Dining - Kempsey Macleay RSL Club


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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.

What's on at Freshwater Bar & Grill

Tabatinga Drop & Dine

Have a quiet and relaxed meal while the kids play at Tabatinga. 5.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday & Saturday.

Opening Hours

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.

Bowls Bistro

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 2:30pm 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.

Kempsey Macleay RSL Club
1 York Lane
Kempsey NSW 2440
Open Hours
Monday - Sunday
10:00am - Late
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Tabatinga Drop & Dine

Please note this must only be a Friday or Saturday night.

Who is coming:
Please complete for each child attending 3+yrs.

Who is Dropping:
*Please note you must remain within the club while drop & dine is operational.

Payment will be taken on drop off.
Before 4pm to receive a discounted rate:
Visitors = $20
Members = $17
Booking made after 4pm will be charged at:
Visitors = $25
Members = $22