Ettalong Diggers

3.5
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34 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Bistro
For classic bistro-style dining with something for everyone, this is the place! Juicy steaks from the grill, schnitzels, succulent fresh seafood, pasta, salads and kids’ meals….with beautiful views to match.

Choose to dine on the sun-drenched Tallow Beach Terrace or Riley’s Brasserie.

While you dine in Riley’s, the kids can enjoy our Starfish Kids Play Zone which features an enclosed play area for younger children plus arcade games and our fabulous iPad Kiosk (with free wifi).

At Rocky Point Cafe you can enjoy homemade snacks and light meals any time of day, every day.
What 34 people are saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.5
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3.6
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3.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of choice on the menu, with Senior specials great variety & value. They also have daily specials that offer a good selection also.

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and reasonable value. However, our reserved table was not available as someone had removed our reservation sign and took the table as theirs. The signs need to be more than a piece of paper put on a table.

Ettalong Diggers
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi I am sorry that your table was taken and that you lost your reserved seating. Unfortunately this is out of our control and does happen sometimes. We do create a floorplan with all our bookings on busy nights so we can ensure were all the reserved tables have been placed. We take your advise on board and will assess the matter to try and improve the way we put our reservations out.

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DianneN
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food prices are not competitive at all. For a club, it's very expensive and the menu is boring. I haven't been there in over a year and not much has changed except the price. Other patrons were also commenting. I am a local I live at Ettalong but will not go back in a hurry

Ettalong Diggers
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We take all feedback on board and try to better ourselves and the products we offer. Our Bistro 51 menu changed just before summer. Street food Kitchen is also a new dining outlet that launched in November. We are sorry to hear you will not be coming back.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great family vibe , friendly staff, menu variety and extremely clean venue

Ettalong Diggers
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, it is lovey to hear you had an enjoyable time dining at our club.

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KJS8
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great for kids! However the food was quite pricey.

Ettalong Diggers
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we take all feedback on board and work to better our dining areas where possible.

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Christie
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to eat and take the kids. We did a Christmas catch up with friends and booked a table near the play area. The food came out promptly and catered to gluten free. Overall it was a nice relaxing evening for all.

Ettalong Diggers
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased to hear you and your friends had a nice time here. Being a family friendly club this is great news to hear. Look forward in seeing you again.

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KirstyI
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was over cooked and cold will not be coming back anytime soon

Ettalong Diggers
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we take all feedback seriously and on board to improve and better ourselves. I apologize that your experience dining with us was not of the standard we pride ourselves by and I do wish that you will join us again in the future so we can show our improvements.

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RossPowterStarr
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointing "Christmas Trimmings" lunch with my family. The staff were nice but food not hot and vegetables undercooked. They could not supply dessert advertised as they had run out and it was only 12.30 - 1 p.m.
We will not be do ing there again.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was quite nice. I had the Christmas dinner, the roast vegetables were lovely, the turkey appeared to be slices that you would purchase from the deli, but still good. My friend stated that her salmon was over cooked.

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EnidM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food very expensive for an average meal. Very noisy too

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Booked my table online only to arrive and find there was no table with my name on it. What's the point of having online booking if no one bothers to check it

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I booked a balcony table and found that we were given a table inside

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely family dinner at Diggers. With 3 children in the family, the indoor playground and kids meals made it a pleasant experience. Only criticism is the limited wine list.

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Betty1224
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the food the barramundi was delicious my friend had the steak and he enjoyed it as well

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had booked a terrace table but when we arrived we had been given an indoor table. On checking our booking they were very apologetic that an error had been made and as it was Easter Sunday there were no more outdoor tables available. However they opened up their conference / party room just fir us. The view was not as good but very quiet and we were happy with wgpgat they did for us
Would certainly book again

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JohnL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bistro 51 is always pretty good value. They have a very good kitchen and really switched on staff as they processed our food order which was 18 different dishes for our party of 15 people in approx 10-12 minutes. That would be regarded as 1st rate even for a 5 star restaurant.
And most importantly the food is always of the highest quality.
I love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was awesome! We had two meals over the weekend and could not fault them.

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AshleighG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and the staff were amazing and very helpful.
Will be back

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TracyM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The tables are so old and sticky outside that we moved inside. Food was ok, but pricey for what you get. The downside is the lack of customer service. There were plenty of empty tables but none had been cleaned off. When I went and found someone and asked if someone could clean a table for us he acted like I’d asked him something unreasonable. Will try somewhere else next time

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Hales
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Being able to have the choice of Vegan options is rare - the food was devine good food and reasknable price at our local club was pretty special!

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JenO
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely time. We enjoyed the music- however it was a little too loud for our children. Food was yum

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sharons
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good view from outside area, plenty of things for kids to do . Food was really good in value and taste. Highly recommended if in the area to visit.

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PaulaK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for fish and chips with fantastic views

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good - portion sizes great. Shame they've moved the childrens' play area to an obscure corner though - it was more user-friendly where it was before.

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FM1959
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Upon arrival there was nobody to show us where our table was. The coffeeshop staff looked at an i pad and told us to go looking for it. I eventually found it.

Menu is ok but too dear for club-style food.

New decor is awful. Clashing loud patterns and the bench seats with walls closing off the room and outside views look terrible

Saturday night had heaps of screaming kids running around near playroom

Will try to go early in the week next time

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my sisters birthday. It was a fairly large group and we were well looked after. Really enjoyed the afternoon. Kids activities were appropriate for the age group. Reasonable prices. Plenty of parking and a great atmosphere. Worth the trip up from Sydney.

NP
NicoleP
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we had a great night and won $5 at the trivia night

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My reservation was not processed by venue staff, so going through OpenTable was a total waste of time.

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AllanS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very average venue not worth the need for reservation

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Press
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here a few times and would always highly recommend it for families especially with small children. Would be great if when booking you have the option of begin seated near the play area.

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AnnC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was mums 80th & she had a lovely lunch & day with family.

MC
MelanieC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husbands first meal was the wrong meal, that's ok though, sent it back. Only for his correct meal to come out not cooked! By this time everyone else had well and truly finished. So we asked for a refund and he went to maccas!

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Press
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We reserved a table and that was easy to find. Great food choice for everyone from adults to kids. Our friend has a food allergy and the kitchen staff were very accommodating and took the matter seriously. Very friendly staff and a fantastic place to take kids

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SharrynP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We love going to the Ettalong Diggers, Bistro 51. The food is pretty good, with decent serving sizes. Daily/weekly specials are great, but the regular menu prices are a bit over the top. $25 for Fish and Chips, as nice as it might be, is still just Fish and Chips. The Popcorn Chicken is a winner, with the kids and adults. I love the Sweet Potato fries, and Cauliflower/Zucchini fritters. You can't beat a good Chicken Schnitzel, or Roast of the day. The waterfront views are lovely, and there is often a musician playing away. Worth a visit.

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Ettalong Diggers is rated 3.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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