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We are proud to offer a variety of dining options located at our two venues.
Enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Macleay River at the RSL, a casual Snitty at The Bowlo Bistro or a quick work lunch at Cafe Fresh
Freshwater Bar & Grill at the RSL
Freshwater bar & Grill restaurant offers guests a delicious, earthy menu focusing on beautiful local produce and high quality, tender meat sourced from local farms.
Overlooking the Macleay River in Kempsey – our team has taken the time to create a dining experience that pays homage to family, farm and fresh produce.
Kick off your meal with a selection of dressed or natural locally sourced Oysters.
Our exceptional chefs have a reputation for excellence and all of our dishes are crafted to perfection. Paired with a stunning view, it truly is a special dining experience.
We look forward to serving you at Freshwater Bar & Grill soon.
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Tabatinga Drop & Dine
Have a quiet and relaxed meal while the kids play at Tabatinga.
5.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday & Saturday.
Freshwater Grill is open 7 days.
Lunch 12noon – 2:30pm
Dinner from 5:30pm
Kids Drop n Dine
Drop & Dine is our service for parents who want to relax, knowing the kids are happy, safe – and entertained, close by! Drop the kids off at Tabatinga, let them play with their friends – and you can enjoy a peaceful dinner at the fabulous Freshwater Bar & Grill.
Drop & Dine is available Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Call to book before 4pm to receive a discounted rate:
Visitors = $20 Members = $17
Booking made after 4pm will be charged at:
Visitors = $25 Members = $22
Cafe Fresh at the RSL
Café Fresh delivers a tasty, fresh menu with great value. It’s the best spot in town for a caramel slice after Bingo – or a light lunch with friends.
Enjoy everything from house-made wraps, fresh and tasty salads and the classic ’quiche of the day’ – to tasty treats (including our renowned cakes and slices). We also have larger meals, for when you’re feeling like something that really hits the spot. Our super steak sandwich is always a popular choice!
We also have a huge choice of drinks including smoothies, milkshakes and iced chocolate and of course, coffee.
Open daily from 10:00am, Cafe Fresh is a warm and friendly place, where our members love to get together.
The Bowlo, Kempsey is the classic place for a casual snitty and ice cold schooner.
Whether you’ve just won the big game and want to celebrate with your teammates – or you need a great feed after a game of lawn bowls, the Bowls Bistro has a place for you.
Over the years we’ve had some great memories here – and we can’t wait to make more. The Bowls Bistro is more than just a local watering hole – it’s where the young and old come together to swap stories and share a beer.
Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 2:00pm and Dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 6.00-8.30pm – it’s a guaranteed great time, with great food.
Kempsey Macleay RSL Club is registered as a COVID Safe Business with the NSW Government.
Visitors to the venue will be required to check in with our unique QR code registered with Service NSW.