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River Cafe

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by VTN (subscribe)
Published April 13th 2018
Fine dining by the river
In our great city of Adelaide, there is an aptly named restaurant called River Cafe, situated along the beautiful River Torrens.

It is a place that would be ideal to take someone out on a first date as the river setting makes it quite romantic and serene. Hence that is why I took my wife here for our recent wedding anniversary.

Based on the setting, decor, service and food, the restaurant can be classified as a fine dining establishment, but perhaps without the excessive prices of some other establishments.

For lunch, we decided on an entree and a main each.

garfish, aioli, capers, radish, chorizo crumb
Pan grilled garfish fillets with chorizo crumb, capers, radish, aioli and vinaigrette.


zucchini flower, ricotta, zucchini puree,grana padana
Fried ricotta filled zucchini flower, with minted zucchini puree and grana padana


Serving modern Italian food, our chosen entrees were pan grilled garfish fillets, and ricotta filled zucchini flowers.

For mains, we chose blue swimmer crab pasta, and char-grilled lamb rump with vegetables.

LINGUINE GRANCHIO blue swimmer crab, tomato, mild chilli, rose sauce
Blue Swimmer Crab linguine, with tomato, mild chilli, in a rose sauce


Char grilled lamb rump with roast vegetables, tahini yoghurt, rocket pesto, pomegranate & smoked almonds
Char grilled lamb rump with roast vegetables, tahini yoghurt, rocket pesto, pomegranate & smoked almonds


All meals were pleasant and enjoyable, and the staff were very attentive and accommodating.

Overall it was a lovely experience, enjoyed by both of us. My wife gave me a tick of approval for choosing the restaurant, so I am more than happy to recommend it to others, and perhaps come back in the future to consume their many other menu items.
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Why? Fine dining by the river
When: Lunch: Mon - Fri, Dinner: Mon - Sat
Phone: 8211 8666
Where: War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Cost: Average $30
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