The River Deck Cafe

4.4
238 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
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 238 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been several times and always had a good experience. Great service and lovely food. Has a great view as well.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food is beautiful & location is perfect. My daughter and I had a lovely lunch at the Riverdeck!

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, wonderful service and great coffee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful place to catch up with friends

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V
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A fabulous location - especially pretty outlook with the autumn leaves. Food was delicious and the staff were great.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We visit every time we are in Albury and take our whole family there. It’s is wonderful at anytime of the year...

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JO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our visitors thought Riverdeck was outstanding. We thought it was a good as usual - food, service and location are great.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place, friendly staff and great tasty food although the fish of the day (fillet) was a small portion, love the heaters on the balcony and basket of blankets for use if you feel the cold.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic food and service which we really enjoyed

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JS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Brooke was outstanding, she was very attentive and helpful. The food was superb so a thumbs up to the chefs. A great way to spend a Mother's Day dinner. Thank you.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had friends visiting Albury and booked to have lunch at the River Cafe. Couldn’t fault it!!! Would definitely recommend it and will look for an excuse to visit again asap. A highly recommended dining experience. (Excellent food and coffee)

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MK
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great options, amazing service, awesome location. We will be back!

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GD
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely spot on the river. We had requested a deck table when making a reservation, but this seemed to have been missed. It was easily rectified. As usual the food was delicious and the choice varied but not too large. Outside the noise level was great. Inside is a problem for people with hearing issues, and I heard other diners comment on this as well. I am pleased to see this as a consideration when making a review. Though last time we were there, one of the other tables had very loud people with no thought for other diners. Though this can happen anywhere. We enjoyed our lunch, and the break in our journey. We will always make a booking when doing the same trip,

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PA
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great little spot for lunch, modern, very friendly staff and great food. Nice parkland beside restaurant overlooking the river.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

We returned 5 meals as they had all been overcooked and very dry. 2 of us ordered gnocchi which had been rated highly by one of the guests a couple of weeks ago and replaced them with Hamburgers as one of the guests was half way through hers and it looked delicious which also said it was, the 2 hamburger replacements came out overcooked and dry also buns where burnt so not a great experience.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Upon arrival we were greeted and shown to our table by friendly happy staff ,water was given to us within minutes , our order was taken within a reasonable time and the very delicious breakfast meals were outstanding. The coffees were really enjoyable and ahhh. !!!.Scenery of the Murray River and surrounds were peaceful and we all went for a walk in the area after breakfast. Would recommend The River deck Café ,and look forward to going there again in the future.
Cheers Elizabeth and Peter, Tammie and Hanna.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Nice relaxed vibe with a view of the river food was totally amazing, would definitely recommend.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service excellent food very very good Excellent amount of food

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JH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food with wonderful service - great atmosphere

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again The River Deck Cafe delivered. The food and coffee was great. The venue was chosen for breakfast with friends from Coffs Harbour because of the great location looking over the Murray River and because previous visits have been fantastic. I was please that I wasn't disappointed by my choice.

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E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasing homely ambience.
Extremely courteous and efficient service.
Absolutely delicious meals, coffee and hot chocolate.
A little expensive, but all other positives make up for this.
Would visit the restaurant again.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very busy Monday morning at this picturesque location meant noise levels were high but the acoustics inside helped minimise this. Luckily we booked in advance however we were made to wait with everyone else in the queue which was unfortunate seeing as one of our party was disabled and cannot stand for very long. Perhaps diverting the bookings from the walk in queue would better serve patrons.
The food and service were both of a high standard. Overall our experience was a good one.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very satisfied with my experience at Riverdeck Cafe
I’ll highly recommended to friends and relatives

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The second visit to the River Deck and neither visit has been pleasant. There is a definite "attitude" problem. Basically, arrogance and who cares there are plenty more customers is the feeling I get.
I would welcome the opportunity to speak to senior management about this but they have a head in the sand attitude.
Even better would be another restaurant/snack bar on the riverbank. Competition might make them pull their heads in.
Junior waitresses? Great, they do their job and do it well. Food? Good - they are trying to be a classy place to eat so frozen chips might not be the go - hand-made chips to go with the Flathead could be a good tip to take on board.
Ambiance? Not friendly. Management policy/style? Atrocious. Enough said.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 16 March 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It would be very helpful if you could contact me directly to discuss your comments. I can be reached via the email address I've sent you privately or on 0260235980. We absolutely don't have a head in the sand attitude! Please contact me. Warm regards, Alex

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely spot for Sunday brunch. The service was delighful abd prices reasonable. The only disappointment was the smashed avo was on a very big piece of bread that wasn't toasted. It was soggy with the avo mix and too gooey to eat. The coffee was excellent. We would definately go again and try something else on the menu.

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J
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, enjoyable evening. Outlook beautiful and service friendly and prompt.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much for beautifully presented tasty food for the gathering of 11 of my family for lunch. The staff were so very friendly and efficient. My husband and I came from Canberra and were absolutely delighted with every aspect of your place. Thank you so much. We will come again. Alison :)

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ER
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always our favourite with awesome vege options. The menu is always exciting and changes often.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Just a suggestion or 2:

Lovely place to visit and eat. Please think about music being played- was quite loud and people speaking louder over the top.
Secondly, the food was lovely however what about some simple choices like grilled steak or plain grilled fish?

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SC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our best dining experience in Albury for a long time. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was spot on.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous view. Fabulous service. Fabulous ambiance. Fabulous food. Did I mention it was fabulous.

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S
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm bringing a friend to have lunch there next Tuesday! My husband loves going there on the weekends for lunch. The coffee is wonderful and we love the patterns on top!

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SP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning views of the River in Albury. Relaxed atmosphere. Modern food choices that were healthy and filling. Perfect place to meet friends or to just escape.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. We have just moved to the area and can’t wait to go back!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was spot on, friendly and capable staff. We had barramundi and 400g steak, both cooked to perfection. Also enjoyed the cherry dessert, divine flavours. Plating was beautiful.
Only negative was a fly that bothered us all night - we were indoors, & glare from the sun early in the evening. Both minor and trumped by the quality of food and service. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The staff is welcoming and friendly. Food is great. A little bit noisy and difficult to have a conversation with the noise level when full house. I would like to suggest the Cafe stop using plastic straws if possible.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good experience and would recommend to a friend. Food was yummy

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j
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night with family great food, excellent service, all enjoyed the night

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PG
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice, quiet place for lunch or dinner. Right next to the river very picturesque. Great food and service. Highly recommend it!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service was slow, food OK, dirty cultery arrived with my coffee

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