The River Deck Cafe

4.3
739 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 739 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
LR
LynetteR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered a light meal, and though delicious the serving portion was smaller than expected.

AD
AdamD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to River Deck Cafe was outstanding. Absolutely beautiful food with plenty of options for intolerance. Our kids had a delicious & considered menu choice & our food, tea & coffee were all amazing. Thanks so much.

D
Duncan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, I couldn’t fault The River Deck for a Sunday breakfast. Be sure to book for 9.00am - the queue to enter at 10am was 20 people long. Food was as good as anywhere in the city.

J
Joanne
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outlook over the river and parklands from an outside table. Not sure why they are playing music outdoors so loud as it takes away the outdoor ambience of nature. Mixed berry muffin delicious. Poached eggs 2( sightly too funny for me) on sourdough (1 piece of toast only, a bit mean I think). Great coffee. Wonderful staff.

S
Simone
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and wine, most helpful staff when I was delayed for my booking. I love eating here and will continue to keep returning. You must eat here at least once in your life!

SL
StuartL
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the deck so close to the river was a beautiful setting for breakfast. Food and service made it a wonderful experience.

PW
PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast it was excellent coffee hot & taste good

G
Galley
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely breakfast with excellent friendly service overlooking the marvelous Murray River. Highly recommended!

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 14 January 2022

Thank you very much Galley for your review, we're always pleased to hear our guests have enjoyed their experience with us! We all feel lucky to have such a gorgeous backdrop to our restaurant, and are pleased to be able to showcase a lot of our local produce along side it! I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team, and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
IT
IanT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location staff are always great likewise food

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 14 January 2022

Thank you Ian for your very kind review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us all here! Warm regards; ~James

Report
AO
AllisonO
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great view & ambience. Definitely worth a visit.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 14 January 2022

Thank you for your kind review Allison, we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
DM
DarylM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, facilitues great & food excellent

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you Daryl for your review! I'll definitely be passing on your comments to our team! Kind regards; ~James

Report
KN
KatieN
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday lunch at River Deck. Service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the venue itself is beautiful. Will definitely be back.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you for your warm review Katie, I'm thrilled to hear you and your guests enjoyed the celebrations, it's always a pleasure to see our guests having a wonderful time with us! Happy Birthday, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
RM
RosemaryMRosie
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Thank you so much 4 everything U did to welcome our 2xfriends and maintain the excellent reputation U retain.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 7 January 2022

Thank you for your review Rosemary, if you would be able to give us a call, or send me an e-mail regarding your experience with us it would be greatly appreciated, as we do not know what your review is in relation to, and hasn't given us much information to go on. Warm regards; ~James

Report
SM
SuziM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and coffee! Exceptional service, staff were lovely. Great atmosphere and good prices and variety of food. Great for foodies

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your warm review Suzi! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed our current menu options, there are quite a few fan favourites in the mix already! The team are always pleased to hear our guests have enjoyed their experience here with us!! I'll certainly pass on your compliments, and we look forward to your next visit again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
MB
MatthewB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Greeted with “put a mask on”. Usually when I enter a cafe or restaurant I’d like a “welcome” and not to be made to feel unwelcome and demand in front of other customers to see my mask exemption. Poor form.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 7 January 2022

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that our chat in person, and genuine apology of it coming across that way did nothing to help alleviate how you had felt that day. As we discussed, we do welcome all guests as they enter the venue, and you had then been asked that 'if you have your masks we need those on please' as we do with every guest that enters our venue. I hope you can understand having to ensure all guests are adhering to current safety regulations is a constant requirement of our day

Report
B
nigelB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very, very overpriced menu. For example a bowl of chips was $10, a lamb wrap $35.00. The food was fair but far from spectacular and spectacular is what i would have expected for the prices. River Deck is a cafe with Michelin star pretentiousness I am afraid. Wait staff were however very attentive and knew the menu. I would not dine here again.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback Nigel, I'm not quite sure how we portrayed ourselves with "Michelin star pretentiousness"? We take great pride in using high quality, locally sourced ingredients that we still price competitively even with the increasing costs. Unless dining at a takeaway outlet, you will see that the costs for the sides, and your main is on level with other restaurants, and even most pubs. I hope next time you find more the style of dining you're looking for! Regards; ~James

Report
S
Suzy
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beautiful location right by the banks of the Murray. Staff were attentive and food served in a timely fashion. Modern Australian cuisine, with sufficient choices.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your review Suzy, I'm pleased that you and your guests enjoyed their experience with us here! Look forward to seeing you all again Regards; ~James

Report
JR
JulieR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The verandah was lovely but did get a bit hot with the sun shining partially on us (it was a hot day)
We felt the food was a little overpriced for what was served up but was enjoyable. We had barramundi & the duck
Service was great 😊

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback Julie, Summer was certainly upon us that weekend, we hope there wasn't too much unwanted sunbaking at the table! I'm pleased to hear your servers looked after you well, and that you enjoyed your meal selections on the day! Warm regards; ~James

Report
S
Slight
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely breakfast. Great service and relaxed friendly environment.

LT
LongT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-go place Albury. I booked a table with a river view outside for 6 people. The service and the atmosphere are out of the blue.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 7 January 2022

Thank you for your warm review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us here, and managed to find our hidden little Oasis! We are always thrilled to welcome our new guests visiting the region, and look forward to seeing you all again another time! Warm regards; ~James

Report
SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a relaxing lunch on the deck over looking the river. Our wait staff were attentive and menu choices allowed for an excellent meal.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for such a warm review Sue! Our team work diligently to try make our guests experience as rewarding as we can, and I'm please to hear you enjoyed our current menu selection! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the team, and we hope to see you and your guests back with us again! Warm regards; ~James

Report
PS
PhilipS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location is most amazing and so relaxing looking at the parklands and river running past. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Noisy table groups inside were a bit distracting. Fish Taco meal was unique and we'll enjoyed. Meal of "Fish and Chips" seemed a bit ready made but was said to be tasty. We will certainly visit again.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you Philip! We also feel very lucky to have such a scenic view as our backdrop! The Murry Cod tacos have quickly become a fan favourite from our current menu, and we're glad to hear you all enjoyed your dining experience with us, until next time! Kind regards; ~James

Report
SP
SanP
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are frequent visitors to River Deck
where food is always to a high standard and well presented.
On this occasion we were seated inside (requested outdoor when booking on line) due to no available table on the deck, and it was a little noisy.
Despite this, we had a very pleasant experience.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your review San. As mentioned, we do our very best with all guests requests though this time unfortunately were fully booked through outside already at that seating period, we're so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with us! The team do a fantastic job, and look forward to welcoming you and your guests back with us again soon! Warm regards; James

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from the beginning! A family gathering in lead up to Christmas… excellent service, fabulous menu and delicious meal.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your very warm review! We're always happy to hear people enjoying their experience here with us (especially during a well deserved holiday period no doubt!) I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the team! Warm regards; ~James

Report
TC
TessC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and space
Great service
Great coffee

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you Tess, we're glad you enjoyed our custom roast! We work with an amazing small roaster from Wagga, and love what we're able to do with them! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
JY
JenY
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

River Desk Cafe has a lovely atmosphere, yummy food and great staff

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you Jen for your review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and your service from our lovely team! We look forward to seeing you all again soon! Kind regards; ~James

Report
M
Marcoids
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The view was good, and so was the quality of food (as elected for $35 a main). However no breakfast after 11.15am, was disappointing, we we couldn’t order the crumpets, yet they were available for take away outside. Service was poor, understaffed, and under pressure. Observed staff being short with customers, and extended wait times on food. We waited 45 mins, no checking on us in that time. Will do take away next time. Get your act together please.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback Marcoids, glad to hear you enjoyed your meals with us. Unfortunately we do only serve our breakfast menu until 11:15 where we move onto lunch. Our takeaway menu is a separate, set and priced menu to our restaurant options. I'm sorry to hear you feel that you weren't looked after, I have checked our reports and couldn't find any wait times over 30min on Saturday, but would appreciate to hear more details on your comments with our team member. With regards; ~James

Report
R
Razor
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found it hard to find River Deck lack of prominent signage once you enter park.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you Razor for your review, I hope you enjoyed your dining experience with us all here! As you commented and would have noted on the day, council are currently doing works on their facilities that has unfortunately caused some noted visibility of the venue, but have placed several signs around to help direct guests as best they can under the circumstances. We look forward to being ale to host you and your guests with us again soon! ~James

Report
V
Vicomte
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Lamb overcooked and muddled flavours.
Squid was well cooked.
Generally, very overpriced snack style food- open wraps and fish tacos. Main seafood menu may be better.
Terrible value for money.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for your welcomed feedback Vicomte! I spoke with my supervisor for that day and we were unaware of any issues. Had one of the team meal checked you during your experience to give you the opportunity to let us know? I'm sorry to hear that you didn't feel our menu to the value you were looking for, we do source a majority of our ingredients from local suppliers and have costed appropriately. We do have more substantial meals on our menu, feel free to discuss with our FoH team in future!

Report
HR
HeatherR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outlook sitting on the deck
Little bit noisy but quite busy
Food was very nice and reasonably priced
Great place for a catch up with friends

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback Heather! I'm glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us! We do get rather busy at times that adds to a more bustling atmosphere, and are pleased to everyone out enjoying themselves once again! We look forward to welcoming you all back again with us soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
NB
NeilB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic.. food excellent.. the staff greeted us as soon as we walked in.. looked after us very well until we left..

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for your review Neil! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! The team do a fantastic job, and I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to them! We look forward being able to host you an your guests again with us another time soon! Warm regards; James

Report
LS
LisaS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service form friendly staff and owner, while knowing that the food is all locally sourced. Throw in the magnificient location and you can't go wrong. Would highly recommend attending River Deck. Will be back asap.

J
Jules
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch out on the deck with brilliant service from the girls. Almost all members were really happy with their meals but the fish and chips was quite disappointing for one guest (quite frozen tasting/dry). Overall it was wonderful and we’d absolutely return.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for your review Jules, we always love hearing feedback from our guests! At times we may find that sourced items may not be as we expected, and it is feedback from our guests that help us on the rare occasion this may occur! We have addressed the issue, and again thank you for letting us know! We look forward o seeing you and your guests with us again soon! Warm regards; James

Report
SR
ScottR
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch. Batter on the fish a bit undercooked but otherwise outstanding.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for the feedback Scott! ~James

Report
CS
CaitlinS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always thoroughly enjoyable. Our ‘go to’ for breakfast

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for your shining review Caitlin! We're glad to see love for our breakfast range, and we always enjoy seeing our returning guests with us! We look forward to your next visit again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
JH
JulieH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food was lovely. We were a bit shocked that it didn't open until 9am but that's ok .
The girls were very nice and the view is stunning .Well done

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thank you for your review Julie! Now that we're moving into the summer break, we'll be looking at moving to reopen our kiosk earlier and trade a little further into the afternoon with increased trade down in the parklands! I'm glad you and your guests enjoyed your experience with us, and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the team! Warm regards; ~James

Report
MR
MichelleR
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A delicious meal in a delightful location. Only disappointment was that the menu on OpenTable was not the same as the menu on the day (for those that like to choose a meal in advance or scope out what's on offer).

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 2 December 2021

Thank you for your review Michelle, I'm glad you enjoyed your meals and our beautiful outlook! Thank you for your feedback and bringing this to our attention, we had requested that menu section to be closed off as we update and promote our ever changing menu via our website, but that update has obviously not gone through! Thank you again for letting us know! We look forward to your next visit with us again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
LS
LindaS
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,staff and location .Will definitely be back

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 1 December 2021

Thank you Linda, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Warm regards; ~James

Report
KP
KeithP
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Construction work being conducted next door was a bit noisy.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 25 November 2021

Thank you for your review Keith, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! As you mentioned council are currently working on upgrading the facilities behind our venue, we do our best to minimise any obtrusions, and we truly appreciate our guests being so understanding! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon! Warm regards; ~James

Report
EC
EllenC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This venue is consistently good. Great food and wine.
Attentive and competent staff.
Simple decor by Australia’s best river.

The River Deck Cafe
Responded on 25 November 2021

Thank you Ellen for those very lovely comments! I'll be sure to pass them onto our team, they have worked very hard and diligently to get up to speed these past months, and I'm sure they'll be thrilled to hear such positive feedback! We have a great love of wine ourselves, and its always a pleasure to share that with our guests! Warm regards; ~James

Report

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 4.3 stars by 739 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.