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Yamba Shores Tavern

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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A family friendly hotel located right on the water with full TAB & Keno facilities. Arrive by car or boat. Courtesy bus available from 4pm daily. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is typical pub food experience. A good variety of meals on offer. Peaceful environment on the Clarence River. Pleasant staff and relaxed experience. There were families with kids in tow and there is a great play area for kids. You have to go to...the bar for drinks and can order food from your table if you can use the code thingy on the table. Beyond me. We have been a few times and will be back again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find for a visitor to Yamba. Great play centre for kids. Good for toddlers too. Food very well priced and decent servings. Drinks good price too. As a visitor to Yamba we searched for a place to go. Driving through residential and this gem...is at the end. Must do for sure if visiting Yamba. Staff are lovely and friendly too and that view! Can't ask for any more.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 20 April 2022

We visited the YST several times over the long and busy Easter Weekend here in Yamba. Kirsty and Matt and entire team were excellent & were absolutely flat-out attending to all of their guests. Everyone was efficient, friendly and polite - and we truly appreciate...all of their efforts. The Seafood Platter for Two was divine - scallops, calamari, oysters, prawns and bugs - super fresh and wonderfully displayed. We loved it. Thank you for all of your hard work! The staff at YST are truly exceptional - and of course...those views!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022

Caesar salad was tasteless and gritty, brisket roll excellent chips over cooked .. all crunch minimal potato. Crumbed calamari just ok

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 March 2022

As a local, I love it here….The staff are always friendly, and helpful…So good to be free of masks…We had lunch today, I had the chicken parmigiana, with pepper sauce on the side, he had mussels…It rained, and the breeze blew, wonderful…the food was good,...the staff were also good…Thank you YST., we will be back..More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2022

I rang to book a table for 20 people for an engagement party and was told that wouldn't be a worry. I rang later that afternoon to see if we could organise some catering rather than ordering from the menu and I was told that...the person I needed to speak to was currently busy and to ring back in the morning. When I rang back in the morning I was told that this person was still busy and to email her so that she could get back to me when she was free. I got off the phone and did this right away. About a week passed and I still hadn't heard anything so I rang again to be told she was still busy even though I was trying to organise it for the next day now because no one had gotten in touch with me. My group of 20 decided that we would just go order from the menu. Upon arrival we were placed at 2 sperate tables and this was not mentioned to us when making the booking. An engagement party should be the celebration of 2 families coming together, how can they do that at 2 different tables!? When I politely asked if we could bring the tables together we were told that it wasn't possible. I asked if this was dude to covid rules and I was told "no this is our rule'. I was told that they do not move furniture to avoid causing a disturbance in the flow of traffic. Although we were disappointed we were prepared to suck it up and enjoy our night at seperate tables until we seen the same lady who told us that we couldn't change furniture, helping another table to re-arrange furniture. When we asked again, we were told that the 2 tables were the best they could do for us and we all decided to leave and take our business to the maclean bowling club who was more than hospitable and at such short notice too I may add!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Matt M, Owner at Yamba Shores Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Regrettably this is not a true account of what occurred. Yes your booking was placed on two tables of 10 side by side. It was explained to you both two staff members that this policy is part of our COVID Safety Plan to ensure sufficient...More

Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

This place is situated in residential area but a hidden gem. Great customer service on arrival and great ambience in the restaurant. Watched dolphins play and feed as we waiting for our meals. Food was excellent and great value and service. Very welcoming for families...and would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Great place for a few drinks or a feed. Loved the outlook sitting over the water with the river in full view. Food was ok normal pub / tavern style. Very popular for dinner.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 January 2022 via mobile

Oysters and Mussels were beautiful. Kids meal was filling and other meals looked okay as well. Best to book for lunch so you can get a table by the water and see the dolphins swimming by.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 18 January 2022

We visited the Tavern for both lunch and dinner during our recent holiday in Yamba. Staff are lovely, melas are great and the atmosphere is relaxing being right on the water. Would highly recommend !!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Geraldine F
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
Steph K
18 August 2018|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Kaveokids | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen dogs there but you could ring them and ask.
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Yes, Yamba Shores Tavern is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Yamba Shores Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4