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Why DOOLEYS Lidcombe Is Your One-Stop Shop for Casual Dining

Why DOOLEYS Lidcombe Is Your One-Stop Shop for Casual Dining
22 June 2022

The casual dining experience is what most Australians crave and love. While fine dining and fast food will always have their place in our social society, it’s casual dining restaurants that make up the bulk of the restaurants spread across the country, offering cuisine from just about every nationality imaginable.

With casual dining in mind, if you live in Sydney’s West, you might be wondering what the best casual dining places in Western Sydney are and where to find them. People in the Western Suburbs are really spoilt for options, as great casual dining restaurants seem to be everywhere but in this article, we’ll be highlighting the key reasons why you should visit DOOLEYS Lidcombe for a casual dining experience. You will discover the top delicious dishes by DOOLEYS Lidcombe, which is home to 4 amazing casual dining restaurants and cafes:

  1. Lloyd’s Bistro
  2. John Street Cafe
  3. Vincent’s Noodle House
  4. 8 Dragons Restaurant

With 4 awesome casual dining restaurants to choose from in the one location, it’s little wonder why DOOLEYS Lidcombe continues to grow in popularity for local diners and visitors to the area.

Only the Freshest Ingredients Are Used

DOOLEYS Lidcombe prides itself on providing delicious and nutritious meal options at all of our restaurants and to ensure a top-quality dining experience, only the freshest ingredients are used in meal preparation. You will never be served a dish with old or stale ingredients. Each and every mouthful, whether it’s an entree, main course or dessert, will provide an explosion of freshness and flavour.

Fine Dining At Casual Dining Prices

While all of our restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere and layout, the food is on another level. Expert chefs and kitchen staff lovingly prepare and cook every single dish, so you can expect fine dining quality but all for casual dining prices and portion sizes. Enjoy the freshest food of the best quality at prices everyone can afford. In fact, our prices are so reasonable that you’ll regularly be able to treat the entire family out for a sumptuous lunch or dinner.

Perfect for Any Occasion

If you want somewhere to enjoy a great meal and celebrate a birthday, our restaurants are perfect for any type of special occasion, birthday or otherwise. Even if you’re just looking for somewhere to catch up with friends or work colleagues, you’ll find the food, drinks, service and atmosphere inviting and relaxed. No matter what the occasion, we’ll look after you at DOOLEYS Lidcombe.

Check Out the Classic Lloyd’s Bistro

Lloyd’s Bistro is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week and offers a classic casual dining experience. Seasonal and fresh meals are what you’ll experience when you choose to dine out at Lloyd’s Bistro. If you are a DOOLEYS Lidcombe member, you can also take advantage of regular Members Only specials on meals.
Whether you just want to have a meal out with friends or family or you plan to visit the social club afterwards, Lloyd’s Bistro is the perfect starting point for your day or evening of entertainment, no matter what you plan to do afterwards.
Let’s take a look at just some of the delicious dishes available on the menu.

Korean Fried Chicken - Entree

Share Korean Fried Chicken, deep fried and all wrapped up in a crispy hot and spicy sauce for the ultimate flavour explosion. Shallots and fresh chilli finish off the dish nicely.

Pumpkin and Feta Salad

One of the favourites on the Lloyd’s Bistro menu for a light meal is the Pumpkin and Feta Salad. Imagine freshly roasted pumpkin combined with creamy feta cheese, mixed with tomatoes, roasted capsicum, chickpeas, parsley, mint and radicchio, all drizzled with an Italian vinaigrette. The result is a salad to die for.

Prawn Linguini

Most Aussies love fresh prawns and they make the perfect accompaniment to pasta dishes such as the Prawn Linguini. Garlic and fresh chilli are also added, along with extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, parmesan cheese and the distinctive flavour of Nepolitana sauce.

Roast of the Day

Who doesn’t enjoy a good Aussie roast? The day’s chosen meat dish will be served with seasonal vegetables, roasted pumpkin and potato, all drenched in gravy and accompanied by a fresh bread roll.

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

A perfectly grilled fillet of salmon is served up with parmentier potato, brussel sprouts, green beans, almonds and finished off with a nice balsamic glaze. It’s truly delish.

The above is just a sample of what’s on the Lloyd’s Bistro menu. You can also order an assortment of delicious pizzas, steaks, crusty breads and there is also a children’s menu available.

The John Street Cafe Is As Casual As It Gets

While the John Street Cafe is not a restaurant, it does offer the ultimate casual dining experience, where you can kick back with your favourite beverage and also enjoy a light meal. In fact, it’s the perfect venue for a relaxing and delicious breakfast, washed down with your favourite coffee blend to start the day.

If you’re a DOOLEYS Clubs member, you also get to enjoy some superb member discounts. The cafe is open from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm on weekends and 10.00 am to 10.00 pm on weekdays.

Let’s take a peek at what’s on the menu to whet your appetite.

Egg Sandwich

The classic John Street Cafe Egg Sandwich is a nice light start to the day and goes well with your morning coffee or favourite beverage. Enjoy fresh egg, mayonnaise and watercress on spongy brown bread.

Caesar Wrap

A soft flour tortilla is wrapped around a delectable blend of sliced chicken breast, egg, bacon, shaved parmesan and cos lettuce for a refreshing light snack.

Fisherman’s Basket

This is a great dish to order for a nice lunch. You’ll enjoy a delicious fish fillet, prawns, crab sticks, chips and calamari, along with a side of lemon and tartare sauce for extra flavour.

Also on the menu are gourmet pies and sausage rolls, veggie burgers, schnitzel burgers, tuna or ham and salad sandwiches and more.

Visit Vincent’s Noodle House for Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Vincent’s Noodle House offers up a selection of the finest and most popular Vietnamese cuisine in all of Western Sydney. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week except Monday.

Vietnamese food is rated by many as some of the healthiest cuisines in the world and it’s totally delicious as well. Come to Vincent’s Noodle House and experience it for yourself.

Let’s look at just a select few offerings on the extensive menu.


  • Crispy Chicken
  • Vietnamese Style Spring Rolls
  • Fried Pork Chop

Noodle Soup

  • Rare Beef Noodle Soup
  • Stir Fried Beef or Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Crispy Chicken Egg and Rice Noodle Soup
  • Beef Stewed In Tomato Sauce Noodle Soup
  • Stir Fried Seafood Noodle Soup

Main Meals

  • Mongolian Beef or Lamb
  • Choy Sum With Oyster Sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Lemon Grass Chicken
  • Satay Lamb
  • Seafood and Vegetable With Rice
  • Chicken Or Beef In Black Bean Sauce With Rice

The above is just a small sample of all the delicious entrees and main meals available on the Vincent’s Noodle House menu.

If You Love Chinese, Then 8 Dragons Restaurant Is the Place To Be

8 Dragons Restaurant offers an extensive menu of classic Chinese cuisine and is a must visit casual dining restaurant for lovers of Chinese food. The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Monday and is serving dinner every night of the week except Tuesday.
Many of the delectable dishes served at 8 Dragons are inspired by the Shanghai region of China, with the freshest ingredients and authentic flavours.

Let’s now sample a small portion of the very extensive Chinese menu.


  • Steamed Mixed Dumplings, including prawn, pork and vegetable
  • Crispy Mixed Entree, including dumplings, spring rolls and prawn rolls
  • Steamed Oyster With Ginger and Shallots


  • Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup
  • Beef and Egg Flower Soup
  • Wonton Soup
  • Hot and Sour Soup

Noodle Soup

  • Chicken Laska
  • Mixed Vegetables Noodle Soup
  • Shredded Pork With Pickled Vegetable Noodle Soup

Handmade Dumplings

  • Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings
  • Steamed Pork and Prawn Dim Sims
  • Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Bao
  • Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings


  • Garlic King Prawns
  • Honey King Prawns
  • Live Barramundi
  • Salt and Pepper Squid


  • Crispy Skin Chicken
  • Honey Pepper Chicken
  • Satay Chicken
  • Szechuan Chilli Chicken

Beef and Lamb

  • Beef In Black Bean Sauce
  • Peking Shredded Beef
  • Mongolian Lamb
  • Sauteed Lamb Fillet Slices

Seasonal Vegetables

  • Duo Mushrooms With Seasonal Vegetables
  • Wok-Tossed French Bean With Pork Mince
  • Salt and Pepper Egg Plant
  • Wok-Fried Seasonal Vegetables

The menu at 8 Dragons Chinese Restaurant is very extensive. Only a small portion of its offerings have been listed above. It’s best to check it out for yourself and enjoy a fantastic meal.

Visit DOOLEYS Lidcombe For Fantastic Casual Dining and Entertainment

If you want the ultimate casual dining experience, with superb food at wallet-friendly prices, then the four restaurants and cafes at DOOLEYS Lidcombe are hard to beat. Discover these culinary delights for yourself by treating yourself to breakfast, lunch or dinner at DOOLEYS Lidcombe.

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