Riverland Bar

4.5
215 reviews
$40 and under
Dining Bar
Tucked away below Federation Square along the Yarra River is this urban beer garden in the historic Federation Wharf vaults.

This iconic venue offers an Instagram-worthy food menu which pairs perfectly with drinks and good times. The perfect place to grab a few drinks before or after the footy and a stones through to the Arts Centre. A visit here on a Friday night will find you amongst the hustle and bustle that the locals have grown to love about this original waterfront icon.

We offer an all day menu, coffee and drinks with Chinese menus available upon request.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Pizza & Spritz - $49pp

    A$49.00 per person

    Apr 26 - Jun 30, 2021

    Enjoy a selection of handmade pizzas a spritz in hand with views over the Yarra in our new urban oasis. 2 hour bottomless food & drinks begin at the time of booking (1 drink permitted per person at any one time). All tables will be placed outdoors, we will endeavour to keep tables covered in the event of wet weather. Large groups may be placed over multiple tables.
What 215 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family friendly, amazing food and service. Right on the Yarra at Fed Square so great location and right on the river.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Birthday
Was good

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EliseO
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick service and warm seating even outside

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LIZ GIVES THE BEST SERVICE EVER!! Pizza is so delicious

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TinaR
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great location, great service, lovely atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyable. We were only there for a quick dinner before a show, but would have happily sat there all night. It was super cold, but the heaters were fantastic, didn't feel the cold at all.

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the bottomless pizza and spritz, everything was delicious and the service was fantastic. Will be booking in for this again as soon as possible!

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AlisonT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great priced drinks before the footy. Friendly, helpful staff.

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JayQuellin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an absolutely fabulous time at Riverland Bar. I've been going there over the past 5 years and wanted to celebrate my 30th in the best location along the Yarra! The hospitality service was outstanding, everyone was super friendly and helpful. We had the whole side area reserved for us, so it felt intimate. Food is always so tasty whenever I dine there, so it's safe to say I'll be back for more soon! Pornstar Spritz is my fave! Thank you guys :)

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Tiger
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Great place to meet friends for a quick drink & meal before heading to the footy

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ALEXL
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great view, had to wait a while for the chips. But think that was just due to the popularity, good but not worth the wait.

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EliseQ
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was prompt and very nice. Music was good however DJ could have cracked a smile!

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JaimeeL
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience1

The restaurant was good service and food but didn't like the noise level. When researched for a family friendly restaurant in Melbourne this establishment was recommended, I realise now that it's not good for children to go

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MelissaG
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Always love going to Riverland due to it's location and ambience. Table service is good and a great place to catch up with friends.

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PamellaS
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

My overall experience was pleasant, however, I may not have had an experience at all because there was no clear place to go to let the restaurant know that we had arrived to find our reserved table. After waiting in line at the bar to speak to a member of the staff they then brought us to an area closer to the front which should have ideally had someone stationed there to greet the incoming patrons to find out seats but was very unsure of what they were doing. This is a Friday night the restaurant already had patrons but was clear they were expecting many more to arrive by all the reserved tables we could see with arrival times just past ours. I was very close to just leaving the venue due to lack of ability to actually be served.

Once actually served the rest of the evening went well, they had a order at the table system that was convenient as we didn’t have to wait in excessive lines to be served, but if you did choose to go up to the bar to be served face to face this was much more difficult than it should be, I.e to get an extra glass when one of our party members arrived

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Did the bottomless pizza & spritz. Excellent value. Sprits yummo, pizza ok. It was so busy so service was a little slow.

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Food great. Cocktails were value for money.. great place to meet up with friends.

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PetaG
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Riverland. Great location, great atmosphere. Always great service.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place to eat and have a few drinks. Staff were extremely friendly and service was prompt!

PB
PaulB
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Brilliant location. Was a cold rainy night but it was sheltered and warm under the umbrellas. Great service and atmosphere.

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JasonP
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite being a cold day, it was still a great afternoon. We sat under cover with heaters, the pizza was yum, and Jonathon made sure the spritzers kept coming. Highly recommended- don’t let the Melbourne winter deter you!
I will definitely be back.

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Clare
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for friend's birthday. Cocktails were a hit too.

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Carly
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for hosting us on Saturday night! The occasion was for my sisters hens and it really could not have been better. A special thanks to our waiter who we believe was named Jonathan. He was right at the front from the moment we arrived, ensured we all had a drink in our hand at all times, and the pizza was awesome. A great night!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience4

The service was very slow arm I ordered a cold appetiser and that seem to come out very very slow compare to my friends deep-fried food arm that’s appetiser with cheese and crackers arm was very slow to come out but overall it was okay but I thought that was a bit strange

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ICA10
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great afternoon catching up with friends. The waiter we had was brilliant - never had to look for him to ask for a drink top-up, he would initiate the next order!!

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Shez
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bottomless pizza and spritz option great value for money.

JR
JodieR
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, easy walk to the G
Good food and drinks nice atmosphere easy booking and payment options.

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Murray
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sarah? She was awesome! Always checking in to make sure we all goods.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service! Good value for money

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AntS
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a good time. The food was very good. Service needs improvement as food is served without cutlery being provided asap. We have to ask almost everytime food is delivered. The ambience is very nice. Drinks are served quickly. Overall, its a good place to hang around.

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SumanaB
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good music is required . The music was too bland . Over all food and service was amazing

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views food and drink! If you haven’t already you should definitely go to Riverland bar

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TanjaK
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’d just like to say a big thank you to our lovely waitress Jessie who was extremely kind, professional and helpful in assisting us with finding our group another table once our booking time had expired. She was fabulous and is an absolute asset to the team at Riverland. Great to see you hiring staff who really do care about customer service. Overall, we all had a great experience.

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MMMM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a drinks gathering - very Melbourne!

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Vicj
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Drinks come every 30 mins which to me is a big no maybe 5-10 mins is good

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KaranK
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent ambience, very good customer service, good tunes and DJ and great location. Celebrated my birthday and the staff was very friendly and accomodating of our requests. Would definitely go back.

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to have a drink and gather before the football

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AmyV
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great fun always yummy food and good vibes and friendly staff

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KenM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great vibes and views along the river. Service from staff was fantastic.

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LeeLee
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks and atmosphere. Love this place!! Downside was that it was so busy they had to put a stop on pizza orders because they were an hour behind! Will have to come back to try the pizza.

FAQs

Riverland Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.