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Pioneer Tavern

$$ - $$$
Pub, Bar, Australian
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Cnr Northern Rd & Maxwell St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
+61 2 4736 4466
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a typical pub located in an area of Western Sydney that is rising above the stigma placed on it by the rest of Sydney. The bistro of this pub is famous for its Chicken Schnitzels and they are very tasty and are moist enough to not demand a sauce accompaniment. The servings are generous and the price is... More 

Thank Richard H
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Always a nice place to eat. They have 20 Chicken Schnitzel varieties. Cheap $12 tradie lunch during the week. Been a few times now & have enjoyed every meal. Blackboard specials always available. Nice & safe venue. Plenty of parking & just 2 minutes from the M4

Thank PeterWaugh
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We had a great christmas lunch , beautiful and fresh foods/great service. staff are very pleasant. we will be back next christmas.

Thank Lynda L
Liverpool, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have never really had a bad meal here ... even though I sometimes think that the meals are large so there can be some waste, but other than that food is great. They also have great "day deals". But their specialty is schnitzels.

Thank Lyn W
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I don't normally give negative reviews, but I was angry after visiting here. This hotel is in Sydney's far west but charge prices like a 5 star hotel in the city. Paying $13.80 for a 330ml of Jack Daniels and Cola is highway robbery to me. And they need to remind their staff (the manager actually) to give full change.... More 

Thank SydneySunGirl
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place was great in the past but coming here today, we were extremely disappointed. Why? Well, there is no excuse for poor service and rubbish food. Nope, never again!

1 Thank Stanley G
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's no wonder the staff walk around with glum faces, they are embarrassed at the prices that they have to charge and the below average food that is served. I don't know how they can brag about the schnitzel as it's the worst schnitzel I've tasted. If they want to find out what a good schnitzel is they should dine... More 

3 Thank ScotgalAustralia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Decent food, menu and friendly, efficient service. Plenty of parking! Affordable also. Family friendly!

Thank 492susie
Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food was tasty and the children were entertained by the Playstations and activity sheets. There were high chairs available for my little one, and a kids menu. The kids' chicken dippers were pretty impressive. The adult meals were also very good. Overall, a pretty pleasant pub experience with the kids.

Thank Clara M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The tavern was overflowing with families. Lucky we pre-booked. Loved the Tradies & Ladies lunch menu (7 days a week) $12.50. Good selection. We all had more than enough to eat and everyone enjoyed their meal. 3 of us selected the best sticky date pudding we have ever tasted. Well done Pioneer Tavern. It was like a home cooked meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 24
Pub, Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Northern Rd & Maxwell St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4736 4466
The Pioneer Tavern is a family friendly venue situated at the foot of the Blue Mountains. We pride ourselves on outstanding service, food presentation, good value and quality offers. We treat all our guests with an experience to remember. We are famous for our Schnitzels! With 21 topper varieties to choose from plus the option of regular, big bird or huge the choices are endless! Our Bistro is open every day for lunch and dinner, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am for breakfast. Boasting both indoor and outdoor seating you are able to dine anywhere throughout the venue. There is always something going on with live entertainment, trivia plus great family entertainment on our Family Fun Days. Check our What's On page to keep up to date with what's happening. If you are looking for a function space we are the ideal location! Whether it be a relaxed get together, birthday, engagement or any type of special event we will be able to cater for your needs. We host a wide range of facilities including TAB, VIP Lounge and Keno along with two easy accessible bars to choose from with ice cold beer always on tap. We are open to until the early hours of the morning, so you can come nearly any time and relax! The tavern is located on the Cnr Maxwell & The Northern, Penrith, adjoining suburbs include Orchard Hills, Jamisontown, Glenmore Park, Emu Plains and South Penrith. The tavern is just minutes from the M4 and easily accessible via public transport with buses frequently stopping just minutes away.

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