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Getting to Lightning Ridge is easy from any of the east coast capitals and is a short drive north of Walgett, and while it is not on the Darling River, it is certainly a must-see destination while travelling the Darling River Run.

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


Lightning Ridge Little Bakery

Lightning Ridge Little Bakery

Phone: 0487 100 843 - 21A Opal St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834


Located in Opal St, the Lightning Ridge Little Bakery has a large selection of fresh made pastries, breads and sweets.


  • Monday to Friday 6am-3pm
  • Saturday: 7am-1pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dine in or takeaway (Dine in or takeaway) BYO

Morilla’s Cafe

Morilla's Cafe, Lightning Ridge

Phone: 0484 917 905
2 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834


Located in the Main Street of Lightning Ridge. Serving Coffee, Cold Drinks, Breakfast and Lunch. Dine in or Takeaway


  • 7 Days
  • Mon-Fri: 7am-2pm
  • Sat: 7:30am-2pm
  • Sun: 7:30am-1:30pm

Nobby's Bistro, 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.


Piccolo Italian Restaurant

Piccolo's Italian Resturant, Lightning RIdge.

Phone: 02 6829 0103 - 16 Opal St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834


Located in Opal St, Lightning Ridge. Piccolo Italian Restaurant has a large menu of Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, salads, breads and in-house made desserts.


  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • 5:30pm to 10pm
  • Dine in or takeaway.
  • BYO Alcohol

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 - Marney's Place

  • Open Seven Days
  • Saturday to Thursday: 10 am-8:30 pm
  • Friday: 10am-9pm
  • A selection of light meals, cakes, slices, tea & coffee, milkshakes and ice cream.

Bistro - Lucky Brasserie

  • Open 7 Days for lunch and dinner
  • 12 noon-2pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Large menu of Asian cuisine and Australian meals. Kids meals available.
  • All-you-can-eat buffet available during big event weekends, such as Lightning Ridge Easter Festival and Opal and Gem Festival.

Dining Room

  • Available for Private Functions and Special Events, bookings essential.



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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