Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Set on the banks of the beautiful Noosa River, Rickys River Bar & Restaurant delivers a dining experience that encapsulates the Noosa lifestyle. Rickys offers a delicious menu featuring a wonderful selection of fresh seafood and the very best local produce. With sweeping views of the Noosa River, Rickys is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch, a sunset dinner or a relaxing cocktail in their River Bar.
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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely meal with very good service Our booking was a late decision by ourselves , we think this had an adverse effect as to our seating. We were put on the outside verandah next to a table of about 24 people ? We were a table of two and the noise level was a little overwhelming. We will try and book earlier next time.

KP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb!
What a treat! We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and were absolutely delighted with our choice.

The food was fantastic, the wait staff highly engaged and extremely efficient, and the ambiance wonderful.

We choose to have a number of smaller dishes and sides to enjoy as many flavours as we could. None disappointed, with the Passionfruit Souffle taking the top vote.

KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and service
Thoroughly recommend having a drink in the bar prior to dinner

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks KimT for your 5 stars and review of Rickys! The bar is great to have a drink at prior to being seated for dinner and thanks for mentioning. So pleased to hear you had an excellent meal and good service. We do look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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TH
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a brilliant evening, started with a sunset martini to die for and then the tasting menu with matched wines. The flavours were delightful and you could really see the work that went into each dish. Service was attentive but not over the top. Would definitely recommend Ricky's for a special occasion dining experience. Thank you

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Tamara for your review of Rickys restaurant. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the sunset martini and the tasting menu with matching wines. We really appreciate your feedback about the food and service. Thanks again for choosing to dine with us and we look forward in seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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O
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Pricey average food. The only thing going for Rickey's is it's view of Noosa River. Make sure you go in time to watch the sunset.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the view of Noosa river from Rickys to enjoy the sunset. We are sorry to hear you found your experience over priced and we take your comments on board. We do hope you will try us again in the future. Regards, Renee.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely setting, great ambience and service, food was good without being great. Disappointed my lamb was not matched with a suitable cabernet in the tasting menu. Expected the food to be more memorable for the price.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Sara for leaving your review, it is great to hear you enjoyed the setting, ambiance and service. It is disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy the food offerings on this occasion and we will take your comments on board. We do look forward to have you dine with us again in the future. Warm regards, Renee.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great attention to details.. can’t fault the food and really looking forward to eating here again when we are back in Noosa

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and leave your 5 stars! That is so lovely to hear you found the restaurant beautiful and faultless. We do look forward to having you dine with us again when you are back in Noosa. Warm regards, Renee.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Somewhat expensive but excellent food and service. Waitress was exceptional.
However acoustics are poor and we all found it too noisy to converse easily.
Have been for lunch previously and better for lunch than dinner as you can appreciate being on the water.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Peter for your review. We are pleased to hear you found the food and service excellent. Sorry to hear you found the noise levels too high during your last visit, we will take your comments on board. We do hope you will visit Rickys again in the future. Warm regards, Renee.

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DW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a special night service, food and wine list sublime

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Darlene for your kind words, that is great to hear you had a special evening with great food and wine. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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MC
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely great restaurant. Staff excellent. Food great and best outlook. First booking we make when coming to Noosa. Lunchtime best experience

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Mary for leaving your lovely review of Rickys restaurant, that is so great to hear! You are right in saying lunch times are some of the best times to visit. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary at amazing Ricky’s. Food was just ‘out of this world’ and service was exceptional. Ricky’s is our go-to restaurant every time we visit glorious Noosa. Have booked at Ricky’s to celebrate my birthday in a few days time. Thanks again to the superb team at Ricky’s

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you found the food and service exceptional and Rickys is on your go-to list! I do hope you had a lovely birthday and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely lunch at this fine establishment. Looked after well by experienced and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Marianne for leaving your excellent review of Rickys restaurant. We are so pleased to hear you had a lovely lunch and found the service to be of high standard. We do look forward to welcoming you again to Rickys. Warm regards, Renee.

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F
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The more we go to Ricky's the more I love the location, delicious food and friendly staff. They made Father's Day a breeze, it was greatly appreciated.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Fluffy for your lovely review, that is so great to hear! I will be sure to pass on the feedback to our team at Rickys. Thank you for taking time to write to us, we value your feedback. We do look forward in having you dine with us again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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PH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our favourite place for a special occasion.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Paul for your lovely words, we are so pleased to hear you love Rickys and it is perfect for any special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Do not waste your time or money at Ricky’s. Food was very lacklustre and overpriced!

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Stephanie for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to hear of your feedback however I do hope you will give us another chance in the future. Regards, Renee.

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RD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual everytime we come to Noosa ,Rickys is superb.
As a lunch destination you can't do much better
Food,service and ambience fabulous
We will be back again

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Richard for writing your review. It is so lovely to hear your feedback about your experience at Rickys and dining during lunch time is so lovely. We love to see you again soon and look forward to your return. Warm regards, Renee.

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IB
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a delicious lunch. Most impressed by the baked soufflé which many restaurants avoid.
The view over the river is gorgeous and the staff were helpful but unobtrusive.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Ingrid for leaving your lovely review of Rickys restaurant. The passion fruit souffle is one of our most popular dishes and so pleased to hear you were impressed! The river is gorgeous and we do love our water view location. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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RW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on Saturday night for our 45th wedding anniversary. Meal was sensational. Whole Barramundi was large and wonderfully presented. Our waitress was helpful, friendly. Outstanding.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thank you Russell for writing your lovely review, that is wonderful to hear. We look forward to having you dine with us on another occasion. I will be sure to share your feedback with our team. Warm regards, Renee.

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JA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really loved the tasting menu at Rickys, just the lamb course, didn’t really like the fatty belly portion., mine was just lamb fat. Apart from that all great. Staff efficient and friendly

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very pleased to hear you loved the tasting menu and found the staff efficient and friendly. Sorry to hear the lamb dish was not to your liking and I will share your feedback with our chef in how we can improve. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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CM
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food amazing cocktails and the service was outstanding

RS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting we loved our seating next to the window will definately be back !

VP
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

RELIABLY GOOD
I HAVE EATEN HERE MANY TIMES. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE IS GOOD BUT NOT INTRUSIVE, AND THE VIEW ACROSS TO NATURE IS ONE OF THE BEST AROUND. IF LIKE ME YOU DONT CONSIDER A VIEW NEEDS BUILDINGS BUT IS ENHANCED BY WATER YOU WILL LOVE THIS.
NOISE LEVELS DO DEPEND ON THE LEVEL OF CELEBRATION NEXT DOOR, BUT IT HAS NEVER PUT ME OFF AS IF THERE IS ALWAYS HAPPY NOT IRRITATING.

DP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience fine dining celebrating my 60th birthday with friends in a relaxed ambience with fabulous food, wide selection of wines atentive friendly staff Would highly recommend

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hello Doreen, thanks for taking the time to write your review, so lovely to hear your lovely comments and I will be sure to share with our team. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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K
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good place for special occasions as very expensive

BL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High level of service, quality and expectations were met without fail.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, lovely to hear. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place for lunch on the water with delicious and fresh seafood and lovely service!

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks for your lovely review, we do hope to see you again soon and glad you enjoyed our local seafood and enjoyed the service. Warm regards, Renee.

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JG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our waitress and the food was delicious as usual.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks for leaving your 5 stars, lovely to see and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm regards, Renee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, amazing cocktails & outstanding service.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you for leaving your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoy Rickys food, found our cocktails amazing and service outstanding! This is everything we strive for. We do look forward to having you return again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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MI
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit and a little disappointed. The service was very friendly and excellent, ambiance was great, all the food was really good except for my lamb. It was unfortunately like rubber, hard to cut, very chewy and not very tasty. For the upper level price I was definitely disappointed after the good reviews I had had from friends.
The swordfish was excellent and so was the dessert.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Michael for taking the time to write your review. We are very pleased to hear you found our service friendly and enjoyed the menu. It is disappointing to hear the lamb dish was not to expectations. I will certainly share your feedback with our head chef as this is not how it should be served. I do hope you let your waiter know on the day so a replacement dish could have been arranged. Sorry again, we do take your comments on board and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Renee.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, very friendly, food delicious , location wonderful, a great experience

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Sally for leaving your review, so lovely to hear your comments of Rickys. We can't wait to have you dine with us again soon! Warm regards, Renee.

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EN
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been dining at Ricky's and formerly Leonie Palmer's for many years and have always been satisfied with the menu and service.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you for leaving your 5 star review! We are so pleased to see you have been dining for many years now and find Rickys continues with its high standard. We look forward to have you dine with us again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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E
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always one of our favourite restaurants in Noosa

High standard food ,service and ambience - higher end of dollars but worth it

Looking out at the river is so special especially with sun glinting off the water

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Elizabeth for leaving your review. We are so pleased to hear that Rickys is one of your favourite restaurants in Noosa. It is hard to bet the lovely views of Noosa River while enjoying a Rickys meal. We do look forward to have you dine with again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We started our meal with oysters and ceviche scallops so fresh, a great way to start our meal.
We then proceeded to have the Tasting Menu, we loved all the flavours and variety, but a little disappointed with the eye fillet and potato. Mostly, because they were flavours we are familiar with and not tingling to our tastebuds. Our table on the water was very special and helped us celebrate our 48th Wedding Anniversary in style. The service was fantastic very friendly and well timed. Thank you.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thank you Rose for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the fresh seafood to start off your meal. It is unfortunate to hear the eye fillet wasn't a stand out dish on this occasion, however I will take your feedback on board. Thank you for choosing Rickys to celebrate your 48th wedding anniversary and we do hope to see you again for the next one. Warm regards, Renee.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was good the food was average. None of the flavours were memorable in the way a restaurant like this should leave you feelings

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear the flavours of the food were not to your expectation on this occasion. I will discuss your feedback with our head chef and see where we can improve. I hope you give us another chance in the future. Regards, Renee.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t fault anything, perfect dining experience!

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you for your 5 stars and great comments, we are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful dining experience. We look forward in seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Due to the location this restaurant is ideal for a special occasion a little pricy but service is excellent.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you JoJo for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased to hear you found the restaurant ideal for special occasions and service excellent. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Rickys. Warm regards, Renee.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Very expensive for food that was by no means stand out. Staff were incredibly friendly but service was poor. We were delivered the wrong meal twice during a quiet lunch service, then struggled to get staff attention for another drink.
Wouldn't go back, better experiences on offer for a far better price in my experience

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. I am pleased to hear you found our staff incredibly friendly. However, disappointed to hear the service may not have been to our usual high standard. I will speak with our front of house team on how we can improve and sorry about your experience. We do hope you give us another chance in the future and hopefully change your view of our restaurant. Regards, Renee.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

So disappointed with this place as I was hearing about it but the seafood came quite dry , left in the oven , I mentioned this to one of the staff on the way out. I don’t really mind paying upmarket price if the food is really authentic.
Very, very disappointed!

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you TessK for leaving your review. I am very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy the seafood, we do pride ourselves on delivering outstanding local seafood and I am sorry you did not enjoy it on this occasion. Perhaps it would have been good to mention it at the time instead of on your way out as it would have given us the opportunity to re do your dish or replace it. I hope you give us another chance in the future. Regards, David.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food to match the vibe and location. Excellent service as well.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thanks so much Adrian for your lovely review of Rickys restaurant. We love our location and great to hear you found Rickys to have a good vibe and excellent service. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon! Warm regards, Renee.

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B
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Our waitress was less than friendly and when she failed to swipe one of the credit cards for our party, she became quite rude, despite it being her error. She organised ice cream with a candle for my birthday, but then put it on the bill - despite no-one asking for it.
The signature dish was bland. All in all, an average evening, disappointing given I had wanted to try Ricky’s for a long time. In Melbourne it simply wouldn’t survive.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. I am sorry to hear about your feedback. Someone from your party did come to the reception and ask for a dessert or ice cream with a candle to be organised as a surprise. Regarding the payment, maybe the situation could have been handled better from our team but once we made contact with you over the phone after you left, one of the party did not pay for their meal. I am sorry your experience wasn't as you expected it. Regards David.

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