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Telephone:  08 8211 8666
Bookings recommended

web site last updated May 18, 2015

fab footy deals enjoy pre game dining at River Cafè…please click here to download the Red Ochre Grill pre footy dinner package…please click here

Footy Car Parking – Extended parking permits are now available from Reception for Diners. Direct access is over the Morphett Street bridge from the city end then turn left into War Memorial Drive. We look forward to you dining at the River Cafè or Red Ochre Grill

Our restaurants are located just a five minute walk from the Adelaide Oval.

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End of Year Menus and Packages for 2015 will be available in July. Celebrate by entertaining your clients, work colleagues and family at the River Cafè; enjoy spectacular waterside river and city views, quality modern Italian cuisine, premium wine packages and excellent service. To see the 2014 menus and packages…please click here…please note these menus and pakcages are samples only and will be subject to change.

Consider us for your next corporate or private function. The River Cafè is an excellent venue for trade shows, product launches and is a brilliant small conference venue.
We also specialise in weddings for further information please contact
Nick on 08 8211 8666

Like to receive the information as soon as it becomes available please click here to be added to our list for advance notice.

about River Cafè

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At River Cafè the cuisine is modern Italian with a strong emphasis on local and seasonal. Former long–term head chef Sarah Whetstone left a lasting legacy from her Italian heritage at River Cafè; a legacy that is carried on by a new generation of young chefs who will in time put their own stamp on the offering at River Cafè. Future menus will place more emphasis on Italian rather than roaming the eastern Mediterranean.

River Cafè has one of Adelaide’s most superb city locations. A floating pavilion, literally sitting on the water, the restaurant has beautiful river views and wonderful night time city views from every seat in the restaurant. River Cafè is one of those rare restaurants that is as atmospheric during the daylight hours as it is as night.

On hot days the windows roll away to give a really magical dining experience. Primarily Italian head chef Sarah Whetstone has ample opportunity to display her Italian heritage, but also enjoys small touches of the Mediterranean and an occasional splash of spice and colour from the Middle East.

The restaurant is a 10 minute walk along the River Torrens from the Adelaide Festival Centre and a 10 minute cab ride from any city hotel. Additionally there is ample free parking. The River Cafè is a spacious stylish contemporary room and our approach to service is professional and informed without being stuffy. Adelaide (probably Australia’s) only gondola taxi can bring you along the river to the restaurant, or equally you might like to take one of Adelaide City Council’s free bikes from the rear of the restaurant, cycle to the beach and back along the very safe and scenic cycle track and we’ll have a cold beer or a great glass of fizz waiting for you on your return. And of course after that a great lunch or dinner!

Owner and executive chef Ray Mauger is passionate about the food at River Cafè and backed by a young but enthusiastic kitchen team who share their love of fresh, seasonal local food. Desserts are particularly good.

Our restaurant manager Nick Sparr is well known to Adelaide diners and especially the corporate sector. Nick is the driving force behind the restaurant who ensures an excellent dining experience. Our waiting staff are committed professionals conversant in all aspects of the River Cafè’s food and wine and love nothing more than to guide our guests to a perfect dining experience.

Tables with viewsit is impossible to give everyone dining in the restaurant an absolute window front seat, however the clever tiered dining arrangement means that every table in the restaurant has an equally splendid view.



At River Cafè we offer a world class dining experience that clearly identifies the passion of our chefs and management for the total dining experience!

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