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“Very nice venue for lunch”
Review of River Cafe - CLOSED

River Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Gold Coast, Australia
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very nice venue for lunch”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had a very good lunch and can not fault the service or food. We sat under the trees in the courtyard which added to the experience.
In the past I have sat inside both for breakfast and lunch and always enjoyed it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Surreysaids
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham UK
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Disappointingly average!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Visited twice this trip having been before a few years ago on a trip, we really enjoyed it that time. However this time it seems to have rested firmly on its laurels and just doesn't compete with some local rivals. OK steak, poor fries, uninspiring salads all just a bit tired sadly. If you have one of ZA's best restaurants, La Colombe, on site can you really afford for anything to be this average? Still great wine(and by the carafe too!). Needs a bit of pep to regain its former standards in my opinion.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Rabbitpearls
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Cape Town
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best lunch spot in the area”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Food is brilliant with some traditional South African dishes. Good value for such an upmarket establishment.

Visited December 2012
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Thank TeamThomasCapeTown
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south africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice for breakfast or lunch.”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The food was lovely although it took quite a while to arrive. We had a late breakfast and with 5 different orders they were all very tasty and well prepared. the bread basket selection was particularly yummy. A lovely outdoor setting and a cafe we would definately recommend and would go to again.

Visited December 2012
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Thank cheryl n
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Booked for Christmas lunch, table of 5.Ambience terrific, staff very proffessional,food disappointing. Main courses of roast Lamb and roast Pork poor quality meat woefully overcooked.Like carvery food at 3.45 on a sunday afternoon.Bill was reduced by 30%, but on Christmas day this is a schoolboy error by the kitchen staff.Please invest in some aircon for the restaurant !.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank simon c
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