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Che Bon Restaurant

5 Fernleigh Rd, Tintenbar, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6687 8221
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“snails” (13 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Fernleigh Rd, Tintenbar, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A girlfriend and I had a delicious dinner on a Friday night. Fortunately, my friend had contacts, as at the time the French restaurant was booked out for another 6 weeks. The set menu for 3 courses was great, with many mouth watering options. The...More

Thank Odyssey811876
Reviewed 6 September 2018

First, disregard the website and most of the internet searches - the restaurant is not in Tintenbar now, having moved into Central Ballina some months ago. It has been very difficult to get a table, such is the popularity of the new restaurant but last...More

Thank scorrybreac
Reviewed 3 September 2018

QU'AVEZ-VOUS FAIT Che bon, have you not noticed the bad reviews over the last year. I have been hearing bad things. Poor food, rude/snotty staff, poor atmosphere... I want to come back but i have not been impressed over the last year or so. What...More

1  Thank brens500
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Went with family familiar with restaurant. Excellently executed food with strong French influence. Great wine accompaniments. Set price menu of great value. Attentive service in busy venue. More than satisfied kids to grandparents. What more could you ask.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The food, wine and service were outstanding. The owner introduced herself and was very accommodating. The sommelier asssisted with our wine choice, a Sauvignon Blanc followed by a Shiraz, both french and both beautiful. For entree i had salmon, followed by the steak and finished...More

1  Thank SuzTur
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We came for dinner to celebrate birthdays within our family. This was the first time we had been since Che Bon relocated to Ballina. The food, wine, setting, service, value was awesome. Love it, love it, love it. Tip - don't order the side of...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have been French food fans for many years and were a little disappointed with the menu not being 'French' enough. The standard of food is great and you couldn't knock a spot of the service.. The staff certainly are French enough with a great...More

Thank JacknDude
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Right from them squeezing us in when they were (as always apparently) booked out as it was our 50th. Aniversary to the moment we walked in the door we felt special. This is not a 5 Star Restaurant BUT A 500 STAR EXPERIENCE! a) All...More

Thank Graham and Val F
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We rung and were able to get a cancellation at 6.30, which is apparently very rare. You usually have a six week wait.... Where to start? The menu is easy with set meal price menus. At least 5 items per course to chose from. Menu...More

Thank Peggybaggins
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for almost 10 years now and always loved the ‘rustic, atmosphere of the Tintenbar location. So it was such a relief to find that the new Ballina location has not lost anything in atmosphere - the decor and...More

Thank MariaLB28
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Genevieve S
6 May 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Genevieve, According to their website they are open Tuesday to Saturday nights. I went on a Friday night and all our party thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope this helps. Cheers Steve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Fernleigh Rd, Tintenbar, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina Shire  >  Tintenbar
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6687 8221
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Ché Bon Restaurant will be closed for holidays from Saturday 22nd until Tuesday 25th April. Reopening on Wednesday 26th April.
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