Riverside Restaurant

4.3
161 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • High Tea
  • Good for a Date
Modern food and a welcoming environment are the embodiment of our dishes in Riverside Restaurant, skillfully and lovingly prepared with local ingredients. Popular menu items include the Barossa pork shoulder, from locally sourced, heritage breeds that are free range and milk fed, or the Carey Gully apple-fed chicken. You can also go more healthy with the Fish of the Day or indulge in the amazing array of vegan food options, in our luxurious buffet breakfast, in our convenient $25 lunch package or in our weekly specials with the "Catch me if you can" menu, offering unique food and wines. We also have an extensive wine selection ranging from NV Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne to famed local Barossa Shiraz such as The Beauty from Hentley Farm. End the visit with one of our mouth-watering desserts, an espresso or a cognac.
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Overall the food was a little disappointing.
We had eaten here on many occasions.
Barramundi was over cooked... very mushy but skin was crispy though. French fries were soggy.

Bring back the buffet!!! Like the good old days!

Waiting staff was a bit overboard.... in your face while you’re eating and talking. Not attentive if you needed a top up of your wine which I had to mentioned to them.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

we stayed Friday to Sunday a Winter-staycation, we had Lunch on Friday two Breakfasts and Saturday Dinner.

we highly recommend your Staff for their services, it is a great pleasure to attend your River Side restaurant, we will meet again.

perhaps for High coffee on a Saturday afternoon

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Responded 7 days ago

Dear Rosie, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We would be thrilled to have you with us for High Coffee sometime soon!

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BM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place to dine before a show with a perfect location near both Adelaide Convention center and Festival theatre in walking distance. Staff are great, very attentive yet discrete.
Good was stunning and delicious.
Remember to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the experience before a show as you won't be the only ones taking advantage of the location.
Fantastic night.
Thanks

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Responded on 4 July 2019

Dear Bob, We are thrilled to receive your 5-star review and certainly very pleased that you have enjoyed our location, food and service. We would love to have you back with us in the near future!

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C
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, excellent service. Good atmosphere for a quiet lunch.

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Responded on 18 June 2019

Dear Cass, We would like to thank you for your amazing feedback and 5-star review. We hope we see you around again with us to try more of our great menus!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated our daughter’s 4th birthday. Service was good and we are happy with the lunch menu. We ordered a cake and it was delicious. Only thing was we were charged twice for the cake which was refunded upon notifying. Great place for any special occasions.

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Greetings from Riverside Restaurant to thank you for your very positive feedback. Thank you also for your understanding regarding that human error. Hopefully we will see you around to spoil you with some other menus or special occasions!

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S
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Riverside Restaurant was visited a couple of times whilst I was on a business trip recently - slightly noisy due to external building works that were being undertaken, but otherwise quite a pleasant environment to sit and enjoy a business conversation of just conduct some private business whilst enjoying a terrific breakfast or lunch.

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Responded on 18 June 2019

Good afternoon, Steve We are very pleased to know that you enjoy our menus. We hope to see you soon again to hopefully try more of our amazing options, like the "Catch me if you can", our new dinner a la carte or the Chef's Selection menu.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

12 friends with my wife and myself enjoyed lunch high tea on Sunday 9th June, the food and service was excellent.
The only complaint we had was the pumpkin soup, we said to the waiter that the soup had a fish taste and was there seafood in the soup. The waiter said he would check with the kitchen, he advised us that the chef said they used a fish stock in the pumpkin soup.
One of our guests doesn’t eat seafood and wouldn’t eat the soup, they did offer her another dish.
I don’t understand why the waiting staff were not informed the the pumpkin soup that was normally vegetables soup had a base of fish stock.
When I phoned and complained to the staff and informed them what had happened they said we would have been advised what was in the soup and offered a vegetarian option. This was definitely not the case. This should have been bought to our attention because a person in our group could have had an allergy to seafood and wouldn’t have exspected a seafood base in a pumpkin soup.

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Responded on 11 June 2019

Dear Roger, First and foremost, thank you for the time you took to explain thoroughly what happened and to send us your review. I would like to assure by this means that this will be brought to the managers and kitchen's attention so this won't be missed again. We deeply apologise and look forward to having you back with us for a seamless experience.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I love dining at Riverside as they are respectful of my dietary requirements.
I was celebrating a birthday and they made me a beautiful " happy birthday " chocolate message with pretty flowers.
They also took a photo of me absolutely super as i look so natural one of the best ever taken of me.

one small point when i book on line it does not tell Riverside that i am booking high coffee instead of high tea.

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Responded on 7 June 2019

Dear Charmayne, we are extremely pleased you had a memorable birthday with us! For next time, as per the alerts in the booking system, kindly use the Special Requests space to communicate if you are booking for lunch, High Tea, High Coffee or even any dietary requirement or message. We would be delighted to have you again with us to maybe enjoy some other amazing menu!

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KS
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High tea was fabulous, we felt very spoilt!

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Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear KazStrath, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are truly honored knowing from you that we are doing things right, committed to our high standards in food and customer service. We would love to have you back soon!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service & the food was excellent.outstanding menu which you could choose & there was a lot to choose from the buffet.went out with friends & would go again with my husband sometime.

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Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear BarberS, We are very grateful that you took the time to send us your comments, together with nothing less than a 5-star review! We wish to welcome you again to enjoy with us more of our menus, which our Kitchen prepares with so much passion and knowledge!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service was great. For high coffe I was expecting more interaction about coffee. Explamations of coffee origins and the different varieties and tastings etc. Otherwise just a nice lunch.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Nice wine with the lunch menu deal. Pity there wasn't more people there for added atmosphere.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The event was great just a but disappointed were we sat as was a bit drafts & colder area but overall great

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Responded on 22 May 2019

Dear Rina, We truly appreciate the time you took to leave us your 5-star review. When our valued guests like you leave satisfied, it inspires us to keep up our commitment with the quality of food, a top notch service and the best atmosphere we can provide. We look forward to your next visit!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was ok, service was great. Environment needs an upgrade, very 80s style

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear MMcv, Our amazing customer service is something we take a lot of pride in, but hearing it from you is definitely inspiring for all the team. We thank you for your review regarding our food as we appreciate the time you took on leaving us your feedback.

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VP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The High Tea was pleasant and of a good standard however when purchasing the voucher we upgraded to the better quality Mumm Champagne. When arriving we were automatically served the cheaper champagne. The error was corrected but only after we mentioned it.

We then wanted a second glass of champagne and were told that it would be at a price of $30 per glass which is ridiculously excessive for Mumm champagne. We were then informed that we could only buy a bottle. Needless to say we declined.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

High tea to celebrate a birthday.
Food was very nice and plentiful for 2 people. Window seat would be lovely on a sunny winters day.

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear Phil, We thank you for taking time to leave us your 5-star review! We can't wait to have you back for a lovely meal on a window seat!

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J
Perth / WA
7 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service at Riverside. I really enjoyed a late night meal around 8 pm on a week night.

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear Julee, Thank you so much for taking time to leave us an amazing 5-star review! We would love to have you back to try more options of our menu. Our menus are something we have been working hard lately and offer a very nice refreshed view from the Chefs, not to mention we look forward to providing you with excellent customer service again!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our Mother's Day High Tea was fantastic; my mother had such a great time and was made to feel very special by the staff as well as me! The High Tea was very elegantly presented and very nice. The touch of having a gift given to each of us was also lovely. I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion. The High Tea was expensive I thought but understandable given the special day, unlimited champagne, tea and coffee.

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Responded on 22 May 2019

Dear Suzanne, Thank you for taking time to leave us your 5-star review of our special Mother's Day High Tea. We take a lot of pride in the way we manage our special events, but hearing about your memorable experience with the food, the service and atmosphere is certainly of great value. We look forward to your next visit!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff, atmosphere was relaxing, great selection of food, all 6 of us were very happy and everyone found something they wanted to eat!
Great price, would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice breakfast or even dinner :)

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear Kim, Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we would love to have you back! Thank you for leaving us an extraordinary 5-star review!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and environment.
Best buffet breakfast I have had!

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear Trudy, We appreciate your 5-star review so much! We definitely believe our buffet breakfast is matchless and would love to have you back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Great music. Friendly staff, need more kid friendly music at times. Clean chairs and floors, almost perfect, expect the few chairs and spots on floors.

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear valued costumer, Thank you for your time taken on leaving us your 5-star review. We have taken over your feedback and would love to have you again with us!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Although there is some construction going on nearby its impact on the ambience of the restaurant was negligible.

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear Janice, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are very glad to know you had an excellent experience with us and would love to have you back soon!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everyone who attended enjoyed the experience. Family who had recommended other places for High Tea made the comment that this was better than their recommendation.

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Responded on 23 May 2019

Dear Domenica, Your comments and 5-star review are priceless! We sincerely thank you for this feedback and would be pleased to have you back with us!

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TH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a surprise 50th High Tea at the Riverside Restaurant and the quality of service we received from the staff was amazing. We were lucky enough to have Olivia look after our table and she couldn't do enough for us. From the time we got there until the time we left, Olivia was there looking after us.
Would highly recommend the Riverside Restaurant for any function.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Tas, We are delighted to receive your 5-star review and even more pleased to know that the customer service provided made your experience memorable for you and your group. Outstanding is what we want you to keep experiencing with us next time you come!

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K
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very yummy food and an excellent choice of everything for great value. Have been a few times and will keep caming back.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Kouts, We are so grateful you took the time to send us your 5-star review considering you've been with us several times already! Knowing you have all aspects fulfilled with us when getting a table in Riverside Restaurant, certainly helps to keep up the inspiration, passion and love in our Food and Beverage team to continue offering the best food and service we can!

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CN
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We ate here before the theatre which worked quite well.
There is no view, it’s in the middle of a construction site, the blinds were down & there is little ambience.
The service was poor & inexperienced.
We did eat early & it seemed they weren’t ready for us even though we had booked 2 weeks before.
The food was very ordinary & my husbands quinoa salad made him I’ll.
It’s just an ordinary restaurant in a big tired hotel in a good location.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very easy to book via phone. They managed to squeeze us in with no fuss last minute. Very professional and polite staff. All were friendly and didn’t have “chips on their shoulders”. Looking forward to eating there again, not before a show though, so then we can have 3 courses and a bottle of wine or two. The food was divine

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Elle, Receiving your 5-star feedback is not only flattering but inspiring for us. We work hard to give the best service and food and we are seriously and passionately committed to give our guests many reasons to come back. We can not wait to have you back one day with all ease and time to enjoy our 3-course Chef's Selection menu with some wine!

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PC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends looking forward to returning very soon had a great time

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Pam, We're pretty sure your 5-star review has a very good story behind it, thank you very much! We are looking forward to you seeing you and your friends again!

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SK
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable mid-day menu lunch which is highly recommended.
Our experience was made all the more pleasurable by the cheerful service from Adriana.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Hello Shirley, We wanted to thank you for your nice review and to let you know we will be waiting for you to come again to hopefully try more things from our Lunch menu!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

we had visitors from overseas as it was their last week-end wanted to take them some where special. But this was not the case. We had 5 of our main meals come out while we were still eating our garlic bread then came the side orders for everyone then 10 mins later our other 3 main meals came. No one came and asked us if we wanted more drinks nore did with wine come back to the table that had been put in the fridge we had to ask for it. We had one drink all night. I complained to the head and were given 2 mixed plates of deserts and did give us a discount, but would have preferred a better service.
When we went to pay the bill they had offered to split the bill for us and then over charged us. When asked what was the total cost of the bill again she had to look in the bin for the bill.
We were able to use our entertainment card and they did not mark it off and offered us to come back for a better experience next time.
At the time we were there 8pm there was only 2 other tables with people eating.
Over all the service was VERY poor but the food was good. The staff were very polite and apologetic But very disappointed with our last week end for our guests
Regards
Sue

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S
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food and nice atmosphere. Service was great

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Sia, We take pride in the same things you mention (food, atmosphere and customer service), but coming from you as a guest is a reminder for us to keep working to fulfill your highest expectations! Thank you and hope to see you again soon!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We choose your restaurant for our annual Anzac Day breakfast last year (2018), we were more then happy with the service, food and ambience of the restaurant. We returned again this year and once again we were very happy. The buffet breakfast was outstanding. We will return again.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Julie, We work hard to offer you extraordinary experiences and we are glad to hear we've been fulfilling your expectations to the point of having had you back and expecting your next visit already. This is what we work and aim for! Until next time!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The steak was not cooked to my request, it was small, chewy and over priced for the quality of meat that was presented, the wedges were amazing on the other hand.

The entre squid tentacles were delicious

The service was 5 star but it is very expensive for the quality of food.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear Jay, We are grateful for your nice review on the wedges, the squid and the customer service. On the other hand, we sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding the steak. Please receive our apologies, as that is not the quality you would normally get from us. We had passed this on to our Kitchen. Hopefully you can let us know when you are dining with us next time to ensure an impeccable dinner experience!

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G
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointing that our booking for 5 were given a table set for 6. This made conversation awkward. Our order was incorrect which was not much of a concern but the food served was cold. No staff asked how it was going so no feedback could be given. Not likely to recommend or revisit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

They forgot about our order. As a result we were late to a show at the Festival Theatre and missed the first song. It made our special day unnecessarily stressful which is a shame

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Responded on 16 April 2019

Dear Value Customer, My name is Alberto Isaza and I am the Food and Beverage Manager at InterContinental Adelaide. First and foremost I want to thank you for the feedback provided. We work hard to make memorable moments for all our customers; when we can't do this, we fail. Only with feedback like the one you provided, we can find areas of improvement and be better. Finally I want to offer my sincere apologies for your experience. Kind regards, Alberto Isaza

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JT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleased with the overall day. Only minor criticisms was the non availability of the promised round table. Would come again.

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Responded on 9 April 2019

Dear Joan, thank you very much for your nice words. We would love to have you coming back and looking after you on the round table!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I found this restaurant less than desirable.
Tables full of dirty dishes, staff vacuuming whilst we were still eating. Cold coffee
and the food was tepid.
The staff who waited upon us were very friendly and polite.
Would not return in a hurry.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant staff and location. Food was very nice.

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Responded on 31 March 2019

Hello and thank you for your lovely words! We look forward to your next visit!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The service was not as good as last time. The server was not very friendly or helpful. She did not offer the alternative mocktail (we had to ask) and tea/coffee refills were hard to get (as was a smile).

The manager was fantastic however and my last minute extra guest was easily accommodated.

The food was also fresher than last time we had high tea, when everything was dry and tasted a bit old.

Would prefer less food in the high tea, but higher quality.

Love the piano and general atmosphere.

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Responded on 27 March 2019

Dear Kate, We appreciate very much the time you took to send us your comments. We want you to know we take very seriously your feedback and will be certainly passed on to the managers to action and correct. There is nothing else we love more than creating memorable experiences in our guests and would love to see you around again with us!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I organised a Lunch - High Tea in the Riverside Restaurant for a Bridal Shower. The booking process was easy online and allowed me to change numbers up until 24 hours before the event. On arrival I requested a small gifts table which the staff promptly set up for me. We were given the best table in the restaurant and the food was magnificent and excessive; the staff provided take away containers for the remainder of the high-tea desserts which the oldies were extremely impressed and happy about. I also found the staff very attentive and understanding as one of the older guests had a fall the day prior and was unable to attend. Due to the size of our table the staff did not charge the $20 booking fee for her which allowed me to refund her money whilst she was on the mend and showed a high-level of customer service. Overall I was extremely impressed with the Intercontinental and I would highly recommend the restaurant to family and friends. Thank you.

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Responded on 31 March 2019

Dear Tam, Thank you so much for the time you took to write your detailed 5-star review and the feedback around our highly committed team. It is truly delightful to hear that the occasions that are so meaningful for our guests become memorable with us! If you have any other special occasion, you know what to do. We'd love to have you again!.

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