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The River Moruya


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous evening at The River. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was busy but we didn’t feel crowded. Service was of a very high standard. The menu is small but it was still hard to choose as all the offerings...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank brisvegas1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 friends. We chose the $60 for 3 courses and bought a white wine bottle at $48. The meal wasn’t large but excellent. The desert was Panacotta but it hadn’t set and had no form at all, just a big blob, but the chef would...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank caroleth45
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely menu although meals were small in size. Wine list was underwhelming. Nice and professional service and great views. Probably more pricey than it needs to be but the quality of the food was good. We did leave with a bad taste after we were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _ych_33
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

We always go to the River when we are in the area (at least 2-3 times a year)! I agree with other reviewers- smallish servings (very rich food though), not the cheapest (good quality though), service sometimes wanting (very pleasant this month though)... The view...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ceal0909
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Certainly not worth what is being charged. Good quality food, however the portions are very small. Service is good, but not amazing. View is nice, but not the best in the region. I’d rate this as a good restaurant with friendly staff and a river...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Nice place to fish, you can fish from the shore or rent a boat right at the Moruya river bridge where you you cross to go into town.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michibase
Reviewed 20 January 2019

When holidaying in the Batemans Bay area, we end our stay with a dinner at The River. Delicious seasonal produce showcased in a lovely setting by the river. This time some dining choices were swordfish - amazing, gnocchi - excellent, pork belly - divine! Dessert...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kirchberger
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favourite regional restaurants in Australia. Why? Excellent menu with fresh seasonal produce - especially the marine options; the pleasant, professional staff who are most attentive; and the availability of outstanding wines. Our group of 9 enjoyed a wonderful celebration.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 17 January 2019

went to dinner here with another family. food was excellent & its in a beautiful posiition. although portions were very small. We had to stop to get something more to eat on the way home, ive never done this before. it was also a hot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Minibop1234
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We were all sad at the prospect of this being the last weekend of our annual beach holiday so decided to treat ourselves to dinner at The River. It worked. We had a great night and enjoyed sensational dishes. For entree we had oysters (superb),...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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19 January 2019|
Response from darriannedonnelly | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I am not sure about the BYO as we didn't BYO. They have an extremely varied wine list and not expensive we had a bottle of Pinot Gris for $36 and it was excellent. This restaurant is well worth a visit as the food... More
9 June 2017|
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Response from Living_luxury | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you will have to ask the restaurant
18 December 2014|
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Response from Helen R | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you look at the website for the menu (easy to google) and I think the opening hours are also on that site (or call them as suggested by the previous answer. Enjoy a relaxed meal there!
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