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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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant for a special occasion or just a nice dinner. Excellent menu, service and presentation. The food is excellent, modern but classic cuisine. There is an excellent wine list of local and imported wines that are a little pricey but excellent variety and quality. To sit on the front deck at dusk on a summers evening and enjoy... More 

Thank 424judithc
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ammmazzzing dinner at river cafe booked at the last minute. Although it's fine dining at its best . All food spot on with great service . Snapper a bit over priced for half a fish but as in terms of other prices , overall what you would expect for fine dining . Thumbs up river cafe 😁

Thank Loulou29363
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had been years since we have been to River Cafe....... unsure why we left it so long. The service was top notch and unobtrusive. Meals were top quality. Vitello Tonnato with the best tuna mayonnaise and pickles was superb. Stuffed figs was also a winner. Mains twice cooked duck legs with drunken pears. The duck meat well away and... More 

Thank Saffy68
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

food very nice, served white wine straight from the box in the store room, at room temp. sent back, still charged. to their credit, bill was then rectified. amazing views over the river towwards the city, very nice vibe

Thank diner19912017
Booker Bay, Australia
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We dined at this venue for Valentines Day dinner. The menu was a set and shared three course pre paid arrangement ($95 pp). We had not understood the shared concept of the meal and surprised about this serving offering. The view was most pleasant, and the weather was kind. Some guests opted to have a gondola boat ride on the... More 

Thank Ron T
Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We dined here recently with 8 friends to celebrate a special anniversary. From start to finish, the service and the food was lovely. I had (my favourite) fried zucchini flowers, stuffed with ricotta and herbs for entree. Absolutely delicious! The mains were very good too, but the real stand out for me was the creme brûlée. The scenery and the... More 

Thank Lorraine A
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

7 for pre dinner drinks, Waitress escorted us to our table and went thru the chef's specials and took drinks order. 5 minutes drinks arrived "that's good" We were left alone until summoned waitress for dinner orders. Entrees came and went, main courses not long after. Desserts for some all with no fuss or errors. This was a packed house,... More 

Thank fishofred
Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This restaurant has a stunning setting, overlooking the river and the city...it simply can't be beaten. The service tonight completely marred the setting though. Initially it was welcoming and cheery but this was not followed up at all. We had to ask for water, for a wine list, for a dessert menu, for the bill. The staff were bust resetting... More 

Thank Janeeh040
Adelaide, Australia
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have been coming to this venue for many years and am yet to be disappointed for an evening meal...or small group lunch. We were quickly taken to our table and as it was hot sitting in air conditioning with a view of the water and the city was a pleasant start to the evening Menus and wine lists were... More 

Thank BelairTraveller
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The Magnificent outlook was only outdone by the top quality food and service ! The food was magnificent - entrees, main courses and desserts were amazing . Coffee was also very good ! Good selection on wine , very comfortable seating , knowledgeable and helpful staff . What a wonderful venue , a great long lunch was enjoyed by the... More 

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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
US$12 - US$28
Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?