Historic hotels full of folk lore and history coupled with modern riverfront watering holes and after dark venues are a welcome surprise to visitors to the region.
Established in 1897 The Renmark Hotel still operates as a community hotel and has many a story to tell. From famous guests to colourful accounts of Harry "Breaker" Morant riding his horse into the bar. Clubs can be found in most Riverland towns and are part of the regions culture offering value for money meal options and an opportunity to mingle with the friendly locals.
If you are a lover of authentic Greek cuisine then Eleni's at Mallee Estates Winery should be included on your itinerary. The award winning Mallee Estates Cellar Door recently expanded to a Greek restaurant on the main thoroughfare in Renmark, using authentic recipes from the owner Jim Markeas’ mother, Eleni. Jim Markeas, who was named 2015 Riverland Winemaker of the Year at the prestigious International Wine Competition in New York, have aimed to reflect the brand’s history, where Eleni and Peter Markeas were among a wave of Greek immigrants to settle in the region, establishing their vineyard with shiraz grapes in 1969.
Get your full Italian fix at Cucina 837 at Salena Estate Wines. Serving up freshly made pasta and wood oven pizzas alongside traditional antipasto platters as well as the large selection of wine in their repertoire.
Located four kilometres from the town of Berri, and set in twenty four acres of bushland with its own quandong plantation, the Mallee Fowl Restaurant has become a ‘must visit’ destination for locals and tourists alike. With it’s fascinating collection of eclectic Australiana paraphernalia it has earned the title of best themed restaurant in Australia. Chef Caryl serves fine Aussie and European cuisine, complimented by an excellent range of wines.
The Renmark Club offers four exclusive dining areas, and can cater for up to 710 guests, providing a wide range of catering, from casual Bistro to formal restaurant for dinner parties. Diners may relax inside or on the outdoor decking, enjoying a coffee and cake or their favourite drink.The Cafe A-La-Carte Menu has starters, traditional favourites, and selection of Mains, with a fresh salad bar and light lunch options.
Established in 1908 the historic Loxton Hotel is proudly owned by the Loxton community, channelling profits back into local charities, projects and events. The magnificent and massive hotel building has been extensively renovated, ensuring a seamless blend of new modern facilities and heritage areas.