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 $5:50
Arancini Balls with Moroccan roasted vegetables, fetta and chipotle dipping sauce (5Balls) $13.00 (V)
Salt and pepper prawns & squid with lime aioli $11.50
Steamed prawn gyoza with chilli, soy and sesame sauce (8 gyoza) $12.00
Filo wrapped Halloumi with salsa romesco (6 pieces) $14.50 (V)
Peking duck pancakes with cucumber, shallots and garlic yoghurt dressing (4 pancakes) $16.50
Seared scallops with kimchi and wakami (6 scallops) $15.50(G.F)
Boconcini and asparagus bruschetta with heirloom cherry tomato salsa (4 pieces)  $9.00(V)
Pincho muruno marinated lamb skewers (4 skewers) $15.50(G.F)
Tapas Special of the Day please check the specials board $14.50



Cajun chicken breast and potato rosti stack with avocado salsa, garlic yoghurt and tex mex sauce $21.50(G.F)
Fish of the Day fresh locally sourced fish served with creamy potato mash, sauté asparagus, broccolini and spinach finished with mojo verde $22.50(G.F)
Chicken schnitzel with steak fries and house salad or Vegetable $18.00
Crumbed New Zealand Hoki with steak fries and house salad or vegetables finished with lemon and tartare sauce $18.00
Grain fed yearling scotch fillet with steak fries and house salad or Vegetable 200 Gram

400 Gram



Seafood Basket with king prawns, squid and fish served with steak fries, house salad, lemon and tartare sauce   $21.00
BBQ Ribs with Greek salad and hand cut Dorrigo potato wedges   $22.50


Sauces and toppers







Creamy garlic prawns with fresh herbs   $7.00(G.F)
Surf and turf sauce with prawns, squid and a mussel finished with fresh chopped shallots and parsley   $8.00



King prawn, bacon and chilli with house made fettuccine pasta, mushrooms and fresh herbs $21.50
Seafood Marinara with mussels, king prawns, squid, fresh fish and house made fettuccine. Coated in your choice of creamy or tomato sauce $23.50
Pumpkin, pesto, semi dried tomato and fetta tossed through house made saffron pasta and finished with spinach and pine nuts $19.50 (V)
Spaghetti and meatballs with fresh handmade spaghetti, Italian tomato sauce, fresh herbs and shaved Parmesan $20.50


Salads and sides

Caesar salad with grilled chicken or prawns $17.50
Crispy Adobo and sesame crusted tofu salad with asparagus, baby spinach, pickled vegetables, avocado and apple cider vinaigrette $16.50 (G.F/V)
Greek salad with grilled chicken or prawns $17.50
Butternut squash falafel salad bowl with pickled beets, cucumber ribbons, mixed leaves, fresh herbs and tahini dressing $16.50
Steak fries with lime aioli Small




Hand cut Dorrigo Potato Wedges served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce (G.F)   $8.50


Gourmet Burgers

Southern fried chicken with bacon, cheese, salad, caramelized, chipotle sauce and hand cut wedges $16.00
Beef burger with salad, house pickles, caramelized onion, special recipe burger sauce and steak fries $13.00
Crispy chicken with salad, house pickles, caramelized onion, aioli and steak fries $14.00
Mediterranean vegetable and chickpea patty with salad, caramelized onion, tahini, sweet chilli sauce and steak fires $13.00


Children’s selection all $8.00

Pesto fettuccine

Grilled chicken and vegetables

Rissole and mash potato

Nuggets and chips

Crumbed fish and chips


Desserts – All $6.00 and served with ice cream

Waffles with your choice of topping

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce

Chocolate and macadamia nut brownie with ganache




Coffee (Long Black, Flat white, cappuccino, mocha or latte) Small




Espresso or macchiato   $3.50
Tea (English breakfast or green) Pot $4.00
Chai latte   $4.50
Iced drinks (chai, coffee, chocolate, caramel, strawberry, vanilla or mocha)   $6.50
Milkshakes (chocolate, caramel, strawberry, vanilla)   $6.00











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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