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Pacific Hotel | 18 Pilot Street, Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous view and a tasty meal.

We celebrated a friend's birthday with dinner at the Pacific Bistro. Our hosts had booked a table with a magnificent elevated view over the ocean and we were lucky enough to witness an amazing lightning storm that went for an hour during our meal. Everyone at our table was very happy with their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Rosemary P
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We celebrated a friend's birthday with dinner at the Pacific Bistro. Our hosts had booked a table with a magnificent elevated view over the ocean and we were lucky enough to witness an amazing lightning storm that went for an hour during our meal. Everyone at our table was very happy with their food.

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Sydney
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204 reviews 204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Yes the view is spectacular but the bistro meals are very expensive. I had the Seafood Plate for $26 and received 4 medium prawns, 3 oysters and about 15grams of Salmon all of which was average quality - nothing special. I will go back to the Hotel - for a beer and the view and eat elsewhere

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Byron Bay, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This place has amazing views over the beach and friendly bar service. Decor was pretty rubbish but fortunately the view captivates you. I had one of the largests salads I've ever had. It was full of big chunks of tasty chicken, semi dried toms, capsicum, slivers of Parmesan, all things I love but somehow the dressing or the mix just... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We so wanted to have a coffee at the hotel but we were told they don't serve it in the morning or afternoon. Such a shame. Perhaps it was just the time of year (around Christmas Day).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We just adore coming to Yamba, and no trip to this lovely place is complete without a trip to the Pacific Hotel. Whilst we enjoy having a drink looking out at that stunning view, I can't ever help but be a little let down by the sub-standard service. It's quite apparent that some staff hate their job, or need a... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We came here after great referrals however wish we hadn't wasted our time. Our meals took and hour to arrive, and the food was disgusting. Our fries were still frozen on the inside and the steak was cold. We also ordered fish and chips and it was as though the fish had been re deep fried, was that bad we... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The view is to die for but it really stops there the food is very inconsistent had a steak which was cooked as ordered and the salad was fresh the next day ordered the same meal and it was awful so just the luck of the draw

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Gold Coast
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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Holidaying in Yamba since 2005 - there have been many changes to dining opportunities in Yamba, but the restuarant in the Pub has been one you can always rely on. Decent food, million dollar view - just make sure you get in early or book a table as it gets busy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was a little late in the evening getting there which limited me to the pub side of the establishment where the band plays and you get access to the pub meals opposed to the full meals. The meal i had was just that, classic pub tucker that was "ok" and realistically was good value for money for what it... More 

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Brisbane
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We ate gluten free duck leg confit of two legs and two thighs and cooked perfectly. The other ate a very tasty but tad salty beef and onion pie. Accompanied with glasses of wine from the solid list at the bar. Service staff were helpful with gluten intolerance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacific Hotel | 18 Pilot Street, Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Yamba

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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