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The Gateway Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Lismore Gateway Motel | 99 Ballina Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“fine dining” (3 reviews)
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Lismore Gateway Motel | 99 Ballina Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Walked in off the street early this morning, greeted by smiles and had a great buffet / continental breakfast. The decor was fresh and clean if not a touch different. Big windows all around viewing tidy gardens, very enjoyable. We all ate yummy bacon &...More

Thank Arlene and Paul R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had heard that the restaurant was a bit expensive however worth it so we popped in for Dinner.. Discovering the had our favorite dish "Reef and Beef" on the menu we both decided to just order the main as usually these are too big...More

Thank Jae Craig L
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Atmosphere in the restaurant is a bit lacking, with a rather standard motel restaurant décor. The very young female staff could do with a little more hospitality training. The two wait staff seemed very inexperienced, but were doing their best. The entrées & main meals...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. Ordered pork ribs for dinner night 1. They were very much undercooked. Staff were inattentive and, although extremely apologetic, only offered a replacement. An alternative meal or refund would have been fair. Replacement ribs were fantastic. Braved the...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place to stay - we booked a one bedroom studio and it was just right for the two of us. The weather wasn't good and we arrived just before 2pm - no problem for early check in! Very clean and comfortable. Dinner...More

Thank Coffsharbour0
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Staying at the Motel it just made sense to eat at their restaurant. Firstly let me say I am just a meat and veg type person, give me good old pub grub any time. So the restaurant was a little bit wasted on me. With...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Food very disappointing, arancini ball just rice no flavour. Vegies bland, zucchini linguini was just pasta with 2 raw zucchini strips on top very bland in flavour. Steak was cooked perfect and lemon lime and bitters was great. Overly priced for the quality of the...More

Thank Jemima L
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Food and service was very average which is such a shame for Lismore - the venue itself is really lovely and has a nice atmosphere but the two waiters although friendly were unsure of there service and menu. At best it was very basic pub...More

Thank sophie41
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We where staying at the gateway for 2 nights and had dinner at the Resturant on our 1st night, the chicken was the best I've ever had, would highly recommend. We also had breakfast the next morning and it was just as good.

Thank bellindaf2015
Reviewed 4 June 2016

unfortunately, this motel was fully booked and stayed in a bug infested motel just down the road. However, the food and staff at Gateway was exceptional.

Thank Colin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lismore Gateway Motel | 99 Ballina Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61-2-6621-5688
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  • This restaurant is at Lismore Gateway Motel & Restaurant
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