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Bowled Over Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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129 Charlotte St, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 5829
17:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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101 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Nice club by the river, has had some new extensions that don't look out of place. Airey interior. We only called in for a drink and served from friendly staff. Worth a look..

1 Thank 772darleo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Great place by the water..meals were great drinks were greatly priced...manager/bus driver was great and pointed out some must do things while in town and further into our journey..

Thank Shelley C
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The meal was great, large portion and came out fast. I had a parmy it was what a parmy should be I will be coming up here at Christmas with my family and will definitely eat here again.

Thank Glen J
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

On our recent visit to Cooktown for the races we had dinner on the first night prior to the Calcutta, all three meals were served promptly and politely and while when considering the large number of customers in for that night it was no mean feat. After a debacle at another restaurant in town we again found ourselves electing to... More 

Thank David R
Mission Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The servings are generous, food is well cooked our second visit to the town and the Bowls club for a meal and not our last. The price is high but that is common of all venues in Cooktown due to the remoteness of the town so in comparison to other restaurants it is similarly or better priced. The best thing... More 

Thank swincer
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Efficient service, especially when they are really busy, but the meals are quite expensive as the have to cover the cost of a massive shade sail for the bowling green

Thank Brad V
jane D, Owner at Bowled Over Bistro, responded to this review

Thank for your comments. However the kitchen is leased out from the bowls club and is not involved in renovations of the club. More 

forresters beach nsw
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Without doubt the best "club" food I have had. I had an entrée calamari, $16- i struggled to finish. Not served with chips but a fantastic salad of sun dried tomatoes, capers, marinated capsicum, parmesan cheese and olive oil dressing. The calamari was superb! Delicious! Never been to a club where people go out of the way to complement the... More 

Thank bgcox098
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Huge portions, amazing food. Quick service, knowledgeable on gluten free options, friendly chef, and a courtesy bus for pick ups and delivering back to your accommodation with fat tummies. Highly recommended.

Thank Mary-Anne P
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Dined with our children and grandchildren. Our meals were a good size, food was fresh and reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Arlene K
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We had 3 night time meals here - the food was so good we decided not to bother trying anywhere else. My husband had steak each night while I had the barramundi. Our meals were perfect on all 3 nights.

Thank Chris P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Charlotte St, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cooktown
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4069 5829
The Cooktown Bowls Club has new restaurant operators. Our large menu with nightly specials is sure to please everyone. Options for special dietary requirements. Open for lunch Wed to Fri and dinner 7 nights. Family friendly.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?