The River Deck Cafe

4.5
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298 reviews
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$40 and under
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The River Deck Café is a unique regional destination worth traveling for, offering an unforgettable culinary experience with exceptional food, service, atmosphere and charming outlook.

Nestled in the much loved Noreuil Park alongside the picturesque Murray River and iconic plane trees, the River Deck Café offers a truly unique experience with distinctive dining amongst a buzz of surrounding activity (such as bike riding, canoeing, paddle boarding, and kids playing in the park).

Enjoy the warmth of the cosy fireplace in winter or savour the fresh country air in the warmer months on the open deck – The River Deck Café offers a vibrant atmosphere no matter what time of the year or the weather conditions.

Sip, sample and savour the River Deck Café’s sophisticated and mouth watering dishes created from locally grown produce by our incredibly talented team, Mauritian head chef Ludo Baulacky and Belgian born restauranteur Alex Smit.
What 298 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great spot. Try and get a spot in the deck so you can overlook the river.

GK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my wife on our first dinner date in years. I was nervous, it felt like a first date (that's how long it's been!)

River Deck did not disappoint. The waitress was courteous, polite, and the service overall couldn't be faulted.

The food was unique, delicious, and refreshing - I don't think there was anything I could've ordered that would've disappointed.

The only criticism I have is the selection of wine available by-the-glass. A large wine menu - but only about 5-6 wines available to order by the glass. That being said - the wines were delicious, and it wasn't a deal breaker or cause for any disappointment.

9.5/10 - would definitely recommend to anyone.

PJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service - best I’ve had for ages in a cafe

TT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a girls day out which included lunch at the River Deck. Beautiful location, yummy food, great service

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful

JR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the loveliest breakie with family and the young children were very well accommodated thank you!

KM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We booked this as a catch up with friends whilst on the road back from Melbourne.

The food was just divine. All great local produce, I had the Murray Cod with the Lobster bisque, and it was amazing, Others opted for the local steak which they said was incredibly tender and well cooked (to their order specifics).

Great wine list, much of it from the region as well.

Located in a lovely setting overlooking the river, and set in the park.

Highly recommended

TK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We have had lunches here before and have enjoyed delicious food in a beautiful setting. This is the first evening meal we have experienced here and it was slightly disappointing. The service was excellent; our elderly relative was shown every consideration even when she had problems with her credit card. The entrees we had were very good as was the wine we purchased. The main negative was the fish dish, Murray Cod. The fish was a good texture but a bit flavorless which, based on previous experience, is a feature of the fish. The lobster bisque sauce was quite insipid and very thin. so much so that it waterlogged the seasonal greens on which the fish rested. It needed more flavour and a thicker consistency. The others who ordered this dish agreed with my feelings.

PW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Tasteless main course an hours wait for food...

L
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and our French Bulldog was welcome to sit with us at our table on the deck - lovely sitting outside by the river. Fabulous!

JD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great spot and made you feel cool sitting looking at the river. Great menu especially being able to have gluten free gnocchi

C
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good variety of food and knowledge of needs for coeliac suffers (cross contamination etc)

SP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I had the scallops. I got 3 scallops and 3 small pieces of watermelon with a very very small amount of greens for $23. The person on the next table had fish and chips for $29 and would have had at least 8 times more food. It was my birthday lunch and was being paid for by someone else. I decided not to comment about feeling very very hungry after my meal.

PW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food....perfect for Christmas Staff break up. Fast efficient service, staff with cheerful attitude and pleasant banter. good selection of drinks and icy cold.Generous serves....could not manage a dessert,...will save it up for next time.

JA
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

had a lovely breakfast, heaps of choice, the hollandaise eggs were great.

S
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was very disappointing and no one came around to see if we wanted any drinks also only a couple of plates got cleared off the table and the rest sat there fish another 10 minutes

JG
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Extremely pleasant, excellent food, friendly staff. Thank you

WH
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to have lunch. I had guests from Denmark and they were very impressed. Very friendly and helpful staff. A beautiful venue and certainly will be back many times.

TM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a memorable time. Delicious food, great service and friendly staff!

RN
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and location amd staff we so incredibly friendly and attentive.

L
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoy the breakfast at River Deck. Staff are very good and more than accommodating and so far each time we have been, they have not been too busy and food was presented in a good time frame and was very nice indeed.

MO
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and we will definitely be back

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It’s an exceptional venue. Terrific setting and ambience. Service great and food drink were all big ticks. My only knock is why charge a 2% fee when paying by Visa. When you’re spending $350 plus you’d think that could be waved or better still just loaded into the prices. Overall great experience but that sort of gouging just took the edge off it.

CR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely setting, with interesting menu and very professional staff. A delightful outing for our group. Thank you

PM
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The River Deck Cafe is a very pleasant restaurant, ambience is great. I think the menu could be made simpler. It is a little sophisticated for the demographic of patrons. Thank you

AN
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

River Deck offers a fabulous menu with a variety of options. We loved the interesting combinations and the beautiful presentation. There is something for everyone - and terrific wait staff.
Thank you

DP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out-of-Towner who was recommended The River Deck Cafe for Breakfast and Coffee.
Service was Fast and friendly but never intrusive, the Coffee was on-point.
I had the Eggs Benedict, which was delicious a la carte, however they also serviced my guests requirements for special order.
The Location and ambiance were fantastic, with outdoor seating for river views available.
It did get a little noisy at times, but this was more due to the number of patrons rather than any design issue.
4.5 would recommend.

JK
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Beautiful setting. Food was OK - possibly a little overpriced for what it was but not bad. Meals came out very quickly. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Overall a nice little place to catch up with friends and enjoy the ambience of the river. If weather is suitable outside on the deck is a great location.

AM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The best place to eat In The Albury regional area in my opinion

JA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service and picturesque location near River Murray. Highly recommended.

MW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This lovely café has beautiful views out over the river, easy parking and is easily accessible. The food was delightful and the service was mostly very good. I think we must have come across a new staff member, as when we walked in we were totally ignored by a staff member who had her back to the door and was engaged in reading something, they clearly hadn't heard us enter the café and have a brief conversation with another staff member. They moved quite quickly once another staff member indicated that we were there.... tho she looked like a startled frightened rabbit. It was unfortunate that this same person could not explain what a particular item on the menu was - though I blame the management for this not the staff member. Why do places employ staff to serve the public and not clearly explain everything on their menu before sending staff out to serve....? All other staff were excellent, the food and coffee was good too. I would recommend the Deck River Café as a breakfast venue.

B
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

An interesting/unusual menu choice but everyone in our group seemed to find something to satisfy! ! Thanks, enjoyed my birthday evening. Always enjoy the view and the atmosphere at River Deck!

IS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I have patronised Riverdeck several times in the past year and have always been satisfied and this occasion was no exception in general, bust Iwas disappointed with my duck as the fat was white and not rendered. My friend said the peas wth his gnocchi were very stringy. Everything else was excellent.

HS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Good came out cold twice. Service slow, staff unskilled. Very disappointing.

BH
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service was amazing. We had friends drive down from Canberra for lunch and although we were there long after the serving time had closed, at no point were we hurried or asked to leave which was really appreciated. Appetizer, mains & dessert were enjoyed by all & great quality.
Only downside sitting inside is it can be quite noisy even though the restaurant wasn't full. Otherwise, wonderful.

CD
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Breakfast needs to be more basic - too fancy & way too much spinach

HM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great location , easy to get to and park , food options although limited a bit were good , wine menu matched our food selections , only negative was placement of our table which got in way of staff and customers moving in /out to the balcony area . We will visit again

EM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Most of our friends are elderly like us and would balk at paying the prices quoted. The noise was more than energetic it was difficult to hold a polite conversation. Food, service and attention to detail was excellent. Business is obviously booming or else we went at a particularly popular time.

SB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Perfect location, the staff are always friendly and check back to see if you want anything else. The food is always great.

AK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, and it was the perfect day. We were inside, but we could see all the of the activity down by the park/river. The atmosphere was pleasant and really gave the feeling of Spring. Staff were helpful and pleasant, but run off their feet, so we had to flag them down for additional orders. Definitely going back though!