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Gilgai Tavern

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12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
+61 8 9937 1968
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great Service, Great Food and Great Value. Family Friendly Tavern with...
Great Service, Great Food and Great Value. Family Friendly Tavern with stunning views from our verandahs. We are owner / operators of a small business and work very hard to provide a personal and positive experience for our customers. We like to think we do this well, but we do get it wrong every once in a while. If you have a problem with our service, please approach any of the staff, you can be assured we will deal with any problem quickly and efficiently.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Meal

Average pub meal, good size but nothing special. Was expensive for what we ordered, plenty of beers on tap

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ron A
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English first
Australia
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Average pub meal, good size but nothing special. Was expensive for what we ordered, plenty of beers on tap

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for you feedback. There are lots variety in town, so we're happy to provide "pub grub" we're pleased with your 3-stars and glad to hear you enjoyed the selection of beers we have on tap. Sorry you think the prices are high, but there is a cost associated accessing product in a remote location More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent, chicken parmi & prawns done always were delicious & kids meals hit the spot with nuggets & spag. Servings were enormous. Staff were friendly, meals came out quickly & beer really cold. What more do you need. Great night, we'll be back.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments, we really appreciate knowing when we get it right, We have terrific hard working staff and they really love getting positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Geraldton, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good for the usual steak. Service poor though. I guess it depends on when you go. It's a typical pub meal, so for that it was ok.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your steak. Yes we are a pub and have all the standard "pub grub" steak, parmi, burgers, etc.. Not sure what the problem was with the service, our staff are terrific at their job & usually meals are delivered quickly, hard to address / fix this, but thanks for... More 

Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had dinner at Gilgai with a group of friends. The meal was plentiful but very ordinary and although not too expensive, it was overpriced for the quality of the food. The atmosphere was non existent and we got the feeling that we had overstayed our welcome by about 8pm.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

It is difficult for us to resolve a "quality" problem if you complain anonymously, after the fact. We always welcome the feedback at the time of your experience so we can fix the problem. Alternately it could be a supplier problem, if told, we're then afforded the opportunity to take the "quality" issue back to the supplier. As for a... More 

Perth, Australia
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had heard that this tavern had great food at reasonable prices. We went there as a table of 8 and although the food was okay - it was not to the standard that I had expected. I had the chicken parma... it was a good size dish but the chicken was a tad dry. My partner had the Surf... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, it's nice to hear we were recommended, and we're pleased you enjoyed your meal. We believe the cost of meals are on par with others in the region. More 

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Gotbtheir abd were told they had closed off the meals early due to it being a slow night. They relented after a bit of conversation. Got our meals in good time... they were exactly as we wanted. Thank you

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. We very rarely shut early, so I felt really guilty when I snuck out early. I'm glad we took the time to accommodate your request, it's always lovely to get positive feedback, so thanks and I hope you enjoyed your Kalbarri holiday. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Didn't have my first choice of main course but I got the pork loin special which was very nice and great size portion. Mud cake and chocolate pudding were very tasty too. Nice chilled out atmosphere.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it your comments. Our specials are very popular and are only available until we run out, glad to hear that you enjoyed another popular special with the pork. And who doesn't enjoy chocolate anything - cake, pudding, yummo!! We hope you'll come back again soon. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Only ordered drinks as that was enough - felt like we interrupt the conversation and received attitude with the beer. Atmosphere is none existent, probably more action in a public toilet. Decided the bench mark was so low, went to the tavern across the road, very friendly staff and welcomed like a local. Save your legs peeps and go to... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

I always like to reply to posts, good or bad, because feedback is important. But in this instance I just find you & your comments quite rude. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took a bit of a risk, this not being the most highly rated place in town but 3 1/2 stars = mostly good so we gave it a go. HUGE meals and friendly, efficient service were the highlight. My steak was a good size and cooked exactly as I asked. I've had enough chips lately so ordered the mash and... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments we appreciate you taking the time to provide some feedback. We like to think you won't go home hungry. And I will pass on your kind comments about Jai - he is excellent with customers. Glad you mostly enjoyed your meal. We make all our sauces, marinades, dressings & mayos, but you are right - we... More 

Denham, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Happy hour and pick a box makes for a great night. The food was a little inconsistent as they changed chef a few times. But overall our choice to spend a night out while we stayed in Kalbarri

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review we appreciate it. Yes Fridays are a good night out at the Tavern, always lots going on - we're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Kalbarri National Park  >  Kalbarri
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9937 1968

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian

Description

Great Service, Great Food and Great Value. Family Friendly Tavern with stunning views from our verandahs. We are owner / operators of a small business and work very hard to provide a personal and positive experience for our customers. We like to think we do this well, but we do get it wrong every once in a while. If you have a problem with our service, please approach any of the staff, you can be assured we will deal with any problem quickly and efficiently.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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