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Ettalong Diggers, Ettalong Beach, AU-NSW

Ettalong Diggers

4.2
4.2
220 Reviews
$40 and under
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 Bistro 51.

While you dine at Bistro 51, the kids can enjoy our Starfish Kids Play Zone which features an enclosed play area for younger children plus arcade games.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4343 0111

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Fayers

  • Catering

    Birthday parties.<br />Engagement parties.<br />Weddings.<br />Christenings.<br />Social club events.<br />Anniversaries.<br />Presentation nights.<br />Christmas parties.<br />School formals.<br />Conferences.<br />Company functions.<br />Corporate meetings.

  • Private party contact

    Vanessa Harvey: (02) 4343 0176

  • Area

    Ettalong Beach

  • Parking Details

    The club has a large basement and on-grade car park on site.

  • Public Transit

    Ocean View Rd at Broken Bay Rd<br />Stop ID: 2257145

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Handmade Garlic Bread*

    • Member$6.50
    • Non Member$7.70
  • Coffin Bay Pacific Oysters

    • Member$4.00
    • Non Member$4.40
  • Seafood Tasting Plate

    Coffin Bay oysters, green lip mussels, smoked salmon, cooked prawns, cocktail sauce

    • Member$25.00
    • Non Member$27.80
  • House Bruschetta*

    Ask for today's selection

    • Member$12.50
    • Non Member$13.90
  • Soup of the Day

    Ask for today's selection, ciabatta roll

    • Member$13.50
    • Non Member$15.00
  • Prawn Potsticker Dumplings

    Ponzu dipping sauce

    • Member$15.00
    • Non Member$16.70
  • Little Creek Cheese Platter (for 2)*

    Local award-winning cheeses gin cheddar, sapphire blue, goats cheese, crackers, fruit, chutney

    • Member$38.00
    • Non Member$42.20
  • Smokey Cauliflower and Black Bean Bowl

    Red capsicum, cabbage, brown rice, avocado, onion, chimichurri

    • Member$22.00
    • Non Member$24.40

Pans

  • Roast Duck and Ginger Ravioli

    Cherry tomato and red wine ragu

    • Member$26.00
    • Non Member$28.90
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto**

    Rocket, parmesan

    • Member$24.00
    • Non Member$26.60
  • Butter Chicken Curry

    Scented rice, mango chutney, poppadums

    • Member$26.00
    • Non Member$28.90
  • Chicken Parmigiana

    Hand crumbed chicken breast, napolitana, mozzarella, choice of chips and salad or mash and vegetables, choice of sauce

    • Member$22.00
    • Non Member$24.40

Ovens

  • Beef and Black Bean Nachos

    Corn chips, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, mozzarella

    • Member$16.50
    • Non Member$18.30
  • Roast Chicken Supreme

    Roasted cauliflower puree, baby carrots, kale, potato and fennel croquettes, jus

    • Member$25.00
    • Non Member$27.80
  • Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Short Ribs*

    Chargrilled corn cob, seasoned wedges

    • Member$32.00
    • Non Member$35.50
  • Tasmanian Salmon*

    Choice of chips and salad or mash and vegetables, herb hollandaise

    • Member$26.00
    • Non Member$28.90
  • Warm Winter Market Vegetable Salad**

    Feta, herbed olive oil

    • Member$21.00
    • Non Member$23.30
  • Roast of the Day^

    Potato, pumpkin, seasonal vegetables, gravy

    • Member$21.00
    • Non Member$23.30

Grill

  • 300g Australian Black Angus Scotch Fillet^

    Café de Paris butter, roasted vine cherry tomato, potato and leek rosti, jus

    • Member$42.00
    • Non Member$46.60
  • 250g Porterhouse Steak^

    Choice of chips and salad or mash and vegetables, choice of sauce

    • Member$28.50
    • Non Member$31.60
  • Little Miss Piggy Burger*

    Pork belly, bacon, pineapple, lettuce, smokey tomato relish, chips

    • Member$22.00
    • Non Member$24.40
  • Roasted Carrot Kale Chickpea Burger*

    Kachumber salad, green chutney, sweet potato wedges

    • Member$21.00
    • Non Member$23.30

Fryer

  • Fried Local Whole Snapper

    Salt and pepper seasoned snapper, tamarind chilli jam, coconut rice

    • Member$30.00
    • Non Member$33.30
  • Parmesan and Herb Crumbed Lamb Cutlets

    Choice of chips and salad or mash and vegetables, choice of sauce

    • Member$28.00
    • Non Member$31.10
  • Beer Battered Barramundi

    Chips, salad, tartare

    • Member$25.00
    • Non Member$27.80
  • Szechuan Squid

    Chips, salad, aioli

    • Member$25.00
    • Non Member$27.80
  • Chicken Schnitzel

    Hand crumbed chicken breast, choice of chips and salad or mash and vegetables, choice of sauce

    • Member$20.00
    • Non Member$22.20

Sides

  • Potato Wedges

    Sour cream, sweet chilli sauce

    • Member$10.00
    • Non Member$11.10
  • Sweet Potato Wedges

    Ranch dressing

    • Member$10.00
    • Non Member$11.10
  • Chips

    • Member$8.00
    • Non Member$8.90
  • Steamed Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

    • Member$8.00
    • Non Member$8.90
  • Roasted Chat Potatoes

    • Member$6.00
    • Non Member$6.60
  • Sauces

    Gravy, pepper, mushroom, hollandaise, aioli

    • Member$2.00
    • Non Member$2.20

Kids

12 & under includes ice cream dessert

  • Grilled Chicken Breast

    Choice of chips, chats or steamed vegetables

    • Member$14.00
    • Non Member$15.60
  • Chicken Nuggets

    Choice of chips, chats or steamed vegetables

    • Member$10.00
    • Non Member$11.10
  • Battered Fish

    choice of chips, chats or steamed vegetables

    • Member$10.00
    • Non Member$11.10
  • Cheeseburger

    choice of chips, chats or steamed vegetables

    • Member$10.00
    • Non Member$11.10
  • Penne Pasta

    Napolitana sauce, mozzarella cheese

    • Member$10.00
    • Non Member$11.10

Featured Items

  • Sunday - Roast Night

    • Member$12.00
    • Non Member$13.50
  • Monday - Burger Night

    20% off burgers

    • Tuesday - Pizza Night

      • Member$16.00
      • Non Member$17.80
    • Wednesday - Parmigiana Night

      • Member$16.00
      • Non Member$17.80

    Thursday - Steak Night

    • 300g Rump or 250g Porterhouse

      plus free drink (conditons apply)

      • Member$20.00
      • Non Member$22.20

    Last updated: 2 February 2022

    What 220 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

    4.2
    4.2 based on recent ratings
    • 4Food
    • 4.4Service
    • 4.1Ambience
    • 4Value

    NoiseModerate

    Loved For

    • New South Wales

      Lunch

    • Central Coast

      Most Booked

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    1. R

      Rebecca

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 8 May 2022

      overall4food2service3ambience3

      Ordered rare steak. Came out medium to well. No point taking it back unless one person wants to eat alone. Pork for roast was cold.

    2. PF

      PeterF

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined on 7 May 2022

      overall2food2service4ambience2

      The roast of the day tasted and looked like it was left over from lunch. The heirloom tomato salad with smoked salmon had a nice amount of salmon and was presented very well, but the tomatoes did not all look like or taste like they were all heirloom tomatoes.

    3. TH

      TimH

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined on 7 May 2022

      overall2food2service3ambience4

      Servings were quite small and quality wasn’t as good as expected

    4. SC

      SharonC

      New South Wales

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on 29 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Always a good meal, great customer service. Good coffee & cake options too.

    5. N

      Narden

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 27 April 2022

      overall4food5service5ambience4

      We were celebrating a 70th Birthday and attending the lucky Birthday Monthly Drawer. Whilst we unlucky in the Drawer the two Seniors Meals were very good.

    6. LF

      LisaF

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 24 April 2022

      overall4food4service3ambience4

      Nice live music outside and a great play space inside for kids.

    7. AM

      AMcL

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 19 April 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      When in Ettalong, eat at the Diggers. Or maybe twice…. Good selection of beer and food.

    8. LV

      LindaV

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 17 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We booked our table was ready when we arrived. The staff were frinedly and very helpful. the food was great

    9. DT

      DavidT

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 16 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Seafood sampler plate at dinner was great . Steak was good with selection of fresh veggies. Value fir money.

    10. JM

      JoanneM

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 14 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great food, service, friendliness, atmosphere, price and close to home!

    11. C

      Carol

      New South Wales

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 7 April 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      On every occasion I have visited Diggers the staff have been friendly and helpful Food is always good Usually a pleasant experience

    12. KM

      KeriM

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 27 March 2022

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Dined outside on terrace. Perfect view. Staff very friendly. Food was hot and didn’t have to wait overly long. Very happy with meal but do think the menu is overpriced for a club meal

    13. TS

      TinderaS

      Sydney

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 12 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We were very happy with our meals, food all come out in time Excellent service Thank you

    14. LI

      LINDSAYA

      New South Wales

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 6 March 2022

      overall4food3service4ambience4

      Easy to book, Good service, good food and good atmosphere

    15. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New South Wales

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 4 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience3

      Meals were average, service very friendly.

    16. RR

      RaeR

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 23 February 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Always happy with Diggers at Ettalong Beach. We all enjoyed our meals. We sat outside on the covered deck. Very enjoyable.

    17. DM

      DeborahM

      Sydney

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 23 February 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience3

      As always, the staff are professional and friendly. The meals are always served hot and quickly even when the restaurant is very busy. You are always met with a smile and a clean table when seated.

    18. LM

      LouiseM

      New South Wales

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 18 February 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Excellent staff, greeting and seating . Going to the bar easy Queue to order food very long. Bistro staff slow

    19. SR

      SusanR

      Sydney

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 10 February 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Really great food, we went on steak night and I was expecting a small meal, as most restaurants do when they have specials night but we had a lot of food, great value.

    20. PH

      PegH

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 8 February 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      A really good venue to catch up with friends because you could talk to each other. Not crowded.Plenty of great food choices and good value.

    21. JV

      JaneV

      New South Wales

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on 5 February 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great atmosphere, food was delicious, the duck and ginger ravioli was a winner, as was the Zucchini risotto and salt and pepper squid. Added bonus of live singers made the night complete.

    22. SC

      SharonC

      New South Wales

      5 reviews

      4.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on 31 January 2022

      overall4food5service4ambience5

      Always a good meal, great specials & the kids meals are great value

    23. K

      Kat68

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 29 January 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great meal great portions, staff fabulous, Highly recommended

    24. DB

      DeniseB

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 23 January 2022

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Only complaint is couldnt talk at table over noise of microphone. Seating comfortable and service good.

    25. M

      Mark

      1 review

      1.0

      1 review

      Dined on 22 January 2022

      overall1food1service1ambience3

      Unfortunately received three dead cold dinners, I think they may have forgotten to serve after cooking the food, or staff unavailable, the steaks were also tough and difficult to chew.

    26. DB

      DonnaB

      New South Wales

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 22 January 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Always great friendly service from being seated, placing order to meal arriving at the Table. The Battered Barramundi with Salad & Chips was a generous serving, fresh & crisp

    27. GP

      GeoffreyP

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 21 January 2022

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Very pleasant environment. Food quality was first rate. Friendly efficient service.

    28. TD

      TinaD

      Calgary

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 16 January 2022

      overall4food5service4ambience3

      We enjoyed a great meal - ticks for the roast meal and Tassie salmon. I appreciated that my special request for specific seating was catered for.

    29. CK

      CathieK

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 13 January 2022

      overall4food4service3ambience4

      My friends and i enjoy breakfast at the club as there is harfly anyone around at the time we meet there

    30. DM

      DeborahM

      Sydney

      3 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on 12 January 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience3

      The service as always friendly and professional. The food always hot and fresh, and the dining area very clean. You would have to travel a long way to get better value for money. Perfect food and the staff are dedicated to delivering great service.

    31. MT

      MikeT

      New South Wales

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 7 January 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      In the main area, preferably a window seat or outside when weather is fine

    32. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 28 December 2021

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Had a great meal, friendly staff.

    33. C

      Carol

      New South Wales

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 27 December 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The menu at Diggers is quite extensive and always well presented I had the Parmesan crusted lamb cutlets with vegetables which was superb I do always enjoy my meal here ..

    34. RG

      RayG

      Sydney

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 14 December 2021

      overall5food4service4ambience5

      We dined on the Terrace. The weather was beautiful

    35. K

      Kirstyl

      Sydney

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined on 6 December 2021

      overall2food1service3ambience2

      Food was extremely over cooked and as hard as a rock paying 22 for a meal and not being able to eat it was very unsatisfying

    36. DM

      DavinaM

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 2 December 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Delicious food and great service! Will definitely be back!

    37. CB

      ColB

      New South Wales

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 28 November 2021

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      There was plenty of room with comfortable seating for large groups. The food was really good and reasonably priced. I didn't realize they have live entertainment on Sunday afternoons, but if you are into that sort of thing then it would quite pleasant, however we had to move to the outside dining area to enable a good conversation as some in our party were hard of hearing.

    38. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 25 November 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Very friendly staff

    39. DM

      DallisM

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on 20 November 2021

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      All in all nice family place to attend kids mainly quite service as great clean fresh like every thing is new again would recommend lunch anytime

    40. SP

      SandraP

      Sydney

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 17 November 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Brilliant, love going to the Diggers, great food, good daily specials, good menu, friendly service. You have the choice of outside of inside, and it’s lovely and quiet, highly recommended.

    Safety precautions

    • Cleaning & sanitising

      • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
      • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
      • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
      • Contactless payment available
    • Physical distancing

      • Limited number of seated diners
      • Distancing maintained in common areas
      • Extra space between tables
    • Screening

      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

    FAQs

    Ettalong Diggers is rated 4.2 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

    Make a reservation

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    Booked 3 times today
    Google Map for Ettalong Diggers

    51-52 The Esplanade Ettalong Beach, AU-NSW 2257

    Additional information

    • Area

      Ettalong Beach

    • Hours of Operation

      Breakfast
      Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am
      Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
      Lunch
      Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
      Dinner
      Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
      Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

    • Cuisines

      Bistro, Modern Australian

    • Dining style

      Casual Dining

    • Dress Code

      Casual Dress

    • Parking Details

      The club has a large basement and on-grade car park on site.

    • Public Transit

      Ocean View Rd at Broken Bay Rd
      Stop ID: 2257145

    • Payment Options

      MasterCard, Visa

    • Executive Chef

      Matt Fayers

    • Additional

      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

    • Phone number

      (02) 4343 0111

    • Catering

      Birthday parties.<br />Engagement parties.<br />Weddings.<br />Christenings.<br />Social club events.<br />Anniversaries.<br />Presentation nights.<br />Christmas parties.<br />School formals.<br />Conferences.<br />Company functions.<br />Corporate meetings.

    • Private party contact

      Vanessa Harvey: (02) 4343 0176

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