The River Deck Cafe

4.4
672 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
The River Deck, Albury offers a quintessential Australian experience. Located on the banks of the Murray River in picturesque parklands near the Albury CBD, it celebrates regional produce, using water from the rivers' tributaries.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 672 People Are Saying
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JohnD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast, particularly in Spring after rain & with a fill river running close by. Service was spot-on & the early morning (9:00am) provided a very relaxed atmosphere. Food was just right although the amount of bacon could have been reduced - great taste & cooked nice & crispy.

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Alanw
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Magnificent location, lovely establishmebnt but very dissappoionted in the food and the price of same.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Good afternoon Alan, thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us! I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meals during your visit, had you discussed this with the service staff at the time? If you would like, please feel free to send me an email with details about your experience as I would be more than happy to take time to discuss with you. Warm regards; James

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JacquiB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Only down side is that they close at 3pm. Coming from Melbourne, I really miss having a cafe/restaurant where you can have breakfast/lunch, and if you're having a great time, be able to just stay and have the next meal there. Otherwise great.

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John
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Don’t bother looking at this menu! It’s out of date! Went there hoping for a pork belly, not available on the new menu! Ordered flathead fillets instead, but they were out of them. Tried barramundi instead, but it was deep fried, so it tasted very dry.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you John for taking time to review us. I'm sorry we didn't have the items you had your heart set on that day. As you would have noted on the website, it states our menu is indicative and subject to change. With recent circumstances we moved to a temporary bespoke menu for our service, and the team on the day should have conveyed the changes to our fish dish upon being seated. We are launching our new menu next week, and we look forward to inviting you back again to try it out! ~James

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SandyL
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Not a lot of choice on the menu for lunch. The previous menu was better . No more burger? Seafood basket?

The River Deck Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us Sandy! I'm sorry to hear none of the items on our temporary bespoke menu took your fancy. Now with recent events settling down, we're excited to be launching our new menu mid October, and look forward to inviting you and your guests back to see what you think! Warm regards; James

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every should spoil themselves with breakfast here.

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SallyO
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pleasant lunch in a beautiful relaxing place. Most enjoyable.

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Coffeelover18
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable atmosphere, lovely staff, and delicious food and beverages. Would have liked to have the staff check in with us after we got our meals and offer more drinks as I would have happily bought another drink. Also, the menu is very limited and it would have been nice to have more side options with my eggs and bacon. However, overall very pleasant and always enjoy coming here. Highly recommend!

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Kerry
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to the River Deck Café for lunch on a sunny day and the experience was 10/10 as usual.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Worked well for small family catch-up including elderly aunt

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BillB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and the view were all great. Highly recommend.

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DonC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Post shutdown lunch and so I thought the menu was a little light on but understandable for this time. Everything else was very good. This restaurant on the banks of the Murray has the best view and the food does not disappoint.

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My latte was just okay. Could have been a lot creamier.

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DebbyG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be able to eat at Riverdeck Cafe again after floodwaters receded.
Loved the ricotta gnocchi with spring veges..so fresh and light. Would recommend 👍

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu, good service and we weren't rushed out after an hour

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, reasonably priced, great location.

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StuartL
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location, friendly service and excellent food!

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ShamaineR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are awesome, you overlook the murray river and the food was superb.

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I am a little hard if hearing. There were a lot of diners at the time we were there, so I had to battle with conversation, even listening to the waitress.
I do like the Riverside cafe though, but being from Victoria, we will be barred from dining there for some time.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent and very welcoming very covid safe and clean and checking that everyone is checked in. The service was excellent The food was delicious and well presented, the waiting time was great and the whole experience was fantastic I would highly recommend the deck to everyone,can't wait to go back thank you to all
Michelle

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SueB
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely ambiance by the river! Food was delicious and presented creatively! Relaxing and stylish atmosphere! We look forward to eating here again soon!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu - all meals that we had were fabulous! Attention to detail in presentation was great. Service was lovely as usual. Everything was as we hoped for.

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vipjackieT
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Please consider putting milkshakes for young children under 5 in smaller unbreakable cups with lids and straws and making smaller more child freindly meals for them.

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jacquelineD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Good variety of menu choices and some innovative dishes. Wonderful for family an d friends gatherings.

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KatieB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morning brunch celebrating my daughters birthday. Wonderful place to go. Good service. Great food and lovely surroundings. Would highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Totty
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely breakfast at the river deck cafe. Coffee was great. Food was great. Service was great. Overall a great experience

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DenisH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice lunch featuring tenderbeef cheek and a very good gnochi. Attentive service and always a pleasant venue.

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Darcy
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We booked for 11am hoping to have brunch but at 11.10 were advised that breakfast had finished and we had to order from the lunch menu which was a little heavy at 11.30 am on Sunday.

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TysonH
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great people , highly recommend , will be back

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The gnocchi were warm to cool & melted cheese a little hard, the red wine cold and needed heating, the fondant was really nice

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Position and view fantastic. Might have been a bad day, but service slow and food ordinary. Fish overcooked, salad past it’s used by date. Number of gnocchi pieces less than 10, cheese unable to be cut with a knife. Suspect precooked and reheated to rubber.

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Pedro
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The menu offered little of interest to my companion and I. She chose fish and chips, I the soup. Both were alright, but not great. Service was SLOW. We waited 30 minutes for coffee from ordering to deliver. It is a lovely place but ...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brekky with bestie

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NoelleO
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A delightful venue in a superb setting in either winter or summer with good atmosphere.
As a moderately regular patron, I continue to be disappointed by what I consider the over-priced mains that could only generously be described as ‘hardly adequate’ in size in relation to the price of the serving.
Very few options for those gastronomically challenged unfortunately.

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Heath
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is always fantastic and deliciously different meals.

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CW84
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was overoriced and too salty. The cafe was understaffed.

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RodH
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were all smiling and friendly. The service was prompt but not intrusive. The food, all four meals, was outstanding. We, myself & three mates (all in our 60’s), are not hard to please but most certainly selective and unanimously agreed that we will be back for more. Thanks muchly & feel free to share our evaluation of your top notch establishment.

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BecR
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beautiful river view, cute interior and toasty fire would've been enough to win me over. The staff were super friendly but the food is 100% the drawcard! The portions are generous and the taste, divine! I've only been for breakfast, but the breakfast gumbo was so delicious I'll definitely find myself back at the River Deck Cafe. Thank you for an amazing start to my day!

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JulieK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable afternoon in the sun. Lovely meal and service

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visitingcountrygirl
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open and tranquil space with ambience amongst the trees. Well-spaced tables. A very helpful waitress assisted with finding GF DF options for me and the food was outstanding. Great wine list too. Looking forward to trying the breakfast menu.

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 672 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 bookings at the moment.