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. Today this rich tradition of hospitality continues and we invite you to come in and make your own stories.
A La Carté Restaurant
Ideal for groups up to 20 people
Connected to an airy outside deck surrounded by 100 year oak trees, The Landing Restaurant provides a fantastic relaxed dining setting. This is premium pub fare with a sophisticated edge but it’s served with the down-to-earth charm of a true rural establishment. Our talented chef’s insist on using only the freshest, premium quality, local and regional ingredients. These creations are matched with a handpicked cellar of fine wine & a wide range of refreshing premium & craft ales. Whether you’re settling down for a romantic meal, catching up with friends or treating the family, The Landing is a place you’ll love
Classic Kiwi Neighbourhood Bar
Every bloke or blokess needs a place where they can unwind with a cool beer and good old chin wag with their mates or matesses. Here you’ll find tall tales being told, pool balls being shot, live sport on big screens and hearty food being savoured. And of course it will all be washed down with life’s essentials – icy cold, thirst quenching beer. Above the bar you’ll see cool creations by local sculptor Garry Dunn, all made from bits and pieces he found around the property. On the walls you’ll see Riverhead’s history – stories about the people who lived here way back when. Now it’s up to you to make a few stories of your own.
THE BOAT HOUSE
The perfect space for any event
We don’t like to boast, but we do believe The Boat House is one of the best function venues close to Central Auckland…being only 20 minutes by car. The space flows out to our expansive decks and beautiful lawn. But it’s also a space that can be arranged to suit any gathering. Weddings are a speciality, family functions, big birthdays (or any other party for that matter), corporate events, community events – you name it, we can cater for it. And of course we make it happen with our highly polished service and our top notch food and beverage. So simply sit back and let us take care of everything.