Riverland Bar

4.3
53 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
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.

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Riverland is one of Melbourne’s iconic waterfront venues. This heritage listed venue is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, on the banks of the Yarra River. This hidden gem has a versatile range of outdoor and indoor spaces, perfect for corporate and social functions.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cannot fault the staff, they are the absolute best and a real asset to Riverland Bar!!!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy this place. Great view great food great wine and excellent service!

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OT
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Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

We had the fish & chips for $20 each and portions for that price range was very poor + the fish was overcooked ...

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MR
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I love it there because the vibe and service are awesome. The food is usually great but the other night I was disappointed. I ordered the brisket but it was nowhere near as nice as last time (last month) it was quite dry so I couldn't finish it.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was very busy when we arrived just before 7 pm. We ordered drinks and food straight away, but the food was taking ages. We were going to a show at Hamer Hall, just across the road, at 8 pm and we were getting worried that we wouldn't have time to eat our meals if they didn't hurry and serve us. I spoke to one of the waitstaff, a young woman, and asked if she could find out how much longer our food would be. She disappeared into the kitchen and about 5-7 minutes later came out with our meals. We were very impressed with this service and very grateful that we had time to eat our food. We made it to the concert on time thanks to the thoughtfulness of this person. There was no 'oh well, we're busy tonight', or anything like that. She actually did something and hurried things up for us. Thank you!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The location was it's saving grace, not great service and food was alright. Asked a waiter for some water and he said he would get some and then did not, proceeded to walk past our table multiple times without bringing it to us. Food was alright, poke bowl was average, could have used some more rice and maybe some soy sauce. Chicken burger was very greasy and the octopus was tiny for the price. Chips were yum and food came out quickly which was great.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot for a bite and a drink... just feel the standard of food could have a bit more attention.

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n
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Riverland. It is always an enjoyable experience to be had with friends.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to catch up with friends. Lovely being so close to the river. A great chilled place and a reasonable range of food to choose from. Great value

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JM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally great. Service was great vibe was great food was good enough

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s
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Have always loved taking our family to Riverland Bar. Bar staff fantastic. Even asked for chilli flakes off from Calamari from the bar staff & they were on it straight away. Great fella's! View brilliant. Atmosphere great. Food is good. A little smaller serving this time around but in all great.
Our waitress wasn't very happy as the bar staff. But she may have had a long day due to the tennis.
Will be back :)

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BW
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a rainy Sunday and yet the brunch was a very comfortable event. The service was very good and the food was tasty. The location was very casual and laid back.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We booked a table for 7 and when we arrived were given a table that would just fit 6. Were were moved quickly which was good. The food was tasty but for the price we paid I would have expected a much more sizeable - most dishes were tiny and the cheese platter was certainly not worth $24.
The ambience was good and the place was a buzz so the only thing that really let it down for me was the food.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It's a good location, near trains and has shade. Set down from the bridge, it is more quiet than other bars nearby which makes conversation easy.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

I normally love this place and go often . This time when I booked I requested a table with the comfier chairs with a back as my mum has a bad back and can’t sit on the wooden stool sears without a back.

I was disappointed when we arrived to find this request was not taken into consideration and when I asked the waitress if we could move and explained why she was abrupt and said well it’s lucky you arrived early then.

My salad with lamb arrived without the lamb. But they fixed it.

I was disappointed

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RN
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The place was amazing in terms of the view and the atmosphere. Finger foods were delicious but slightly pricey, mains were average. We got a table right next to a set of speakers and it was a tad bit annoying at times when we couldn't hear each other over the music that was being played, but despite all that, the place just had good vibes going , people chatting in the background, sounds of the water and birds nearby, nice cold beers all around, it was just a good time. Would recommend :)

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E
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot for a few drinks and some food before and after the game.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I think we picked one of the best September days, 24 degrees, outside on a beautiful day, food was great, service was fabulous, liked it so much went back again three days later, bit busier and noisier then (Friday Lunch), prefer earlier in the week, but everyone seemed to be having a great time. Definitely be back.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves at this bar. A great spot being near the river.

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k
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Popcorn chicken & mulled wine 🙌🏻🙌🏻

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GS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great venue pre footy. Good food served quickly. Close to the G. Great atmosphere

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SG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had dinner on the way to the footy. Great service, tasty food and plenty of drinks to choose from. Heaters and umbrellas kept the showers at bay. Good music pumping out. Certainly come back again.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for before the footy. It was raining but warm - amazing atmosphere given the weather. Our group of 11 were all happily surprised by how comfortable it was despite the cold wintery night.

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CC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We booked a table on a busy Saturday evening, it was very busy but our table was made available straight away. The food was great and it was a quick and convenient meal before going to the theatre.
I’ve been on an afternoon and it’s wonderful!

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k
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

When we got there they didn’t have my reservation for a table and had to sit on two tables instead of one table. Food and drinks ( mulled wine!!) was excellent!

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J
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

I miss the table service, but love the casual and relaxed feel of Riverland Bar. I love the setting and the food was excellent.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot for food and drink before heading to the G.
Very quick and friendly service. Highly recommend

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k
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!

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AK
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to Riverland quite a few times now and it is always on top of my list for pre game drinks or meeting up with friends and staying for a few hours.
Food is fresh and good value and the beer and wine list is of a very good standard. Suitable for kids and adult groups. Highly recommend for all occasions.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice moment with friends together! The environment around is quite good. The mulled wine is worthy to try:)

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T
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were only booked in for a few drinks/light meal/a good friends catch up!, was superb day, and a very easy place to settle into!
Service and staff were very pleasant and accommodating.
Would highly recommend, although as per the general beer prices throughout the CBD, beers aren’t that cheap! Overall highly recommend!

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Good service and fantastic views over the Yarra. The food was very average - the crab shell burger tasted very sloppy and was over-priced for what it was worth. Would not recommend.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Food was all very salty. Drinks and staff were lovely, as was the view. Maybe for drinks, but would not return for food.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Is a great casual place to catch up with friends. The food, wine and entertainment was relaxing

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KB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to spend weekend's evening at!
Will definitely come back

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B
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great location and food. Had a wonderful meal for two.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, great service! Lovely by the Yarra and great vibe. The staff are friendly and efficient.

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MS
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly accommodating staff, the place has a real buzz. Great view of our wonderful river. Food a little overpriced for small serves to share, but very tasty. A real Melbourne atmosphere.

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s
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent friendly service. Great views and soft crab burgers. Music a little too loud to talk over. Great for families. And a fantastic Bar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Well worth booking online as it was busy on Australia day. Food was great and our waitress was attentive and looked after us well. Unfortunately the second high chair we reserved wasn't available but the waitress provided us with complimentary drinks instead which kept us happy. Overall very good experience and will def book online each time we visit.

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