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Varsity Lakes Tavern

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US$10 - US$33
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Street Food
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak barramundi fries sports bar coming back kids room food was amazing great pub inviting atmosphere wonderful staff great family dining experience making us feel be visiting again group of friends kids entertainment gaming room feel welcome
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

Family dinner for my birthday last night and the food, service and staff were all lovely. Thank you for birthday to remember.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charl, Other at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. So nice to see you had a great time. Thank you for choosing us to have your party at.

Reviewed 14 August 2021

Attention to detail is excellent, and team work on point. The customer service is by far on top 10 on the coast. Love he food.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charl, Other at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Hi Tayla, thank you for your review, which is most appreciated. Our staff are always ensuring our customers are looked after very well, and it is great that this shines through in your review.

Reviewed 14 August 2021

Every time I come here I am blown away with the quality of service, the staff are always super attentive and polite. Great place

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charl, Other at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We are very lucky to have the staff that are here. See you soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2021

Best little pub ive been to in a very long time without a doubt. Great vibes, amazing food, staff is wonderful all around great time 10/10

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charl, Other at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Hi There Thank you for your review, and we are pleased you had a great time here. See you soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Varsity Tavern has a great atmosphere for a nice relaxed meal. The food is great and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charl, Other at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Hi Kirra Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. We appreciate it very much.

Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

We arrived for dinner on a Tuesday night, It took over 50 minutes to get our meals. The pizza had been sitting under the heater for over 10 minutes and dried out, with other meals. The staff offered to make another pizza but we were...not prepared to wait for another one to be cooked. Cutlery not provided at the table and a meal was missing sauce, all of which required us to ask staff. We were not informed at any stage that staff shortages were being experienced, which was the excuse provided. The kitchen staff were completely disorganised. A disappointing experience. We will not be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Varsity L, General Manager at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2021

Hello Sue, We are very sorry to see your review, and your experience with us and would like to discuss this with you as soon as possible. Could you please call myself as soon as you can, Anthony Riolo on 0755762644. Kind Regards Anthony Riolo...More

Reviewed 25 July 2021

Great place for a family birthday. We invited our friends and family for my grandsons 6th birthday. Everything was lovely, food was great and everyone enjoyed their meals. The kids room was utilised very well with the children and the drinks cold and cocktails made...to perfection. Thank you to the staff too, who were very accommodating and friendlyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Charl, Manager at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Hi Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We take pride in all aspects of our work and are glad that it translates to our guests. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 11 July 2021

The food was absolutely scrumptious! The service by Charlotte Latham was so professional and she was so attentive - nothing was too much effort. The children were superbly entertained by the indoor playground which is visible from your table. Truly a good night was had...by all. Highly recommended….More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Varsity L, General Manager at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2021

Hi Annette thank you very much for such lovely feedback and your 5 star review. We are lucky with our staff here, Charlotte is a long time loyal employee.

Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Had a productive lunch with work colleagues yesterday. Food was good, staff helpful too. We had our meeting out in what they called the garden terrace, which was just what we needed. Thanks Varsity.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Charl, Other at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2021

Hi there, thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you all here yesterday. See you again and we appreciate your positive feedback.

Reviewed 8 July 2021

Dined here tonight 7/7 with husband and son for dinner. Ordered entree of loaded fries, chicken pieces and calamari. Loaded fries were basically a little melted cheese with pre dried bacon sprinkles rating 3/10 (all were just reheated prepacked foods). Our mains were 2 x...steak sandwiches and 1 x battered fish and chips. Here is the pic of the steak sandwich which was dried and served into bite sized pieces on a cheap bread roll. Nothing really went into it except broiled onion and dried minute steak. My fish and chips were covered in vinegar (don't like vinegar). Didn't want to make a scene so paid for the meal of $110 and promptly !!! Waited for the waitress to ask how the meal was (which she didn't) so went quietly but still so furious about the way the sandwiches left the kitchen by the cook/chef, onto the waitress without even maybe checking with the kitchen staff if they should be served. Note to staff - no they shouldn't have been served. The cook needs a lesson in what a steak sandwich is especially when they charge $22 each! We use to eat here all the time when it first opened and over the years it has gradually declined in food quality. Such a shame as it use to be the best pub to eat at. Never again will we go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Varsity L, General Manager at Varsity Lakes Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2021

Hi Jennifer, We are very sorry that your experience with us was not to our usual standard. As you say you have been coming over the years, we would to see you back. Could you please call me on 0755762644, so I can discuss this...More

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Varsity Lakes Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4