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River Cafe

War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Tonight we had dinner a table of 4 sitting out on the balcony, where else in Adelaide do you get this get backdrop of a stunning view. Food was just sensational I had the Risotto delicious nice, moist & creamy flavours were too die for,...More

Thank Lily1_13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my wife for a 7th Wedding anniversary dinner with high excitement for a night out away from the twins. View was beautiful Weather perfect Wait staff friendly Maître ď (Angelo) abrupt and unshaven Beer cold Menu stained and falling apart Toilet had Cobb webbs...More

Thank Vincenti01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have never been to a place where I have observed food, going back to the kitchen on a number of occasions, after being served. I noticed that my meal was also given to another table before finally arriving at my table. The staff were...More

Thank Craig H
Red_Ochre_River_Cafe, General Manager at River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review Craig , the returning of meals mentioned in your review was simply due to dietary adjustments required that had not been mentioned previously, these things happen and are meet with a smile and rectified as quickly as possible at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was a lunch catch up with old friends including an interstate visitor. We had a table next to the window which afforded a good view of the river. The staff were very attentive and the food was good. I had the blue swimmer...More

Thank kildea2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017

totally enjoyable dinner and atmosphere. A place for pre-drinks at the bar before being seated for dinner. The salmon was succulent and accompanying salad adequate. Dessert plate were very tasty and looked appealing.

1  Thank acmp7577
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I started with the white bait which was cooked nicely, fresh and crispy....good start. Others shared a very tasty and authentic Italian style meat platter. Very good was the opinion on this. Mains were the duck (2 legs) and the seafood with veal. The duck...More

Thank crusty_smith
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the location,with a beautiful view overlooking the River Torrens and western end of the CBD. The food was very good, as was the service.

Thank Kirky03
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love Festival of Food time, where I revisit all the restaurants I went to last year, because FOF have made it so affordable! River Café is one of our favourite restaurants in Adelaide and has never disappointed. The view is spectacular as always. Service...More

Thank Tina E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had our anniversary dinner here recently and it proved to be a very good choice. For starters we had the calamari and oysters Kilpatrick, and the duck and goat targine for the main course. All were delicious. Service was very friendly and helpful with...More

Thank AstroBloke
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Our Adelaide based friends took us to River Cafe for lunch during our visit. We had a great table with wonderful views back up the river. Food was fabulous. Recommend a visit.

Thank Richard F
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12 January 2017|
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Response from Connie F | Reviewed this property |
Google "River Cafe Adelaide menu"
12 January 2017|
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Response from Connie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Check out River Cafe's menu on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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