the river torrens cafè
modern mediterranean cuisine

a la carte
river cafè
winter 2022


Tapas Board – 13.5 per person
[for a minimum of 2 people]
Choose 3 items

Mozzarella and saffron arancini
tomato sugo and parmesan
Lamb shank croquette with minted peas
House marinated olives [GF]
Miso glazed vegetable skewers with almonds [GF]
Salt and pepper squid
Crostini, mushroom pâté and ricotta
House-made flat bread
with garlic yoghurt and lemon
Extra tapas – 4 per person


second plates

House-made focaccia with hummus 10
Grilled flat bread
baba ghanoush almonds and pomegranate 14

Chicken liver pâté, cornichons, grilled ciabatta 14
Boston Bay mussels, chilli, garlic, wine and tomato 28
Ricotta filled zucchini flowers with beetroot skordalia and vinocotto 18
Mozzarella and saffron arancini with tomato sugo 16.5
SA octopus carpaccio with red pepper, vinaigrette dehydrated Kalamata olives [GF] 20

We appreciate 2-course minimum-Minimum Food Spend $35 on Saturday

mains & pasta

Free-range chicken with chermoula rub, roasted fennel and yoghurt 35
Pork fillet with sweet potato roast cauliflower, peperonata, kale, pomegranate molasses [GF] 36.5
Angus steak tagliata with rocket, white bean purée, vine tomato

balsamic and parmesan [served pink] [GF] 40
Crab linguini with cream, tomato and mild chilli 34
Seafood spaghetti with prawns, calamari, mussels, fish pieces, wine, garlic parsley and chilli 37
Maccheroni Calabrese with slow-braised pork neck ragu, wine, rosemary and pangrattato 34
Twice-cooked duck leg with creamed baby red bolt lentils and roast shallot [GF] 35
Fish of the day with roast beetroot, quinoa salad
fine herbs and sauce verge [GF] 38
Potato gnocchi with mushrooms, ricotta salata
balsamic and radicchio 31.5
Potato gnocchi with shredded braised lamb shank 34


Bowl of rosemary and sea salt fried potatoes 12
Balela salad [GF] 12
Sautéed broccoli, lemon and dukkah 12
Garlic bread 8

Menu may vary slightly subject to market availability.


Panna cotta
with orange, cardamom, oat granola
berry compote and Persian fairy floss 14.5
Passionfruit semifreddo
lemon curd, lemon myrtle apricots, lemon sorbet and poppy seed cake 15
Caramel apple pudding
rhubarb and crème anglaise 14.5
Affogato Plain
Coffee with vanilla bean ice cream 12.5
Add a liqueur of your choice +6


modern mediterranean river cafè

We keep it simple, keep it flavoursome,
keep it local and above all keep it fresh!

South Australia with its Mediterranean climate feeds our love of the food of the Mediterranean.

What does ‘modern Mediterranean’ mean? Well it means our kitchen is forever excited and they love taking diners from Morocco, to Spain, to Italy, Greece, Turkey and north African coast depending on the season.

Robust tasty wine friendly food where you are invited to share food or covet your own as suits you.

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plenty of options


meat lover's paradise

cocktails galore

classics and original

have a 

There are endless opportunities for a party at the River Cafè and dozens of possible style variations; a cocktail party with roving food and drinks selected from our a la carte menu but in miniature, a sit-down chef’s menu with a drinks package or grazing table served by one of our chefs.

Equally the tiered nature of seating in the restaurant makes River Cafè a terrific venue for a theatre type seminar that can be followed with or have an interval of perfectly pitched food and beverage.



We have full audio-visual facilities and stable wifi.

private dining

If you are looking for private dining or meeting space, we have a stylish private dining room that seats a maximum of 35 guests in our sibling restaurant the Red Ochre Barrel + Grill [located on the first floor] please click here for details


With the trend to less formal and more fun options for a wedding River Cafè provides an excellent venue. Top level converts to dance floor and DJ……pre dinners at the bar or on the deck, weather permitting, and the rest just falls into place.

Our dedicated events team are expert in tailoring our packages to your precise requirements….enjoy delicious food, well-chosen wines appropriate to your budget and excellent service.

If you’re feeling flamboyant skip the beverage packages and tailor a cocktail list with a couple of beers, cider and sparkling included in the mix.

We regard every private or business function as a singular requirement. Everything will be organised to the finest detail prior to your arrival.

please call +61 8 8211 8666 or email us to make an appointment to discuss your requirements.

Our sibling restaurant the Red ochre Barrel + Grill located immediately above the River Cafè is also an excellent wedding venue….please click here to see more.