the river torrens cafè
modern mediterranean cuisine

a la carte
river cafè
summer 23


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]
Salt and pepper squid
Crostini, mushroom pâté and ricotta
Flat bread
with garlic yoghurt and lemon
Extra tapas – 4 per person


second plates

House-made focaccia with hummus 10
Bruschetta, tomato, prosciutto, rocket and parmesan 16
Parmesan crumbed local sardines with tomato sugo 18
Boston Bay mussels with chilli, garlic, wine and tomato [GFA] 28
Ricotta-filled zucchini flowers with beetroot skordalia and vino cotto 19
Mozzarella and saffron arancini with tomato sugo 16.5
SA octopus carpaccio with radish, finger lime, chilli and ginger dressing [GF] 20

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


Pan-roasted free-range chicken
with chermoula, beans, cherry tomato, red onion rocket and balsamic [GF] 32.5
Pork fillet
with sweet potato, roast cauliflower, peperonata, kale and pomegranate molasses [GF] 35
Steak tagliata [250g]
with rocket, white bean purée, tomato, balsamic and parmesan – served pink [GF] 39
Char-grilled scotch fillet [350g]
with crisp potatoes, caramelized onion and pepper sauce 55
Veal scallopine with prosciutto, sage and white wine reduction [GF] 38
Fish of the day with potato, broccolini and caponata agrodolce [GF] [Market price]


Crab linguini
with cream, tomato and mild chilli 34
Seafood spaghetti
with prawns, calamari, crab, mussels, wine, garlic, parsley and chilli 38
spaghetti, pork and veal meatballs, tomato sugo and parmesan 29
Baked shell pasta
roast pumpkin, spinach and ricotta with napolitana and parmesan 29
Potato gnocchi
with mushrooms, asparagus and ricotta salata 32
Potato gnocchi
with shredded braised lamb shank 34
Gluten-free penne available +3


Bowl of rosemary and sea salt fried potatoes 12

Garden salad with honey mustard dressing [GF] 12

Shoestring fries café seasoning 10

Sautéed broccoli with garlic and zaatar 12

Garlic bread 8

Menu may vary slightly subject to market availability.


Caramel apple pudding
rhubarb and crème anglaise 16
Passionfruit semifreddo
lemon curd, lemon myrtle apricots, lemon sorbet and poppy seed cake 16
Panna cotta
with orange, cardamom, oat granola berry compote and Persian fairy floss 15.5
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.