River Torrens Café


River Torrens Café

This café serves modern Italian cuisine while at the same time provides excellent ambience and atmosphere. The café literally sits on the water with its floating pavilion that provides beautiful river and nighttime city views.

A floating pavilion, literally sitting on the water, the restaurant has beautiful river views and wonderful night time city views from every seat in the restaurant. River Cafè is one of those rare restaurants that is as atmospheric during the daylight hours as it is as night.

On hot days the windows roll away to give a really magical dining experience but equally transposes to cosy on cold wintery days that start with a drinks around the fireplace at our bar.


River Cafè and the Red Ochre Grill (located immediately above) are just a 10 minute walk along the River Torrens from the Adelaide Festival Centre and a 10 minute cab ride from any city hotel. This is a well lit and very safe walkway. We also have ample free parking. Whilst the Red Ochre Grill does not have disabled access, the River Cafè has disabled access to all dining levels and guests can alight immediately in front of our main entrance.


On a great day you might like to take one of Adelaide City Council’s free bikes from the rear of the restaurant, cycle to the beach and back along the very safe and scenic cycle track and we’ll have a cold beer or a great glass of fizz waiting for you on your return. And of course after that a great lunch or dinner!

Here are some of their famous recipes:


CIABATTA BREAD served with extra Virgin olive oil & balsamic 1.5 pp
BRUSCHETTA POMODORO char grilled slice of ciabatta topped with roma tomatoes, basil & shaved grana padano 10
BRUSCHETTA FUNGHI char grilled slice of ciabatta topped with roast Portobello mushrooms, fresh ricotta, roast capsicum, rocket & extra virgin olive oil 12
MARINATED OLIVES fennel, chilli, lemon & garlic (gf) 6.5
TRIO OF SALUMI local & imported smallgoods served with cornichons & cippoline 19.5


OYSTERS 10 Natural with lemon (gf) 28
10 Natural with shallot & red wine vinegar mignonette (gf) 28.5
10 Grilled with smoked bacon, tomato, Worcestershire (gf) 29.5

MELANZANA PARMIGIANA wood baked eggplant, buffalo mozzalella, basil, parmesan & fennel 18.5
VITELLO TONNATO poached veal girello, tuna foam, pickled onions, capers & celery (gf) 18.5
KINGFISH CARPACCIO local melon salad, sorrel, cucumber granita, orange & thyme dressing (gf) 19
ARANCINI saffron risotto balls, ‘osso bucco’ stuffing 4.ea
crisp fried RICOTTA FILLED ZUCCHINI FLOWERS heirloom tomatoes, vincotto, green peppers & oregano (gf) 18.5
FRITTO MISTO fried calamari, school prawns, market fish, whitebait & scallop with zucchini & ‘bagna cauda’ (gf) 24


Sautéed SEASONAL GREENS with garlic & basil (gf) 9.9
Sautéed portabello & pearl MUSHROOMS, garlic butter, herbs, white wine & crisp shallots (gf) 9.5
Fried POTATOES with rosemary, chilli & garlic aioli (gf) 9.9
MIXED LEAF SALAD 0f shaved fennel, Spanish onion, toasted almonds & honey mustard dressing (gf) 9.9

War Memorial Dr
North Adelaide SA 5006

Phone: +61 8 8211 8666
Website: http://rivercafe.com.au