Mangrove Seagulls

Mangrove Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Seagulls Leagues Club overlooking the sparkling Terranora Broadwater with both indoor and outdoor dining. Mangrove offers diners a succulent selection from our lunch and dinner menus. All ingredients are market fresh and sourced locally.

There something to temp all taste buds including steak, fish, salads, club favourites such as roast of the day, chicken schnitzel and a range of fresh sandwiches. Mangrove’s signature dish is their authentic Italian, wood-fired, thin crust pizza.

Featuring house-made pizza dough and fresh toppings it is unsurpassed in the Tweed and fast becoming the talk of the town.

We tried it out. First we dropped our kids at the Tabatinga within the club for ‘Play and Dine’ (awesome! You can read more about that HERE.) Then we hit up Mangrove Restaurant to try out the menu.

Food

Value for money 5
Variety of kids menu 5
Portion sizes 5
Food quality 5
Special dietary options 5
How likely are you to recommend venue? 5

On a scale of 5-Excellent to 1-Poor

 

Delicious. I had the “Crispy skinned salmon served with quinoa tabouli, roast almonds, chargrilled broccolini and lemon mayonnaise”. It was incredible. So incredible that I had to ask the chef what he did to the broccolini (FYI – it was steamed then tossed quickly through the pan that the salmon was cooked in).

My husband had the “Crumbed chicken breast, tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato, sweet plum sauce and housemade aioli”. He said it was the most tender chicken breast he had ever tasted.

The kids meals come with a drink and dessert AND I loved that they came with fruit and veggies on the plate.

To view Mangrove’s NEW menu click here to view in PDF format.

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Service

Staff Friendliness 5
Willingness to accommodate kids 5
Prompt delivery of meals 5
Additional services like child care 5

On a scale of 5-Excellent to 1-Poor

So, so friendly. Everyone had a smile and laugh at the ready. The food came out quickly, and the lady who helped my son choose his dessert made it really fun for him. A really pleasant experience.

Facilities

High chairs and change tables 5
Room for prams and strollers 5
Dedicated play area N/A
Can parents see into play space N/A
Caters to all age groups 5
Is safely fenced and away from bar 5
Is there adequate parking? 5

On a scale of 5-Excellent to 1-Poor

Situated inside Seagulls you get all of the benefits that the club has to offer WITHOUT being right in amongst it if you choose not to. Bars, gaming, raffles, live music – it is all there if you wish to partake, however, if you just want to sit out by the sparkling broadwater away from it all, you can do that too!

There is plenty of room for kids to roam in the outside grassed area, without being underfoot and annoying other patrons. There were a couple of families sitting on the furthermost tables while their toddlers happily played by them on the grass.

While there is not a dedicated play area, as such, families are most welcome. There is an extensive children’s menu as well as colouring in books an pencils on the restaurant countertop for the use of patrons.

Don’t forget, Seagulls also plays host to Tabatinga, which offers a ‘Play and Dine’ service on weekends, which allows parents 3.5 hours to enjoy the clubs facilities – like Mangrove – while the kids are entertained and fed by the gorgeous staff at Tabatinga. You can read more about that HERE.

Atmosphere

The best word to sum it up? Friendly. Smiles all around – it is obviously a great place to work, because everyone who works there is happy … and that is certainly contagious.

We had a great night. The older children were enjoying Tabatinga while we and our toddler enjoyed a meal outside. Once our meal was finished we moved next door to watch some live music until it was time to pick up the older children. Our toddler danced all over the dance floor with some other kids, while we partook in some DELICIOUS dessert.

Highlights

The warm welcoming environment. It is not always easy to dine out as a family, but Mangrove Restaurant has plenty of room, a great menu, friendly staff and an all round positive vibe that make it somewhere to keep coming back to, again and again.

Issues

None for me. My toddler was happy, the food was AMAZING the club is great – I would certainly recommend you pay a visit.