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River Cafe

8.6/10
1042
War Memorial Drive, 5006 North Adelaide (SA)See map

Average price $65

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $65
    Special request
  • 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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Affogato
Gnocchi
Salmon

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.6/10
based on 1042 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :8.4/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Debbie S.
    Debbie S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a fabulous evening! The service was excellent - friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious. It was my husband's birthday and the birthday wishes were a nice added extra from the restaurant - thank you! We are looking forward to visiting again.

  2. Jennifer H.
    Jennifer H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Just loved the view over the river. The service was impeccable and the staff super friendly. Downside, I would have preferred to have the option of ordering an entree rather than having to select 3 tapas to share. Good selection of mains. Sweets choice very limited. Both of us were very happy with our meals. They were flavoursome and well presented. Would definitely go again.

  3. Lee L.
    Lee L.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    One of my all time fav restaurants. The steak is my go to dish, just because I can’t help myself ordering it every time I go there. The menu has changed a bit due to restrictions but the foods are still delicious. One thing I would suggest is can you please bring back the tiramisu and the antipasto plate?! THE BEST! The venue is perfect for a large family gathering or date night and nice atmosphere. Give them a visit and see for yourself :)

  4. Salina C.
    Salina C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Very welcoming staff, good portion sizes and tasty food (croquettes, halloumi, arancini, crab linguine, duck risotto) and drinks (moscato). Nice waterfront view if you're by the windows and short walk into the city centre.

  5. Rino A.
    Rino A.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always maintains the same quality of food and Friendly staff

  6. Danni N.
    Danni N.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delicious food and great service in a lovely location overlooking the river. Great for a special occasion when you don’t want an intimidating formal dining experience!

  7. Jenny C.
    Jenny C.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    We went on the spur of the moment for a mid week lunch with fork festival dining discount offer. On that basis the food is excellent value and probably at full price would not be considered exorbitant. We always enjoy the ambience and service and it feels like a quality restaurant experience in spite of the name Cafe. As a new vegetarian I feel like they could consider having a bit wider range of vegetarian choices. They were happy to change one dish to vegetarian for us which was appreciated. When choices are limited to just one or two main courses they need to be pretty special to make you want to return to have the same dish each time. Our mains were nice, dessert was very nice and service very attentive. I really enjoy going there but would love to see the vege options expanded

  8. D K.
    D K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Never disappoints. It was lovely to visit again after a year of restricted activities.

  9. Michael B.
    Michael B.
    • 30 reviews
    6.5/10

    Our experience didn’t match previous visits to this cafe and we are long time patrons. Very hard to quantify what the difference was ... it just seemed slightly less polished

  10. Tasneem T.
    Tasneem T.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    quantity was very lesss

  11. Daniel H.
    Daniel H.
    • 5 reviews
    6.5/10

    Nice location.

  12. Kevin R.
    Kevin R.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great views excellent staff and service. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal

  13. Karen C.
    Karen C.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Lovely table by the window, with good attentive service. Main meals (beef fillet and potato gnocchi) were both great!

  14. Tina G.
    Tina G.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

    Food was really good again after ordinary experience last time. Staff were lovely and attentive however didn’t appreciate being asked if we wanted the bill as soon as dessert was finished at 9 pm particularly as they were not closed, others were still dining and half the restaurant was empty.

  15. Tamara E.
    Tamara E.
    • one review
    10/10

    We really enjoyed our lunch at The River Cafe. Beautiful space, excellent service and delicious meals! Would definitely recommend. I had the gnocchi & Affogato! Divine!

  16. John B.
    John B.
    • one review
    5/10

    Staff were pleasant but inflexible as tapas could only be ordered 3 at a time. We wanted to try one but they wouldn't allow that option. Only one side salad option. Grotty outdoor area in front of us spoiled the view. Food nothing special and over priced.

  17. Liz R.
    Liz R.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    We were a party of 4 people for Christmas dinner. The restaurant had a limited menu but the views were spectacular as the sun was setting over Adelaide. Service was good, although the waitress attempted 4 times to come to clear our table as some of our guests were still eating/grazing. While this restaurant was on the entertainment card, we were advised that we could not use it due to covid and limited menu - wasn't happy about that!

  18. Debbie L.
    Debbie L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous night, the food was awesome. Second visit. I’ll be back very soon. Recommend the Garfish. Thanks

  19. Nyree D.
    Nyree D.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    Have eaten at this restaurant many times and always liked it , this time was very disappointed the manager was incredibly rude and abrupt the food served was not hot , the tables and glass ware were not clean. An over price cafe . Would not dine here again

  20. Kate V.
    Kate V.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is my forever favourite’ First choice restaurant for special occasions. Superb cuisine and service and setting is exquisite. Heart of the city- but nestled in the glorious surrounds of the golf course and on the river at the Weir. Never disappoints

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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, Romantic, , Welcome, Christmas and New Year, , ,

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