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Bar, Pub, Australian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Playgrounds
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We ordered a Margherita pizza and grilled salmon with a Vietnamese salad and rice noodle. The pizza was tasteless and the tomato sauce base tasted like it was out of a jar from the supermarket. The pizza dough was floury and didn’t taste wood fired...at all. The piece of salmon was over cooked and the salad was just a pile of mess on the plate mostly shredded cabbage soaked in a sour dressing nothing like a beautiful Vietnamese salad dressing. The rice noodles were scattered through the mess and when I found one and tried it it wasn’t cooked. This is not the first disappointing meal we’ve had in Yamba this week. It’s so surprising because so many reviews talk about how great the food is here and I’ve had nothing but overpriced below average food so far. Must be going to the wrong places I guess. Any suggestions of good food here would be welcome.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived in Yamba the day before Mother’s Day, didn’t think we would be able to find anywhere for lunch. Yamba Shores had a table. The tavern is big, but it is divided into sections and levels, so does not have that huge bland bowls club...feel. Food was very good, bar staff were quick and efficient despite the number of people in for lunch. Sits on the river with lots of huge windows, nice place to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Yamba Shores Tavern on the river in Yamba is most beautiful, We chose to go for dinner there with family thursday 6th May however, We were SO DISAPPOINTED, the choice of music and the volume was quite outrageously horrific. The overwhelming noise blasting out...from the speakers made it impossible for us to enjoy each others company and our dinner. We had to scream in each others faces to be heard. It was impossible and extremely annoying. Definitely is NOT a RECOMMENDED place to eat or go to if you want an enjoyable dining and social experience. We have no problem with background music it is nice for ambience. Turn it down so people can talk. If we wanted to listen to loud music we’d come when a bands playing NOT while conversating over dinner. We understand it is A PUB, and they do advertise themselves as “a family tavern” I cant see any family enjoying the NOISE in this place. NOT A Nice experience, DON’T waste your time and money. It will be a long time before we return‼️More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food. The play area for kids = amazing!! Be sure to get there by 6pm to order as it gets really busy!! Book a table to avoid disappointment. Cheesy bread delicious

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 April 2021

Line up was horrendous. Spent nearly an hour just lining up for food. Eftpos was down. They wouldn't do manual credit card transactions. Pizza menu uninspiring.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

Love the tavern so make a Bee line when in town. Views great, food great. Varied menu. Staff friendly.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021

We drove around Yamba looking for somewhere to have a beer that might have a nice outlook. Surprisingly we didn't find many places but then we came across the Tavern. We parked and walked in and said we just wanted a drink and maybe a...bowl of chips so we were told which area to sit in which was away from the lunch diners. That was ok we were happy to be where we were and the view was good. We paid $11.50 for a bowl of chips and that is all it was, no sauce or extras, and while the chips were good we thought it a bit high in price. All up pleasant but nothing to rave about.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 9 March 2021

So I had the Woodfired pizza (seafood), my boy had a plate of nachos that was huge and my daughter had a chicken schnitzel that she couldn’t finish it was massive. Super impressed with the meals at this venue.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021

We visit the YST several times a week - mostly choosing seafood. However - we have recently found the wood fire pizza a fantastic addition to their wonderful menu. Great crust and tomato sauce - all very fresh and perfectly cooked. The chef even allows...us to have ours well-done - and we think it's perfect. The pizza is a must-try - you won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 14 February 2021

We booked for Valentines Day and upon arrival, REMY, said all the tables on the deck were occupied. He would try to find us a suitable seat. We found a table in the main bar area. Later on Remy found us and asked whether we...wanted to move as he had a table that possibly would suit us! How caring was that? Very difficult to find good staff at the moment and Remy was at the main desk for arrivals. He was Number One - handing menus around to the smoking area; collecting glasses, and basically looking to see whether guests were happy. The other staff member we encountered and have in the past is GLEN. Always obliging and helpful. Well done Kirsty and Matt having such professional and well trained staff during these trying times. It is no surprise that your business, Yamba Tavern, is humming and doing well.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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30 January 2021|
Response from wilkosworld | Reviewed this property |
No there not sorry in the carpark may be alowed just rung then there realy helpfully there realy helpfully nice staff and management
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I have never seen dogs there but you could ring them and ask.
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Yamba Shores Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4