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All reviews steak fish and chips cold beer during our stay every night first night food was great bosun tavern meals island ocean view
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

We had dinner several times here as it was close to our accomodation but we were very happy with the food and service was excellent. Fairly limited menu but it changed each night and the meals were very large.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

While staying at Christmas Island we ate here for 3 dinners! Great food and great service, with a fantastic ocean view!! The Sunset from the deck was amazing each night we were there! They have a good choice considering the location to bring food in!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

Don't bother. Go to Tracks Tavern if you want a pub to drink at. They let the employees use the bar after hours and kept everyone in the neighborhood up until 1:30am with their music blaring.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

Its not open every night of the week so you will need to check opening dates. The bar is popular with locals and has a wide-screen TV for sporting events. The verandah allows for seated dining. We ate the fish - Unless you are a...massive eater, note that the meals are really big. There were three of us and we ordered just two fish and chips - it was more than enough.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

Long term Golden Bosun Tavern Chef, Josh, is back from overseas. Good steak and chips. Didn’t get to try any fish as it was his first night back. Plenty of good cold beer and a small wine list. Not open Monday at all and usually...opens after 4pm other daysMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

When we arrived we were told the pub didn’t have any food as no chef but luckily it Re-opened when we were there. Food was great and you could sit outside which is good on hot nights, especially with covid and mask restrictions still in...place. Couldn’t fault the food or service! Excellent 😃More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

As one of the only locations on Christmas Island that was conveniently located and open most of the week, this was our go-to three times during our stay. Unfortunately, it did not get better with each visit. Two times out of the three visits my...meal was not served until my husband had eaten over half of his meal…and on both of those occasions, both of our meals (him steak and me fish) were grossly over cooked. Vegetables are in short supply here on the island, and unfortunately this showed on the plate too. If you’re vegetarian (or pescatarian like I am), then ignore the “Vegetarian Friendly” claim because you have one choice only: basic, tomato based pasta…. But only if the staff can work that out for you. Apparently it can be confusing 🤷‍♀️ Look, it’s got a nice view and cheap alcohol…. so maybe it should just stick to being a watering hole and not an eatery… but one that needs to remember it’s NOT a bloody nightclub and turn the bloody music down.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022

Meals orders got forgotten ....... Had stir fry beef..... the vegies were cherry tomatoes halved and green capsicum pieces...... that is Stir fry vegies. My partner ordered Steak with vegies no chips....... came with cherry tomatoes halved and green capsicum pieces but with sundried tomatoes....We went and asked what had happened to the vegetables and was informed that YOU WERE TOLD WE HAD NO VEGIES WHEN YOU ORDERD. Pathetic reply when others at out table had green broccolini and vegies. The fish and chips were greasy and the fish old frozen stuff. Not HappyMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

This is probably the best place to eat on Christmas Island, nice food with reasonable prices and lovely views. It's best to book because it does get very busy.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021 via mobile

The tavern is very busy and can be very hot and miss with food quality for example one meal as had a great steak for $33 and well worth the value . A few nights later for $43 we had the worst T bone steak...ever and could not even cut through it as it was so fatty. The manger did reduce our bill when we complained and understand that it’s hard when they rely on what’s shipped to the island . Very nice position by the sea .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021

Good standard pub food and cold beer! Make sure you either book or come early if you plan to eat as the tables are usually all snapped up early in the evening. Check out the opening times.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff, a great view, fabulous service and the meals are well presented and large. It's a great place to dine and watch the sunset.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

On going there the first time, they advised that some items on menu were not available as they have not had a supply boat in since November. No problem because what is available is delicious. Good size pub meals but not pub standard, food is...of a very high quality. We had the sirloin steak and it was the best steak we have had in years, perfectly cooked, moist and full of flavour. We have also had the barramundi and their fish and chips, everything has been delicious. Tables are on the verandah overlooking the ocean, and coves are lowered if it rains. Service is also first class, very friendly and efficient staff. We have been there 3 times so far and tonight will be the 4th visit. Cannot get enough of the great food. Our favourite restaurant on the islandMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2021

I came here about 10 years ago when I came for work and I'm back here for work again. The place hasn't changed one bit and the staff make sure you get looked after both in terms of well-priced drinks and then the food. As...others have said it's not cheap (remember where you are though - no food is cheap here really) but I have to say that the barramundi and then the salmon were both sensational. My mate had surf and turf and the steak was enormous. Cannot fault the place - do yourself a favour and head here for sundowners and a pub meal!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021

We enjoyed our night at the Tavern. It wasn't their fault that the supply ship hadn't come in and food was a bit thin on the ground but we still had a good time. It's the pub after all.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Nope, not anymore. Adam Baxter is running the pub and restaurant now. Macca has been gone for quite awhile now. Last I heard, he was based at Tom Price.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4