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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing dinner. The best parmigiana and surf and turf snitty we have ever had! My partner was very impressed with he’s early birthday dinner meal! We will definitely be back. Absolutely amazing 😍

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 23 February 2021 via mobile

We went here once for lunch while at Nambucca heads. Food was good enough to be in diner not a restaurant. Fish was dry and chips were soggy. Although some other patrons from the same B and B that we stayed in reported better experience...with their dinner so perhaps different chefs or food selection made for different experience. Either way not a consistent experience to speak anything much of thus keep expectations low should you choose to go there for a meal if in Nambucca.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

Great choice for dinner, my husband and I had a lovely meal. Great view of the water, from our window seat. Very popular restaurant. We didn’t have the hot stone steak, but it seemed ver popular and the smell was divine. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 January 2021

Dropped in for a quick lunch and sat outside on the balcony overlooking the river. Our first time at the island golf club. Ended up have a great afternoon with good food and a great band (Vallabama). Band seemed to play older style classic rock...and RNB and we really enjoyed it. My wife and I ordered entrees first before ordering main meals. Shared bruschetta and sichuan prawns for entree and very nice. My wife decided to double up on the sichuan prawns for main and I had coconut prawns. Coconut prawns ok but not as good as suchuan.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 29 June 2020

Wonderful location overlooking the river, with an excellent menu. Have a lunchtime menu, a regular menu, and then a whole lot of blackboard specials. All meals look and taste delicious. Main meals are big, and can be bigger if you double up, say lamb shank...with ribs is a masive tasty meal. I had the lamb shank and it stopped me, it was a liitle too much for lunch. My wifes BLT was more a lunchtime size, if I could say so. Views are terrific. With the social distancing, tables are placed apart, and on the Sunday we visited, it was full. Advisable then to book ahead, as we did. Service was good and staff very polite. Lacking a little in decore, but a fine atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

Value for money and a tasty feed. Great location on the river and looking out towards the famous Nambucca Wall walk. Go for a walk at the wall first and drive 3 minutes up the road for a feed.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

The hot rock steak is to die for!! Also, can’t go past the steak sandwich for lunch - affordable and delicious. Thank you!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2019

Great food, always full of flavour and well cooked! Great array of dishes to try, highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2019
ashleeh605, Owner at The Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2019

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

As luck would have it, we happened to be in town on steak night! Our boys had burgers, they were delish and hubby and I had surf and turf, which came with a free beer/wine! The steak was full of flavour and cooked to perfection....The calamari was tender and melt in your mouth, even the chips were amazing! We can’t wait to come back! And the location simply can not be beaten, right on the water!More

Date of visit: December 2019
ashleeh605, Owner at The Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! So glad you enjoyed your meals. We look forward to seeing you next time your in town!

Reviewed 7 November 2019

We are at The Island every Thursday night for steak night. It's a great place to meet with a group of friends for a meal - I was also there for lunch today (as well as steak night tonight). The variety, quality and prices are...great. Staff at the restaurant and the bar are very friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: November 2019
ashleeh605, Owner at The Island Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2019

Thanks so much for your time to write us a review!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5