the river torrens cafè
modern mediterranean cuisine

winter 2021
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
– OR –
Miso glazed vegetable skewers
with almonds & babaghanoush
– OR –
Salt and pepper squid
– OR –
Crostini, mushroom pâté & whipped feta
– OR –
Potato & celeriac soup shot with Manchego crouton

Extra tapas – 4 per person

menu last updated 18 May,  2021

second plates

Marino Salumi – today’s selection with pickles 22

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

Boston Bay mussels, chilli, garlic wine & tomato 26

Ricotta filled zucchini flowers with white bean skordalia 20

Mozzarella and saffron arancini with tomato sugo 18.50

mains & pasta

Mixed grill – wild boar sausage, lamb skewer, pork medallion with mash & onion jam 37.5

Pork fillet with roast cauliflower, peperonata, cavolo nero pomegranate molasses & crackling 36.5

Beef Fillet – 220g truffle mash with broccolini & balsamic reduction 45

Crab linguini with rose sauce, tomato & mild chilli 35.5

Spaghetti Marinara 36.5

Pappardelle semolina pasta, slow braised wild boar with wine, tomato & rosemary 29.5

Fusilli with eggplant, basil, garlic, oregano & tomato 29.5

Crispy skinned Atlantic salmon with celeriac, red bolt lentils & sauce Vierge 37

Potato gnocchi with mushrooms, lemon, goats cheese & radicchio 31

We appreciate a 2-course minimum
Minimum Food Spend $30 on Saturday Night


Bowl of rosemary and sea salt fried potatoes 12

Balela salad 10

Broccolini, garlic, lemon 10


Buttermilk panna cotta with granita, oat crumb, rhubarb & Persian fairy floss 14.9

Chocolate semifreddo with salted white chocolate caramel, drunken pear & chocolate crostoli 14.9

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

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 18 May, 2021

Menu may vary slightly subject to market availability.


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.

Book Online - Free, Instant, Guaranteed.


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.

opening times

lunch & dinner:
Tuesday to Saturday

closed public holidays
all other times by prior arrangement

Copyright © text, images & graphics
The River Torrens Cafè 2021 web site and graphics Ann Oliver

site last updated May 18, 2021

Book Online - Free, Instant, Guaranteed.

talk to us +61 8 8211 8666

get directions
War Memorial Drive
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


become a subscriber

and enjoy regular subscriber only rewards for the Red Ochre Barrel + Grill and the River Cafè