Dining - Kempsey Macleay RSL Club


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We are proud to offer a variety of dining options located at our three 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 The Vault Cafe in town.

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

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 Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30-8.30pm – it’s a guaranteed great time, with great food.

Vault Cafe

Vault Cafe came to be after Coastline Credit Union and Kempsey Macleay RSL combined forces to establish a community hub right in the CBD. It offers an enhanced banking experience, alongside a trendy ‘go to’ spot for your morning coffee.

Coastline Community Hub operates as a Coastline Credit Union bank, with the addition of Vault Cafe on Smith Street. Vault Cafe offers a variety of delicious food and drinks including bagels, healthy smoothies and of course, quality barista made coffee, provided by the famous Stoka Coffee Company. All our decision cakes and sweet treats are prepared by our team at the RSL.

Open from 8.30am until 2pm – stop by on your way to work to grab a coffee or pull up a chair and work for a few hours at this modern space right in the heart of Kempsey.

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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