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RSL Bistro

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Grill, Contemporary, Australian
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Taylors Road, Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island, Australia
22233
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good food

We enjoyed a lovely meal here of local fish and fresh vegetables in quiet surroundings on a not too busy evening..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie B
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal here of local fish and fresh vegetables in quiet surroundings on a not too busy evening..

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Thank Marie B
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was better than most club type places and the staff were very helpful. Nice covered balcony for eating as well as inside dining.

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Thank Heather S
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

7 days on Norfolk Island and plenty of places to try. Would have definitely gone back if we had the time. The meals were perfectly fine as were the prices and the place has a frieindly welcoming feel about it.

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Thank Paul H
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me, the best thing about the RSL was the view off the back balcony. It was beautiful and if you can get it before smokers use, the fresh air is nice. Staff were all friendly. Didn't take long to get our meal which was okay - nothing amazing. Pretty standard food for an RSL but not as cheap as... More 

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Thank LakeWater22
Sunshine Coast Australia
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the RSL on our first night on the island. The food was plentiful and tasty. The dishes that it came in kept it hot all the way through to the last mouthful. We also ordered a serve of chips (fries) and we were surprised when a large basket full of chips arrived at our table. Sunday... More 

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Thank FJB56
Australia
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148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a club, this really was a delight. I had the Thai beef salad and it was the best ever. My husband had a steak and it was also good eating and cooked to his liking. It has a typical club atmosphere and staff are friendly and obliging. Highly recommend.

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Thank AustraliaBoo
Beechwood, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

dinner any time after 5,30pm menue as in baked dinner not to be missed.packed out on jazz night two bands for free stayed all night

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Thank Desmond E
Gold Coast, Queensland
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RSLs are important so I wanted to support! Bar opens at 3pm and Bistro at 5.30pm but the hours do change so look at sign board outside for special events. Plenty of drink choice, pool table, TAB and a smoking area on the deck. That's the problem really. I'm a non smoker and this is respected by the smoking area... More 

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Thank Bennlew
Palmerston North
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163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reasonable roast dinner but huge serving. However they did allow me to have a half meal and that was plenty for me. About what you would expect from a place serving meals in quantity.

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Thank Joan M
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a meal here one night and was entertained by a singer, and then his young daughter. Food was reasonable. A good collection of war mementos and we liked that there was a minutes silence at 7pm as a mark of respect.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Taylors Road, Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Norfolk Island  >  Burnt Pine
  • Phone Number: 22233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Grill, Contemporary, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?