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.

Trading Hours:

We are now open Everyday 8am to 5pm, with last kitchen orders taken at 3.00pm during the week and until 4pm on weekends and holidays, coffee available until close.

As the hot Summer days give way to the glorious Autumn colours  there is no better spot to enjoy the beauty of Bright than from the Riverdeck.  Chilly mornings make that first coffee even more enjoyable and the clear blue sky days provide warm afternoons for enjoying the park views from the deck

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 3 or 4.00pm. Our yummy sandwiches, focaccias and bagels are available from 8am – 3pm.

Soak up the sunshine on our deck with a great coffee or glass of wine.

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 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.

Everyday 8am – 5pm

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.

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.


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