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The River Grill

2 Wood St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
+61 3 5153 1421
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“creme brulee” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (6 reviews)
“duck dish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Wood St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

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.

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
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant in May 2016 and we had a terrific meal with great service. Back for another visit in December for a Christmas party and we had a reasonable meal with less than average service. Had to constantly chase down staff for drinks etc....More

Thank torchboy1
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The River Grill in now under new management, and has changed its name to The Loft. Same chef and style.

Thank MiddleagedCouple75
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We decided to have our end of year break up at "The Loft." The new owners have done a great job refitting the restaurant. It has a real rustic feel. The menu features local produce, which ensure quality and freshness. The meals were lovely. Everyone...More

Thank Carms2
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Mark and Kim Ashwood purchased the old River Grill in November 2016..then promptly set about adding their own flair to the place including a revamped name....."The Loft". With extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry they set about creating something that had always been a dream....More

1  Thank Obwan8
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good service, the staff were friendly. Our food was lovely and top quality. Highly recommended.. just expensive.

Thank Laura B
Nearby Restaurants
Hendo's Cafe
96 reviews
.16 km away
Mitchell River Tavern
84 reviews
.16 km away
The Loft
29 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Mary's Catholic Church
143 reviews
.68 km away
East Gippsland Rail Trail
38 reviews
.63 km away
Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre
21 reviews
.62 km away
Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place
11 reviews
.78 km away
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Anne A
My husband is coeliac so we would need some gluten free options please. Booked for this Saturday night.
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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