What’s On

Visit Restaurants in Bright, enjoy great coffee, enjoy the river, go skiing, there is so much to enjoy in Bright, Victoria…why not experience some of the exciting things happening not only at the Riverdeck but also in and around Bright and the Victorian Alpine area.

At the Riverdeck

Join us at the Riverdeck and enjoy a coffee or meal overlooking the beautiful Howitt Park and Ovens River. On the deck or under our marquee is just the place for a delicious meal or refreshing drink. Check out the Visitors Centre next door and  plan your trip around the region with use of our free Wifi.

The beautiful and ever-changing Autumn  is upon us and there is no better spot to enjoy the beauty of Bright than from the Riverdeck.  Our new menu is delicious and complemented by daily specials as well as a great selection of regional wine, cider and beer. Open everyday, our  fabulous breakfast is available from 8am until 11:30am. Our lunch menu begins at 12 and continues through til 4.00pm everyday. Our yummy sandwiches and focaccias are available from 8am – 3pm.

The Riverdeck is a great place to enjoy great food and local wine every day alfresco on the deck or inside in front of the fireplace.

darkerdays_eventbannerDARKER DAYS 2018

The Riverdeck joins forces with our close neighbours Bright Brewery to “EMBRACE THE DARKNESS OF WINTER IN BRIGHT” at the 2018 DARKER DAYS Festival

Live the day. Burn the night.

Darker Days 2018 teaserDARKER DAYS returns to brighten the dark days of winter in Bright on Saturday 30th June 2018.

DARKER DAYS is a dark beer and mid-winter festival that brings together High Country producers and operators, entertainers, beer lovers and families to toast the season and welcome the return of lighter days following the Winter Solstice.

DARKER DAYS is a showcase of local produce and activities that celebrate winter in Victoria’s Alpine valleys. This family friendly and community-minded festival is centered around locally produced dark beers and warming foods, along with live music and winter activities.

After the sun sets, Bright Brewery’s riverside lands will truly come alive with a spectacular ceremonial burning of a giant wooden structure in the shape of Bright Brewery’s logo.

Come gather around the fires to make damper and to roast marshmallows and chestnuts. Hear campfire tales and maybe even a ghost story or two.

It will be a full day of mid-winter fun!

Enjoy the food & festivities from 12 noon til 9pm Saturday 30th June.

The Riverdeck will be delighting the crowd with winter warming curries and delicious Turkish delight and Chilli hot chocolate through out the day and night.


Autumn & Winter Trading Hours:

We are now open Everyday 8am to 5pm, with last kitchen orders taken at 4.00pm 

Coffee available until close.

Everyday 8am – 5pm


Spring in Bright and the surrounding Alpine areas is spectacular. Every year, Bright holds a Spring Festival where there are beautiful gardens to visit, cafes and restaurants in Bright to enjoy, walking tracks and bike trails to discover, along with a grand fireworks display and markets to enjoy. You can find out more here.

What more can we say about summer – Bright is one of the best places to spend it, by the river, in the splash park and then just nip up to the Riverdeck for lunch and a nice cold ice chocolate.

Again, another beautiful season in Bright – with the leaves turning and the abundance of colour it makes Bright one of the most beautiful places in Australia. The township celebrates with the Autumn festival over the months of April and May. Finishing with a Gala day with a market, music in the streets and a parade. To find out more go here.




Yes the cold does arrive, but with it comes Snow on Mt Hotham, Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek. This makes Bright the perfect spot to stay – why not start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Riverdeck and then you can pick a different mountain or place to visit each day. When you are back in Bright you can relax, away from the crowds and enjoy all of the amazing cafés and restaurants in Bright.


Here are some other helpful sites to help you learn more about Bright.

Bikes – http://www.victoriashighcountry.com.au/murray-to-mountains-rail-trail
Snow – http://www.onthesnow.com.au/victoria/skireport.html