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Riverland

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Tucked away below Federation Square along the Yarra River is this urban beer garden in the historic Federation Wharf vaults. This iconic venue offers an Instagram-worthy food menu which pairs perfectly with drinks and good times. The perfect place to grab a few drinks before or after the footy and a stones through to the Arts Centre. A visit here on a Friday night will find you amongst the hustle and bustle that the locals have grown to love about this original waterfront icon. We offer an all day menu, coffee and drinks with Chinese menus available upon request.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Australian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

Dropped in here just to watch the river roll by. It's a great place with a good menu, and a good drinks menu as well. I had a glass of chardonnay and soaked up the history, the views, the people. You can't go wrong.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bunyipBluegum
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this bar /cafe on the Yarra river ,in the centre of Melbourne, it's lovely to sit with friends, as l recently did ,and enjoy the buzz of everything around you ,including the great views of the city ,and the Yarra river, its a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank trudyanrep
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Trudy, Many thanks for joining us and taking the time to review! Delighted to hear you had a lovely time with us and enjoyed some prawns and a gin and tonic :-) We hope to welcome you back in again soon. Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I been here on Saturday night for beer and food. We had hamburger and chips hich was very good. The music and atmosphere was perfect. The view is the most amazing thing. Prices are reasonable for a river bar and I will...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GolnazAb
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for spending your Saturday night with us! Great to hear you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you back next time :-) Thanks for the review! Cheers, Ilana

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best fish and chips I've ever had in my life ! I went there with an England friend and it was a wonderful moment. The Yara river at our feet, the beautiful weather, is was... simply a pefect moment. For me it's a 10...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 213pierreyvess
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review - what lovely feedback! Delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your fish and chips with us. We hope to see you back in for another 10 out of 10 soon :-) Best regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband here for his birthday. We attended the "All you can meat" afternoon. We arrived at 12pm to the special area they had for the event. There were not enough seats, so we sat in another area but we couldnt see when...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ladyloch
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ladyloch, Many thanks for joining us to celebrate your husband's birthday! We really appreciate the feedback and will use this to improve our next All You Can Meat in May. We hope to see you in again :-) Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had some beers and poke bowl on Wednesday evening. Cool spot with lots to see. The big downside is having to go up to the smallest bar and queue for a beer and then loose your seat. I’d say good but not very good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank O_Norton
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi O_Norton, Thank you for joining on Wednesday and taking the time to review - the feedback is much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed your beer and pokè! Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great fun location to sit, have a drink and watch the world go by on a summers day. Only had drinks, but the food looked quite nice, next time. Recommend this location

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank odimascio
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us for a summer's drink! We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back in again soon :-) Kind regards, Ilana

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice and very casual dinner. Basically you are given a menu and then turn in you order yourself. Sticky chicken drum sticks were very good, calamari not so much.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tombob7
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to review Tombob! The feedback is appreciated. We hope to see you in again :-) Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed March 13, 2019

I came here a few times on holiday in January and have to say it's one of my favourite bars in Melbourne. Order food and drinks at the bar and the friendly servers bring your food to you! The Mac n Cheese Croquettes w Bacon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TashW35
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tash, Many thanks for spending your summer holiday with us! Really great to hear you enjoyed and we can't wait to welcome you back next time. Best regards, Ilana

Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

We came across this place by accident, and glad we did, enjoyed a dinner and some drinks before heading to a concert at the tennis centre, all the staff we came across were super friendly and helpful, the views over the Yarra are sensational, the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 909brettk
IlanaRLG, Guest Relations Manager at Riverland, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Hi Brett, Thanks for joining us! Great to hear you found our little home along the yarra and enjoyed your visit before the show. I hope the concert was great and we hope to welcome you back in soon! Best regards, Ilana

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