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The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL

) #7 of 68 Restaurants in Ballina $$ - $$$ , ,
Ballina RSL | 240 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 2544
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Ballina RSL | 240 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have had two meals over a two day visit. The first one was a seafood basket. Very nice however, the bowls are awkward to eat from. The salad lacked flavour with large chunks of lettuce and little anything else.The second meal was the Ballinese...More

Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across the RSL by luck as we were just passing through on our way south. I was surprised by the size and popularity, there is just so much room. We ate in the bistro and were genuinely surprised by the quality of the food...More

Thank KLG62
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello KLG62, Thank you for your wonderful comments. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience of our club recently. Please stop in again. Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally located, we used the facilities of the Ballina RSL quite frequently during our 2 day stay. From Breakfast, to Dinner, making use of the TAB and the Gaming room, we would happily recommend all of the Club's facilities.

Thank Yvonne W
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Yvonne, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our club. We really appreciate all your comments. Please visit again when in Ballina. Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had the Fisherman's Basket with salad. The salad is a (SMALL...!)l bowl of alfalfa with a few pieces of garden vegetables. The Basket was served with crumbed/battered seafood on top of a bed of chips, in a 'basket' that makes it nearly impossible...More

Thank SpacelordMM
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello SpacelordMM, Thank you for your comments, they are appreciated and will be passed on to the relevant department. Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On way back to Sunshine Coast..Ballina RSL is choice! Even though we were a little late ..Chef prepared bruchetta and middle eastern lamb salad to order...beautiful. .fresh..tasty..great value...fresh chilled juice. ..perfect..great view of river..friendly staff.More

Thank Heather M
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Heather, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us recently and that your meals were perfect. We appreciate you taking the time to review our club and hope you will stop in again when in Ballina. Staff & Management Ballina RSL...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location overlooking river. Good variety on menu with food properly cooked (inc the steak), ready quickly and well presented.

Thank vicsqr
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello vicsqr, Thank you for your great comments, they are appreciated. We hope you visit again soon. Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner on a Sunday night. They were reasonably busy but the meals came out in good time. We ordered specials and our meals were very good. There are a number of options for GF. The staff in the club were very friendly and...More

Thank Ros R
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ros, Thank you for your great comments, they are appreciated. We hope you visit again soon. Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This RSL offers basic RSL fare - nice roast lunches, fish and chips, burgers etc. Its a great place to bring family - although no specific children's activities or area. The main feature is the beautiful views across the river and the up to date...More

Thank green-paddock
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello green-paddock, Thank you for taking the time to review our club. Your comments are most welcome. We hope you continue to enjoy our venue with your family. Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great range of options on the menu. Food is very reasonably priced and service is fast. The dining room has a great view over looking the river.

Thank katelouise113
Ballina_RSL_Club, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk - Ballina RSL, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello katelouise113, Thanks for your great comments regarding your recent visit to our club. They are appreciated. Staff & Management Ballina RSL Club

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The level one cafe in the rsl has the worst service. I was told a wait time of 45 minutes ok I thought its mothers day. We waited one and hour hour for chips and sliders. Come on this is very bad

Thank Kathy H
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Zac B
Dear Management of Ballina RSL, my apologies for addressing you as 'Mark' in my prior question to you. I am so keen to find out about your steak that I slipped up. Anticipating your response, as I have always enjoyed your club until I recently had a steak that was similar in every way to three I've had in the last year - one as a midnight to dawn meal in a cheap Sydney hotel, the other at a Gold Coast Theme Park, then more recently I tasted a relative's steak in his nursing home. They all tasted the same, looked the same, were the same size, had identical grill colouring and the same strange texture. I'm assuming I'm correct because you did not respond to my complaint about the issue when I posted my comments - strange, because you've responded to everyone else. I guess you don't want to admit you are using these pre-fab cheap steaks found in nursing homes!!!, but people with allergies need to know this, as no-one would ever suspect your sneakiness. Awaiting the answer. Thank you.
9 September 2015|
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Response from Ballina_RSL_Club | Property representative |
Hello Zac B, I am very happy to answer all your questions and response to your review of our establishment. First of all sorry for the late reply to your review but I personally wanted to respond to your review as I am... More
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Zac B
Hello Mark, please advise - are your steaks cooked on the premises, or are they purchased by you pre-cooked (or even par-cooked) from a factory outlet and simply re-heated or finished off by your staff? If you do indeed purchase them not as fresh meat, please advise of any flavour additives or salt additives. We eagerly await your response. Thank you.
9 September 2015|
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Response from Ballina_RSL_Club | Property representative |
Hello, I hope that the response given to your following question, answers your inquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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