Bistro 51

3.9
16 reviews
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$40 and under
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Bistro
Top tags:
  • Child Friendly
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
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 16 People Are Saying
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3.7
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TM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

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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H
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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JO
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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s
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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PK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for fish and chips with fantastic views

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MC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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FM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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

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MC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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NP
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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JH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

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AS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Very average venue not worth the need for reservation

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P
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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AC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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MC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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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P
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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SP
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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