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The River, Margaret River (WA)
The River, Margaret River (WA)
The River, Margaret River (WA)

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The River

8.9/10
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40 Wallcliffe Rd, 6285 Margaret River (WA)See map

Average price A$45

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Restaurant menu

Last update: January 2023
Average price A$45
Margaret River Wood Fired Sour Dough
A$7
jersey farm evoo
River Fries
A$11
aioli, chilli caramel
Spicy Lentil Fritters
A$17
brinjal pickle & natural yoghurt

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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The River, Margaret River (WA)
The River, Margaret River (WA)
The River, Margaret River (WA)

Reviews

8.9/10
Fabulous111 reviews
9.1/10

Food

8.9/10

Service

8.5/10

Ambience

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  • Ida M.
    Ida M.

    January 17, 20231 review

    10/10

    We were a large group of 17 and we had a fantastic experience at The River. All our meals were lovely and very tasty and the service was great too! We will definitely return.

  • Allison S.
    Allison S.

    January 8, 202349 reviews

    8.5/10

    It was good to go in between lunch and dinner as not so crowded. Good food and service.

  • Sharon L.
    Sharon L.

    January 3, 20231 review

    10/10

    Never disappoints well done guys

  • Roz N.
    Roz N.

    December 31, 20221 review

    9/10

    Love this restaurant. The online booking was easy, the customer service was good and the food was delicious! We did not have to wait too long for the food to arrive. Thank you

  • Martin W.
    Martin W.

    December 22, 20222 reviews

    7/10

    Friendly, and they let us swap tables to move outside. Fish of the day was great, other dishes less so. Only one vegetarian option for starter and main was disappointing, especially when it wasn't very nice.

  • Marina E.
    Marina E.

    November 30, 20221 review

    10/10

    The River is a favourite of ours when we visit Margs. Love the laid back happy vibe and the traditional country pub feel it has. The service is always good and the menu has lots of choice. The Fish curry is one of the best meals I’ve had and the Sweet potato fries so delicious. Hats off to the chef!!

  • Sally E.
    Sally E.

    November 25, 20222 reviews

    8/10

    The service and wait time for the meal was very good especially since was a very busy evening. Staff were attentive. We had the lamb cutlets more like a small rack (3 chops) was very rare and the steak with the roasted veggies which were more like steamed. Decent sized serves. Very varied menu. Nice ambience though a little noisy.

  • Jenny D.
    Jenny D.

    November 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    It was great food an friendly staff there was a lot of people there but there was no hold up on getting drinks the river came highly recommended to us an we can see why it was superb thanks again ????

  • Ian L.
    Ian L.

    October 25, 202217 reviews

    9/10

    A real character pub setting. We requested a quieter corner and got it. We stuck with the starters for our meal and treated it like tapas. The chicken wings and fish tacos were great! Great selection of local wines to choose from.

  • Wayne C.
    Wayne C.

    October 23, 20221 review

    7/10

    The food was great, bar staff were poor, 0 enthusiasm, table service was ok, no one came to check we were all good. Obviously good chefs as the food was excellent, but the place was so noisy we could not hold a conversation and unfortunately our table was right by the door ….

  • Wayne K.
    Wayne K.

    October 20, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    This restaurant is really good the food was amazing!

  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.

    October 3, 20221 review

    10/10

    The River restaurant was extremely busy - it was school holidays - and we were shown to a quieter table in a little nook. The food was wonderful - we had lamb spare ribs and brussels sprouts and chips. Prompt service, delicious meals and happy ambience.

  • Helen R.
    Helen R.

    September 21, 20221 review

    9/10

    Our booking was thoughtfully considered as we needed wheelchair access. The food was delicious, but some dishes could have been a little warmer. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff friendly. Perhaps the tables could have a more thorough wipedown as it has a bit of a sticky pub vibe

  • Bern M.
    Bern M.

    September 13, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    You order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. All three meals were delicious. Prices are excellent for the quality. Most dishes are spicy.

  • Erin K.
    Erin K.

    August 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    I love dinner at The River, and especially before a show at the Margaret River Heart. This must always be a busy night for the staff, but they are all lovely, service is quick and food was fantastic. We three enjoyed the Fish Tacos, delish.

  • Vicki N.
    Vicki N.

    July 22, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Great restaurant with delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely return in the future. This was our second visit and both times were not disappointed.

  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S.

    July 13, 20221 review

    9/10

    Interesting selection of tasty bites in a great atmosphere

  • Natasha L.
    Natasha L.

    June 5, 202222 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food. Quick service and great atmosphere.

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  • Terence L.
    Terence L.

    May 31, 20221 review

    8/10

    Very comfortable setting and lovely food

  • Sharron E.
    Sharron E.

    May 28, 20221 review

    9/10

    We had not been here in ages but will definately be going back. Fire going on a winter's night and very nice food. Only negative was it can be a bit noisy when really busy.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

40 Wallcliffe Rd, 6285, Margaret River (WA), Australia

Directions to get there

Coming from town? Head West on Wallcliffe Rd from Bussell Highway and you'll find us less than 400m on the right. Coming from Caves Rd? Head East on Wallcliffe Rd and you'll see us on your left in 4.6km.

We have plenty of free parking in our car park off Wallcliffe Rd.

About the restaurant

Welcome to The River Hotel of Margaret River, Western Australia.

Formerly known as the "Knights Inn" and Margaret River Resort, THE RIVER hosts a stunning front bar, casual restaurant and open front courtyard, along with our private function space and rear beer-garden.

Already hosting the likes of Paul Dempsey, The Beautiful Girls, Seth Sentry, Vikki Thorn (The Waifs), Stella Donnelly & Alex The Astronaut, Sola Rosa (NZ), San Cisco, Eric Bibb, Ash Grunwald, Nahko, Jeff Martin, Salmonella Dub and more - we're excited to continue engaging great domestic and international artists to perform at -THE RIVER-

The Resort has a selection of pub rooms, motel style units, Spa Suites and 3-bedroom villas with swimming pool, tennis court and volley-ball facilities.

All this and only a short drive from some of the world's best surf breaks and vineyards! ​

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