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The Gateway Bar & Restaurant

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Lismore Gateway Motel | 99 Ballina Road, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 09:30
18:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to finish.. We ordered medium rare in both the eye fillet and a rump. When... More 

Thank Jae Craig L
Lismore, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 we ordered were all very tasty & came out in good time. Food & drink... More 

Thank Tim P
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 2nd night with steak. The steak was good but would have preferred to eat elsewhere.

Thank Steve B
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the restaurant was spectacular - beautifully presented and prepared - and very reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Coffsharbour0
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 a menu of things I have no idea what they are really talking about. In... More 

Thank Alan B
Lismore, Australia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 meals.

Thank Jemima L
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 food and the chef certainly needs to pick up his/her game. Sorry we won't be... More 

Thank sophie41
Anna Bay
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Brisbane Region, Australia
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646 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Enjoyed a special dinner together as a large group. The staff were great, as was the food. One of the blokes even managed to pick up one of the waitresses, which made for some extra intrigue.

Thank Farkorff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, 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
  • This restaurant is at Lismore Gateway Motel & Restaurant

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