The River Deck Cafe

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257 reviews
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$40 and under
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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 257 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

c
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

PJ
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyed the breakfast menu and sitting out on the deck

MB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

EA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend to everyone in Albury Wodonga and nearby places.

PP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and experience every time we eat there.

P
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

JC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

PT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch service,menu /food,ambiance,and at a very reasonable price....what more can one ask of this 1st class venue .

S
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
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.

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!

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

Beautiful food, wonderful service and great coffee.

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

A wonderful place to catch up with friends

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.

KM
Sydney / NSW
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...

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.

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.

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

fantastic food and service which we really enjoyed

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.

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)

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!

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Service excellent food very very good Excellent amount of food

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

Fabulous food with wonderful service - great atmosphere

OT
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.

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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