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Riverside Tavern

$$ - $$$, ,
92 New Entrance Road, South West Rocks, New South Wales NSW 2431, Australia
+61 2 6566 5700
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible32%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (3 reviews)
“surf and turf” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
92 New Entrance Road, South West Rocks, New South Wales NSW 2431, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the Tavern on a Monday night expecting great food as the location is gorgeous. Huge place with plenty of seating inside and outside. Unfortunatly, the schnitzel was greasy, the salad was mostly capsicum and covered in a vinagarette that was running around the plate...More

Thank work2travel62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner service and the sunset over the water straight off the outdoor seating area was spectacular. The food was also great and so was the service

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

For such a great location the meal and service were extremely poor. Go anywhere else but here in south west rocks. I didn't give the bar a fair go-but not there for their commercial beer.

Thank Boxy762
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times and on both occasions we've been happy with the quality and service. The meals are very good and well presented. They are also excellent value. The view down the river at sunset is spectacular.

Thank John W
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Had a swim and a fish then lunch at the tavern, even though school holidays was very quiet so orders were out super fast, very large servings, pretty basic but good pub food. Beautiful spot to unwind and have a few drinks watching the boats...More

Thank Terrulie
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great spot. Good value meals- we will stop again. Pub specials are on daily- $12 husband had 200gm rump- with salad, chips and sauce and cooked well. Kids meals $8 and massive. I had chef special and that was massive also. All round good value.

Thank Ursula F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the tavern for lunch with 24 kids & 12 adults! The kids demolished the $8 meals. Wifey had $12 schnitzel with mushroom sauce, which was good for the price. I had salt & pepper squid, not amazing, but nicely cooked & what you...More

Thank Jaron F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Stayed 4 nights at South West Rocks and ate out each night. Ordered the Hamburger for tea. Cooked and prepared well, tasty and priced to match. Friend order the garlic prawns. Not great, but very palatable.

Thank AmatureTourist
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent t bone and fish meals. Veg fresh. Service very good. Only draw back was the 4km walk but well worth it. Goood selection wine

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very busy so can wait a while for drinks and especially food, up to 2 hours on Sat nights! Good selection of everything re food and drinks.

Thank Drew M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 42
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 New Entrance Road, South West Rocks, New South Wales NSW 2431, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  South West Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6566 5700
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We hope you come in and sample the cullinary delights from out new chef, Tip Brierly. Tip comes with very diverse experience from cooking at the World Trade centre in Dubai, The fusion restaurant in Kazikstan to the Ritz Carlton in Sydney as well as several other well know Sydney eating establishments.
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