The River Deck Cafe

4.4
529 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 529 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff! Super quick service! Would recommend to everyone.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was great, but were told on arrival that we were unable to sit outside as all outside tables were prebooked. After one member of the party receiving their meal at least 20 minutes before the rest, the tables on the balcony were not occupied the whole time we were there.
After being delighted with our first visit last year, disappointed with our second visit, and would think twice about returning.

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Sarah
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food, local where possible, workers are fantastic.

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PhilA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly service, great food and location. Will be back

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KarenL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic
Easy booking on line, will use that in the future

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This is the best place to bring visitors to Albury for a meal: right by the river where locals are enjoying swimming and their "beach". Besides the stunning view, the food is great and the staff are friendly, efficient and obviously care about their customers and the reputation of their workplace.

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Akjh
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Generally the food was good but it is a bit pricey. Cafe situated in a beautiful setting over looking the Murray River. Service was very good.

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LukeC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From really friendly help with changing the reservation (from James) to the food, service and setting by the river, this has to be one of Albury’s best choices for a great lunch. Both the kitchen and the front of house staff should take great pride in their work!

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AllisonD
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Staff very attentive. Not very keen on burger which was served on a sweet waffle. Varied tastes I suppose.

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Daytrip
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great weather to sit on the deck outside for lunch. We shared three main meals, all very yummy especially the gnocchi, washed down with a great Pinot Grigio. Service is friendly and efficient. Lovely lunch.

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RaeM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was well cooked and presented., very reasonably priced. The wine however was quite expensive.
The waiters were very attentive and overall we had a wonderful time.

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food great service. Would highly recommend

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ElaineB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast yesterday (7th Jan) at Riverdeck.
Food and service were both excellent and the setting divine. There were 4 of us 2 of whom were first time diners there. They loved it too. Well done all.

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Inside or out, both eating areas are great. Food and service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

In these beautiful surroundings,by the river, we had a lovely brunch and great coffee.

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IanH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What you would expect. Nice food and quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Setting absolutely stunning and impeccable service. Thank you so much for the most beautiful breakfast. We need to come back to try the whole menu.

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KayleighN
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, extremely clean and the staff were super friendly.
Food was amazing we will definitely be back

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MaisieP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable experience. Good service. Friendly staff. Large serve of bacon, half serve would have been sufficient. Overall very satisfied.

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ROLYG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy with the service and food quality and the ambience was great

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, as always. Excellent service and wine pairing recommendations. The River Deck is a lovely place to visit for lunch, especially in summer.

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MargG
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great share plate of seafood, very accommodating and friendly staff. Lovely location.

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KaylaM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, delicious sticky chai and the best gluten free bread I've ever had. Lovely setting and great service. Definitely planning on coming back next time I'm in town.

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SteveO
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of breakfast items on the menu, all excellent.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and the service was great as per normal!!

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JanC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated outside for brunch. Waiter and waitresses were very professional, and both the food and coffee were excellent! Service was prompt and our food was well presented and delicious! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in Albury! Food is exceptional and inventive. If you get a chance definitely do not go past the Belgium waffle with prawn, avocado and chorizo, you will not be disappointed! This is just topped off by the riverside location and beautiful staff and service. Every year we visit Albury and this is always the best and must-do on the list for breakfast! Can’t wait until next year!

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Kathleen
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we had the seafood platter for two but was big enough for the three of us. It was plentiful and yumm. WE loved the menu would love to try everything on it. Lovely place in Albury plus the bonus of buying take way and sitting alongside the river. Love this place Im going to be a regular every time I come to Albury

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch for Jim's birthday. All dishes were tasty. Desserts were brilliant. Staff are always professional and service quick.

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MartinW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We've been to Riverdeck many times over the years.
The food is usually excellent however my partner ordered the brisket burger. This dish was just appalling, the sweet flavoured beef and accompanying sauce were just terrible. A "burger" served on a waffle? Lol.
Fear not though, this dish can be avoided.
The rest of our experience was excellent, great staff, great coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stopped for lunch on our journey from Melbourne to Canberra. We had two courses. The meals were exquisitely presented and absolutely delicious. There was a beautiful ambiance, with views through shady trees to the river. Altogether a wonderfully delightful time.

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ChescaW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, it was an amazing lunch with friends. The staff were very attentive and the food was great! It may be a bit pricey for some but the servings were massive.

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Mausie
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the seafood meal and tiramisu which we shared, absolutely recommend.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Very disappointed in the fish & chips - barely any fish and coated too heavily. Chips not nice at all and salad was 'bitter'.
Had a dessert that was far from satisfactory.
Been to the Cafe other times but this was not a good experience at all.
Also didn't like that you couldn't just sign in but had to use your mobile phone only, not user friendly for those that don't have a phone.

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our meals, the servings are very generous even the kids meals are large servings. The seafood, fish & chips & calamari salad were fresh & yummy!!

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MaureenJJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was beautiful. Staff were extremely friendly and professional. All requests were followed up promptly. I have visited you venue many times and all of your facilities and service have been consistent. I am visiting again early next year
Best wishes to all the staff
Cheers
Maureen Jones

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Col1
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch with friends. Nice ambience with excellent service

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the booking system was simple and guaranteed a table in the perfect location. Staff were attentive and responded quickly. One of the best locations to enjoy delicious food, outstanding service and unique ambience. If you are from out of Albury you won’t forget your experience at The Riverdeck.

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Cazbar
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really enjoyable dining experience in all aspects of food and delivery. Only change is I would have liked the option of Mineral Water or a Lemon Squash to drink.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was tasty, but we had to request our orders being taken after customers who entered after us were already served.
We also didn’t receive our meals until an hour and twenty minutes after arrival - the time limit of the booking was an hour and a half.
We were given something in compensation, but would find it hard to recommend them

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 529 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.