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Gilgai Tavern

12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Western Australia, Australia
+61 8 9937 1968
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Ranked #9 of 14 Restaurants in Kalbarri
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Late Night
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.
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English first
Perth, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband, 22 month old daughter and myself had lunch here the other day after seeing they had GF options in their menu. Very impressed. After asking if the chicken item on the specials board was GF I was informed the chips were not but they could do either rice or mash in place of. Great to see a place... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback, so thanks for your kind words. We understand that meeting various dietary requirements are an important part of customer service and we're glad to see you're happy. We hope to see you again soon. More

Perth
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were six of us that all ordered different meals. Wouldn't bother with kids pizza, just seemed to be a McCains frozen one. One daughter had creamy garlic prawns - sensational! Husband raved about parmi. All in all a good pub meal.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we appreciate you taking the time. You're right the pizza are just the frozen type. However, just about everything else on our menu are made from scratch - including the Parmi that your husband enjoyed. We hope to see you again. More

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have now been on each of our brief visits to Kalbarri - the first in 2009 and most recently in August 2014. We have never been disappointed - good, honest pub food. Sensible prices, decent portions and good choice of tasty dishes. It has been altered inside since our last visit and is much better. I am sure previous... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we greatly appreciate your comments. We love that people come back to Kalbarri - it's such a terrific location - and that you keep coming back to our establishment. Hope to see you again soon. More

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Basic cheap tavern without any atmosphere whatever,prices are better than most places but the food is very ordinary and my wife became quite ill afterwards,but maybe that was something else.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

We are surprised that Trip advisor would allow libellous comments to be posted, it is clearly outside their terms and conditions. It's a disgrace for anyone to make unsubstantiated allegations about food making them sick, when there many more likely reasons. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Had a beautiful pub meal here. Big meals, reasonable prices. Small and cozy. Had some really nice music playing.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience I hope we see you again. More

Geraldton, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Had dinner here on Saturday the 17th & myself & 3 friends found it terrible. Chicken schnitzel was burnt beyond recognition of even being chicken, garlic bread was burnt & dry with barely any garlic butter on it. Vegetarian pasta was average, found 5 whole garlic gloves in it & the seafood tasting plate was below average also. Would highly... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your meal, I'm unsure why you decided not to let our staff there was a problem? We admit to making mistakes, but we are also happy to fix them. Shouldn't that be a part of your experience - not only rating the food but also how we react to resolving a problem? More

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We decided to go out for dinner the night before the Anzac Day holiday and the whole of kalbarri seemed to be busy and booked. So we ended up at this Tavern and even though they were exceptionally busy they made us feel welcome. The staff were friendly even on such a busy night. The food arrived very fast and... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for kind feedback, you're right about the lack of romance, but hey we are happy with the label "good pub grub". Hope to see you again. More

Dandaragan, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had lunch there twice with my family and extended family, both times had super fast service. Wife had Parmi and I had the rump awesome meals. Wasn't disappointed on the second vist starting off lunch with the tasting plate beautiful fresh oysters and amazing Cajun prawns also had the Big Steak Burger yummy! When back in Kalbarri Gilgia Tavern is... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed you meals with us - its seems you managed to get lots of variety into dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Mingenew, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having eaten at the Gilgai tavern on our yearly trip to Kalbarri over several years we have always found it a great spot.Our recent meal there on a long weekend was just plain sub standard .They were busy , but a 45 minute wait was no problem.The kids meals had soggy cold chicken nuggets that had been microwaved some time... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Really sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortuneately we had a big problems with our fryer this night, it's gas & it kept going out - the chefs did their best to manage, but obviously not good enough. We ended up closing the kitchen early. As you say you have always had a good experiences with us in the past... More

Albany, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Came twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times, service was very quick and we felt very comfortable & welcome. Great variation on the menu , almost too much to choose from. Fair price and a great feed! Definitely recommend to anyone.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback we appreciate your kind words. Always glad to hear when people come back for meals. More

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