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The Point

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2 Martin St | Underneath the Ramada, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
66181188
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went here hoping to get an after dinner drink overlooking the river. It was 9 pm on a friday and we were quite bluntly told that the bar closed at 9!!!!!.......on a friday???? Unbelievable!!!! After expressing our frustration to the hotel reception we were told that it was a frequent complaint.

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Thank chris C
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Ramada and had breakfast here. Very relaxed and roomy dining area that opens outdoors to enjoy the ambience of the river . The food was excellent as was the service. This would also be a lovely place for afternoon drinks, lunch and dinner. Good range of meals on offer and good prices. I would definitely recommend... More 

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caloundra
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated near the river in the Ramada complex,among other restaurants,this quite large is great for casual dining..there is a pretty good wine list,the wait staff are friendly & capable,the prices are realistic & the food was beaut..Those at our table enjoyed the calamari dish,the Thai salad,chicken wings & a chicken burger...all delicious & well presented..You can eat indoors or outside...Parking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oysters with the ponzu dressing are just the best! I also like the local roasted chicken. Staff are great and there are tables that flow onto the sidewalk by the river. It is both romantic but can be businesslike as well.

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Thank kimberley_kowboy
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked into this restaurant to celebrates the wife's birthday. We had an amazing dinner of Mushroom Risotto, oysters, and lamb rump accompanied by a nice bottle of Pinot Noir. Also had a coffee to top off the night. Staff were friendly friendly and professional, and the view at sunset was stunning.

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Thank Neale P
Ballina, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Ballina and love having morning tea out on my days off work. I try and support all my local businesses so we thought we would try the Point for our pre shopping coffee fix. Upon our arrival at 10.30 we were told we could only sit in the bar area as they were about to set up... More 

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Thank KellyanneJake
Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was efficient and friendly, food choices good l had chicken was quite yum my favourite part was the pumpkin made the dish, l was to full for dessert. Beautiful as the sun was setting. Had breakfast there also and was delighted to see a doplin swim past and a pelican visit lovel way to start a busy day.

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Thank AussieCGS
Sydney, Australia
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210 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends there for dinner. Booked in advance best option. The food, drinks, service were all great and river views added to the ambience. Noise level good to you could hear the conversation at your table.

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Thank Europahol
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch menu is reasonably priced & delicious. Dinner with a wonderful view, great food & lovely wine.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap but always great service, lovely food (catering for special diets), also a great selection of wines to suit all palates. Indoor and alfresco by the Richmond River. A lovely way to watch the passing fishing boats, pelicans and the changing tides.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Martin St | Underneath the Ramada, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: 66181188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?