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Bar, Asian, Fusion, Australian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shorty's is hands down the best night out in Lennox Head. The vibe is great. The staff are super friendly and the food is wonderful. If you are after great food at a locally owned venue with great staff and atmosphere you can't go past...Shorty's. 10/10 Will be back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

We went to Shortys for dinner. There is a nice vibe to the restaurant and the staff are friendly. We had a cocktail and tapas menu. The pulled chicken quesadilla was good, and the squid entree was tasty. It just wasn't special enough to rate...a 4 star.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 9 December 2021

Premise: 3 table =10people in the restaurant Worst service ever.. Receiving the food before having a glass of wine... Waiting time 20 min for a bottle of wine We have to ask for a plate and cattlery.. Worst service ever.. We felt kicked out the...place by 8.49.. Food average... (To be nice at them )More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 December 2021

Service was friendly but lacked forethought and basic observation skills. Food on some items was well overcooked and no real value in anything presented.Not one dish would I recommend to anyone else. So, compared to previous experiences which were a while back under the old...management, we have probably got a lower bar now.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021

Went for dinner here during a recent stay. Great atmosphere, cocktails ok, service exceptional and food very tasty. Live music on a Sunday made for a good relaxing dinner. Good for kids with kids menu. Pricey compared to others in area.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Discovered this cool little bar at Lennox. Didn’t expect to have such a great night drinking cocktails and eating tapas. Relaxed night and a great feel to the place. We went on a Sunday and they had live music.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

Fraser, local born & bred is owner of Shorty’s and is joined at the bar by his fellow cocktail mixologist, Jack presenting their delicious and out of this world mixology skills. Excellent customer service provided by all, special shout out to Victoria who looked after...our every want all night. Top notch customer service 😀 Fraser has filled a much needed niche in Lennox Head, my favourite beach in NSW and a family holiday spot for over 47 years ❤️❤️ Great music was playing in the background! Excellent tapas to share - we enjoyed pork skewers served atop Chef’s secret sweet corn purée, so delicious 🤤; Asian Fried Chicken; Chicken quesadilla and a bowl of super crunchy potato chips - compliments to Chef from the two of us 😃😃 Whether you’re a single, couple, family or group of friends book your spot at Shorty’s or if you’re lucky like us you’ll get a table on the spot! Thanks again Fraser, Jack and Victoria for a great birthday night out with my husband at Shorty’s 😘More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021 via mobile

Wednesday night special This was something different I have never had this before dosnt look like much but very filling And the shortys larger very good as well

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021

We are an older couple and thought the music was great as it was basically our era. Waitress was Spanish and the most bubbly person to have greeting staff. Cocktails were delicious. Food was yummy and we went back twice to enjoy the atmosphere. Highly...recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020

I was a little surprised that Shorty's is rated as the best restaurant in Lennox Head. It's primarily a bar that serves some tapas / bar snacks rather than a restaurant and there are definitely better restaurants in Lennox (William Street Kitchen & Bar and...Shelter). It's more the kind of place you would go for drinks and order some food to go with them. The service was friendly and welcoming, although on the night we visited they were pretty busy and so we were left with empty drinks for about 20 minutes before we could flag down a waitress, despite numerous attempts to do so. There is a large wine list as you'd expect as well as two pages of cocktails. The vast majority of the cocktails are martinis, with a handful of others thrown in at the end of the menu. These include a chilli margarita which I tried. This was good, with just the right amount of chilli. They will, if you ask, do other classic cocktails. We visited early evening on a Sunday and they had live music, which was a nice touch and judging by the number of people there, obviously a hit with the locals. The couple of dishes we tried would fall into the category of decent bar food. Definitely not going to be the best food you've eaten, but equally not going to make you regret ordering it.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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23 September 2020|
Response from Andrew349 |
No dogs
27 December 2019|
Response from emzdeee | Property representative |
Yes we are open for NYE :)
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Response from emzdeee | Property representative |
Yes we are child friendly. We open Wednesday to Sunday. Wed- fri from 5pm, Saturday from 4pm and Sunday from 3pm. We hope to see you soon!
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Shorty's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5