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Gilgai Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
+61 8 9937 1968
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Order 3 steaks, well done, medium & medium-rare. May as well ordered gristle. All terrible. Salad was a small lettuce leaf 1/4 of a tomato with a bit of grated carrot. NO dressing. Chips well say no more. Could not give it any compliments at all. However told the waitress and received a full refund. 5 stars for that.

Thank Christopher N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the tavern with family after a long drive and walks in Kalbarri. Tavern is situated off the road in a small shopping centre and consists of a bar and indoor or outdoor dining. The menu has all the favorites and can be ordered from the bar. The meals came out quickly and were massive. All were tasty and... More 

Thank Shane H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here a couple of nights during our stay and both times the food came out fresh and quick - very generous portions and good prices! The parmigiana was delicious and we are fussy when it comes to those... the side salad was yummy and presented pretty on the plate - could do with being tossed in that yummy... More 

Thank Simey8689
Perth, Australia
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113 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is a tidy nice and friendly country pub. The food is good. Typical pub-grub but not disappointing. Easy, nice, relaxed ! Nothing to whinge about at all.

Thank Trevor J
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent friendly staff. Awesome band and good variety of locals and tourists. Great drinks, everything reasonably priced. I lost my ring there, called in the next day to which they had it behind the bar for me, thank you for your honesty. Would definitely go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Liphook, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had a meal when the power was out all over Kalbarri (the Tavern has its own generator). We all opted for the fish and chips - which were well cooked and ate very well. One of us had room for a pudding (don't ask, it must be the hollow legs!) - a surprisingly extensive list available, including pecan pie with... More 

Thank familytravel4x4
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch and a cold drink and I must say the meals are very good, slightly to big but that's my only complaint. Typical pub fare at very good prices. Well done.

Secret Harbour, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Walked in with low expectations for a take away fish and chips for the family... We were all blown away with the best fish and chips and calamari we have had in years!! I would highly recommend giving it a try. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. Thank you Gilgai Tavern for topping off our holiday with a great meal!!!

Thank GP-AP-CP
West Country
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

What appeared to be just a Pub we were surprised by the quality of the food Paul behind the bar was a star and the customers very friendly and some entertaining one afternoon. The food was well prepared, with generous portions the staff made you feel welcome and the first evening there was a good friendly pub atmosphere, we eat... More 

Thank RicRicardo
devon uk
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133 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

we were only in kalbarri for one night and had our evening meal in this establishment which is situated in the centre of the small town.the food we had was superb freshly cooked and very large portions.the man behind the bar was very friendly and obviously loved his job.really enjoyed our visit.

Thank tounsley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Kalbarri National Park  >  Kalbarri
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9937 1968
Great Service, Great Food and Great Value. Family Friendly Tavern with stunning views from our verandahs.
We are owner / operators of a small business and work very hard to provide a personal and positive experience for our customers. We like to think we do this well, but we do get it wrong every once in a while. If you have a problem with our service, please approach any of the staff, you can be assured we will deal with any problem quickly and efficiently.

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