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Bar, Australian, Grill, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Fabulous vegetarian nachos with cashew cheese. Really good! I would order them again in a heartbeat. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Fantastic food, fast service, great atmosphere and friendly staff. The rump steak with the garlic and prawn topper and a side of mushroom gravy was cooked to medium well-done as requested. The crispy battered fish and crunchy chips with a side salad were nicely done....The greek salad with a prawn topper was fresh and tasty. The friendly staff from the kitchen were more than happy to discuss and provide food requests. Thanks Cody..More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

We had a family reunion dinner there last night. Our party of 33 could not fault the amazing food from the menu. All meals were delicious and the staff were amazing. Highlights were the lamb, mussels and prawns!! Well done CH Tavern

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent burgers for lunch. Super cold beer and a character behind the bar. We enjoyed our time at the Crescent Head Tavern and will definitely be back on a sunny day to sit out on the deck and enjoy the sunshine.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023

Not great, expensive, basic food and a loooong wait. Not much choice in Crescent Head but I can’t recommend this place

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2022 via mobile

After having a meal at another venue with meals that were priced well and nice enough to eat, I have to say the Tavern meals were over priced for what we ordered, in saying that the sauce over the steak was really nice. Pity we...couldn’t eat the steak last night, they were tough as. I’ll go back to the County Club for a steak and a well priced meal. The atmosphere is really good at the Taven alsoMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Whole snapper deep fried Thai style with awesome gado gado salad. Hubby had house fish and chips and we emptied both plates! Great atmosphere and professional friendly staff! Well done to the New management making this a place we can keep coming back to!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

I’m not sure where to start ,,,, firstly we booked as last time we visited for dinner was told because we hadn’t booked it would be a 1 hour wait for food , still took nearly 2 hours for 3 entrees. I noticed a lot...of people where not wearing masks whilst walking around and especially going to the bar, so I didn’t either, ordered my drinks from the bar then was asked to put a mask on by manager ( well seemed to be anyway ) I said yes fine but enforce all the other ppl that you have been serving for the last 3 hours I’ve been here to. Nope still chose to only ask the middle aged women to wear them. ( We witnessed another women be asked also ) Not once did he ask any man or young woman to wear one, including at the bar when ordering drinks. This place has one rule for locals and one for visitors. Food was over priced and not worth the wait.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 January 2022 via mobile

Booked early to make sure we would have somewhere to eat once restrictions hit... were given a crap table right in front of bar and meal ordering. Then both the entree and main my husband wanted were all gone...place had only been open 45 mins....One of my kids ordered wedges as a entree...15yr old boy was starving..ours came his didn't, waited a few mins then asked...turns out forgotten so apparently started cooking them...then 3 of our mains came then wedges...so my son then had 2 meals...but I had none. Mine came about 8 mins later...was fish so not sure why..no apology for either meal being late...attitude was very casual and they really didn't care. Honestly was all very overpriced for what it was too.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent! Delicious food and friendly, helpful staff have made the Crescent Head Tavern a very worthwhile meal destination when in CH. We’ve been coming to CH for 30 years (yes, every year!) and this current chef delivers food that is the best we’ve enjoyed over...that time. Very, very enjoyable. And staff are friendly and attentive. Double thumbs up from us!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Ordered 3 lots of fish, chips and salad for takeaway. 1 vegan nachos also for takeaway. Ordered at 5.30pm (as soon as the bistro opened). Order arrived 6pm. The French fries weren’t thoroughly cooked and were barely warm. The fish pieces were small. The highlight...was the salad and tartare sauce. The vegan nachos were also disappointing. I wouldn’t order food here again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021

Major renovations had taken place since we were last here, but it looked clinical and sterile and was not as welcoming as in bygone years. Ate there and the various steaks and soggy chips were disappointing. Minimal range of worthwhile beers.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

It was clearly the wrong time to visit this venue as a family. Very young crowd, very loud, very busy and reflective that our visit was over the Easter period. The service was great and the prime reason I have given three stars as the...food itself was probably below average to be honest. But, I would like to go back again as I think it’s more reflective of how busy the place was at the time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and a few drinks. Food was great, service was excellent, staff very friendly and the had a great vibe for the whole family, menu small but great and good prices ,vegan nachos are really good! Suggest booking a table. Great views...also.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2020

Dinner for four was fabulous, nothing left on the plates! Well done! Chicken Schnitzel, Buddha bowl, pork cutlets and rump with prawns and garlic sauce! We'll be back again as soon as possible!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Hi Dianne, it's strongly recommended that you make a booking at the Tavern - especially during our busiest periods (Thurs, Friday, Saturday). It also helps us to manage COVID obligations.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5