• Welcome to The Riverhead

    The Riverhead has been a house of refreshment and conviviality for around 150 years. In that time it has seen many events and stories come and go, countryfolk and townspeople, fishermen and farmers, smugglers and clergymen, marauding riders of the night through to social visits from the local constabulary. All have played their part in giving The Riverhead a rich stable of stories befitting the oldest riverside tavern in New Zealand.

  • The Portage Bar
  • food
  • The Landing
  • The Landing
  • The Riverhead
  • The Portage Bar's new outdoor area ideal for smokers
  • fish and chips
  • The view from the Rockery
  • The Portage Bar at night
  • The View
  • Garry Dunn's magnificent chandlier
  • Menu
  • The Landing Restaurant
  • Through the window and into The Landing
  • river
  • Our taps including the elusive Heineken Tap
  • Outside Deacon's Kitchen
  • Inside Deacon's Kitchen
  • Our Smugglers Mural
  • The View
  • The Fireplace
  • The Heroes wall in The Portage Bar
  • The Portage Bar

News & Events

Monday Night is Curry Night!

Warm up on a Monday Night with a different Curry each time. Our International Team of Chefs will be treating you to a different curry each Monday Night from 5pm.

Bring the family and make it family night at The Riv…only $25 and each curry comes with all the traditional trimmings.

To ensure the best tables, it’s wise to book…follow this link to book now, online or call us on 09 412 8902.Curry Night A4

MASTERCLASS: The Riverhead Cuisine

Wednesday 30 April 6.00pm – 8.00pm

VENUE: Taste, 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland

Price: $70 + GST

You are invited to a masterclass demonstration by Ian Braund and Paul Jobin of The Riverhead.

Last October Paul left the branded portfolio of restaurants of 70 staff to join The Riverhead as Food & Beverage Director. With exciting long term plans with The Riverhead, he continues with driving passion in discovering unique New Zealand ingredients and tantalising our palates with nutritious flavoursome dishes.

Ian has recently returned to New Zealand after travelling the world for the past 7 years as the kitchen manager for Cirque Du Solieil.  As Paul’s Head Chef at The Riverhead, he plans to help diversify ‘pub grub’ as we know it with a good dusting of contemporary flare and freshly sourced produce.

Together, Paul and Ian demonstrate a range of dishes that make you feel good to eat them.  Each dish will be available to sample on the night with a glass of wine.

BOOK NOW! email jo@tastenz.co.nz or call 0800 737 827



Our St. Patrick’s Day! Tomorrow.

Why wait until Monday when we can celebrate St. Pat’s day in style on Sunday?

Starting at 12 noon, we have The International Delta Blues Experience featuring Dave Boy Ferry from Switzerland, Dean Hazlewood from Aussie, (former guitarist from 80′s rock band The Mocker’s plus our 7 piece band.

This is the final appearance of their 15 show New Zealand Tour, which has had great reviews throughout.

Shortly after 3pm The Recliner Rockers will take us right through to 7pm with their energetic brand of  Irish rockabilly….the Irish spirit will be in force so St Patricks day A4come on down and join the fun!





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