We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“good food, good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bowled Over Bistro

Bowled Over Bistro
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cooktown Bowls Club has new restaurant operators. Our large menu with nightly specials is sure to please everyone. Options for special dietary requirements. Open for lunch Wed to Fri and dinner 7 nights. Family friendly.
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good food, good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Good menu, good choice of drinks, friendly staff. Clean premises, pleasant atmosphere, plus a view. Next time in town will go there

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank phil d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

175 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    83
    66
    21
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
292 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal, but no outdoor seating when we were there.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

It was a bit noisy, but we enjoyed the meal. The Black Angus was very good value ($26 each), but would have been better if it was thicker, not longer! Tasted good though, and a generous size with good side salad and chips. We also bought a bottle of wine for $25 (took the remains back to our motel). Staff were friendly, service was good. It would have been nice to sit outside given the setting, but no tables out there, maybe this was due to impending cyclone; don't know! The Bowls Club also offers a free courtesy bus. We walked 15-20 mins each way, which we like to do, but nice to know the bus service is available if needed. We would return!

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank LorrainePAustralia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
254 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Wide menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Very varied menu, all made quickly and imaginatively presented. The chef kept smiling at everyone, and the other staff were all cheerful and willing. All our choices were excellent.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank FandRD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“"The Best Meals You Could Wish For"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing fresh seafood and produce used. Just delicious. Lovely friendly chef and staff. Would definately recommend a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Katrina W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Geelong
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome coconut king prawns”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Four hungry adults ordered coconut prawns, steak and barramundi. Most of the main meals are massive, you could easily share a main meal if you werent very hungry. Presentation was very nice. Nice to have fresh beetroot in seasonal side salad. Compliments to the kitchen staff. Drinks were decently priced.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank LIsa G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bowled Over Bistro also viewed

Cooktown, Queensland
Cooktown, Queensland
 

Been to Bowled Over Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing