Best Places for Food in Berri

Thinking of heading to the Riverland for an SA Weekend Escape? Berri is just one of the many charming towns in the Riverland and if you are looking for relaxation, beautiful scenery, and good food, this could be just the place for you. The town is set on the banks of the stunning green riverfront with incredible wildlife, lots of activities, and fantastic cafes & restaurants serving up some of the best food in Berri.

Berri is widely known as Australia’s fruit bowl, producing some of the finest local produce due to its year-round sunshine and fertile soil. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this town is home to some excellent food. When it comes to where to eat during your Weekend Escape, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we have got you covered. Keep reading to discover the best places for food in Berri.


Sprouts Café

If you are looking for your morning coffee fix and a bite to eat, then Sprouts Cafe is the place to go. Located in the heart of Berri this quaint café offers a light breakfast menu including rolls, croissants, and banana bread. They also have a variety of tasty sweet treats available, which you can take away and save for later!

River Jacks Café

As the name suggests River Jacks Cafe is located right on the banks of the river and is a gorgeous spot for your morning breakfast. Take a seat on the sun-soaked deck and enjoy the spectacular views. River Jacks is passionate about using the region’s local ingredients and creating quality food. Their breakfast menu is available all day and offers a wide variety from pancakes to breakfast burgers.


The Berri Hotel

The Berri Hotel Bistro offers modern dining, a waterfront setting with alfresco seating and spectacular views over the Murray River. It is a picture-perfect place to rest and unwind with a spot of lunch and a cold refreshment. The extensive menu offers something for everyone and boasts excellent wine and food options. Try out one of their classic pub dishes or opt for the daily special and finish off with a tasty treat from their dessert selection.

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The Tavern – Big River Gold & Country Club

The Tavern

The Tavern at the Big River Golf and Country Club is another great place for food in Berri. Spend the morning enjoying a round of golf on the magnificent green, followed by a delicious lunch in the newly renovated tavern. The tavern has been beautifully decorated throughout in a contemporary style and offers indoor and outdoor dining options. The menu offers a selection of starters that are perfect for a light lunch or sharing, as well as a choice of burgers, salads, and main plates.


Cucina 837 at Salena

Cucina 837 at Salena is the place to go for authentic Italian food in Berri. The Restaurant is part of Salena Estate Wines and has been built on three generations of traditional Italian heritage. On the menu, you will find a selection of antipasto, pizza, and pasta. Cucina 837 uses the freshest local ingredients from the region in their dishes, regularly changing the menu to accommodate the most seasonal produce. The estate is located less than ten-minute’s drive from the centre of Berri and it is certainly worth the trip. Make sure you book in advance to enjoy an exceptional dining experience on your weekend escape.

Mallee Fowl Restaurant

The Mallee Fowl Restaurant is an absolute must-visit on your getaway to Berri. Voted the best- themed restaurant in Australia. At Mallee Fowl you will feel like you have stepped back in time, the quirky-style restaurant is filled with Aussie paraphernalia and resembles an early settlement dwelling. The restaurant is home to award-winning food in Berri, as winners of the Australian Good Food Guide award for 2022. The menu offers a range of mouth-watering choices, including Australian staples such as schnitzels, parmigiana, and grilled kangaroo. This is a unique dining experience not to be missed!

SA Escapes Top Hotel Pick

The Berri Hotel is a great base for your weekend away in the Riverland. Located in the heart of Berri on the banks of the river, this hotel offers contemporary and comfortable rooms with all the amenities needed for your stay. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and, as mentioned in this article, a fantastic waterfront bistro.

Berri hotel

Berri Hotel

For more information on things to do in Berri, check out our ultimate guide.