The River Deck Cafe

4.3
220 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
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 220 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food with wonderful service - great atmosphere

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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

Over-priced and ingredients so pre-prepared, it all felt stale. Way too fussy menu and food combinations didn't work.

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TS
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Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at The River Deck Cafe, staff were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Great atmosphere will go back again very enjoyable day.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service - staff very helpful. Quick delivery of meals. Good coffee

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and the restaurant was a nice temperature on a very hot day. Many thanks to our service provider Sam. Food was very nice. Yes I will recommend to others and I will be back

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SC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our group of five - ranging in age from 7 to 89 - had a most enjoyable lunch at the River Deck Cafe. As it was a 40 degree day, I'm very glad that I specifically requested a table inside! The menu was comprehensive and we found great meals that suited everyone, and each of us were very happy with the food. We found the restaurant to be a little on the noisy side, due to the good number of happy diners inside, but given the wide range of ages within our group, this worked to our advantage. Next time we visit Albury we will factor in another meal there.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, thoroughly enjoyable :) Dog friendly. Wonderful views, such a scenic spot

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Service was surprisingly slow considering the amount of patrons at the time. The staff were lovely but seemed a little flustered and unorganised. Meals took a long time to come out and were fairly bland. They also ran out of tap beer at 7:30pm

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TH
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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food but neither of my two bookings were registered with them. Even though I had email confirmation. The waiter didn’t articulate certain parts of then menu very well, this causing order confusion. They constantly apologised for slow poor service due to being too busy. This is a staffing issues that should be rectified by management. Food was very nice though. A bit over priced, but nice.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue for a hot day - plenty of food options available. Service was spot on

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LG
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and great place for a family gathering ☝️

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MG
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Disappointing wait times for service, which was unusual as the place wasn't packed. Perhaps a shortage of staff?! Not their best.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location and setting. Staff were very obliging and efficient. Above all, the food was delicious and well presented - a good range on menu too.

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G
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue close to the Murray River, great service and food.

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SE
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Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We found the dinner choice limited and prices exhorbitant for what you got. The ambience and view were sensational and the service very attentive.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a Marriage Celebrant, I often arrange to meet my clients at the Riverdeck Cafe. The staff are always hospitable, friendly and nothing is ever too much bother. It is a beautiful location and I find I can hold my meetings with my couples in a relaxed atmosphere which has a scenic outlook.

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Wonderful river side setting, serving gorgeous regional food and wine. We had a family Christmas lunch celebration here and were very happy. The steak was amazing and the wine list really well put together. Very fresh oysters. Service was very friendly and knowledgeable, but quite slow from seating to eating. Allow time for a leisurely lunch in this beautiful spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely spot by the river. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was quite nice really enjoyed the fish.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We bookd as it was Christmas-time. The service was great, food was great with variety. Spot on deck was as requested. The view is lovely, and other diners were friendly and respectful.

We have been there before and will definitely return.

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