River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)
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River Cafe

War Memorial Drive, 5006 North Adelaide (SA)
Average price $65

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Restaurant menu

Last update: August 2023
Dietary optionsDairy Free, Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes
Marinated olives
Fennel, orange, chill
Nduja Toast
white anchovy
House made Focaccia
olive oil and balsamic

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River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)
River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)
River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)
River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)
River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)
River Cafe, North Adelaide (SA)



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Andrew P.1 review

    6 December 2023


    Lovely views. Good spacing between tables. Quite noisy. Food average. Entree serves quite large. Main course serves about same size. Swordfish quite dry, maybe because there was a long time between entree and mains. Service not good, although apologies were offered and accepted for order problems and one order of 2 entrees coming out close together rather than as entree and main. Bottle of sparkling water left uncooled on table as was white wine left on table in cooler. No offer from staff to replenish glasses or ask if more was required. All staff pleasant and friendly but one had no idea.

  • Barry W.1 review

    5 December 2023


    What a great place to celebrate our 70th Wedding Anniversary. The staff were very friendly and the service & food was excellent. Would highly recommend.

  • Belinda B.1 review

    28 November 2023


    The restaurant is in a great location with great views, fantastic food. Staff and service was great. Parking ag the door. Highly recommended

  • Susan E.3 reviews

    28 November 2023


    Have been coming here for years for special occasions. Love the food and the views and the staff are very attentive.

  • Giuseppe R.185 reviews

    25 November 2023


    Stopped in for dinner and had a great meal. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu offering great recommendations. The atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. The dishes were delicious


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  • Vivien W.26 reviews

    17 November 2023


    Given the Fork discount it was value for money. Service was great esp from Emma who is warm & cheerful

  • Jenny O.2 reviews

    10 November 2023


    River Cafe is a favourite of mine. I have been there many times. Every dish I have experienced is delicious, the staff generally helpful. I had one unpleasant experience with the manager insisting I order a main. The restaurant is beautifully situated with walls of glass looking up the river. Parking is generally easy.

  • Mark s.5 reviews

    28 October 2023


    It is a very beautiful setting, excellent service, and superb food. Highly recommended.

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    Fangfang Q.1 review

    20 October 2023


    the staff members are very friendly and helpful, the environment is very nice, my friends were very impressed with the view and atmosphere of the restaurant. The food is delicious, got 30% off, really good value.

  • Peter W.13 reviews

    20 October 2023


    The River Cafe in Adelaide was fantastic. Staff were welcoming, service was great and food was really delicious. We walked from the city so took about 20min but we’ll worth a visit


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  • Yar M.1 review

    18 October 2023


    The staffs were friendly and well organised. I recommend you to try out their foods. Especially the steaks

  • Terry and Kim L.1 review

    17 October 2023


    We always enjoy the fabulous outlook from this Restaurant and with the weather being great, the food inventive and delicious, topped off with a wine list with as much choice as we needed we really enjoyed our lunch. And did I mention the first class service to top it off. Well worth a visit time and again.

  • Tina G.18 reviews

    14 October 2023


    We were lucky to get 30% off food bill which made it affordable and the quality of food was awesom!

  • Stephen C.62 reviews

    11 October 2023


    Always enjoy it at the River Cafe. The restaurant was teeming with people on a Wed night - that should tell you plenty! Delicious, reasonably priced food, friendly and efficient service, with great views overlooking the river.

  • mony k.1 review

    26 September 2023


    Great location. Very friendly staff member with great sense of humour. Good quality food nicely presented and an amazing ambience. Highly recommended.

  • Greg g.15 reviews

    23 September 2023


    We love the ambiance and great view of the river and the city from the dining room, the service seems to vary a bit, training new staff etc, we get that, but waiting 30 minutes for a server to ask if we would like a drink and then a bit longer before taking our food order,(we had to ask for menus), is starting to push it a bit. Frequenting the restaurant for many years now, and we will continue to do so, we have seen the highs and lows in patronage, many menu changes, and also staff changes. One bright spot is that a chef who has seen fairly long service there has returned, bringing their experience with them. Unfortunately, because of the design of the building, when the number of diners is up, so is the level of noise, but overall, still a great place.

  • Rebecca W.1 review

    22 September 2023


    Amazing views. Amazing Food. Awesome service. We'll definitely be back.

  • Wendy S.10 reviews

    20 September 2023


    My favourite dining experience in Adelaide. It never lets me down.

  • Grant W.29 reviews

    14 September 2023


    We love eating here. The food never fails, the service is very good.

  • Chris B.1 review

    9 September 2023


    Nice food and lovely staff. Pretty setting by the river.

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Closing time

Please note that we are open on New Years Eve. Bookings can only be made via phone. Please call us on 08 8211 8666

How to get to the restaurant

War Memorial Drive, 5006, North Adelaide (SA), Australia

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About the restaurant

Please note that we are open on New Years Eve. Bookings can only be made via phone. Please call us on 08 8211 8666

Five star dining at its best

Looking for a five star venue with winning views and a fine dining menu? Then look no further than River Cafe in North Adelaide. This waterfront restaurant has an eclectic European menu featuring the very best from land and sea. Start with a serving of oysters and some arancini balls before advancing to the mains… will you choose the twice cooked duck or the crab linguini? Make sure you save room for dessert as the passion fruit semifreddo and the chocolate budino are hard to go past. If you're looking for a celebration spot or a special occasion venue the River Cafe can cater.

Best Dish: slow braised beef cheek.


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