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.

Summer is upon us and there is no better spot to enjoy the beauty of Bright than from the the deck of the Riverdeck.  Our new menu is delicious and complemented by daily specials as well as super specials during our Friday and Saturday night dining.Try our Calamari salad for lunch or sweet potato croquettes for breakfast. Open everyday, our delicious breakfast is available from 8am until 11:30am. Our lunch menu begins at 12 and continues through til 4.00pm week days, 4.30pm on Sunday and now til late on Friday and Saturday. Our fabulous sandwiches 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 if a little cooler.

Riverdeck Late NOW Friday & Saturday nights!

As the weather warms up you can once again enjoy the great food, wine & coffee along with the fabulous views from the Riverdeck on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Enjoy Live music  Saturday nights and our new Summer menu.

Happy hour during our evening openings starts at 5.30pm so drop down for a fabulous local wine or refreshing cocktail to kick start your weekend.

Live Music



Adam Lindsay – Saturday 20th January

Join one of Bright’s favourites Adam Lindsay as he entertains us this  holiday season. Sit back, relax and take in one of the best spots in Bright. The lovely outlook from the deck to Howitt Park and the River will delight almost as much as the music Adam delivers. A truly great night out with dinner, drinks and live music.

Tables fill fast so call us now to grab your spot.




“Alpine Bangers” return Saturday 27th January!

Two of the most talented young musicians around Bright, Alex and Packy will have you singing and dancing along to there fabulous music when they return to the Riverdeck for the Audax and Australia Day celebrations. Standing room only has been the norm so reserve a table early. Don’t miss the Alpine Bangers this January.

Traditional High Tea on Sunday

high-tea_25-570-270Enjoy a delicious traditional High Tea complete with scones, finger sandwiches, sweets, savouries and bottomless tea or coffee.

Get together with friends, indulge yourself and enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon at one of Bright’s most picturesque spots – the Riverdeck.

Bookings a must – ph 57552199 or email – info@theriverdeck.com.au

High Tea returns in February 18th 2018 

Gluten free options available if notified at time of booking.

Summer Trading Hours:

We are now open Everyday 8am to 5pm, with last kitchen orders taken at 4.00pm Monday – Thursday  and 4.30pm on the Sunday with meals available til late on Friday and Saturday.

Coffee available until close.

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