the river torrens cafè
modern mediterranean cuisine

a la carte
river cafè

House-made focaccia with hummus7.0

Garlic bread 6.0


shared plates/tapas 12.0 pp choose 3 per table
[extra tapas 4.0 – minimum for 2 pax]

Mozzarella and saffron arancini with tomato sugo and parmesan

Pulled duck croquette with blueberry chutney

House marinated olives

Miso glazed Mediterranean skewers with almonds and baba ghanoush

Salt and pepper squid

House-made flat bread with garlic yoghurt and lemon

Bruschetta, grilled haloumi, pickled eggplant and basil

menu last updated March 18, 2021

medium plates

Salumi board – shaved prosciutto and Calabrese sausage with pickles 22

Port Lincoln sardines, pan fried in parmesan crumbs, spiced carrot puree, sultanas & feta 18

Salt and pepper squid with rocket salad and romesco 17.50

Mozzarella and saffron arancini with tomato sugo 16.50

larger plates

Black Angus Tagliata with baba ghanoush, vine tomato, rocket and parmesan
served pink 36.5

Beef Fillet 220g truffle mash with broccolini, balsamic reduction 45

Sous vide Pork fillet with cauliflower purée, crackling, apple ketchup, pork belly croquette 36.5

Crispy Skinned Atlantic Salmon fillet with quinoa, beets and spiced yoghurt 37

Crab linguini with rose sauce, tomato and mild chilli 34.5

Confit duck risotto, zucchini, peas, herbs, kale and parmesan 31.9

Pappardelle [semolina pasta], slow braised Wild Boar with wine, tomato and rosemary 29.5

Fussili with eggplant, basil, garlic, oregano and tomato 29.5

Potato Gnocchi with mushrooms, lemon, goats’ cheese and radicchio 31


Stuffed garfish fillets with sliced potato, fennel, spinach, dill and caper butter sauce 37.0

Potato gnocchi with mushrooms, lemon, goats cheese and radicchio 31.0


Potatoes…bowl of rosemary and black salt roast potatoes 12

Balela salad 10

Garlic Bread 6


Buttermilk panna cotta with granita, raspberry coulis, Persian fairy floss 14.9

Chocolate chilli semifreddo with toasted marshmallow, meringue,
chocolate chilli sauce 14.9

Affogato plain – Coffee with vanilla bean ice cream 12.5
Add a liqueur of your choice 6

We appreciate a two course minimum!

chef’s feed me

Don’t want to think about it? Enjoy a selection of menu items combined with daily specials chosen by our chef. Changes daily! 70.0 pp

last updated 1 November, 2020

Menu may vary slightly subject to market availability.

current opening times click here


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


pasta and grill

so tasty

deicious tapas

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.