River Cafe

Average price $65
761 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 761 reviews
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Food :8.6/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Todd H.
    • one review

    Every dish is spot on. Wonderful service and a great view of the river and city by night

  2. Maggie S.
    • one review

    Pasta was gluggy. Barely edible. Steak was ordinary almost nil accompaniment. Dined here before and enjoyed it. Tonight was disappointing in every way.

  3. Michael V.
    • 2 reviews

    Great location.

  4. Arabelle R.
    • 3 reviews

    Doesn't disappoint me every time I dined at this place. Service and food are always excellent and would come back again and again. I recommend this place to everyone.

  5. TERRY Y.
    • 37 reviews

    Great restaurant with good menu, with wonderfull views of the city ,attentive staff and easy parking,and of course great food. Will definitely return

  6. Natalie P.
    • 2 reviews

    The location and atmosphere was gorgeous looking out over the Torrens and city. Have had a better main meal there before like the steak but ordered the seafood pasta, no real flavour and very stodgy . Would probably go back but order different food

  7. Ljubica B.
    • one review

    Food used to be better before, now it's average. They must've changed chefs. For the restaurant that is supposed to be classy and fine dining, it's not cutting it anymore.

  8. Tony P.
    • 12 reviews

    Wow - what a disappointment. Took one of our major clients (and partner) out to dinner and the wait staff managed to destroy our evening. The issue arose when they delivered an incorrect main and refused to check back with the kitchen - simply left it on the table and refused to engage any further. Subsequently when I approached the manager, he checked with the kitchen and YES the wrong meal was provided. At this point the other 3 had completed their main, so we elected to skip that and request that our desert was served. Oh no - we can't do that... so they prepared and delivered the missing main and were insistent that it was eaten before desert could be served! After protest, they took it away and served desert, but by that time the vision of a lovely evening with our client had turned into a circus. Added to that, I paid the bill and left only to find that they had the cheek to bill the incorrect main. After supporting River Cafe for 10+ years - never again !

  9. Tony P.
    • 12 reviews

    Service was very average - inexperienced staff. One incorrect dish was served - misread their own order & waitress refused to change it out. Meal was left untouched and at the end of the meal the manager offered to (and did) replace with the correct order. Very disappointing in this lovely place.

  10. Greg g.
    • 7 reviews

    The staff are excellent, the service is always excellent, a couple of the meals are a bit lacking in substance for price, the wine selection is good, however, still over priced, but in general, one of Adelaide’s gems

  11. Greg t.
    • 7 reviews

    Another impressive & great meal with friends.

  12. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Have dined there twice in the last month Great food & Service

  13. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic.

  14. Kirsty L.
    • one review

    The food was lovely, would 100% recommend the ragu! Absolutely delicious

  15. A A.
    • 247 reviews

    Why have I not been here until now??! Very impressed, food was amazing. Having 'Cafe' in the name belies just how upmarket this restaurant is. White tablecloths, excellent service, excellent food with a great view at normal restaurant prices.

  16. A A.
    • 273 reviews

    Beautiful view. Easy parking. Fantastic food. Lovely service.

  17. A A.
    • 279 reviews

    Friendly staff, service was fantastic, food was great.

  18. Greg g.
    • 7 reviews

    We have been many times, it is a must see for tourists, the food and service is outstanding, but, on opening the wine list, one almost goes into shock at the price of wines, often double anywhere else, one in particular is three times the price of the last restaurant we visited, so perhaps it is something that would be worth looking into.

  19. Golbarg N.
    • one review

    Happy with service and food

  20. A A.
    • 251 reviews

    great food and great service

More information

How to get to the restaurant

War Memorial Drive, 5006, North Adelaide, 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.


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