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The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL

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Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Ballina RSL | 240 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 2544
08:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 08:00 - 23:00
Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time that we have been here for lunch. Meal was nice but overpriced when compared with other clubs that offer a similar fare. Have to admit that the view is hard to beat. Will dine at other places in this area from now on.

Thank Tony v
Pottsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch here a few months ago was ok but nothing to write home about. We decided to give it another go as were down that way once again bit dissapointing, I ordered the salmon special which consisted of grilled salmon, potato gratin and roasted vegetables but what arrived was barramundi (I think?) Not sure what type of... More 

Thank Denise D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go and enjoy yourself. The gentleman at the door was very dry and not warm considering we were from interstate. Food was good. Schitzel was a bit dry and chips undercooked. Lovely location with a great view. Bar staff were lovely. We would however return and if we were in Ballina.

Thank Kstar123
Hobart, Australia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Ballina RSL provided a fair quality meal at a reasonable price. When we visit an RSL, we expect a reliable meal in both quality and service and the Ballina RSL certainly delivered this. The location is an added bonus.

Thank Rick R
Maleny, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular with locals and visitors, conveniently situated with plenty of parking and next to Richmond River

Thank Wayne S
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a TBone steak but my order came out with rump steak. The meal was cooked nicely but not anything out of the ordinary. Steak was tender even though it was the wrong order. The girl that took my order was distracted and would have rather been somewhere else. This was my first point of contact with this restaurant... More 

Thank DianeNSW
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK so I went with not much expectations for the meal but I feel it was such a good experience I would share it for your benefit. The view - amazing - Great place in all weather conditions - and the menu caters for everyone - vegan - gluten free - young - your nan of course - but what... More 

Thank Bec2481
Lismore, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in for an easy breakfast and ordered two bacon and egg rolls and two coffees (to be served together) at the counter. After twenty minutes the coffee arrived but no breakfast. About ten minutes later two bacon and eggs rolls were visible at the servery but they went to another couple who sent them back soon after because... More 

Thank Michael H
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always eat here at least once when I'm in Ballina. The menu has all the basics that you would expect in a club restaurant. There is a "chef's specials" board and occasionally I have had meals from it which have been outstanding (e.g. roast venison). They are consistently good. The main attraction is that you can get a good... More 

Thank brucemaree
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and fun. In middle of renos though. Dinner was good. Entertsinment was good. Short stay.nothing else to add csuse only had dinner

Thank Lisa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$36
Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?