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Empire Bay Tavern

$$ - $$$, ,
1 Poole CL, Empire Bay, New South Wales 2257, Australia
+61 2 4369 5840
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Poole CL, Empire Bay, New South Wales 2257, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For value for money its hard to go past. It does lack intimacy in surroundings, with rowdy meat tray raffle sales being canvassed and the public bar so close to the eating area.

Thank mssusanbrooks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small tavern competes with much bigger ones in the vicinity of the Coast. From tidiness, to cleanliness, to helpfulness and finally to the quality and quantity of food. Pleasant staff who are always asking

Thank Mazen K
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I'm not known for writing rave reviews about restaurants on Trip Advisor, despite having written some 200+, but I just have to rave about last night's special at the EBT - swordfish with a clam risotto. Just sublime! Well done the chefs - it was...More

Thank EHinOz
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Drinks and dinner! Lovely. Great atmosphere, lovely food beauty of a place. Not to pricy thank you!!!

Thank donmurry7
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We've watched this Tavern evolve over the years and it is a very family friendly place with great food and staff. We last visited on an recent afternoon for a drink "in the sun" and we were not disappointed. Lots of locals just relaxing and...More

Thank lhsolliver
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We often have a Friday night out here. It is a great family atmosphere and the food is really good. Could not recommend the venue more.

Thank David G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The tavern has always been a family favourite, being just down the road, the atmosphere is that of a standard bistro, but with better than bistro quality food. The staff are polite and happy to help out at any time. There seems to be a...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This place is usually full at early dinner time so make sure you book ! Menu is pretty good variety at an average price. Meal sizes are good and service is quick. Playground for the kids keeps them busy. Noisy atmosphere but you can also...More

Thank virginiaw835
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Went there with others for a couple's last night together as "singlies" they were getting married the following day. We were cautioned about the size of the meals. The wife and I had a smoked salmon Caesar salad each - we could have shared one....More

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had a steak and it was really delicious. Stayed for the quiz night which was really fun, the host was great.

Thank Renèe T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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