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24 John St, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
+61 2 8745 6100
10:00 - 06:00
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Sun 09:00 - 04:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 04:00
Fri 10:00 - 06:00
Sat 09:00 - 06:00
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New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, service was outstanding. The meals were the best I have had in a very long time. Dumplings were so fresh, fish and crab ready to eat.

Thank Amanda L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

An oasis in the west when seeking a meeting venue that is clean efficient and respectable food and service

Thank Ateale
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A group of eight decided to meet up for lunch.....grilled atlantic salmon enjoyable, lamb shanks dry, flavourless, roast of the day (beef) dry, overcooked and tastless, seafood hot pot @ $30.00, disgusting..consisted of onehandlful of seafood marina (probably from a packet), boiled in a cheap bottle of tomato passata...no flavour other than a couple of chillies floating in the slop.... More 

Thank Katrina M
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, good ambience, good wine, ample parking and friendly staff. Overall a nice suburban place for an evening meal.

1 Thank Madhu-Kumar-01
Lawson, Australia
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471 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful luxurious club with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. However the food is fairly expensive and really only average. Must admit there was plenty of it but it took quite a while to arrive. Maybe they were just very busy today?

1 Thank Michael N
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The food that is cooked via the tandoori oven and pizza oven is quite tasty. Would recommend you order meals that are cooked in the ovens from the bistro.

Thank Lisa W
Sydney, NSW
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Took the husband back to Dooleys Catholic Club at Lidcombe to use his birthday points (we are members) at Lloyds Bistro. As we had not been for a while, we were pleasantly surprised at the spacious and elegant upgrade to the seating area and were wowed by the increase in menu items but were ultimately very disappointed in the meals... More 

Thank kittygirl_oz
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Dooley's Catholic Club at Lidcombe may seem like an unlikely destination for dinner but the selections are varied, the quality is excellent and the service is friendly. You don't have to eat at a fancy restaurant to enjoy quality food.

Thank Noel R
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We decided on eating at the '8 Dragons' chinese restaurant whilst at Dooleys. The adults wanted a drink with dinner but the restaurant only had house beer and wine. So we had to walk back into Dooleys and choose a drink and pay for it and the staff of the restaurant then had to carry it back into the restaurant.... More 

Thank foodiebyfeet
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Led by my local relatives, it's a nice & relaxing place for family & friend. Enjoyed the today special (Rump steak) at Bistro only $12 with 220g steak. Also, it has pub snack, cake shop, Vietnamese noodle, Chinese restaurant. The club has slot machines & mahjong game.

Thank YL-HeHe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 John St, Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales 2141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Auburn  >  Lidcombe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8745 6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?