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Lola Dining, Ballina, AU-NSW

Lola Dining

4.8
4.8
219 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Lola is an intimate open-kitchen restaurant reflecting the European heritage of its chefs. We celebrate the connection between food and people, and blend this with creativity, passion and fun to create a great dining experience.

At Lola, we recognise the importance of using seasonal-local produce and minimal intervention.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0497 134 776

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • New South Wales

    Best Overall

  • New South Wales

    Best Food

  • New South Wales

    Best Service

  • New South Wales

    Best Value

  • New South Wales

    Fit for Foodies

  • New South Wales

    Healthy

  • New South Wales

    Notable Wine List

  • New South Wales

    Modern Australian

  • Byron Bay and surrounds

    Most Booked

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  1. EB

    ElaineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was innovative and an absolute joy to the palate. The staff were warm and welcoming. We will be making this a regular dining event and if we could give them a Hat we would - they are so deserving! Elaine and Chris
  2. EU

    EvaU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food! The set menu is great value and everything was fresh and tasty. Very friendly staff. Good job ladies! Brave!
  3. E

    Eugenia

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply superb, as always. I cannot speak more highly of Lola Dining. It’s my favourite place to eat and a highlight of every trip to Ballina. The creative food, the warm hospitality, the relaxed environment, I always leave wanting to come back as soon as I can. It’s the best ❤️❤️💯💯
  4. JK

    JennyK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lola’s is one of my favourite restaurants for a special night out . The service is outstanding. We feel so welcome here . Food is exceptional and the menu changes regularly. The prawn cocktail rolls are always on the menu and if they were taken off I’d weep . A very special little restaurant
  5. AD

    AliceD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service (the staff was there but discreet), delicious food. Just wished we sat at the counter to watch the action, our table was tucked in at the back. The quantities were perfect too. Highly recommend this restaurant, it is a truly passionate and talented team, real Mediterranean food, high quality, it did not dissappoint.
  6. AM

    AnnieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fantastic. Staff & food spectacular. Thanks for a great night.
  7. MP

    MichaelP

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to and reviewed this restaurant a few times already. It is my favourite eating-out experience in the Northern Rivers. Consistently!
  8. h

    hughes

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - we sat at the bar and watched the cooking preparation and Olivia and Rosa talked to us about the menu and chatted - we felt special and just loved our meal -
  9. C

    Chilly

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can not recommend Lola highly enough. The food and service is absolutely incredible. I've taken visitors from Melbourne and Canberra there who all agree it is one of the best meals they have ever had. Go with the set menu and enjoy the experience.
  10. D

    Dewa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great night … great service, yummy interesting food .. loved the set menu. Look forward to heading back soon
  11. MK

    MichaelK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lola continues to impress with fresh priduce and amazing combinatiins. Great service & ambience completes the experience.
  12. JM

    JMCG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much. What a wonderful surprise on a Thursday night. Good to rival any Sydney (or Byron!) eatery. I’m scared to tell people in case I can’t get a table next time.
  13. KM

    KathrynM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and friendly staff as always. We will be back .
  14. KS

    KathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, attentive staff. Great food. Will be going again.
  15. JS

    JanelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go, second time around and there will be a third !
  16. SK

    SuzieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best dining experience in Northern NSW.
  17. LS

    LenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? One cannot improve on excellent. Well done.
  18. EB

    EllieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to come back. We love Lola Dining x
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, can't wait to go back and try more dishes!
  20. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Second time it was amazing can’t wait to go back again Thank you
  21. KM

    KirstyM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was divine. A great venue, great menu, great service and fabulous food.
  22. JL

    JeanetteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service although it was rushed as we had an early sitting and needed to leave early.
  23. TH

    TraceyH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t fault Lola Dining, it’s our third time there and it is sensational every time.
  24. AC

    AndrewC

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a group of 6 people on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full and buzzing. We had the set menu and it was great. The food was excellent, the service was professional but friendly and nothing was too much trouble - it makes all the difference when the owners are passionate about what they are doing and they are working in the restaurant. Don’t miss Lola.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most amazing surprise! Wasnt expecting this at all. Highly recommend ten times over. Loved everything. Christine Wilson
  26. BH

    BenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Will definitely be back.
  27. LO

    LibbyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought the whole dining experience was exceptional with the attention to detail and the desire to keep the customer satisfied outstanding. The food was fabulous with an emphasis on flavour and presentation. We did the set menu which was refreshingly diverse and delicious. Ballina is very fortunate to have a restaurant of this calibre. Well done and thank you to all your staff.
  28. C

    Clancy

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, interesting wine list, Friendly and prompt service. Will definately be back!
  29. DS

    DarrenS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is exceptional and unique every dish was fantastic
  30. CM

    CatMum

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable food and service. Easily the best food I've eaten in a long time, and definitely the fanciest food in Ballina!
  31. PW

    PaulW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy our experience every time, the food and service are faultless.
  32. SH

    SamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Lola - the food, staff, experience are all wonderful.
  33. PS

    PhilipS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food! Savoured every mouthful of my delicious three course culinary delight!
  34. MP

    MichaelP

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    OMG! A hidden gem. We went with three friends so had the set menu. It was fabulous. Plate after plate of exciting and full-flavoured food. Service was excellent. Wine list very reasonable. All in all a great night out. We can’t wait to go back. Grazie ragazze.
  35. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fresh, clean perfectly prepared and cooked. Can’t wait to come back.
  36. F

    cathF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service and food was wonderful , The tables and chairs are basic but it's all about the food here , loved the set menu , takes the hassle of choosing away and leaves more time for conversation , the wine was also lovely .
  37. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious food and impeccable service, we loved our perfect date night, thank you!
  38. B

    Beki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time in a fortnight I visited LoLa, the first was so good I had to take some Friends to share the amazing experience. Both time I had the set menu and even in the two week gap the dishes had changed to fit the seasonal availability. The food was out of this world sensational, both times. The service was friendly and intimate. The restaurant ambiance was divine. 13/10 would recommend to anyone chasing a chic metropolitan fine dining experience. The peeps know their stuff! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  39. CH

    CharlieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food wine and ambience Will definitely return
  40. T

    Tess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Highly recommend to anyone wanting a wonderful evening out!

FAQs

Lola Dining is rated 4.8 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Lola Dining

1/28-33 Cherry Street Ballina, AU-NSW 2478

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ballina

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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