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Empire Bay Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Poole CL, Empire Bay, New South Wales 2257, Australia
+61 2 4369 5840
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a long bush walk in Boubbi National Park we were driving past and decided to stop for lunch. We both had salads with chicken and smoked salmon. They were a good serve and tasty. I think it was about $38 for the two. We sat on the balcony which was nice and quiet. Bar srvice was good. A pleasant... More 

Thank trc2015
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was down from Qld Visiting friends near Empire Bay and they took me out for dinner. It was a lovely location. The courtesy bus picked us up. Wonderful. Had a couple of drinks then ordered dinner. Nice menu. I got the Cajun chicken with chared corn and chapoltle sour cream. It was the most tender moist chicken i have ever... More 

Thank leanne F
Dana Point, California
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up with extended family during a visit back to OZ. Very friendly place, sat on the patio, quite, shady and a great venue to just relax and enjoy some cold beverages and excellent food. Well done folks.

Thank DPKH
Empire Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best food on the coast. Extensive menu and never a bad meal here. The beers are well priced and so is the food. You will find it hard to get a better meal.

Thank Michael L
Bensville, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Have eaten here on many occassions both lunches & diners with never a bad experience. Great for family gatherings or couples dining. They have a website to check for up & coming entertainment bands etc Staff are friendly & very attentive especially Debbie ,Sharon & Tracey.

Thank Renee f
Kincumber, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This Tavern has a great restaurant with a wide menu and excellent specials board. Seniors card available mid week for lunch. Staff very friendly and inside as well as outside eating options. There is a separate Pizza section in the evening. A basic childrens play area.

Thank Lindy A
Umina Beach, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

All the food that I saw come out looked fantastic! I had the confi chicken which fell apart and tasted awesome.

Thank funkygreendog
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Not the best and not the worst dining experience. Typical pub grub, I would not really recommend, found it expensive for such basic food

Thank Dee K
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's nice bistro style pub fair here meals are fairly big but price reflects this. Its busy so book ahead and be prepared to wait 45 to 60mins for your food on Friday or Saturday. The the local area its a good choice.

Thank Bradley0005
Gosford, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Salmon Bruchetta $17.00 -huge serving, salmon and lots of it, tomato, rocket feta onion very tasty quick service. Quite pleasant eating outdoors in the nice warm weather.

Thank 312Amelita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Poole CL, Empire Bay, New South Wales 2257, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Empire Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4369 5840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?