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RSL Bistro-Restaurant

Australian, Chinese
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The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
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Lancefield, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying in Lakes Entrance on our way to and from Bermagui, a beautiful little coastal fishing town town in New South Wales. We had tried all the recommended fish and chip shops, MacDonalds a very expensive fine dining restaurant but the RSL on the Esplanade was amazing. The menu crossed over Aussie steak, chips and... More 

Thank Lynette J
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had Fishermans basket. Fish & scollaps were beautiful tasted very fresh. We were served very quickly .there was a good crowd in the restaurant.

Thank Fred H
Batehaven, Australia
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose from the Chinese menu and it was average quality. The most amazing aspect for us was that you could not purchase "fresh" fish. This is a fishing port and there are many fishing boats operating from the harbour - then why can't visitors to the town expect fresh fish in the local restaurants??

Thank Mike H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the RSL with high hope as we frequent local RSL's both at home and when we holiday around. Was a little more pricey than others I have been to and the food was average. Service was good.

Thank HARM5Y
Colac, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chinese Menu was great. The meals were fantastic. We kept returning for dinner. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Great access.

Thank Splinter22013
Narrawallee, Australia
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing about this place is the serving size. Plenty to eat but!!! Asian food is supposed to taste like Asian food but sadly here it looks and tastes like stir fried re-heated. No distinct flavour at all. Locals seem to like the place but quantity vs quality escaped me here. I would recommend this place only if nothing else... More 

Thank David W
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We eat here often. They offer a Chinese menu as well as western food. The meals are huge well presented, delicious and great value. This venue also has a great comfortable feel about it, drinks are reasonable, Can highly recommend.

Thank Clare196622
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were hungry when we arrived in Lakes Entrance for a short break but our resort did not have a restaurant open for dinner. We took the advice of the desk staff and walked up the road to the local RSL Club where the bistro seemed to be doing a good trade. We found a table easily and staff were... More 

Thank SJE99
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The bistro is a favorite for locals . It serves mainly Chinese food and locally caught fish and some typical Australian dishes . Drinks can be purchased at the bar of the rsl . At holiday times it is recommended to Reseve a table as the tables fill up quick . This is a typical rsl setting as you would... More 

Thank Chris B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Very popular with good variety of meals, with large servings. Can takeaway meals as well. Great range of desserts - we had to go back for a second time! Disappointed that they served the bangers and mash to locals but not to visitors

Thank Pamelafro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Australian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Lakes Entrance
  • Phone Number: 0351553328
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?