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 Barr + 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

Josper Oven

At Freshwater Bar + Grill, we pride ourselves in serving delicious meals that will satisfy you. Our dry aged cuts are a testament to this commitment, with each piece aged to perfection. Partnering with a trusted local butcher, we ensure that our cuts are not only of the highest quality but also support our community. Our dry-aged meat is prominently displayed in our dry-aged cabinet, allowing you to see firsthand the dedication and craftsmanship that go into every piece.
To bring out the best flavours, our meat is cooked to perfection in our Josper Grill oven. This unique cooking method combines the benefits of a grill and an oven, searing the meat at high temperatures while retaining its juiciness and tenderness. The result is a piece of meat that is rich in flavour, with a perfect char and succulent interior. At Freshwater Bar + Grill, we believe in delivering an exceptional dining experience, and our locally sourced, expertly prepared dry-aged meat is at the heart of that promise.

Josper Grill Kempsey RSL Club

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.

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