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Riverside Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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92 New Entrance Road, South West Rocks, New South Wales NSW 2431, Australia
+61 2 6566 5700
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This relatively new pub has a beautiful outlook over the Maclan River . Great to come for a drink but not for food they can not handle the amount of seating they have which leads to lengthy waits of over an 1 1/2 hours for basic meals in general service was very poor and food standards low

Thank Leanne J
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and location lovely, food below average! The Thai Beef Salad was more fat that beef and more like a soup than salad, due to the immense amount of 'dressing'. The Chicken and bean salad was minus the beans and very very dry chicken. The burger was nice, however chips very dry. The cheesy garlic bread was lovely. This is... More 

Thank jojohosk
Tar, Croatia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite some of these he meals for our large group of 27 being OK the overcooked salt and pepper squid was horrible The setting out front overlooking he river was special only to be spoiled by Smokers who came out to smoke that smoke blew down wind over dinners the smoking area is a joke reminded us of aircraft years... More 

Thank Wayne B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the long wait, approx an hour, the meal was delicious. Yummy garlic bread shared between the family followed by sirloin beef and reef and a parmie for the big kids and a snitty & a spaghetti bol for the kids. Thanks.

Thank Chantel M
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent view and great service. Food was excellent. Place to stop when in town for a quick bite at lunchtime or Dinner.

Thank Christine M
Seymour, Victoria, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food (from 5pm) suitable for anyone .. Have kids menu too. Outside and inside seating. Views over the river stunning. Playground for small children. Plenty parking + courtesy bus!! Highly recommended.

Thank Lindy L
Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing beats the view, but don't expect much when it comes to dinning. These guys have no idea, meals come out at all different times, poorly presented and not to order, staff don't seem to interested at all!!!

Thank newie12345
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Not great! Meals all came out at different times. Some of the food was cold. kids meals came out last. Food had no flavour

Thank 326leannew
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

forgot to tell us there is no buns for the hamburgers, medium steaks crucified, soggy salad and 2 hour wait with no apologies. 12 people in the party with not a good word spoken.

Thank Dan P
Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very average , 1hr an 43min wait for food to be brought out, wasnt full to capacity and young staff struggled for an even average service, had to take our own empty glasses back cos table full of empties.

Thank AllenRichelle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 42
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?