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AU$9 - AU$30
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop in for dinner while we were in Pambula,the meals were lovely ( see pictures ) the service was fast after ordering. Beer was cold they even have a courtesy bus to take you home what more could you want.😁😁

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

The server was friendly. Ordering was problematic. The salt and pepper squid was a bit greasy and the pork belly had no “crackle” and therefore disappointing

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

We happened to drop in on a Tuesday night parma night! It didn't disappoint. My partner had Aussie parma and I had the prawn parma, the place was packed but the staff were great, in particular the gentleman who ran the trivia night, made us...feel very welcome. Thanks, we will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

Impressive local pub that I would travel to! Visiting the area from Melbourne and by far the best food and eating experience we’ve had. Delicious food, friendly staff, good atmosphere. Unassuming from the outside, but worth the visit!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

We booked a large family group of 40 of us and gave them plenty of notice that we were coming. Families traveled from all over NSW and Vic Instead of giving each family group a table number when they ordered their meals, management decided that...all of the meals would just go under the one booking. When it came time to pass out the meals it was absolutely chaos. My son had the seafood marinara pasta and by the time he got home, he had the worst bout of food poisoning we had ever seen. His wife is a local nurse at Bega so she would know He is currently on an iv drip for fluids Unfortunately he is going to miss the party tonight which is the reason we all traveled in the first place Very disappointedMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

After enjoying in prior years, this bistro has gone significantly downhill. They were out of loads of food so couldn’t get entree unless you wanted chicken wings, no burger buns (you could still get the patty?!), no t-bone and only 1 dessert on menu available....Even ordering around that was ok but the food was not. Vegetables poorly cooked and the chicken schnitzel tasted nothing like chicken- it was awful. It was very disappointing. We won’t be back. It’s a shame as it’s a lovely venueMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

Been coming here with the family the past few years. Always come for the food which was of a standard of some restaurants we eat at in Melbourne and with some modern menu choices. Came this year and was let down. The standard of food...has really dipped and the menu choices were just not enticing. Still a nice country pub with good service but let down by the food. Usually eat here a few times a week but will have to find somewhere else this year.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022

I visited this area and had lunch there today, after hearing it was a nice place to eat. The salad was really small and all rotten.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

Atmosphere, Food, Service, their $12 lunch meals Monday to Friday are great Tuesday $20 Parma all day Wine list not large but also not expensive Most enjoyable as visitors from Vic

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

Went today for Mother's Day not sure why I have not been there before as a long time visitor to the area Food was nice service with some nice menu selections and not to many I did not have a drink today as I was...the driver but my friends enjoyed their wine. Not an extensive list but nice for a Country Pub Will go backMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 December 2021 via mobile

Went in for a couple of beers ended up staying for dinner great menu and delicious food at good prices definitely will return. Glad to be helping the local economy and good food and service gets you coming back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for a couple beers. The staff were delightful, and it was a good afternoon to sit on the deck and watch the world go by

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

After checking the reviews, we thought this would be a good place for lunch. They had lunch specials for $12, but we decided to go for the lambs fry for $18. Service was quick, we received 3 small pieces of lambs fry, a rasher of...bacon on a small bed of mash potato. We were not asked or offered veggies. What we received was not worth the $18.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Oldboganbull, General Manager at The Top Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2021

Our apologies “Clivesam” for your disappointment with our Lambs Fry & Bacon, which is one of our most popular dishes. The menu description does not include vegetables, but could have been added on request. We certainly would have addressed your concerns at the time if...More

Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Great customer service and delicious food. We arrived a few minutes after the kitchen closed..... but nothing was too much trouble. We were “welcome to order anything from the menu.” Food arrived promptly and we were accommodated in a surprise beer garden situated at the...back of the hotel.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021

Stopped in at the last minute last night and enjoyed a very good meal. Great food, great service, lovely people. If you find yourself in Pambula don’t hesitate, give them a try, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Grant K, General Manager at The Top Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2021

Thank you for your kind remarks, I am especially pleased with the mention of our staff and their level of service, as providing Country style hospitality is high on our priorities. Cheers, Grant & Carol Kennedy.

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Pretty much anything you would want at a pub from red meat to seafood along with friendly good service and not many people when we were there.
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The Top Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4