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The River's Edge Cafe

$$ - $$$
Australian, Cafe, International
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38 Tannery Rd | 7301, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Sadly this restaurant has recently closed and is now a private residence. The restaurant always provided innovative and stylish food in an amazing garden in what originally a Tannery and then a nursery.

2 Thank islandboi6
Launceston, Australia
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403 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

Three of us had the Sicilian lasagne and it was magnificent as was the salmon for another in our group. The apple and custard cake was delicious too. All the best Jane in your new venture down the river in the vineyard - we'll keep in touch. LEDAAF!

Thank Ranipuss
Hobart, Australia
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

It is difficult to find good places to eat in northern Tasmania. There are some well known ones in Launceston such as Stillwater and Black Cow, but for something a bit more relaxed, casual and rustic you cannot go past The River's Edge Cafe. The food is on the homestyle side, but in the best possible way. We had three... More 

Thank rodney888
Swanbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

We are from the west and the 3rd time we have taken guests ,more than 10 ,there for lunch . On every occasion the atmosphere was tremendous ,the food superb and the service outstanding Just booked for more in August

1 Thank Peter H
Chengdu, China
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lunch with my Mum here on a cold and bleak Tasmanian winter day. My Mum's salmon was excellent - cooked with a nice crispy skin. My Lebanese lamb dish was very tasty with figs, but perhaps too liquid to serve on a couscous. The lemon tart wasn't very lemony or tart. Great wines. I especially love the Storm Bay pinot... More 

Thank makxberr
Cressy, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

A warm welcome excellent food well presented, menu boards offer a wide choice, the atmosphere is relaxing and rustic, a good place to eat.

Thank Andrew T
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

The excellent reputation of this establishment was absolutely correct. A family birthday party was presented with a very comprehensive menu (not a special one) which caused major problems in decision making. How do you choose between Lebanonese lamb and homely chicken pie? All dishes were received with acclamation! A very relaxing experience with friendly service in a country atmosphere ...... More 

Thank tomskis
Bicheno, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

I can't put into words how perfectly we were looked after when I arranged a surprise birthday lunch for my mother at The River's Edge Cafe. The food homemade with love, the wine complimenting each course, the atmosphere welcoming, the building charming, the garden whimsical, the service without fault. A huge thank you to Jane and her team at The... More 

Thank KirstenEmilyFox
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

We recently had lunch at the River's Edge Café. This café has a relaxed atmosphere which is great for those who don't want a 'stuffy over the top restaurant'. The owner and staff are very friendly and service is great. Although the menu is not large the meals are tasty and enjoyable. The gardens are pleasant and they are able... More 

Thank Linda R
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

A family wedding in Northern Tasmania meant a return to childhood haunts after a break of many years for my partner. Lots of things had changed since she went off to university in Canberra more than 40 years ago and with a day to spare before the ceremony we decided to follow a recommendation and lunch at the Rivers Edge... More 

Thank Graham C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Cafe, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Tannery Rd | 7301, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Longford
  • Phone Number: 63912559
trades Thursday-Sunday 9.00-5.00, breakfast, lunch, weddings, phone (within Australia) 03 63912559. Beautiful location - historic building set in English style gardens

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