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River Cafe

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War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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230 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to this restaurant many times, this time it was poor. Once it was as good as any in Adelaide, it has slipped to average at best. The food was poor, service well below previous visits. It would be an embarrasment to take anyone or recommend this restaurant. The calamari was rubbery overcooked very uninteresting flavours, the duck... More 

Thank Chris K
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a delicious small meal with a lovely white wine. The service was attentive and the view was beautiful.

Thank Angela L
Port Adelaide
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely outlook to the river with a lovely view of the night lights, promo efficient service fautless.

Thank M8092GTmichellem
Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The service was very good although staff could be a little more proactive in their attention. The food was awesome seafood entrees great quality and amazing presentation. My pasta dish was sensational and my partner enjoyed an excellent salmon dish. We sat on the Balcony as it was a picture perfect day and the atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable. The... More 

Thank Lorraine Y
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant for a special occasion or just a nice dinner. Excellent menu, service and presentation. The food is excellent, modern but classic cuisine. There is an excellent wine list of local and imported wines that are a little pricey but excellent variety and quality. To sit on the front deck at dusk on a summers evening and enjoy... More 

Thank 424judithc
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Ammmazzzing dinner at river cafe booked at the last minute. Although it's fine dining at its best . All food spot on with great service . Snapper a bit over priced for half a fish but as in terms of other prices , overall what you would expect for fine dining . Thumbs up river cafe 😁

Thank Loulou29363
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

It had been years since we have been to River Cafe....... unsure why we left it so long. The service was top notch and unobtrusive. Meals were top quality. Vitello Tonnato with the best tuna mayonnaise and pickles was superb. Stuffed figs was also a winner. Mains twice cooked duck legs with drunken pears. The duck meat well away and... More 

Thank Saffy68
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017

food very nice, served white wine straight from the box in the store room, at room temp. sent back, still charged. to their credit, bill was then rectified. amazing views over the river towwards the city, very nice vibe

Thank diner19912017
Booker Bay, Australia
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288 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We dined at this venue for Valentines Day dinner. The menu was a set and shared three course pre paid arrangement ($95 pp). We had not understood the shared concept of the meal and surprised about this serving offering. The view was most pleasant, and the weather was kind. Some guests opted to have a gondola boat ride on the... More 

Thank Ron T
Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We dined here recently with 8 friends to celebrate a special anniversary. From start to finish, the service and the food was lovely. I had (my favourite) fried zucchini flowers, stuffed with ricotta and herbs for entree. Absolutely delicious! The mains were very good too, but the real stand out for me was the creme brûlée. The scenery and the... More 

Thank Lorraine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $28
Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: 6182118666

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Adelaide, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?