The River Deck Cafe

4.4
613 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 613 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkyMark
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food and friendly staff.

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Blanche
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Lovely attentive staff and environment, I felt we were well looked after. It was accessible for elderly patrons.

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8675309
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Just an easy breakfast - 2 massive sourdough fruit toast slices and delicious coffee. The toast was perfect and full of flavour. Beautiful to sit on the deck and enjoy the autumn weather.

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SusanO
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful breakfast. The pesto on the sourdough bread for the hollandaise poached eggs was delicious.

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CampbellS
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an enjoyable lunch in a relaxed environment.

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LeonieD
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

As always, the River Deck was a great place to take visitor and meet with friends. The food was delicious (Murray Cod - superb) and service was good. Only downfall on this day was that it was very noisy, but that can't be helped in a busy cafe.

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AnnetteZ
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and that’s important to me . The chicken and wild rice dish though was bland and I don’t think the wild rice was cooked enough .
Otherwise everything was wonderful

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting. The meals were devious, the service, incredible and the outlook, stunning. Thank you!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service is always impeccable and overlooking the murray river.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice coffee and yummy food! Beautiful location as well.

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paulb
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Recommended highly by a colleague and the restaurant matched the recommendations. Superb site and views and excellent lunch time meal . We visited from the ACT for our anniversary and enjoyed the restaurant , food , view and ambience.

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EllynM
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such beautiful meals I can't wait to go back again. The vegetarian fritters dish was fabulous. Generous portions, beautifully served. Great service too.

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LizW
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue with fabulous views, very friendly and professional staff, and a menu with excellent choice and good quality dishes. Terrific for families too for all the reasons above, plus the playground directly outside.

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TrishL
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

River Deck Cafe is a lovely location for lunch on a sunny day and was buzzing with activity when we visited with family. It is well lit and has an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating. I was somewhat disappointed with the food though. My ricotta gnocchi with mushroom ragú was over-worked with too many flavours masking the mushroom. I don't think a tomato base is needed. Nor the pesto and feta on top. A simpler and fresher dish would have suited my taste better. Service was friendly.

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Fionn
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Our only stop in Albury was definitely worthwhile. Also fabulous coffee!

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LynP
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful relaxing setting and great food & service.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, plenty of variety on the menu. GF options as well.
Magnificent outlook across to the mighty Murray, plenty of people watching as well :)
We will definitely be back.
And the coffee is amazing!

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ChiefP
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, generous servings at reasonable price. Glowing reviews by others were confirmed by our experience. Thank you!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Well run, good location & good food. Book as it’s busy

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Haydos
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice service, good scenery and a beautiful way to start the day

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 613 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.