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The River Moruya

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16b Church St, Moruya, New South Wales 2537, Australia
+61 2 4474 5505
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner made a booking via Facebook messenger for an anniversary diner on Australia Day 26th January. We got a reply back saying our booking was confirmed. We dressed up, drove 25k and turned up at the restaurant to find it closed and empty. We were very disappointed and I left a phone message to tell the management.... More 

1 Thank Cath B
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times over the years and most recently was a standout. Amazing fresh seafood. Great wine list for a small town and very friendly staff.

1 Thank Living_luxury
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a mark of any good business, and especially a restaurant, that it is still excellent many years after one's first visit and this is exactly the case with The River. The interior is clean, unfussy and minimalist with a lovely river view. The service was relaxed but polished and the food terrific.

1 Thank Mike M
Campbelltown, Australia
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here for our first wedding anniversary. I had the gnocchi which was very yummy and my husband had the pork belly which he enjoyed (apart from what he considers the small size). It was nice, but pricey. No more pricey than what you would spend at a similar restaurant in Sydney though.

1 Thank crayzeefox
Batemans Bay, NSW, Aust.
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was mt wife's birthday today and I thought it would be nice to take her somewhere special for lunch. In the Eurobodalla region there are only a few really good restaurants (although that is slowly changing). One of the very best, over more than a decade, is The River Restaurant in Moruya. The restaurant is situated in a back... More 

1 Thank Peter A
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Rosedale, a bit down the coast, with no decent cooking facilities. We took pot luck on the nearest restaurant, and were lucky to get a table at the River. Excellent menu, great food, and good service. The restaurant was full, and had a great buzz - lots of happy diners ! Well stocked wine list. Would go... More 

1 Thank pedroboats
Murrumbateman, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs and I enjoyed dinner at The River on a busy Friday night, staff were warm and professional, our table was beautifully placed and the menu was one of the best curated I've ever seen. We rang ahead and were able to ask for a table maximising a view of the river, but were also advised of a large booking... More 

2 Thank ChookAL
Canberra, Australia
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a good meal here with my partner and sister. Really tasty seafood first course and then pork for the main course. One strange thing was that the accompaniment for both courses was coleslaw. Love coleslaw, but not that much that I want it in two courses at a one-hat restaurant. Our main bugbear with the meal was the... More 

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Moruya, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurants food is amazing. If you are looking for a dining experience then this is the place to go. We had the 3 course menu and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was excellent and the view of the Moruya River is beautiful. This is not a large pub meal but if you want to try something different and... More 

1 Thank MarinaHanson1970
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fine wine and dining. Ate here for my mothers 50th and it was perfect. Great service from friendly staff and the food was perfect. Want to come back in Feb for the local produce set menu. Deeeelish. Definitely recommend and will be back!

1 Thank suga_90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 36
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16b Church St, Moruya, New South Wales 2537, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Moruya
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4474 5505

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?