the food is good , once it arrives at your table, and not expensive. But, the food does not make up for the abysmal service.
As soon as we walked in and asked for a table the waiter was rude and made us feel extremely unwelcome, I already wanted to leave at this point. We were then seated next to the very loud coffee machine. The menu was uninspiring and the food itself was equally uninspiring. The service was fast, but a little to fast, we had our entree and main served and eaten with in about 20 minutes, we got the feeling they wanted us out of there pretty quickly. The worst part of it all was Reva (The Owner) was drunk, she was standing next to us drinking at the bar while on the job. I’m not joking when I say she walked into her own wait staff, she also walked into the wall and could barely walk.
I would never dine here again.
I was fortunate to be invited to dinner on Saturday evening and was delighted to know I was being taken to Reva’s. Yet again – another wonderful experience.
Sunday morning arrived and it was my choice so I bought a group of my customers to your restaurant for brunch. I received excellent service right from the time I rang to make the booking. My guests were particularly thrilled with my choice of venue and everyone was impressed!
Thanks for the great experiences. We’ll all be telling others and hope to return one day.
We walked around for a bit before deciding on Revas. The deck was mostly empty but I wasn’t sure about the plastic outdoor furniture with it’s even tackier printed plastic table covers..
The service was warm and friendly to start with. The older gentleman (who may have been the owner) was lovely.
We ordered a standard sized pizza (at over $16) and two glasses of wine. The same pizza came in a larger size meant for two people, but at a whopping $34 I did not think it was worth it.
Extremely glad we only chose the smaller pizza. The base tasted like a frozen pre-made pizza you buy in the supermarket, which had then been topped with mince and salad. To the kitchens credit, the toppings were plentiful and fresh. But to charge through the roof for a pizza that was remarkably small, dry and stale tasting was just not on. When asked about the pizza bases being made on the premises, the young waiter was very rude and defensive.
We paid our bill in full as I did not want to insult the young man any further. But we left very unhappy customers and probably will not return.
I have worked in the Hospitality industry for a very long time, including Italian restaurants. I was disappointed that Revas could not even get a pizza base right. They have a wonderful position on the waterfront. Maybe some training in the kitchen would go a long way.
I went to Reva,s for a large group outing, it was the set menu for Christmas 2010, I was happy with the meal as were most of our members and partners.
The entertainer set a lovely mood with his guitar and songs plus the location is to die for.
I take photo’s of food (weird I know) but they show good quality as opposed to what I have read.
Now my work colleague was very impressed with meal as she had been there before and wasn’t pleased we had chosen this venue for our break up due to past experience.
There was one mistake, one of our salads not arriving at all, but Reva took that ,off the final price.
The huge difference in the food Chef’s prep/presentation/cooking I don’t know what to think, maybe the staff member who gives great service isn’t on often, I don’t know but there is something not right.
Not sure that this review will help :!
I had a fantastic pork fillet, but, my companions ordered lamb shanks and were not happy.
I would suggest going for the earlybird special (much cheaper before 6 pm) if you want to try it, then you won’t have spent too much if it all goes wrong.
It’s a shame as the have a prime spot and could do so much better.
I bought a voucher deal and went there for a nice evening but stake I ordered came out burnt from one side and when i complained about it, they started arguing about it, just had one bite and that was enough to put me off for ever. my partner had the thai chicken pizza but that was full of oil, paid for the whole meal as well just because i dont want them to think i was there for free meal or so. never going there and never recommend that to any one else as well unless you want to waste the money
It was a very special occasion for us and Reva and the team helped to make it a lovely memory. I highly recommend a visit and can’t possibly understand how it doesn’t have a higher rating.
Very small portion for evening meal and very poor service [restaurant not full]. Those at our table who had “rack of lamb” did the best. My advice, learn how to cook fish and shellfish.
Also they’re not interested in listening to complaints. On receiving bill, had audacity to charge our table for drinks we never had.
Note: Had “tip” at top of bill!! Judy
toward us from that point. If I had prunes on me I would have offered them to each of them, to help with there problem. They didn’t have available what was on that special menu, so they boiled up something and said it was seafood chowder. The positive point is that we wouldn’t go back, our hard earned money is too good for what they serve up and for the price.
My husband and I have been there several times and it has taken jumps into primitive food preparation! The food was not even close to being acceptable – especially given the price they charge! Drinks – again overpriced and they have trouble getting the orders right.
Save yourself the stress and don’t go there!
Because it has the best location for a restaurant in Whangarei – right on the marina – we still go there from time to time. Unfortunately, the food and service are getting worse and worse.
The owners need to look at the service and the standard of the meals. And I mean urgently.
The food is mediocre to bad and over-priced for the standard and lack of care. As far as the service is concerned, it’s a joke. Most of the staff are unprofessional, not attentive and sloppy. They seem more interested in themselves than their customers.
I read a lot of restaurant reviews and I notice that Revas reviews are pretty bad. She seems a lovely lady and has probably put a lot of effort into her establishment over the years. I hope she can make improvements before the whole thing goes down the gurgler.
My advice, get a decent chef and train your staff.