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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, 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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  • 43
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Honest meals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Jazman63
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Denham, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had lunch here today. Nice venue with friendly management. Salad dressing was made by chef and excellent. Good food, going back for sure.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we appreciate you taking the time. Yes, our salad dressing like most of our produce is made at our venue. The secret ingredient is a little bit of love, haha! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After wandering to the beach to take some sunset pics on our last night away we were ready for a nice easy dinner. After wandering and looking at a few options we said this place will do. It looked like it was full of locals, always a good sign, well we were right, great friendly staff and a nice busy... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks Rick & Cheryl for your kind comments, we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and your experience. Fridays are usually a busy night, lots going on and we do get some terrific support from our locals. Thanks again & we hope you'll visit again. More 

Melbourne
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

PROS • Quick service for drinks and meals - even though it was busy. • Seems like a popular local watering hole, so a good place to get a feel for the people. • Meals are decent size and generally OK quality. • Was able to get a table on a busy Friday night - in the outside patio area.... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - looks like we got more PROS than CONS, so I'm happy. We like to think our food is better than OK (though we'll take the compliment), but sometimes when it is so busy it can get away from us. Friday nights are usually a great night at the Tav, with Pick-a-box, Meat raffles & Karaoke... More 

Perth, Australia
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The tavern, although very accessible was not great with price or quality. I order soup and it was cold, the rest of the family order various meals. All pricey, but the biggest disappointment was dessert, two of our party could not even bring themselves to eat. Unfortunately they likened it too, an old cheese cake sitting at the bottom of... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

We are always happy to receive constructive feedback from our customers and while your review raises some interesting points, we are glad to see you have still rated us at 3 stars. The couple of concerns you raised could have been very easily rectified had you brought it to our attention at the time of your visit. I am also... More 

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place sells great pub food with gigantic pub serves. The choice was somewhat limited as a menu but the food was quality. The 9 year old with us has a limited palate and he scoffed down the chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce. The service was great and staff were helpful with local fishing tips too 😊.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate your kind comments. And yes we do get a lot of comments about our generous portion sizes - we like to think you will not walk away hungry and glad we could please the whole family. We have a policy of employing locals as they tend to... More 

Callala Bay, Australia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Hubby and I had a great meal whilst passing through Kalbarri, I loved the Nachos and hubby Chicken Parmagana was excellent too.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review, we're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals. Based on your other reviews it looks like you had a great time in Kalbarri, so hopefully we'll see you again More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food was average, I ordered a ceasar salad with chicken, but there was barely any chicken in it. The staff didn't take the effort to simply smile at us and be polite, they seemed annoyed for having customers. I wouldn't visit this place again.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we will take your feedback on board. We usually receive comments about our meals being too big, so I haven't actually received critique before about small portions - so not sure what's gone wrong. I would have been cooking for you, so sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. Similarly we usually... More 

Surrey, England
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ate here for dinner one night. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Menu was extensive and included all the usual pub favourites, plus extra seafood. Food was good - nothing spectacular but solid pub good at reasonable prices. We would definitely eat here again.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we love to hear we are delivering good value pub food - This is exactly what we strive for. We have wonderful staff - so thanks for your kind words, it's appreciated More 

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Additional Information about Gilgai Tavern

Address: 12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9937 1968
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Kalbarri National Park  >  Kalbarri
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 33
Cuisine: Pub, Australian

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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 - 33
  • 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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