The River Deck Cafe

4.4
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279 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
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 279 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

RN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 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
1 review
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!

MT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I try to go to The River Deck Cafe when I can. The location is beautiful, the staff are friendly and accommodating and the food and beverages never disappoint.

DM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful location and atmosphere would definitely recommend to everybody

c
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and such a beautiful place to be. Will definitely be back

PJ
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

The noise level was extremely high, it was very difficult to conduct a conversation with someone on the other side of the table. Flies were coming in all the time when the door was left open. No toilets inside you had to go outside for the toilet. Friends came from out of town, one friend from Bendigo, I don't think that they were impressed.

PH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed the breakfast menu and sitting out on the deck

MB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, best chips i have ever had

EA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend to everyone in Albury Wodonga and nearby places.

PP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come here often. That is a reference in itself. On my recommendation, three friends had the fries.

SL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and experience every time we eat there.

P
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I love the cafe. but the menu could have less trendy cuisine ideas too. my hamburger was so so.
i like a beef class hamburger...the chicken fried was difficult to eat...too chunky...
Sometimes classic salads, classic gnocchi etc...traditional is good with a mix of nouveau

KJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

went for my daughters birthday as her choice. Excellent food. They put a candle on a muffin for us to sing happy birthday, she loved it

JO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean, bright location with lots to see outside. Positioned on the mighty Murray River, surrounded by people moving.
Fresh, quality, often local, food in contemporary combinations. Excellent menu. Timely, friendly service.
Always a treat!

RR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a cold blustery day, so a table indoors by the fire was perfect. Service was brisk, polite and attentive. The food was well prepared and displayed on the plate. Nice variety in the wine list. Would like to see a little more variety in the dessert menu - but this was lunch, so maybe it's more restricted? In any case, I had the Chocolate Fondant(?) which was way too big for one. It's a VERY rich and sweet dessert and therefore benefits from a more modest serving size, in my opinion.

Something I found difficult was the noise level. I'm not a sound expert, but if something can be done to reduce the intensity of noise in this dining room, I think it would be money well worth spending.

Overall, though, the River Deck experience was very enjoyable. My friends and I will be back - especially when the weather improves!

JR
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue to have lunch and a chat on a lovely spring afternoon.

JS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A plus, lunch with the family was yummy. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional, an amazing experience with nothing to fault at all. Thank you @TheRiverdeck. Looking forward to our next visit.

JW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had eaten breakfast here some time ago and my experience was not a good one. Therefore I had not been to the café for awhile but decided to have another go and I was not disappointed. Service was much better and I got my English breakfast tea as soon as I ordered it unlike last time where I had to ask for it several times and got it given to me with a request to leave because the table was booked for someone else. Much better experience.

SS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Recently visited for our mums 80th. Great service and ambience. Very accommodating , highly recommend

JC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The River Deck has such a beautiful setting, and the lunch menu was quite special. And very delicious. Mushroom ricotta gnocchi got high praise as did lamb pie.