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Riverbend Restaurant

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Australian, International, Contemporary
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5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales 2775, Australia
+61 2 4566 4422
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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436 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

For a place that had very relaxed staff, the food was really good. We had quail for entree which was ever so slightly underdone, mushroom ravioli was delicious, pork was even more delicious, great risotto and the steak was cooked perfectly. The deserts were very nice too. If you can improve on the blahzay service, the place would be much... More 

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Thank R0wi3
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and your positive comments about the food. We do try and create a relaxed and friendly service in the restaurant and I’m sorry if this came across as blasé. Regards Barry Topple More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We dined at the Riverbend as part of our stay at the Australis resort last weekend. For a Friday evening we found the restaurant about a ¼ full but were amazed to find the service rather sluggish. We ordered the trout & Quail as entrées & the chicken & the rib eye for the main course. I would say that... More 

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Thank Dave B
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi I’m sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy your meal with us last weekend and can only apologise that your dishes were overcooked. This is something that we try very hard not to do – as you indicate this really can make the dish dry. Regards Barry More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner at the Riverbend restaurant whilst on a weekend visit to the Australis with a group of friends ALL of us enjoyed our dinner and made the comment that it was one of the finest meals and deserts we had all had. We all thought it was value for money with such a lovely atmosphere and wait staff... More 

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Thank Trace H
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Trace Very pleased to hear you and all your friends enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will pass on your comments to the teams in the kitchen and the restaurant since they put in so much effort to produce a great product. . We have just introduced our new Spring menu so we hope to see you again... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

The food at Riverbend Restaurant was excellent. Service was great and food was serviced fast Highly recommend the beef fillet.

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Thank AMT264
Barry_Topple, Manager at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi So pleased to hear your enjoyed dining with us - many thanks for taking the time to write your review. Kind regards Barry Topple More 

Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

My wife and I ate at this restaurant while staying at the Australis Retreat at Wisemans, mainly because there was hardly anything else in that area. Firstly, the prices were quite high for our experience and what we got. It did have the semblance of a fine dining restaurant but because we had been to many a 5-star dining establishments... More 

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Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cougar Thanks you for your review. I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience with us but I should point out that we do not hold ourselves to be a fine dining restaurant – we are a country establishment that seeks to satisfy the expectations of our regular guests. As you will see from the many positive reviews... More 

Gosford, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food was divine, everything was fresh I would like to go back and have another meal. There was nothing to dislike about this meal.

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Thank Maree D
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Maree So pleased you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Riverbend Restaurant. Kind regards Barry Topple More 

Canberra
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167 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had two breakfasts here and a dinner on the Saturday night. Breakfasts were very tasty with the eggs and bacon still nice and hot and a good selection of items. The meal on Saturday night was great and we really enjoyed the service. If you stay at the nearby resort, a meal here is a must-do!

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Thank KittyKatch
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi KittyKatch Many thanks for your review and for your comments. Very pleased you enjoyed dining with us and I will pass on your comments to our restaurant staff regarding the service. Kind regards Barry Topple More 

Mudgee, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Good menu, lots of tasty sounding meals to choose from. I had the Barramundi with fennel and pea risotto and finger lime roe, which was excellent. Hubby had the Camembert Cigar with roasted pear wedges, toasted walnuts & honey chive dressing, something different but again really tasty (of course we tried each other meals!). Desserts were delicious too - Chocolate... More 

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Thank sezzzme
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Very pleased to read your review and many thanks for your very positive review – it is great for our team to get this feedback. Hope you make the trip again sometime! Kind regards Barry Topple More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife and I decided to take advantage of the special (bed and breakfast) on offer. Weren't we pleased that we did. On arrival we made a booking for the restaurant. First night we had the barramundi which was well presented and went down very well with a Chardonnay. The next night we had the seafood tapas and the terrine/pâté... More 

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Thank RailOzzie
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of the restaurant and very pleased to read you enjoyed dining with us. We have a great team, both in the kitchen and front of house in the restaurant and I will certainly pass on your comments to them. As you indicate, there are some great walking trails in... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

A fantastic day was shared with several members of our Probus club for this outing which included jazz band entertainment. The room was well laid out for this Christmas in July lunch which were 3 courses of an attractive and delicious meal, followed by tea or coffee. The meal was served promptly by professional wait staff who were most helpful.... More 

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Thank Alan9653
Barry_Topple, Owner at Riverbend Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Alan Very pleased you and your friends enjoyed our Christmas in July Jazz lunch and for taking the time to write a review. We have been holding Sunday Jazz sessions for just over a year now and it is great to get your feedback. Hope to see you and your fellow Probus colleagues again sometime. Kind regards Barry More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $27
Cuisine
Australian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5564 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales 2775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Hawkesbury Valley  >  Wisemans Ferry
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4566 4422
Description
Dining in the award winning Riverbend Restaurant is a highlight of any visit with our talented chefs producing an array of culinary delights. We buy many of our ingredients from local suppliers to obtain the freshest and finest seasonal produce available. To complement your food we offer an interesting and affordable wine list of predominantly Australian wines. Some you will recognise, others may not be so familiar, but all have been carefully chosen to complement and maintain our reputation for excellence.Open to non-residents. Bookings essential.

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