Romantic Getaways

Dining Options - during your stay at Riverview Rise Retreats
Perfect romantic getaways

Mannum is a small town nestled on the banks of the Murray River just one hour from Adelaide. As a tourist destination Mannum is not suffering from the typical 'Tourist overload' symptoms which can be seen in places like the Barossa Valley and Hahndorf. It therefore stands to reason that you will not find a vast selection of restaurants that you might expect in areas where tourism is highly developed. Tourism in Mannum is only now becoming the destination of discerning travelers who seek to sample a taste of local river culture, history and lifestyle. What Mannum has to offer is uniquely different from that which you will find elsewhere in the world. This is the birthplace of the Australian Paddle Steamers so the focus is fair and squarely on the river and her people.

Regarding cuisine, Mannum is a typical Australian county town offering traditional meals via the two hotels, the local Community Club and a Motel. We have a nice Coffee shop and a couple of take-away's for those impromptu meals we all have occasionally.

Dining in Mannum
You have a number of wonderful choices for dining when you stay at Riverview Rise Retreats
Photo © 2010 Brian Kowald

Riverview Rise Retreats raises the bar in quality with our own range of Dining Options:

Please Note:
Some ingredients may change subject to seasonal availability

Feel free to Bring You Own favourite wine and other alcoholic drinks. We do not impose any corkage fee.

Continental Platter

  • A variety of choice cold continental meats & preserves
  • Selection of fine cheeses & dips
  • Dried crackers
  • Nuts, olives & fresh fruit of the season

Total Price AUD $65.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email


BBQ Platter

Your BBQ Platter for Two includes :

  • Master-cut Scotch fillet
  • Gourmet sausages
  • Zesty Lemon Pepper chicken
  • Tossed salad
  • Pasta salad

    Complimented with a range of BBQ condiments

***If you are Vegetarian, please talk to Wink for alternative menu***

Total Price AUD $75.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email


Chef's Platters of choice

A table covered in platters with Chef's selection of:

  • Homemade dips
  • Riverview Rise own picked olives & lavosh crisps
  • Bite sized smoked salmon & herb friache rolls
  • Marinated chicken swanettes
  • Roast vegetable salad topped with crumbed feta & drizzled with balsamic & honey vinaigrette
  • Chocolate dipped fresh strawberries & local dried fruits
  • Honey roasted & salted mixed nuts
  • Fine Australian cheese and crackers

Total Price AUD $195.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email


For that Lazy night in - Three Course Series of Platters for two

Starters - Your choice of:

  • One Dozen Oysters of Choice either Kilpatrick or natural
  • Traditional Bruchettina
    Topped with pan fried tomatoes, sweet onion & garlic in Riverview Rise Retreats home grown extra virgin olive oil. Topped with fresh finely grated parmesan and garnished with fresh basil.

Grazing Platter - a selection of our Chef's specialties:

  • Marinated Chicken Swanetts
    Smoked Salmon & Herb crème friache rolls
    Roast Vegetable tarts scattered with crumbled feta
    Moist Chicken strips in a Belgium whole mustard grain cream sauce on a bed of Couscous

Petit four Plate - selected bite size delicacies:

  • Black Cherries in Port wine jelly
    Tiramisu Cups
    Caramel tartlets topped with slithered Almonds
    Shortbread Stacks
    Fresh Chocolate dipped Strawberries
  • Complementary bottle of sparkling Catalina Ridge

Total Price AUD $225.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email


Degustation 5 Course Tasting Platter

  • Course 1: Roast butternut pumpkin, coriander & cumin dip with lavosh crisps
  • Course 2: Teriyaki chicken roll with wasabi and soy
  • Course 3: Smoked salmon with fresh avocado & roma tomatoes salsa cup with basil & cashew pesto
  • Course 4: Vegetarian antipasto tartlet with crumbed feta & balsamic honey reduction
  • Course 5: Jeweled berry, hibiscus flower & raspberry jelly

Total Price AUD $195.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email


Seafood & Sorbet Sensation - Table of Platters

A table covered in platters of:

  • Whole cooked prawns
  • Marinated squid salad
  • Prawn cocktail & Marie Rose sauce
  • Bite-sized salmon & herb friache rolls
  • Fresh oysters accompanied with fresh crusty bread
  • Bottle of fine sparkling wine
  • 2 tubs of fruity sorbet
    Mango & passion fruit seduction with strawberry and raspberry explosion

Total Price AUD $225.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email

To Order – call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email


Your own in-house Chef for a romantic fine dining experience to celebrate that special occasion - SUMMER MENU

This can only be described as a truly memorable occasion. It's all about total indulgence, a chance for you to really spoil your partner.

At your requested time, your Chef arrives at your Retreat having pre-prepared the ingredients from your chosen menu and creates a culinary sensation before your eyes. The activity is a social, friendly experience that gives you the perfect opportunity to interact with the Chef and each other. Finally your Chef serves your favourite dessert and parts company leaving you to enjoy the rest of your evening together in absolute 5 Star comfort of home. Life is what you make it but this evening we help to make it a little different, out of the ordinary and dedicated just to the two of you.

Total Price AUD $425.00 | To Order - call Wink on 0400 310 380 or send email

For a Printer friendly copy of the Menu please click on the Menu button below:

Menu at Riverview Rise Retreats

If you are vegetarian or have any specific dietary requirements, simply call Wink on 0400 310 380 for a personalized menu.


Degustation Platter

Photo © 2007 Brian Kowald


Petite Profiteroles

tin bird
Photo © 2007 Brian Kowald

Please order 48 hours before your intended arrival.

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