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The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL

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Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Ballina RSL | 240 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 2544
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 23:00
Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have recently launched a new menu which doesnt quite hit the mark relying more on quantity on the plate rather than quality. For the quality the price is on the high side and for a plated meal off the menu you will spend $20- $35. As usual very difficult to get a table with the tables jammed so close... More 

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Thank Tannumgirl
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three times I've been in this year, and the orders have been wrong or just plain terrible. I'm a vegan and severely lactose intolerant. The first time, I ordered a soy latte, and ended up getting something resembling a cappuccino, absolutely covered in dairy chocolate, and the milk was dairy-milk. I asked the staff what they'd used and given me... More 

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Thank Katie W
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for weddings overlooking river at sunset. Food was amazing .Plenty of room for band and dance floor. Undercover parking. Close to motels.

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Thank kaz658
Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed at the menu in this venue. Everyone likes different things and it may be alright for some but we nearly walked out when we saw the choices on the menu. The food we had was good though but we did not go back during our stay.

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Thank dyfpol
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we didn't even realize it was lunch time. We had so much fun at the market. Some of our groups said "let's go home". Some said "let's have lunch". So we did. Right across the road, and upstairs. It was very big, lots of seating, enough to get lost in fact. The food was simple, but good and fresh.... More 

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Thank Pete B
Ballina, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing night of great local food prepared and served beautifully. It worked well in the auditorium with a full house enjoying the beautiful views of the river.The staff were all friendly and attentive. Robert Moir -from Northern Rivers Seafood was an interesting guest.We all enjoyed hearing about a well respected and known local business. The two guest... More 

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Thank jennybell2013
Ballina, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food quality is excellent and the view on the river very nice. Good Value, Fresh Food, Open kitchen good size servings. The Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Scott U
Paris, France
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disppointing . I stayed in a motel opposite so it was convenient . It was expensive for the quality of food - you can get a better meal in other places nearby . I had oysters kilpartrichk - they has been sitting around for a long time The atmosphere is depressing

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Thank francoise623
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this review

Hello francoise623, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your recent experience at our club. We do try to cater for a variety of people and strive to provide a high quality of product and customer service. Unfortunately we were not able to do this for you and I am again sorry for that. Hopefully if you have the... More 

Tweed Heads, Australia
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233 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our first visit to the Ballina RSL was for a late night snack. Some renovations were being undertaken, so some of the club was off limits. We enjoyed a coffee and desert and it was probably one of the best we've had at a club, especially late at night. The boardwalk has great views of the river and the passing... More 

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Thank Kim D
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this review

Hello Kim, It was really nice reading all your great comments regarding your recent visit to our club. Fantastic to hear that you especially enjoyed your coffees and dessert. We hope you visit again soon. Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent chef-standard meals at reasonable prices, particularly roast of the day. Breathtaking views of the river and passing boats. Very clean and modern facilities, friendly professional staff. Highly recommended.

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Thank David D
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for your great comments. It's always fantastic to hear that we have been able to provide a very enjoyable and pleasing experience for those who chose to visit the club. Very much appreciated Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$36
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballina RSL | 240 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 2544
Description
Stylish and chic.... inviting, relaxing and comfortable.... fabulous waterfront location … it’s a combination restaurant, brasserie and bistro … all rolled into one … there’s such a vast selection of culinary treats … from gourmet cuisine to wholesome and hearty family favourites … and so much that’s fresh, delicious and affordable!Our 3-time ‘Chef’s Table’ gold medal winners bring you a whole new dining experience … and the emphasis is on quality … quality seafood, salads, pastas, steaks, and kids meals … and we really do have ‘the works’!The menu includes a whole new range of snacks (simple or gourmet) that are also available around the clock from the River Café … and you can enjoy these snacks in any of our comfortable lounge areas … so, whether you’ve settled in to watch the big-screen action in the sports lounge … you’re meeting a business client … or simply enjoying some sunset drinks with friends … we’ve got something scrumptious for you

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