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The Ivory Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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156 Wharf St, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2485, Australia
+61 7 5506 9988
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Palm Beach, Australia
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time we've been here. Good menu. $15 meals. Cheap beer (stubby special) $4 for MF or Fat Yak. My only complaint was the plants are dying.

Thank Jan C
Tweed Heads, Australia
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The much publicised new owners had us looking forward to a Friday lunch. We were rather disappointed. Large crowds well before the open time of 12 noon however there was not a staff member in sight in the dining area. No signs indicated where to order and patrons wandering aimlessly looking for tables. 12 o'clock hit and the kitchen staffed... More 

Thank Debbie S
Kingscliff, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arriving for an early lunch we were left to seat ourselves. After ordering at the kitchen, our meals came out in dribs, some of us finished our meal before others had theirs set down in front of them. My partners eye fillet steak, cooked to perfection, was the best plate of the day. My pumpkin and quinoa salad with chicken... More 

Thank Margaret H
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was extremely crowded but the staff patiently and efficiently worked their way through serving the Sunday lunch crowd. Good menu range and beer and wine lists. Enjoyed

Thank Lynette K
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meals quick, very affordable. Lacking in presentation and taste, but I quess you pay for quality. Lovely outlook over river.staff were friendly and quick.

Thank t c
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted somewhere with a water view for lunch and the Ivory did not disappoint. I had the Chilli Salt and Pepper Squid and it was perfect. Very quick to be served too!!!

Thank gaiagoddess45
Caloundra, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant enough. Coopers on tap and rose' wine was ok. Meals were very reasonable and ok. Rump steak at $20, chilling calamari $15 + kids meals were all good value. View overlooking water, bridge and boats at night was nice. Swarms of fish eating scraps occupied the kids. Great walk back to accommodation over the Tweed River Bridge. A reasonably... More 

Thank Dan B
Tweed Heads, Australia
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a group of four long term customers and recently were encouraged to go for a meal by a big sign stating that no meal was over $15. I found this to be misleading because some main meals on the menu were $20 and even the $15 meal was +++ with extra for sauces etc. Very disappointed with the... More 

Thank Barbara R
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location with plenty of seating. Meals were ok and we didn't have to wait too long for them to arrive. Atmosphere was good and there is a nice breeze out on the deck. Plenty of parking outside.

1 Thank Donna1963
Brisbane Region, Australia
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for 14, but our table was given to someone else, no one tried to assist and after a 30 minute wait with young kids, we were seated. There were hardly any staff serving and the meals were really average. On trying to order dessert at 8:50'pm we were told they cashed up and no more service was being... More 

Thank Cara B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Bar, Pub, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Wharf St, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2485, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Tweed Heads
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5506 9988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?