Rickys River Bar and Restaurant

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Seafood
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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4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit, but certainly not the last. Very friendly and helpful staff. A lovely place to take friends.
Meals were fantastic and drinks menu covered everything. A very enjoyable evening.

JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place to celebrate and enjoy the a sun setting over the Noosa River. Fantastic staff and great service.

AL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Great ambience, staff were attentive and informative and the food was out of this world! Heartily recommend it.

TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent wait staff made for an excellent evening

VV
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s not just one of the best spots in Noosa. It is food at it’s best. Freshness, variety, creativity and innovation. We live locally and always take our overseas visitors and friends to Rickys and they leave the restaurant very impressed. Service is also outstanding.

TM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Ricky's is a pleasant space with a beautiful view, but the food was disappointing. The dishes tried by our table of six were lacking in flavour and depth, and did not feel like value for money. The menu was a little repetitive (for example, fennel in two main courses), and was not particularly exciting. Overall the feeling was that Ricky's is relying on it's location to get customers in, and has become complacent about the food and to a degree the service.

We will not be going back and would not recommend it to others. We can get better flavour and value at our local bistro in Sunshine Beach.

MA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food and nice setting by the river.

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A terrific long lunch. Food was delicious, view spectacular, service attentive but unobtrusive. We will return.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely place. Pity some guests think that wearing thongs and joggers is acceptable. Should be noted on website to wear appropriate footwear.

m
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Well designed menu with opportunities to vary what you eat and when. Terrific service from experienced and engaged waitstaff. All food fully explained and restaurant is sufficiently well staffed to allow plenty of time for customer interaction.

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Gorgeous location, and lovely food, such a pity about the screeching children; how about implementing a policy of no brats after 6pm :)

EL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary lunch was amazing! We had the pick on the tables and all dishes we ordered were delicious! Will definitely be back!

C
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, caring attentive service and a lovely location. We will be back to try more dishes.

CK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful day by the water, a slight breeze, lunch with a friend....the perfect atmosphere at Ricky’s. Both our meals were delicious and the service was very friendly and professional. A must when in Noosa.

KW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service would recommend to friends

DD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We enjoyed our night however I thought the main size of Quail at a price point of $52 would of included more than 2 very small portions and wondered if we were provided only with the entree size ?

Regards
Ditty

BO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had an excellent time especially our service! Thank you.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never a foot out of place. Special occasion or just because it’s the weekend. Treat yourself. You won’t regret it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic culinary experience. Our waitress was fantastic and had knowledge on food, drinks and Noosa in general. Fantastic vibe. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Noosa.

F
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing way to spend my 30th birthday beautiful food and lovely service

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We hugged our waitress on the way out - the service / suggested food wine match was that good!!

V
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely setting - it was very busy and a long wait between starter and main. All 3 courses were lovely. Chef likes his oil but that’s ok. Very knowledgeable waiting staff. Lovely cocktail. Nice wine. Good beer. Overall good. Was pricey so slightly speedy service and less oily main would of had a fab review 👌🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, nice place with good service.

AW
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Way too much noise. Ricky’s is a great restaurant but the noise is by far greater than the comparable Sails, Little Humid, etc. Tables are now much closer together which adds to the overall volume. Please address or set aside a quiet corner....
Thanks, Allen

LD
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Ricky’s delivered an outstanding experience. Great food, a super bottle of wine, overlooking the river - what more could we want? Thanks Ricky’s!

CO
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu was so beautiful. Staff were incredibly helpful and the wines were matched perfectly for each dish. Absolutely wonderful dining experience.

E
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and menu.service was excellent without being over attentive.Good wine knowledge by waiter.menu explanations were helpful.

RP
Brisbane / QLD
40 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a special birthday dinner. We opted for the tasting menu and enjoyed a tantalising selection of dishes. Love this location overlooking the river. Ricky’s is certainly the best of the restaurants in Quamby Place.

SP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We have dined there as a family and it was not the first time we’ve been at Ricky’s. I must say the best dish was raw Sydney oysters which as you would understand requires ‘little’ cooking. My entree was grilled prawns from Maloolooba. They were not fresh, i.e. defrosted and than grilled. There were just two of them cut in half. Very underwhelming. For main I had a seafood bisque which was really awful. Bitter, overpowered with fennel and very soupy in texture. The seafood in this dish was cheap, there was only half a bug and 2 scallops. Everything else in that dish was on a cheap side in terms of seafood offerings. Extremely disappointing. We have been seated in the area with low ceilings where majority of ‘not special enough’ guests are placed as I understand. It is extremely loud in this area as it has accoustic limitations. The sound is literally trapped there. Lighting is awful. On the arrival I saw couple of lovely tables near the window with lovely lights above it and in a more quiet area. I was told we cannot dine there as other people booked that table 6 months in advance. We dined and I watched...that table remained empty at least till 8.30 pm and that’s when we were leaving. So, 600 dollars later (my partner has expensive wine taste, I even could not drink as I am pregnant), very disappointed with food and attitude, we left. Something is very wrong with a restaurant which is booked so well in advance, does not offer particularly good food, and treats patrons this way. Oh and also please get rid of that souffle on your dessert menu? Its been there for years. Be more creative maybe? Dont just ‘assemble’ other desserts, cook...yes...cook something nice perhaps?

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for visiting Rickys again and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy the seafood bisque. It is one of our most popular dishes and we usually receive outstanding feedback so I will definitely review your comments with our chef. All of our seafood is fresh and delivered to the restaurant daily. I'm also disappointed to hear you did not enjoy the lighting and acoustic. I hope you give us another chance in the future. Regards, David.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. The Ricky’s Seafood Experience was a definite highlight. Highly recommended.

MB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Service, food, atmosphere, the view! All amazing. Highly recommend!

DM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is our favourite evening restaurant. We came back after enjoying the food and service last year and it was just as good this year.

P
Sydney / NSW
24 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch restaurant. Excellent food & service. Magnificent views of the Noosa river.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thanks Paul for your 5 stars, great to see and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Renee.

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AS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ricky's never fails to deliver on exceptional meals and excellent service. If you enjoy fine dining, then you must have this on your to do list. I would recommend dinner around sunset to capture some amazing river views, however it won't affect the food or comfort. Thank you again guys for a great night!

KS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
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.

Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! That is fantastic to hear and I will certainly pass on the feedback to the team at Rickys. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Warm regards, Renee.

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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 on 12 September 2019

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 on 12 September 2019

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 on 12 September 2019

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 on 12 September 2019

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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