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The River Grill

2 Wood St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
+61 3 5153 1421
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“duck dish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Wood St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked dinner here on a Thursday night which turned out to be very busy for the restaurant. Actually this place is called 'The Loft' for everyone looking for The River Grill that doesn't exist any more!! Great looking place with lots of atmosphere. We...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited river grill as a couple, very nice setting, extensive menu selection and personal service from the staff who were very friendly and patient. One of the more expensive Reston in Bairnsdale but this adds value rather than hinders the experience. A great location for...More

1  Thank friedrice4
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Nicely done up, good service, venue is not too big, but the biggest surprise was the quality of the meals. Definitely restaurant standard.

1  Thank rosepittard
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great meal, all the group enjoyed their meal, and the service. There were 12 people in our group, as well as another large group.

Thank JackieFrancesGeorge
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Really good food, good serving sizes and a great atmosphere. I visited with my family for dinner and was very happy. We booked on the day, a Saturday, and it was good we did as it was booked out by dinner time. The menu is...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Loft is a great little resturant. The meal was absoloutly delicious. Great Staff. More suitable for couples, but they catered for our kids 9-12-13. If you have the money take the kids.

1  Thank familyOf5vic
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great food & lovely staff. We were very well looked after for a special birthday lunch. Nothing was too difficult for Kim the proprietor who went out of her way to make sure we all had an enjoyable experience.

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

New owner's took over in Nov 2016 and it is now called THE LOFT. We have a lovely light tasting lunch with a glass of wine, beautifully prepared and served. We wish them well.

Thank IanLievesley
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door and so wandered in without looking it up in advance. So glad we did. Very delicious vegetarian food. Gnocchi was really mouthwatering. The local wine was great. Friendly owners and staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 February 2017

beautiful lunch at the loft . I took my aunty from interstate who absolutely loved it. very impressed with the decor and service. The gnocci and salt and pepper squid was delicious and followed by a beautiful array of desserts to share. will definately be...More

Thank jendencov
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.03 km away
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.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Mary's Catholic Church
153 reviews
.68 km away
East Gippsland Rail Trail
40 reviews
.63 km away
Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre
22 reviews
.62 km away
East Gippsland All Abilities Playground
9 reviews
.28 km away
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Anne A
17 March 2017|
Response from Carms2 | Reviewed this property |
I think if you let the know, they could easily accommodate your needs. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Wood St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Bairnsdale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5153 1421
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