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AU$16 - AU$29
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Bar, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Meals were great - especially the steak. Service on the tables were quiet good but some of the staff behind the bar were a bit abrupt.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

Dined at the Bowling Club Bistro a couple of times - the atmosphere was good, staff helpful and friendly and the meals excellent. Drinks were cheap and by the number of people in the room it is very popular. We loved it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Great selection of meals, the wait was definitely worth it. The boys had Pork Belly and I had the Garlic Prawns. Tasty food and the attention to detail was fantastic. Lovely bar staff too.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Nice food, good value for $ and decent portions. Reasonable bar prices. Delays can occur with getting food orders out when busy.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Absolutely sensational meals in the heart of Norfolk Island Centre. Excellent selection and good range of gluten free meals. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

The Bowling Club has to be one of the best places to eat in Norfolk Island. The quality of the food is excellent especially the sea food and the prices are very reasonable. The beer is also cheap.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

Ordered 90 minutes ago and still waiting Half of our crew received and finished their meals- the other half have just about given up

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Nice casual meals and a great selection of tap beers. Definitely recommend the bowlo burger and the squid salad.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Third time here and although it took less than an hour on this visit to get our meal, there was only a roast, steaks or fried food ( fish, calamari etc- all out of a box . Although advertised as with chips and salad- chips...were replaced with lukewarm potatoes that were obviously for the roast and pre cooked. The salad had no dressing at all. Worst meal we have ever had in over 10 years of coming here. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed 2 dinners and a lunch here. It is a very busy club as it is one of the only places open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Food was good and reasonably priced by Norfolk Island standards. The pleasant atmosphere is...like most clubs and you may have to share a table at busy times. We had duck spring rolls, chicken wraps, fish (trumpeter) and chips as well as King fish and all were tasty and well cooked. Drinks were reasonably priced and service was friendly and efficient. If you are looking for somewhere to eat, you can’t go wrong with the Bowlo.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

We actually had two dinners and a lunch here, as the food was very enjoyable and the surroundings are very pleasnt. Of the meals we had on the island this one is probably the best.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Food was nice had the schnitzel, prices are island prices. Clean, and comfortable. Wifi needs to be made available. For me this is a deal breaker.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Good and local fresh produce. It is located in the main street with the best bar in town with friendly both kitchen and bar staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

We arrived about 12 30 ordered 1 serve of Fish & Chips 50 minuets later we received Luke warm chips and 2 good size pieces if fish that has been kept under a grill the outer was so dry would not recommend

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

The bowlo bistro was great. It serves lovely bistro type meals, some of which have local ingredients. Over the number of the times we dined there our group sampled most of the menu. A big thumbs up to the Santo Chicken, which was chicken breast...stuffed with prunes, pine nuts and cheese, served with salad and chips. Yum! Steaks were also pretty good. Schnitzels were super! Thanks to the staff at the bistro and bar for providing great service in a friendly environment.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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We were in Norfolk Island in October so don't know about Christmas. I would suggest asking the Visitor information Centre or Tourist centre- unsure of the exact name. Otherwise check with the accommodation were you will be... More
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Bowling Club Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5