Open 7 days a week 

For Lunch  from 11:00 am – 2.30pm 

For Dinner from 5pm – 8.30pm

Catering for ALL events including in house functions and events off site

The Diggers Tavern Tapas Bar and Grill offers a wide range of modern Spanish and Italian style tapas, fresh hand made pasta dishes, a variety of main meals and salads, along with old fashion hotel classics and gourmet burgers. Dining in our relaxed atmosphere inside or out in the beer garden, there is something here for everyone. Event catering is the Chefs specialty, with her passion being fine dining.  If you want your event catered for at an affordable price in any location in the local area, phone the number below to discuss your event catering.

Phone 02 6655 0022 to make a reservation

Our Black board Specials are full of creativity and change daily 


Tapas and Share plates

Garlic bread on rustic ciabatta $7:00
Arancini Balls with Moroccan roasted vegetables, fetta & chipotle dipping sauce (5Balls) $14.00 (V)
Salt & pepper prawns & squid with lime aioli $13.00
Steamed prawn gyoza with chilli, soy & sesame sauce (8 gyoza) $13.00
Teriyaki salmon spring rolls with raspberry plum dipping sauce (4 rolls) $17.00
Peking duck pancakes with cucumber, shallots & garlic yoghurt dressing (4 pancakes) $17.00
Seared scallops with kimchi & wakame (6 scallops) $15.00
Bruschetta with heirloom tomato salsa, bocconcini, balsamic reduction & fresh herbs (4 pieces) $12.00
Greek style lamb skewers with garlic yoghurt (4 skewers) $17.00(G.F)
Tasting Board for two with salt and pepper king prawns, spring rolls, arancini balls, scallops, crusty ciabatta bread, pickled vegetables, lamb skewers, chorizo, pumpkin falafel balls and daily special tasters. $50.00



Cajun chicken breast and potato rosti stack with avocado salsa, garlic yoghurt & tex mex sauce $23.00(G.F)
Fish of the Day fresh locally sourced fish served with creamy potato mash, sauté asparagus, broccolini & spinach finished with mojo verde $25.00(G.F)
Chicken schnitzel with steak fries and house salad or vegetables $20.00
Beer battered New Zealand Hoki (fish) with steak fries and house salad or vegetables finished with lemon & tartare sauce $20.00
Grain fed yearling scotch fillet with steak fries and house salad or vegetables 200 Gram

400 Gram



Black angus Rump steak with steak fries and house salad or vegetables 300 gram $21.00
Seafood Basket with king prawns, squid & beer battered fish served with steak fries, house salad, lemon & tartare sauce   $22.00
BBQ Ribs with Greek salad & hand cut Dorrigo potato wedges   $24.00
Lamb cutlets (3 cutlets) with steak fries and house salad or vegetables   $25.00


Lunch Selection – Available between 11am & 2:30pm

Soup of the day with crusty ciabatta garlic bread $12.00
Chicken Burrito with avocado salsa, sour cream, jalapeños and salad $13.00
Daily Lunch specials are available on our special board  


Sauces and toppers







Creamy garlic prawns with fresh herbs   $8.00(G.F)
Surf and turf sauce with prawns, squid & a mussel finished with fresh chopped shallots & parsley   $9.00

 Salads and sides 

Caesar salad with grilled chicken or prawns $18.00
Greek salad with grilled chicken or prawns $18.00(G.F/V)
Butternut squash falafel salad bowl with avocado pickled beets, broccolini, cucumber ribbons, mixed leaves, fresh herbs & tahini dressing $18.00(G.F/V)
Steak fries with lime aioli Small




Hand cut Dorrigo Potato Wedges served with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce (G.F)   $9.00


Scallop, king prawn and chorizo with house made spaghetti, mushrooms, fresh herbs, petite yellow roma tomato fresh chilli & mojo verde $25.00
Seafood Marinara with mussels, king prawns, squid, seared scallops & house made fettucine. Coated in your choice of creamy or tomato sauce $26.00
Pumpkin, pesto, semidried tomato & fetta tossed through house made saffron pasta, finished with spinach & pine nuts $22.00 (V)
Spaghetti & meatballs with fresh handmade spaghetti, Italian tomato sauce, fresh herbs & shaved parmesan $22.00
Chicken carbonara with bacon, mushrooms, Spanish onion, fresh chopped herbs, house made pasta tossed through creamy white wine sauce $24.00


Gourmet Burgers

Southern fried chicken with bacon, cheese, salad, caramelized onion, chipotle sauce & hand cut wedges $16.00
Beef burger with salad, house pickles, caramelized onion, smokey BBQ sauce & steak fries $15.00
Mediterranean vegetable & chickpea patty with salad, caramelized onion, tahini, sweet chilli sauce & steak fries $15.00


Children’s selection all $9.00

Pesto fettucine

Grilled chicken & vegetables

Nuggets & chips

Beer battered fish and chips



Desserts – All $7.00 and served with ice cream

Waffles with your choice of topping

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce

Chocolate & macadamia nut brownie with marshmallow ganache




Coffee (Long Black, Flat white, cappuccino, mocha or latte) Small $4.00
  Large $5.00
Espresso or macchiato   $4.00
Tea (English breakfast or green) Pot $4.00
Chai latte   $4.00
Iced drinks (chai, coffee, chocolate, caramel, strawberry, vanilla or mocha)   $7.00
Milkshakes (chocolate, caramel, strawberry or vanilla)   $7.00











Private Catering


All dishes are subject to change depending on your needs and requirements. Seasonal produce may vary and availability for fresh produce may change depending on the time of year. All prices are open to negotiation depending on how many people I am catering for and any extra items you may like.

Vegetarian = (V)

Gluten free options = (G.F)


Canapes and Tapas

Four of the following selections for $20 per head

  • Smoked salmon and caper infused crème fraiche roulade (G.F)
  • Prosciutto wrapped prawns with southern style dipping sauce (G.F)
  • Assorted savoury tartlets -spiced pumpkin and caramelised onion

                                                             -spinach and smoked fetta

                                                              -glazed pulled pork

  • Caprese stuffed cherry tomatoes (V/G.F)
  • Petit watermelon cucumber and fetta cubes (V/G.F)
  • Lemon pepper crusted fresh fish with pickled cucumber and preserved lemon aioli
  • Bite size crispy skin pork belly pieces topped with apple mouse (G.F)
  • Seared scallops with pea puree and beetroot relish (served in the shell) (G.F)
  • Sous vide octopus on smoked carrot puree with salsa verde (G.F)
  • Sesame coated potato, red pepper and chorizo skewers
  • Goats cheese cakes with caviar and dill
  • Spiced sweet potato fritters with garlic yoghurt and whipped avocado (V/G.F)


Two course alternate drop menu

$40 per head for the two course or $30 for the main course only

Entrée selection

  • Paperbark roasted duck breast with parsnip puree, plum jus and Persian herbs (G.F)
  • Seared fresh fish, rocket salad, strawberry salsa and verjuice dressing (G.F)
  • Mushroom and mascarpone tarts (V)
  • Scorched nectarine and goats cheese salad with chargrilled lamb back strap (G.F)
  • Celeriac pieces slow roasted in truffle butter with zesty herb sauce and warm tomato salsa (V/G.F)




Main selection

  • Polenta stack with Mediterranean vegetables smoked fetta and romesco sauce (V/ G.F)
  • Confit chicken Maryland, smoked carrot puree, braised leek and micro herbs (G.F)
  • Angus beef tenderloin, 18 hour slow roasted cipollini onion, parmesan risotto and bourbon glaze
  • King prawn ravioli with bisque sauce, fresh shallots and spiced pumpkin
  • Butterflied quail on prosciutto, melon and gorgonzola salad finished with beetroot reduction (G.F)


Buffet and banquette style menu

Prices start at $20 per head for one selection of meat, two salads and one warm dish

Meat selection

  • Spit roast of pork, beef, lamb, turkey or chicken
  • Whole baked fish
  • BBQ options such as; -gourmet skewers with vegetables, chicken, prawns or beef

-stuffed chicken breast

-marinated baby octopus


  • Moroccan vegetable and cous cous
  • Nicoise
  • Rustic potato
  • Pear, walnut, rocket and goats cheese
  • Spiced sweet potato, fetta, spinach and balsamic

Warm dishes

  • Risotto (various flavours) (G.F)
  • Lemon, garlic and butter roasted potatoes (G.F)
  • Mediterranean vegetable bake (G.F)
  • Handmade pasta in fresh herb sauce with shaved parmesan
  • Soft polenta with fetta and spiced vegetables (G.F)


Dessert menu $7 per head

  • Crème brulee
  • Berry pannacotta
  • Individual tiramisu
  • Individual mousse cakes
  • Baked cheese cakes
  • Flourless chocolate cake


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