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Port City Bowling Club

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Port City Offers two dining options including our the Clubs own Drift Bar.Café.Restaurant situated next to the Clubs foyer. Drift offers a relaxed dining experience with an al a carte menu. Upstairs you will find the Eastern Tiger Restaurant which is an all you can eat style buffet offering Sushi, Chinese BBQ, Roasts, Salads, Seafood, Soup, Fried Options, Dessert and much more.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow what a place. Compared to the bowling clubs we have in the UK this was just amazing. It is huge!!! There are a couple of bars in the clubhouse and a couple of restaurants also with good looking menus.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GlasgowBaywatchbabe
Luke C, Manager at Port City Bowling Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your positive review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Club, we will look forward for your possible return in the future! Kind Regards, Management Port City Bowling Club

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. It’s cheap. But even my kids couldn’t stomach anything but the ice cream. Lovely staff. Really nice Barman. But the food was so awful. The Chinese beef of some sort looked like squid. The dim sims tasted awful and the salad bar was so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Emily P
Luke C, Manager at Port City Bowling Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Emily, We are very sorry that your visit to the Eastern Tiger Restaurant was such a disappointment. We will pass along your comments to the management team of Eastern Tiger in hope to help check the points your mentioned. Please note the Eastern Tiger...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Dined here at the Drift Restaurant one evening with the family. We hadn’t made a. Reservation and had to wait 30 minutes which was fine as we sat in the lounge/bar area where there was a band playing. Typical (modern) club feel to the place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SimonK270
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We enjoyed the "All-you-can-eat" lunchtime buffet, so much that we went back for the dinner buffet the following day. There is a strong asian influence in a lot of the food on offer and this adds another dimension to the whole dining experience. There is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We visited the bowling club a few times on out stay in PM. We found the staff to be welcoming and the beer was good and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidcN9778DQ
Luke C, Manager at Port City Bowling Club, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you for your positive review! we are so glad you enjoy your time at the Club and Port Macquarie! Management, Port City Bowling Club

Reviewed 4 December 2018

Followed some local recommendations and went to the buffet for dinner. $26pp. Food was average. Rather tasteless. Appears to be quantity over quality. Certainly plenty to choose from with dishes ranging from Chinese through to fish and chips. A couple of Korean style BBQ dishes....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MAK2123
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

I went here with my wife and son to eat at the buffet. There is a good selection of food that is nice but not amazing. After all it is a buffet! Cost was $26 an adult for dinner and our son was free since...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KJC1988
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Our meals are always very nice and tasty and there is also a blackboard menu usually with about 3 or 4 specials. Tuesday night is schnitzel night so you get a chicken schnitzel with a glass of house wine or beer or soft drink for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tapdance13
Luke C, Manager at Port City Bowling Club, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review! On behalf of Port City we are glad you enjoy your meals and time at the Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Port City Bowling Club

Reviewed 24 November 2018

We ate dinner at the all you can eat. Cost more for dinner then lunch. The Chinese food was ok, other food wasn’t changed over as often, and found the roast meats dry and chewy. The staff were right on top of cleaning dishes away...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy8275
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The variety of food was excellent - everything from seafood to Chinese and roasts - the atmosphere is good and the staff are excellent - there is a view to the beach as well. The price is modest for all you can eat - you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank judyg557
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Response from JudeNorthernNSW_ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but you will have to ask the Bowling Club or someone else. We only attended the lunchtime buffet as we were staying a bit far away, so opted for the lunchtime buffet only
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Frances C
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Response from Bren S | Reviewed this property |
Hi we're there in June 17 Buffett 12.00 pm and 6 pm dress was smart casual. Hope that helps
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di482017
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Response from JudeNorthernNSW_ | Reviewed this property |
Think that we paid $15 or $16 with the seniors discount, but as we didn’t have any children with us I am sorry that I can’t answer that part of the question
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