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River Cafe

8.6/10
1210
War Memorial Drive, 5006 North Adelaide (SA)See map

Average price A$65

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$65
  • American express Welcome
tapas 12.0 pp choose 3 [extra tapas 4.0]
Mozzarella & saffron arancini w/ tomato sugo & parmesan
Pulled duck croquette with blueberry chutney

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Crab linguini
Atlantic Salmon

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.6/10
based on 1210 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 :8.5/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. James M.
    James M.
    • one review
    6/10

    Not overly pleased with the experience. The ambience was good but the service-was moderately average and the food just okay. The tapas plates were not tasty and small in size. The main courses were overpriced. The view of Adelaide was the best part.

  2. Karen A.
    Karen A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was divine and they were highly accommodating

  3. Carolyn s.
    Carolyn s.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Great food wine and service

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

    Nice place. Good food. Very good service

  5. Jonathon S.
    Jonathon S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food, amazing location. We had a 3 course meal. Cooked perfectly, great seasonal flavours. Nothing to fault. Great location for a date or celebration. Highly recommend!

  6. Carol B.
    Carol B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Disappointed the River Cafe has become more of a true cafe. Gone are the white tablecloths and smart menus. Now have cheap looking laminated tables and scruffy paper menus instead. Having said that, the food was wonderful. Would like to see more than 2 desserts on the menu.

  7. Giulio W.
    Giulio W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Good quality food with fine dining experience. If it wasn't for the 40% off special, price would be too unaffordable. It would be nice to have a set menu including soup, salad, desert, main and entree for the reasonable price, which not in the hundreds of dollars as this would result if we ordered a la carte.

  8. Lorena A.
    Lorena A.
    • 4 reviews
    4/10

    Small portions, VERY overpriced and somewhat pretentious food.

  9. Stephen S.
    Stephen S.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Great food with beautiful view

  10. Daniel T.
    Daniel T.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    An excellent dining experience. Food, service & ambience all top quality. We shall be back.

  11. Sunny H.
    Sunny H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Nice fine dining experience. The food was excellent and service was good. Highly recommend the Home-marinated olives.

  12. Tracey K.
    Tracey K.
    • 30 reviews
    7/10

    Quite different to our last visit. The menu and food didn't match the casual cafe feel. Now offering tapas, medium and large dishes with limited choices for dietary requirements. The sliced rump was presented well but a very small "large" dish? The fillet on truffle mash was very good and a better size. Limited choices so probably won't return which is unfortunate because it's a great spot!

  13. John R.
    John R.
    • one review
    8/10

    We have been to the River Cafe several times and as usual it"s a great venue, lovely setting, staff are very friendly, food is good too! We recommend it to our friends.

  14. Sandy D.
    Sandy D.
    • one review
    9/10

    An excellent night. However as the restaurant was usually quiet, having no background music made it less ambient than it has been on previous visits

  15. Viki A.
    Viki A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, delicious food and beautiful views over the river. I have been there several times and always has been a lovely experience. I would love to see back in the menu”Fior di zuccha” though ???? I will definitely go back. Thank you for the lovely service. Viki

  16. Paula S.
    Paula S.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had a great time. Sat by the big window with beautiful views of the Torrens. Food was excellent, all 3 courses. Service was prompt initially but got a little slower as the evening progressed with quite a wait for dessert and my final glass of wine. But we were enjoying the evening so didn't really mind. Bit pricey, but we had 50% off so happy with that.

  17. Danielle D.
    Danielle D.
    • 23 reviews
    9/10

    Wonderful ambience with the view of the River Torrens. Friendly staff and food was nicely presented and delicious.

  18. Martin B.
    Martin B.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Although the food was excellent the variety was a bit limited, if you don't eat beef or seafood there were not many other options. My wife rang a week before hand to inquire if you did any chicken dishes and she was told that both restaurants had run out of chicken?? At the time of ordering I inquired about a small change to the gnocchi and was told that everything had been pre cut so they could not accommodate the small change (sausage from the medium dishes into the gnocchi) I therefore decided to risk it and have the wild boar which turned out very well...luckily. We have been to your restaurant quite a few time and always enjoy ourselves...and will continue to do so but I just thought I would let you know about the choices. Where there two different menus on offer based on the 50% off?

  19. Hong P.
    Hong P.
    • one review
    10/10

    We have been to the River Cafe numerous times and they always deliver on great food and fantastic service! We have never been disappointed and will come back time and time again! Highly recommend !

  20. Candy Y.
    Candy Y.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Amazing food as well!

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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, , Brunch, Great view, Romantic, , Christmas and New Year, , , TheFork Festival

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