the river torrens cafè
modern mediterranean cuisine

river cafè


[small plates] choose 3

Porcini and truffle arancini
with truffle cremè
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
Grilled haloumi brushetta
with pickled eggplant and basil

fancy more tapas $4 per person -minimum for 2

Our restaurant is spacious and our tables, by modern standards, large. We can assure you of an anxiety free, properly socially distanced dining experience. 

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Updated October 22, 2020
Menu may be subject to change according to market availability.


lunch from 12 noon

2 courses
tapas/main or
main/dessert $50 pp


3 courses
tapas/main/dessert $60 pp

dinner from 6.00 pm

Early Bird Sitting
6.00 pm – depart 7.30 pm
2 courses
tapas/main or
main/dessert $50 pp


3 courses
tapas/main/dessert $60 pp

All prices are ‘food only’.


Menu not valid
with any discount offers

BYO corkage is $30 per 750 ml bottle with a maximum of 2 bottles per booking…this includes the personal attention of our sommelier, decanting if required and quality stemware to go with.

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> Seasonal greens $10
> Bowl of rosemary and black salt roast potatoes $9
> Balela salad $8
> House-made foccacia with hummus $7
> Garlic bread $6

main courses


Crab linguini
rosé sauce, zucchini, tomato and mild chilli
Confit duck risotto
zucchini, broad beans, peas, fried herbs and parmesan
Pappardelle semolina pasta
cacciatore ragu with wine, tomato and herbs


Back Angus Tagliata
baba ganoush, vine tomato, rocket, parmesan
Sous Vide Pork Fillet
cauliflower purée, crackling, apple ketchup, pork belly croquette


Stuffed Garfish Fillets
fennel, spinach, dill, caper butter sauce
16-hour slow-cooked
SA pulled lamb shoulder

gnocchi pangrattato and radicchio


Spiced Cinnamon Panna Cotta
winter fruits, oat crumb and almond biscuit
Chocolate Chilli Semifreddo 
toasted marshmallow, meringue, chocolate chilli sauce
Affogato Plain
Coffee with vanilla bean ice cream *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


everyone's favourite
our crab pasta


anyone for espresso martini or maybe a negroni

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 :
Thursday to Saturday from 12 noon
dinner :
Thursday to Saturday from 6.00 pm
Early Bird 6.00 pm – depart by 7.30 pm

closed public holidays

all other times by prior arrangement

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War Memorial Drive
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

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