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The Bowlo Bistro

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Bay Street, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
+61 2 6456 2133
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal at this venue was very nice,our steak was cooked pretty much to our perfection and salad/ vegetable bar was delish. Staff were very polite and helpful, a very cruisey restaurant event.

Thank Caroline M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Bowlo Bistro menu is your typical rural club menu. However an excellent salad bar and the chips are to die for. we have travelled lots and have hardly ever come across potato chips as good as this.

Thank Rasa M
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

A typical club bistro with a variety of meals. Prices are about average for this type of establishment. I can agree with another reviewer that the Beef Cheeks are a great meal if available (they were on the specials board). After you collect your main meal you can put as much as you like on a plate from the self... More 

Thank Jyra
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Totally blown away by the quality of the food in this place. Like any Bowlo/RSL bistro the dining area is casual and low key however the food was awesome. The Beef cheeks were the highlight, slow cooked for 24 hours in red wine. When I heard the chef was called "Frenchy" I knew this was the choice to make. Wasn't... More 

Thank Alex W
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The food is typical club food - steak, schnitzel and seafood, with a salad and vegetable buffet - and prices typical of Jindabyne. And it has improved since we were there 5 years ago. The barrumundi was good, there were no complaints about the schnitzel and the buffet had something for everyone. The cauliflower cheese was yummy! The kids bolognese... More 

Thank Karen Y
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We went here after walking the main range trail, we were exhausted but hungry. Picked here because on their online menu they had kids salt and pepper squid, however it had been taken off the menu, however the chef heard my son's disappointment and especially made up a kid's serve of salt and pepper squid for him. Sides were a... More 

Thank AU-girl
South Coast NSW
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Family friendly, decent food, veg/salad bar a great addition. Nice views of lake. Friendly, helpful service. Great!

Thank searchingfor5
Brisbane, Australia
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288 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Monday night is the night to go for they serve chicken wings at a very reasonable price and you get a trio selection of dipping sauces. It can get super busy there though so you have to get in early! Great service too.

Thank amazon36
Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The meals are good, were served quite quickly and there are activity packs to entertain the children. Free wi-fi also helped keep them occupied so we could have a leisurely meal.

Thank elizat64
Canberra, Australia
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a good predictable place to get decent food which is not too fussy. Get the fish then over fill your plate with chips, salad, veggies and what have you. You'll walk away feeling you've up sized.

Thank Madshus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $21
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay Street, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Jindabyne
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6456 2133
Open every day for lunch and dinner except Christmas Day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?