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Sporties Restaurant & Cafe

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68 Cherry St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 2811
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (5 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Australian, Bar, Pub
68 Cherry St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Passing through Ballina with an overnight stay. Was recommended to try this club. The inside looked as it has been refurbished and looked great. Had a nice meal - no complaint with meal or service. Friendly staff. Pleasant outdoor dining available. Would return next time...More

Thank Aleen C
Tere S, Manager at Sporties Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we have now finished renovations and our food and club is going extremely well. we hope you call in again.

Reviewed July 2, 2017

Yes this does look like just another club and yes the meals are club food. however, the prices were right and the the great majority of staff seemed to be genuinely happy to be there. Definetely worthwile looking at if you are on a budget

1  Thank Col W
Reviewed May 23, 2017

So glad that the club no longer serve that disgusting Chinese offering but the menu and quality leaves a lot to be desiredMore

Thank Clemdausons
Tere S, Manager at Sporties Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Hi Clemdausons, thank you for your feed back and I am disappointed that your experience at our new restaurant wasn't up to standard. I have passed this information onto our Head Chef to ensure our quality is of the standard we pride our self on....More

Reviewed April 9, 2017

Nice club and friendly staff .The steak i had was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were nice too.Carrot cake was fresh .Would return and recommend.

Thank Jenny H
Tere S, General Manager at Sporties Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Thank you Jenny for your kind words. we are very proud of our Chefs.

Reviewed January 11, 2017

3 of us visited this club for dinner on a Friday night,servings are quite good,we all had the seafood platter,but when we saw the special salt and pepper calamari it was huge, in a big bowl with salad and we wished we had of ordered...More

Thank which_hat
Tere S, General Manager at Sporties Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our business, I have passed this information onto our chefs.

Reviewed January 9, 2017

We dropped into the Ballina Bowling and Recreation Club for lunch and found a Chinese all you can eat smorgasbord for only $15.00 as a visitor or $11.50 for club members. The food on offer included prawn, chicken, beef and various other dishes. The food...More

1  Thank 473graemen
Tere S, General Manager at Sporties Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

thank you for your feed back. we have changed our style of food on offer and alone with these changes we have worked very hard to ensure our staff are fully trained. I'm sure you will be impressed on your next visit. Regards

Reviewed December 2, 2016

Just had lunch at Cherry's restaurant for the second time this week. The food was great on both days and I now plan on spending more time eating there in the future. The new chef and new menu have really given the place a lift,...More

Thank Denis L
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Great value. Tasty meals. For $22 a head, your choice of Asian cuisine, hot favourites and fresh seafood and salads. The dessert bar is a delight.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

To whom it may concern, I write to you today with a heavy heart. I entered this restaurant with joyful optimism, however I left with a bitter taste in my mouth, the gravity of which is reached only by the ill prepared meal in which...More

Thank Luke P
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

For $48 for two adults and 2 kids under 10 the price was reasonable for a usual spend on holidays. Food was ok and that's about all we could say. It was very generic and lacked flavour with not a lot of options, 3 not...More

Thank Blackdeisel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Australian, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Cherry St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 2811
  • E-mail
Great Value for money. Not just your average club meals. Full function menus available. designed to please all age groups with our main focus being to keep the children entertained with outside play area. Focused on fresh is best and locally sourced produce. award winning chefs to ensure our food is 5 star without the 5 star price tag.
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