What’s Happening

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 inside by the fire, outside on the deck or under our marquee. Heaters and blankets will keep the chilly weather at bay.

As the weather cools and the leaves change to their beautiful Autumn colours the Riverdeck hours are changing too.  Still open everyday, our delicious breakfast is available everyday from 8am until 11:30am. Our lunch menu begins at 12 and continues through til 4.o0pm week days and 4.30pm on the weekend. 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.

(*As Riverdeck late is now closed for the Winter, please check the website for updates and special events.).

Our traditional High Tea continues the 3rd Sunday of the month from June 18th.

Get together with some friends, treat yourself and ehigh-teanjoy some delicious sweets and more at one of Bright’s loveliest spots – the Riverdeck.
Bookings a must – ph 57552199 or email – info@theriverdeck.com.au

$30 per person

Gluten free options available if notified at time of booking


screen-shot-2017-05-27-at-2-46-47-pm2017 Blanket & Jacket Run

Help keep someone warm this Winter.

On Sunday June 4th motorcyclists from the Alpine Valleys will be riding in the annual Blanket & Jacket Run.

Departing Milawa at 8:3oam the ride travels through Myrtleford at 10:00am onto Bright’s Riverdeck Cafe at 11:00am where participants can grab a coffee for a gold coin donation, then onto Dederang at 12;15pm and finally arriving at the Beechworth Salvation Army depot at 1:00pm.

Contact our very own Trevor Botting for further details 0434 811 045

Join there ride or drop your donations of “no longer used” blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, scarves, beanies or socks into the marked collection bins at the Milawa General Store, Cafe Charkra Myrtleford, Riverdeck Cafe Bright or the Dederang General Store

Enjoy a great ride and help support this warm and fuzzy cause.

Autumn and Winter Trading Hours:

We are now open Everyday 8am to 5pm, with last kitchen orders taken at 4.30pm.

Coffee available until close.

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 from 17 October to 3 November, 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