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River Cafe

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War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:45
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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South Australia, Australia
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194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took friends from interstate here on Thursday night as we wanted somewhere that had great food and a great view. The service here is very good and the staff are not " stuck up" as you do find in some restaurants. They were very friendly. The food is of a very good standard. The menu gives plenty of choice... More 

Thank Ian K
Adelaide, Australia
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152 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best views in Adelaide overlooking the river. Upon arrival the staff were friendly and very attentive, we certainly could not fault the service. The food was wonderful, can not wait to go back there and try something different on the menu. Parking outside the restaurant is only for 2 hours, but the restaurant will give you an... More 

Thank Pam S
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant with family for a special birthday. Wow. This place met all expectations The service was great, staff could not do enough. Enhancing the venue is such great ambience and friendly staff. The food was superb. All 7 of us were impressed. Thanks guys. We WILL be back and highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Frank H
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I booked the River Cafe for New Year's Eve and we were not disappointed. The setting, food, drink and service was excellent (thank you Sean and Alexandra). The food was top notch from start to finish - the olives and bread were yummy, the entree platter of prawns, oysters, porchetta with spiced apple chutney and crackling, mushroom... More 

Thank 2pence47
Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Christmas lunch with wine here and I must say the food and wine was bloody brilliant All the food from the starters to main meal was first class and the only thing that stopped me giving a five was the service was lacking slightly at times and Ian sure we would have drunk more wine if the... More 

Thank tonybeaven
Adelaide River, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice enjoyed and go here often with a few girls for lunch love the food and views to die for relaxed and classy atmosphere staff are very nice and great service can enjoy winter or summer

Thank chatell
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and atmosphere was great and the staff were attentive and plesant. Have been for lunch and dinner. The night views of the city lights are romantic. Parking was easy with extended free parking for guests

Thank Gr11zzly
Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here every year and are never disappointed. The outlook is beautiful - over the River Torrens. In summer you can see the rowers practicing on the water... in winter you can see the lights of the city. The food is always top quality and the waiting staff are attentive and patient. Superb.

Thank Scarlet1611
Rye, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Travelled from Victoria to celebrate with friends. They chose River Cafe. Glad they did! Good view, good quality food and nice waiter and waitress. What more could you want! Recommend it for fine dining.

Thank sueandalan46
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with my sons staff were getting upset at my son because it was 'bored' waiting for his food.. tasted good but i wont be back here as a family.

Thank Kate M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Italian, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?