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Tails Restaurant At Nelson Bay Bowling Club

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Stockton Street NELSON BAY 2315, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly Tails restuarant At Nelson Bay Bowling Club)
+61 2 4981 4906
10:00 - 00:00
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Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Food is below average. We dined with a family group of 7 due to convenience and location when staying at landmark resort. We were expecting nice food because the restaurant was packed (even though we'd read mixed reviews). I think people were there for the $12 rump special. I ordered the scotch fillet with creamy garlic prawns ($42) and asked... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My partner and I recently had dinner at Tails Restaurant. Not being big eaters we ordered the 'roast of the day half size' It was huge and the beef was cooked to perfection. The vegetables were also wonderful. It that was half size, full size must be humungous!! The staff member who greeted us was lovely and friendly, found us... More 

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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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147 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Perhaps we made a poor choice for a bowling club, but please don't offer it if you can't cook it! My husband and I were attending a function and ordered the pork ribs (billed as "smoky BBQ pork ribs); soggy, no flavour (there was no BBQ sauce in sight or taste) with terrible chips. The only good thing was the... More 

Thank Robin W
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Now I don't go into a bowls club expecting great eating however, in a group of 6 everyone had a fantastic meal. All meals were varied of the menu and all had great reviews. The steak was succulent and perfectly cook, the fish fresh and very tasty. The staff were very accommodating. No complaints and great views of the bay.

Thank Danny L
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't want to visit here given the amount negative reviews. However, we were staying at the Landmark very close by and it was getting late so had no choice unless we went into town. So immediately we were greeted in the restaurant by a very friendly waiter who seated us. Most of the menu didn't seem that exciting however... More 

Thank haamsuplo
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying at the landmark resort Nelson Bay we decided to have dinner here one night .. Upon arrive looks like its a fancy restaurant but to my surprise very down to earth place .. It was more like a club bistro . Very clean fantastic view food was great and staff very friendly . Highly recommended for everyone (familys... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had lunch here where they have $10.00 member meals, $12 non members. The food was excellent and service very good. They didn't seem to have a ramp for disabled people but there is a lift within the club. Would recommend for visitors in particular looking for good value

Thank whizzbang2
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

After coming here for the last 5 years I must say the food quality has slipped terribly tonight, being at an all time low. We were married here 12 months ago and as we were staying nearby we had dinner at the bowling club restaurant Tails every night with all our family. We had our reception in the Crowsnest Room... More 

Thank Garry J
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82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Last time I ate here (probably 10 years ago) ordered ribs which when served looked like the bones I expected to leave when finished. Last night ordered 2 x char grilled bug risotto which was OK but lacked real taste, 1 x barra & 1 x thai green chicken curry both of which were only OK. My wife and I... More 

Thank Michael D
Nelson Bay, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

overall ,the club is staffed by surly and lazy staff, Atmosphere is lousy. Food, dismal, will not visit again.

Thank ginoapin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stockton Street NELSON BAY 2315, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly Tails restuarant At Nelson Bay Bowling Club)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 4906
Overlooking the pristine waters of Port Stephens from Level 1 of the Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club, Tails Restaurant offers superb dining facilities with a great range of value for money, fresh quality meals. Tails' modern Australian cuisine features a range of gourmet signature dishes as well as many traditional favourites. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.Kids welcome!

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