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River Cafe

9/10
977

Average price $65

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  • Average price $65
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  • American express Welcome
tapas 12.0 pp choose 3 [extra tapas 4.0]
Porcini and truffle arancini with truffle crème
Pulled duck croquette with blueberry chutney
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 977 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Sarah F.
    Sarah F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was incredible from the food, atmosphere and most importantly the service. Such lovely staff who truly show they love and care about what they do. We had an incredible night and cannot wait to return.

  2. Muriel M.
    Muriel M.
    • 5 reviews
    4.5/10

    I had the rissoto which was very bland and flavorless ,I couldn't eat it. My husband had the steak which was better. The wine list was very uninspiring, not much to choose from. A very disappointing night, this place used to be so much better. Won't be back.

  3. Dianne H.
    Dianne H.
    • 23 reviews
    9.5/10

    Really friendly service. The dishes were great. Pork main dish was bloody brilliant, so tender. It's always a good meal at the river cafe.

  4. Joe M.
    Joe M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great venue for a romantic evening out before an event downtown. Excellent cuisine and staff service. Mixed grille was hearty, varied, and well prepared.

  5. Wendy T.
    Wendy T.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    The restaurant is cold, that is to say wooden chairs not all that comfortable and our waitress was attentive but not very friendly. We were on a very large table which made it seem like we were social distancing whilst dining together. Food overall was good. Table decoration was tacky, a cheap white pineapple case from Neds

  6. Wendy S.
    Wendy S.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Our favourite restaurant didn’t disappoint. Everything was good as usual.

  7. Mary H.
    Mary H.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    A delightful setting with fine range of food and wine.. The menu was varied and extensive. The service was excellent and food delicious. We were not rushed nor ignored and relaxed over our meals. We will come again

  8. Andrew J.
    Andrew J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Lovey location, food and service. Wonderful flavours and textures and attention to detail with all meals. Generous serves, can’t fault.

  9. M.aureen H.
    M.aureen H.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The food was excellent and the service was great. A little quiet tonight which made the temperature in the room a little cooler than was expected. Although closing the restaurant manager was happy to serve us extra drinks whilst we were waiting for a ride. Very appreciative of this attention to detail

  10. Helen D.
    Helen D.
    • 9 reviews
    5/10

    Set menu they currently have is not the best value. I would not recommend this. There is the option to choose 3 tapas as one course but then we were told this had to be shared between two people.

  11. Diane G.
    Diane G.
    • one review
    10/10

    In this beautiful setting, the River Cafe provides a wonderful view of Adelaide. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate my rather difficult dietary requirements. Food was superb. Excellent service.

  12. Anne F.
    Anne F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful food, excellent service and great ambiance. Our booking online was easy and pain free! We didn't want to leave it was a lovely day and sitting looking out at the river was a treat. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, and booking service.

  13. Sacha C.
    Sacha C.
    • 8 reviews
    7/10

    Always good food but each time I have been the service has always let this place down

  14. Sonia H.
    Sonia H.
    • one review
    6/10

    THe service was delightful however the room was so cold and non inviting. As it was our wedding anniversary we did request a nice warm and cosy table but unfortunately it was unromantic ,plain and drafty by the window. We just ate our dinner and left. Sadly dissapointing.

  15. Lena K.
    Lena K.
    • 13 reviews
    8.5/10

    The food has always been excellent. I love the steak. The restaurant was quiet and there were only 3 tables occupied. Overall both service and food were excellent

  16. Chris M.
    Chris M.
    • 3 reviews
    3.5/10

    Arrived at 7.30 for 7.45 booking. Did not get seated till 8.10. The only option was a set price x3 course menu $75. Although the order was taken reasonably quickly, the first course took ages to arrive. It was nearly 9.15 before the main course arrived. It was disappointing. I have been to this restaurant a number of times and had been reasonably happy. Will not be going back if this is their post COVID-19 standard. The service was average, the timing was non existent and the food was over-priced and disappointing

  17. Lisa T.
    Lisa T.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely great as always, fantastic food and welcoming service. Loved the Gnochetti especially! Delicious desserts as well, we had one of each!

  18. Dianne P.
    Dianne P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We eat regularly at the river cafe and we always enjoy the excellent service the ambiance and without a doubt the food , which is always beautifully presented and very delicious. I would recommend the river cafe to anyone looking for all of the above

  19. Val B.
    Val B.
    • one review
    5/10

    Normally love this place, but food not up to scratch this time. Pork much raw. bread and hommas good, rhubarb on desert like real string. Leave off. Entree- leave off the proschuitto one! This is for improvement and better next time thanks.

  20. Mandy G.
    Mandy G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Nice restaurant with great atmosphere. Service at the start was very slow. When we went to order were told no woodfire pizzas were available which was a shame as they are a big part of the menu. The waitress could have informed us of this as soon as we sat down. Another disappointment was that the menu advertised online was different to the menu on the day so this is not great when picking a restaurant to go to based on meal options seen online beforehand. Vegan food options were very limited, a nice vegan pasta dish would have been great. The meals we were served were very high quality and tasted nice. Overall it was a nice evening.

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How to get to the restaurant

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

Directions to get there

Adelaide CBD, Adelaide City, North Adelaide

About the restaurant

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.

Features

European, , Tapas, Breakfast, Brunch, Good wine list, , Welcome, , , Valentine's Day

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