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The Shaws Bay Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
3 Brighton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 2034
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good54%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (2 reviews)
“schnitzel” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
3 Brighton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not many pubs that are literally on the beach. Well, this one is, and this one is pretty great as well. Really liked it.

1  Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Small hotel next to reflections van park Would excite the holiday crowd. Ordered seafood basket and other was crumbed cutlets Seafood basket small but a lot of greens for $26 and the crumbed cutlets came as three but these were excellent Would not rush back...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the Shaw Bay Hotel today for the first time. It is in a great location where you can sit by the water, have a few drinks, listen to music with views over the bay. The food was a bit hit and miss....More

Thank Mel R
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Right by Shaws Bay, it really is a great spot on sunny afternoon. Staff are always friendly, love the meat raffle on Wednesdays. Chicken parmy is the best value and in taste by far in the northern rivers. If you don't stop here for a...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times and the food is so good. Have Had steak, parmigiana chicken and this beef massaman was delicious! 😋 so much food and good atmosphere.

Thank Destination717010
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Best meal I have eaten in Ballina in the last 10 months. Had the Red Curry with prawns, veges & jasmin rice. Absolutely delicious, fresh & a huge serving (my mum & I shared the meal). Tried 10 other eating venues previously before I found...More

Thank mandymmm2
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Stopped here in my travels mainly to use the Telstra Air Free Wi-Fi hot spot that’s out front. Saw the pub so went in for a squiz. The pub doesn’t look all that great from the front but inside it was pretty good. A decent...More

3  Thank Aussiewoz
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were surprised with how good the food was here. We both had the T-bone steak and it was a lovely piece of meat that was cooked perfectly with good accompanying sauces for a decent price. The staff were all very friendly and service was...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

...Beach front breezy hangout. Friendly staff, terrific food, peaceful outdoor tables for a drink and a bite. Live music too at times...love this place!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Our family came down for a nice dinner but we're far from impressed with the number of drunk and disorderly patrons who were loud and disrespectful. Not family friendly with this accepted behaviour. Disappointed and won't be back.

1  Thank Nifa9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Brighton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina Shire  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 2034
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