We are delighted to announce that we will reopen Friday June 5, our first service being lunch. Initially we will be open for lunch and dinner Thursday to Saturday.

To keep our customers and staff safe and to comply with government requirements seats are extremely limited. Please click here for opening times.

We would like to remind you that we also have a lovely private dining room in our sibling restaurant The Red Ochre Barrel + Grill [located immediately above]. Reservations for the Park View Room can only be made by phone please call +61 8 8211 8555 but it is a great venue for family and business events and available at all times by negotiation.

Ray Mauger
Director and Executive Chef

web site last updated 22 MAY 20

about us

Located immediately below the Red Ochre Barrel and Grill, the River Cafè has Adelaide’s most superb city location. A floating pavilion, literally sitting on the water, the restaurant has beautiful river views and wonderful night time city views from every seat in the restaurant. River Cafè is one of those rare restaurants that is as atmospheric during the daylight hours as it is as night.

At River Cafè on hot days the windows roll away to give a really magical dining experience but equally transposes to cosy on cold wintery days that start with a drinks around the fireplace at our bar.

The River Cafè aand the Red Ochre Barrel + Grill are just a 10-minute walk along the River Torrens from the Adelaide Festival Centre and a 10-minute cab ride from any city hotel. This is a well-lit and very safe walkway. We also have ample free parking. Whilst the Red Ochre Grill does not have disabled access, the River Cafè has disabled access to all dining levels and guests can alight immediately in front of our main entrance.

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.

we are open
lunch :Thursday to Saturday
first sitting 12 noon – 2.00 pm
second sitting 2.00 – 4.00 pm
dinner : Thursday to Saturday
first sitting 5.30 – 7.30 pm
second sitting 8.00 pm onwards.

closed public holidays

all other times by prior arrangement

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