Blessed by its location (hello, St Kilda Marina), this place is hard not to like, especially when it has uninterrupted views across Melbourne’s famous Port Phillip Bay. Welcome to Riva. A bar and restaurant, this is a favourite establishment for locals and visitors alike. It’s suave, sophisticated and a little spiffy, but in a good way. It has something to offer everyone: a quality restaurant (plus a private dining room with gorgeous views for functions), lounge bar and the piece de resistance – a decked area that looks straight out over the ocean.
Riva has quickly built a reputation as the place to be on a Sunday arvo, especially for the thirty-somethings out there. Live music starts from 4pm, so grab your buddies, throw on your Sunday best and be sure to get there in time for all the action. With the sun going down over the water and grooves in he background, it’s easy to get into the seaside vibe. Think oysters washed down with a caipiroska…heaven.
42B Marine Parade, St Kilda
(03) 9537 2224