Venue Image
Corner Queen & York,

(09) 412 8902

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byBrett Atkinson27/02/2011
Formerly known as the Forester’s Arms, a rough and ready bikers pub, this gracious old riverside building has been reborn as The Riverhead. Check out live sport in the Portage sports bar or lunch and dinner on the huge deck overlooking the river.

Friendly and prompt, with lots of information on offer about the pub’s fascinating history. Established in 1857, it’s the second oldest pub in all of New Zealand apparently.

What’s on Tap?
The Riverhead is a DB-aligned pub so look forward to Monteiths, Tui and Tiger on tap. Befitting its status as a gastro pub, there’s also a terrific winelist.

Feeling peckish?
Definitely a cut above most pub food with excellent gourmet pizzas, burgers and innovative entrée-sized plates including cinnamon-braised pork belly and chorizo stuffed baby calamari. Just maybe Auckland’s best hand cut chips and aioli as well.

The Bottom Line
Opening just in time for the later weeks of summer, The Riverhead makes for a great destination for a lazy riverside brunch or lunch.

A Reason to Return
The opportunity to arrive by jetboat to The Riverhead’s riverine back door. See for details and tide times.

The Riverhead has been reviewed by 20 users

What's near The Riverhead?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of The Riverhead.
Cinemas near The Riverhead (0)

Most Read Today

01 Christmas Lights and Displays in Auckland

Enjoy Christmas in Auckland under the glow of fest...

02 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

03 Auckland's Best Rooftop Bars

When Auckland's weather allows, enjoy a few coldie...

04 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

05 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

Content updated: 01/12/2015 02:26

Add Review

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • My Bar
    I was looking for a place to host my sisters hens night - My Bar ...

    j_31 on 25/11/2015 @ 7:12 p.m.
  • Aria Restaurant & Bar
    Had fantastic food from this restaurant but very rude and upsetti...

    anony on 26/10/2015 @ 5:04 p.m.
  • Madam Woo Takapuna
    Have been to Madam Woo in Takapuna twice now and I have to say th...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 1/10/2015 @ 12:08 p.m.
  • My Bar
    I hired the function room to host a hens party and I felt so luck...

    NixP on 30/09/2015 @ 2:05 p.m.
  • Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant
    This restaurant looked busy and inviting and staff welcoming were...

    Knight100 on 24/09/2015 @ 9:23 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner