North Ryde RSL is a large complex with a Fitness First attached and 2 restaurants. Atrium Brasserie on the top level is the most popular for young families due to the adjoining Tribal Zone play area. Tribal Zone consists of a soft play area, merry go round, arcade games and even a mini ten pin bowling alley. Entry costs $6 for children aged 3 and above and you have the option of leaving them to play and staff will buzz you if there is a problem. The area always has several staff member watching the children and monitoring the gates.
On Saturdays, parties at Tribal Zone finish by 6pm to allow for diners and their children to enjoy the facilities. Kids meals at the Brasserie are all $9 and include a drink and soft serve ice-cream. We ordered the penne bolognese and chicken schnitzel with chips. We also order extra vegetables for $1. The highlight of the whole meal for the little ones was definitely the soft serve, which comes with either strawberry or chocolate topping. Kids will be kids:)
The main menu consists of your typical RSL fare, however they do claim their food is ‘far from usual Club food’. We ordered the mustard lamb fillets ($26.50); Beef Burger ($17.70); and the Fish of the Day (Barramundi – $19). Whilst the food was enjoyable, it was not what I would have expected given the high price tags. This was the factor that brought down my overall rating from 5 milkshakes to 4 milkshakes.
The venue is set up for children and the casual dining atmosphere means you don’t worry too much about a bit of noise from your little ones.