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River Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1 Dockepiren, Gothenburg 417 64, Sweden
+46 31 51 00 00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really delicious food, great service and beautiful view! Perfect for a romantic diner with my hubby.

Thank Irina L
Brookline, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good but somewhat limited menu. International wait staff - all very nice, if not too knowledgeable about the menu. Food reasonably well-prepared - a bit pricey for the quality. Tables close together in nice space.

Thank James P
Delft, The Netherlands
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were first evening with a small group, next day with 16 persons. It says enough that we went there twice on a row. They have a good menu with quality food for reasonable prices and clean toilets. Also for groups it is nice because you have several segments were you as a group can eat. So other people are... More 

Thank marc l
Gothenburg, Sweden
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I went today (29 April 2016) for lunch. I ordered fish for "lunch of the day". The ingredients were good and the food was cooked well. But the taste was nothing special i.e only a grade of "C" (mediocre). I had eaten lunch there twice before, in July 2013 (with my wife) and in 2015. My impression from previous years... More 

Thank m02016
Skane County, Sweden
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I went here with my family for a birthday lunch. What I really liked about this place was the view from every angle in the room, of the city and its harbour. Quite an experience! The lunch (salmon) was very fresh and tasty and included an ample desert table with a lot to choose from. The service was friendly and... More 

Thank vagabond01
Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice place, great location and excellent view. Waiters were very friendly and the food good. I really do recommend it.

Thank BlaadjeG
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

My business friend had booked a Swedish "julebord" on a windy Wednesday night. The staff is friendly ; especially the lady who served our table. She was always there checking if there was anything we needed. The "Julebord" was great with a nice selection of food - especially seafood.

Thank Aimar45
Gothenburg, Sweden
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Christmas party 2015. Giod food ans nice environment! Very good show of the disco cover band! The place was really boiling agtervthe show. Really good choice of songs. BUT, later the DJ played really booring old hits. Even after several peoplesh remarks he continued to play booring songs. Went to another place.

Thank StefanReseinfo
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We were treated to a lunch here by family members. The location is lovely and the huge windows afford great views. The decor is nautical, and the staff dressed to match that theme. The menu is quite limited, and all four of us plumped for the fish of the day, which was haddock with roast Autumn veg. The fish was... More 

Thank Fiftynot
Padua, Italy
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195 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Like me the the location in the water. Ex commercial. Very kind and available staff. Nice inside and very good food. Positive. I suggest.

Thank Gabriele V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dockepiren, Gothenburg 417 64, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +46 31 51 00 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?