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Gilgai Tavern

12 Porter Street, Kalbarri, Western Australia, Australia
+61 8 9937 1968
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Ranked #9 of 13 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
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

Unsure when you came into the Tavern, but in the lead up to a long weekend or holiday period it is generally every quiet. So I'm not sure if that's what you mean? Your comment about your wife getting sick are completly out of line, as you suggest it could be somethign else - in which case this is a... More

Reviewer
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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

Albany, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We didnt expect anything out of the ordinary awesome but we have had some pretty fine pub meals before.. this would not be one of them.. We ordered a chicken burger and a beef burger. salads were not the best and the toasted bun actaully seemed like it was old but had gone under the grill to try and get... More

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the some aspects of your visit. February is one of Kalbarri's quietest times, this suits some tourist that don't like a crowd. If you like a bit more action - July through October is our "steady" season and school holidays & long weekends are always busy. I was unable... More

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Experienced a few good meals here whilst on holiday recently, oysters were fresh, squid tender, seafood fresh, ribs amazing, steaks overdone on both occasion. overall good experience, fast and friendly service. would return if in kalbarri again.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your kind words. we hope to see you again - and get your steak right! More

Donnybrook, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Thursday night and despite it being quite busy we received fast and friendly service. Food was typically pub-grub type but tasty. They mixed up my rump steak and my husbands scotch fillet but everything else was spot on and the servings were huge! Would eat here again.

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for you feedback your comments are very gracious - since we mixed up your steaks, but I'm pleased that you still enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again. More

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