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The Point

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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2 Martin St | Underneath the Ramada, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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231 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great way to start the day, breakfast by the river watching dolphins playing in front of us. Menu is good but does miss some of the common essentials. A lot of common wants i.e. bacon, cooked tomatoes etc are extras at exorbitant prices. Most of the meal was well cooked and presented, the bacon however was cooked to... More 

Thank Kim D
Coolum Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we returned to the place that has become our favourite places for a coffee break in Ballina. Great coffee and tasty cakes all served by friendly staff (Eliza and Tina are especially awesome) in a very pleasant position by the river.

Thank Ric T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was decent, and the cocktail delicious. The service however was fairly slow and disjointed. Dinner for one took nearly two hours, and there were minor service hiccups throughout my visit.

Thank Tough_Job
Lismore, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited two hours, the food was cold ,the waiter was saying sorry often never again but waiter was nice and may by staff was down and it was fairly busy

Thank john m
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked into this place just after 6pm and saw that they had $10 cocktails between 6-7pm. But when I ordered one, the bar attendant rolled his eyes, groaned and said they were too fiddly to make. There was no one else at the bar, nor did anyone come while he made my drink. The drink itself was fine, but... More 

2 Thank ericah145
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dined with guest Saturday night. Views are fantastic. Service very attentive. Calamari entree was presented nicely, tasted fresh. Glazed pork main looked and tasted like it was marinated and BBQ'd. (not glazed). The meat looked dark rather than a nice light glaze. The fish special was disappointing. Whilst the fish itself was fine the squid and olive side let the... More 

1 Thank Gregory C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great breakie and lunch. But understaffed, but they did well and friendly. View is beautiful - saw Dolphins and turtle just near here.

Thank Andrew R
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying at the Ramada, and whilst we did not have dinner here (it looked too busy most nights we were there), we did have breakfast here which was lovely. Nice spot overlooking the water. Service friendly and efficient.

Thank Amanda M
Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went for morning tea on 26/12 and found the service slow and unprofessional. When my mother ventured to say something to the male waiter, he basically scolded her, telling her that they'd been very busy and the staff had worked long hours over Christmas (however, they were not busy at the time). As he walked away, he tapped the... More 

Thank rfraser2017
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were planing to have a diner there but we didn't stay after we were waiting 15min for menu (finally we got by our self) 30min for drinks (beer), coffee came earlier (?) they served tap water with one glass (we were in two) the second one never come. Unfriendly and really slowly staff.

Thank Aneta W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?