Ettalong Diggers

4.3
142 Reviews
$40 and under
Bistro
ANZAC TRADING HOURS
Please be advised this Anzac Day, Ettalong Diggers is holding all 3 Anzac day services at the club to honour our nations veterans. As such we will not be taking any bookings for lunch. All guests will be attended to as walk-ins. This will assist us to maintain a covid-safe event.
Please join us for lunch between 12pm-3pm at Bistro 51 and 12-pm-5pm at Street Food Kitchen.

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). Currently NOT available due to covid-19.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 142 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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alexw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome with kids great value always good food and kids love it

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Garry
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the result.we were greeted and seated professionally.shown how to use our vouchers to the maximum permitted.huge meals and freshly made.
Great staff to.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the special of the day, pork roast, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ambience of the club was great. And the staff from the time we entered the front door were friendly, efficient and courteous. We could not have asked for a better dining experience.
Many thanks,
Catherine

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ColleenG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is great with some tables overlooking the water. The staff were very efficient & polite, the good was great. It was overall a good experience.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The menu has not changed for ages need a bit more variety

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JennyD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were running late so booking had to be changed to later time. Staff very accommodating, friendly and welcoming. Food hot & delicious, served promptly.
Partner almost left his wallet & keys behind, but friendly staff spotted them and quickly recalled him to reclaim. Very pleasant evening, well presented and delicious meals of chicken schnitzel with chips & salad, plus prawn dumplings in coconut cream . Very yum!
Will be back for more soon.

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NadineM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was overpriced and not very nice. Of five meals we ordered only two were enjoyable. Won't be returning.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there for lunch and raffle. Meal and service good. Really enjoyed the entertainer. Hope he is regular.

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RogerH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Typical club food - the battered fish though was obviously out of a packet!

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KimN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ettalong Diggers is always a nice place to eat and the staff are amazingly friendly!

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BarbaraA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good quality with very polite staff and service.

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices and service was good

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JaneV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely, staff friendly and club is a safe place to eat

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Diner311
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just started eating our meal when a large group (approximately 15) arrived to the table next to us, all standing and talking loudly 1 to 2 feet from us, oblivious of us and of social distancing. The Covid Marshall came 15 minutes later and asked them to sit down. Unfortunately this spoilt our lunch with my elderly mother.

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PaulR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I often eat here when in Ettalong. It's a rather large dining area in the Diggers Club. The staff are friendly and the food is usually served reasonably promptly, and in sufficient quantity. It's a bit noisy sometimes and when they have a band playing or club announcements it can get WAY too loud to have a conversation. It's family friendly with an indoors children's playground and a few amusement and vending machines. They also have a covered outdoor eating area with beach views.

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rossb
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been going to diggers mainly for lunch , I find the lunch meals very good quality and price.

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andrewh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

dined monday 22 feb. We understand how club food works, as it is situated under the mantra, and is quite a large venue we were surprised at the poor standard of the food. there were some lovely staff ( the lady on the till and the young bar person male). it could and should have been so much better as we dined at "the box on the water" the night before and it was fantastic and a similar price

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RaymondN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The quality of the food was good but service was extremely poor

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Tiny
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nearly always happy with food choices and quality but staff need to lift their game. Maybe it's because of understaffing...most certainly don't seem interested in making patrons time enjoyable.. I'd recommend for food not for service

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GabF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great value tasty food, bar service was a tad slow could've done with an extra staff member. Overall very enjoyable.

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LeeD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a lovely day with great air conditioning and good food and drink.

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SusanK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great RSL type food and good value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful

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RaymondB
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

While it is an RSL the food offering is generous and of good quality and prices are very reasonable.

All 3 of us enjoyed the experience and would go back in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! We were there as a couple with no kids in the school holidays... so maybe a little bias when we say, kids running around screaming are annoying. Would recommend though for food and staff

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JoanR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

I ordered roast of the day the veggies were not cooked to my liking, undercooked potatoes and pumpkin, disappointed.
The tables and chairs were cleaned between each customer and all socially distanced so happy with that.
the games room was cleaned constantly, with signs to tell you which were ok to play.
lots of hand sanitisers available too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food!!

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JeanetteJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The prices (even for a visitor, not a member) were great. Will definitely visit again, it was lovely out on the balcony and there didn't seem to be a problem with social distancing. Would definitely recommend to friends. In fact going back up the coast again soon and will suggest it to friends I am meeting!! :-)

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Komp
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner on a Monday night - prepare to wait a while. Meals, including kids meals, took about 45 minutes to arrive.

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LyndaF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff and food. Great Covid precautions in place, with tables very well spaced out. Large serves of food, all freshly prepared.
Can’t wait to go back.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seating was well organised. Food was very good. definite value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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SueX
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly Staff, Food was good, very nice sitting outside although shame people are allowed to smoke in the outside area.

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franks
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ordered food for a table of 6 and it never arrived. The kitchen was then closed and we were offered no compensation.

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VictorE
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Some one needs to learn how to make Nachos, to much mint in salad, prawns were ok, garlic bread was good.

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mark
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently good food and service. It’s always noisy and too bright in there though and it’s all very open and vast

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HeatherD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed the special Christmas Trimmings. 🎄 The dinner was lovely with a great variety of vegetables and then topping it off with a light and fruity pudding with custard. Gets you in the Christmas mood.

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Gail
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Excellent menu. Great table servuce

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first visit - very impressed - will be back at some stage - with family members

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bistro 51 always a nice meal, dinner, raffles, what else could you want

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NicolaD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

That was my first experience of dining at Ettalong Diggers and I look forward to coming back

FAQs

Ettalong Diggers is rated 4.3 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.