the river torrens cafè
modern mediterranean cuisine

a la carte
river cafè

House-made focaccia with hummus 10.0
Garlic Bread 6


Tapas Board – 12 pp
for a minimum of 2 people
Choose 3 items

Mozzarella & saffron arancini
with tomato sugo & parmesan
– OR –
Lamb shank croquette with minted peas
– OR –
House marinated olives [GF]
– OR –
Miso glazed vegetable skewers
with almonds & babaghanoush [GF]
– OR –
Salt and pepper squid
– OR –
Crostini, mushroom pâté & whipped feta
– OR –
House-made flat bread with garlic yoghurt and lemon

Extra tapas – 4 per person


second plates

Bruschetta Tomato, basil & parmesan 14

Chicken Liver Pâté, port wine fig, grilled ciabatta 14

Boston Bay mussels, chilli, garlic wine & tomato [GF] 26

South Australian octopus carpaccio red pepper vinaigrette, dehydrated olive 19

Ricotta filled zucchini flowers with white bean skordalia vinocotto 18

Mozzarella and saffron arancini with tomato sugo 16.5

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

mains & pasta

Free-range chicken with green tahini yogurt, charred greens and pan juices [GF]34.50

Pork fillet with roast cauliflower, pepperonata, kale, pomegranate molasses and crackling [GF] 36.50

Angus steak tagliata with rocket, white bean purée, vine tomato, balsamic and parmesan served pink [GF] 38.50

Crab linguini with cream, tomato and mild chilli 34

Seafood spaghetti with prawns, calamari, mussels, fish pieces, wine, garlic, parsley and chilli 36.50

Pappardelle with slow braised pork ragu, white wine, tomato and rosemary pangrattato 32

Rigatoni with eggplant, basil, garlic, oregano and tomato 31.0

Fish of the day with zucchini, braised fennel, herb salad and salsa verde [GF] 36.50

Potato gnocchi with mushrooms, ricotta salata, balsamic and radicchio 31.5

Potato gnocchi with shredded braised lamb shank 34.0

Above ricotta filled zucchini flowers….very, very popular


Bowl of rosemary and sea salt fried potatoes 12

Balela salad [GF] 11

Sautéed greens, garlic, lemon 11

garlic bread 8

Menu may vary slightly subject to market availability.


Buttermilk panna cotta with granita, oat crumb, curd, citrus and Persian fairy floss 14.9

Chocolate semifreddo with salted white chocolate caramel, drunken pear & chocolate crostoli 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.

opening times

lunch & dinner:
Tuesday to Saturday

closed public holidays
all other times by prior arrangement

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The River Torrens Cafè 2021 website and graphics Ann Oliver

site last updated February 22, 2022

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War Memorial Drive
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


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