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.

The Winter season is upon us and the Riverdeck opening hours have changed just a little.  Still open everyday, our delicious breakfast is available everyday from 8am until 11:30am. Our lunch menu begins at 12 and continues through til 4.00pm 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.).


Usually open 364 days a year we will be closed this Wednesday 16th August for some necessary maintenance.

Our fabulous sandwich bar along with the rest of the front of house will be open again Thursday 17th while our kitchen remains closed.

Some of our Thursday specials include:

Bacon & Egg pie, Sourdough Fruit Toast, Muesli,  Ham & Cheese Croissants, Sweet Chilli Chicken or Mediterranean Wraps, full range of fresh or toasted,  sandwiches and focaccias, muffins cakes and much more. Delicious Lavazza coffee and drinks of all sorts.

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

From 2.30pm Sunday August 19th

$30 per person (alcohol extra), children under 12 $22.50

Gluten free options available if notified at time of booking



Don’t worry about a present this Father’s Day just treat Dad to our special GUY TEA at the Riverdeck. Designed especially for Dad’s this great lunch/afternoon tea will delight the whole family. Available from 12.30pm with bookings a must, get the whole gang together and make Dad’s Day!






Autumn and Winter Trading Hours:

We are now open Everyday 8am to 5pm, with last kitchen orders taken at 4.00pm Monday – Friday and 4.30pm on the weekend.

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