Visitors to Lightning Ridge will be pleased to discover a wonderfully diverse range of cuisine. The continual high standard of menus sees many of the locals dining out & enjoying the best the Ridge has to offer.

Lightning Ridge has it all, from Award Winning Outback Dining, to scrumptious pastas & pizzas, authentic Chinese, fine a-la carte restaurants, chic cafes, traditional take- aways & tasty bistro meals.

All the eateries below come highly recommended & they are happy to cater for families. So why not put your feet up after a long day visiting the local attractions & see what the locals rave about & experience the culinary pleasures the Ridge has to offer. Like our opals it's unbeatable & you will not be disappointed.

Bruno's Pizza Italian Restaurant


Phone: 02 6829 4157 - 38 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Bruno's Italian Restaurant is located in the Main Street of Lightning Ridge. Bruno's specialises in Italian cuisine. Bruno's has a large Italian menu which includes Wood fire Pizza's, Coffee, Freshly baked bread and deserts.

OPEN Tuesday – Sunday Lunch and Dinner. (Dine in or takeaway) BYO


Nobby's Bristo, Bar and Grill


Phone: 02 6829 0304 - Cnr Onyx and Morilla Streets, Lightning Ridge

Nobby's Bistro, Bar and Grill is situated in the grounds of the Lightning Ridge Outback Resort.

Nobby's is open Monday to Saturday for Lunch between 11.30am - 2.30pm and Dinner from 5.30pm - 9.00pm (Sunday's Lunch service only).

Nobby's serves a wide variety of foods. Dine in or take away. Fully Licenced.


The Gourmet Gecko

Gourmet Gecko

Phone: 02 6829 2652 - 1/7A Opal St, Lightning Ridge

The Gourmet Gecko is located in Opal St and is open 7 days a week.

We have indoor or outdoor dining with all day breakfast, coffee and cake of the day deal! Eat in or takeaway.

Mon to Sat: 7am to 4pm (winter), 7am to 2pm (summer) Sun 8am to 4pm

Lightning Ridge Bowling Club


Phone: 02 6829 0408 Website Morilla St, Lightning Ridge

The Lightning Ridge Bowling Club has a menu and a meal to suit all tastes and budgets. With Three dining options, they have you covered from mid morning until late in the evening.

Coffee Shop

  • Daily 10.30am-2pm


  • Daily Lunch 12noon – 2pm
  • Dinner Summer 6.30pm – 9pm Winter 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Sunday Dinner 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Monday Night - Curry Night from $13.50

Dining Room

  • International Buffet - 3 courses
  • Friday nights 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Members $25 Non members $30



Woolpack Dining Room & General Store


Phone: 07 4625 0920 - William Street Hebel

The shop & restaurant is open everyday from 7am-8.30pm serving some of the most delicious home cooked food in the west.

Opening Hours: 7.00am - 8.30pm.Open everyday

Features: Home style scrumptious meals, groceries & public phone.


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