The River Deck Cafe

4.4
632 reviews
$40 and under
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 632 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.6
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sleeper
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Weekday lunch for an anniversary. Great location with view over the river. Good service, surprisingly busy day mid-week but the staff were able to keep up. They have wisely limited the menu choices but included a good range and variety. Good vibe - feels like a happy workplace and if the staff enjoy working here then I'm sure to enjoy the dining experience. Prices a bit on the high side; more like dinner prices than lunch, so I'd mark it down on value-for-money.

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nigelB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Whilst the food was nice it certainly did not in any way represent value for money. $30 for a tiny piece of pork belly and a salad was not good.

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SamO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were wonderful, service was tremendous. We weren't waiting long for food or drinks.
They made sure we were comfortable, and the food was delicious.

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Qwerty
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had a few problems. The staff tried to make amends but ultimately we won't be back.

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LorraineJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Very disappointed with gnocchi. I usually have very good meals

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I found the organic veggies were quite hard and the satay sauce was not very flavoursome as it could have been.
The calamari entrees was very yummy.
Service and atmosphere was lovely too. I have also had brekky here some months back and that was really yummy!

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SydelleP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always pleasant - friendly and efficient service, varied menu, lovely outlook. Most enjoyable.

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KristyT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food in a wonderful location with great service

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GailS
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

I am sorry but after not dining there for sometime I thought I would give it another chance but I found it disappointing once again. The main reason is the food and the cost!
I understand dinner and functions are a little different but I find that the Breakfast and Lunch menu is very ordinary and over priced. Not that I had the fish and chips but I noticed it is basically a huge plate of chips with a couple of bits of fish and little salad - $30.00. You can get far better quality for less elsewhere!

In these difficult times I feel it is far better to provide quality food that is affordable to the majority and to have clientele return. It is not a time to be chasing Chef hats!!

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michaelg
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service .
Great location enjoyed .
Thank You

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SandyO
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food , service etc all great............looking forward to another lunch very soon.

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Lana
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The soup of the day was disappointing - watery and uninspiring.
Everyone on our table were pleased with their dessert
We noted the thorough cleaning of the tables & chairs between diners (excellent)

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KirstyS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a lovely setting, looking out to the river and big autumn trees with a playground outside for the kids.
Staff are very attentive.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming here for breakfast or lunch. The location is gorgeous, the playground is convenient, the food is lovely and we appreciate that the other diners are all of a high standard....no riff raff

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary, thank you

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The Restaurant was quite & the Service was very slow, waited for 9 min for a menu to be bought to the table.
forgot to give me a spoon to help eat the pasta dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We consistently have an amazing experience at Riverdeck. The service is always friendly and professional. The food is delicious and the venue is beautiful.

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MelindaM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful location overlooking the Murray, great attentive staff and the food delicious and plentiful.

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MarkyMark
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food and friendly staff.

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RaeleanC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, coffee was amazing. staff were awesome. The view was amazing.
Was a bit cool and geaters were on the deck
Anomals are also allowed

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Blanche
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Weird menu, poor service, ran out of the special by 1.30pm lunch, (a beef burger so how hard can it be folks) so could not order what we wanted, waitress no knowledge on menu items. Very, very disappointed, was expecting everything to be top notch as it has been in past visits with such a great location and setting. Won't hurry back.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 May 2021

Good afternoon Blanche, thank you for your review, we always appreciate all feedback from our guests. I'm terribly sorry that we didn't meet your expectations dining with us, and that nothing on our menu took your interest. Unfortunately with bespoke specials when offered, they are of a limited number, and on that day had been a popular seller. I would be interested in finding out more details about your experience with us, if you would like to send me an email or give me a call. Regards; James

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

The booking went well, the staff obliging on arrival. Service a bit disjointed at times. We didn't seem to a particular waiter/waitress looking after us. We were meeting friends from Wagga whom we hadn't seen for 18 months, and we're from Melbourne, so it was wonderful to be with them and the staff were kind enough to allow us to linger longer. My curry was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal. My husband wasn't too fussed about his fish and chips? We had a gorgeous table on the deck - the view was fabulous.
We had a rather 'rough group' at the table next to us who didn't seem to have any control over their child and whom screamed constantly. Not your fault - fortunately they didn't linger.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The moment you step into the Riverdeck Cafe you immediately feel calm and confident that your experience will be a fulfilling one. The Autumn menu is simply exquisite, the selection vast and nutritious!
The service was truly impeccable!
A truly wonderful experience and a memorable Mothers Day!

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RitaH
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coffee was great, wine was great, cakes were yum!!

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HappyCustomef
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place, people and food. We had the most wonderful lunch. Thank you!

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JennyE
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Huge confusion and frustration with logging in. Not normally a problem with us as we do it all the time in other restaurants.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food, wine and service. Loved everything about this place. Excellent.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service and atmosphere excellent. Food was average. Pork belly was dry. Cod was served with copious amounts of mashed potato and not much else. We have had much better in Albury

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

a lovely place to dine and enjoy a beverage whilst viewing the Murray river.

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GuyL
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good(breakfast) but not great as it has been in the past, will i go back, definitely, would I recommend to others, agin, definitely.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Though the items on the limited menu may appeal to some, not particularly to myself or my partner.
Wait staff had not been briefed on the soup of the day.
Staff member at bill payment was friendly and patient.

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Parks
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the meal in every way, thank you and we will be back.

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AnniS
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and wonderfully professional service. We’ll be back!

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TraceyT
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Great location and excellent customer service unfortunately the food was not good at all which lets the whole place down. Good for a coffee catchup but would stay away from any of the meals.

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Batsey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great coffee, great staff. Would definitely go again. Glad we booked ahead

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location, good ambience and lovely, well-valued food.

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StaceyI
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service prompt need more variety though but otherwise nice

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Jank
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Beautiful setting in the park and overlooking the River.

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JodiA
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch with our parents. All five of us loved our main meal and dessert . .... that never usually happens. The staff had obviously been trained and it showed. All 5 meals came at the same time and all meals were taken away when we had all finished. That’s a big thumbs up for me.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I'm not Tracey.
The food was good. The coffee not good.

FAQs

The River Deck Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6023 5980.

The River Deck Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.