Riverside Restaurant

4.3
147 reviews
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$41 to $100
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International
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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 Catch of the Day or indulge in the amazing array of vegan food options, in our luxurious buffet breakfast or in our convenient $25 lunch package. 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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What 147 People Are Saying
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MM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

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VP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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J
Perth / WA
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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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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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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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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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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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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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
1 review
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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SB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My Son and me luv our Footy, always make a good time of it win or lose. Food Like catching a Mulloway down the Coorong, the steak was amazing, medium rare. The Service Was just fun with Australia people, they switched on with Culture. Luved it Emensely. Stevo

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Responded on 27 March 2019

Thank you for your comments, Steven! Your 5-star review is priceless! Come and join us when you have those special footy days with your son. We would be delighted to see you with us again!

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AI
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The lunch menu was great value at $25 for a meal including a glass of wine.

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Responded on 27 March 2019

Thank you for your review, Amy! We just refreshed our menu with lots of love and care, so we hope to see you around again, maybe to try something else from the lunch menu with our special $25 package.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch before the theatre or footy game. Menu is interesting and delicious. Service is outstanding. One of my favorite places for lunch. Great value as well.

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Responded on 27 March 2019

Dear Tanya, Thank you for your 5-star review - truly appreciated! We have worked hard and with passion to renew our lunch menu just recently and love to keep pampering our guests with the incredible lunch package we have. Please come again to say hi and maybe enjoy some more items from the menu!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

I was there to celebrate a 40th birthday. There were 10 of us in total (8 adults, 2 kids). We arrived at the restaurant at 1800 hrs on a Thursday evening and were the first guests there. The was nobody at front of house to greet us and show us to our table so after a brief wait I walked in and found a staff member.
We ordered our meals not long after arriving. As we ordered a very large group arrived which may have contributed to the slow service for the rest of the evening.
Starters didn't arrive until 1900 hrs and disappointingly for those who ordered soup, it arrived cold (it wasn't meant to be). Such as shame as the soup tasted great. Only 1 guest enjoyed their starter.
I asked for children's meals to be brought out with starters but they didn't arrive until the adult came out. Mains didn't come out together and some were half way through their meals before they all arrived. Mains were a mixed bag with some thinking they were very tasty whilst others not so impressed. I had the chicken which was extremely overdone and dry. It was also overly salted.
Table wine (red) arrived far too warm as if it had been sat beside a heater. We witnessed another table refuse their wine and put it back.
We opted not to have desserts.
Staff were friendly when speaking to us but were perhaps overstretched due to the large party that were in this particular evening.

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m
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was so yummy, not much chardonnay on the wine list and very expensive wine list

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PC
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the great service,wil be back again soon. Excellent value

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ML
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Manu is not complete to serve customers need. Limitation of choice pardon will not back till the many change for better

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SM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well i was very impressed ,and my guests were very happy as well. We started to make plans for the next event. I was very happy that there was a decent place with great food and service. Great waitresses that were very informative and friendly and helpful. I hope it will remain like this.

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L
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

The service was good but the food was average and for the price should have produced better quality. meat tough required a very sharp knife to cut. Had to request a sharper knife to finish meal The menu provided on the web page was not the same menu that was presented at the meal. different to the point of unsatisfactory and disappointing.
overall very disappointing in presentation and quality. The service was good

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DW
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Staff were professional and friendly. The food was catered to our group needs (1 vegetarian). I was grateful for the confirmation phone call in the morning as our needs were identified and noted. The only minor issue was that it was hard for our group to hear above the piano playing in the background. Overall a very good experience.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service was good. Beautiful views, except for current construction word going on to extend the Casino.

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RA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Friday lunch and we were one of two tables occupied. A very limited menu with some items not available. Our food was a mix of frozen chicken thrown into a fryer, a nice piece of fish served on pre-prepared potato something and an almost inedible pasta dish. The waiter was efficient. Clearly the hotel has decided that lunch is not worth the effort. Neither should this restaurant be for potential diners.

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P
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The service was great, food was ok but I was a bit dissatisfied that the advertised Entertainment book deal was not honored (2 for 1 main meals) and a watered down deal was offered instead.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great high tea food great, but our visit sit was made so special by the service we reviewed, from his badge we deduced his name is Nicholas Miller, he was knowledgeable about the various wines you sell and about the locality of the food we were served, he was attentive to all in the restaurant at the time, and very smart and presentable, he made our mother/daughter high just sooo special. Kindest regards Carrol

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