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Gilgai Tavern

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Bar, Pub, Australian
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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Perth, Australia
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 called in for dinner here in the school holidays. This place does take bookings and with the benefit of hindsight, we should have booked to secure an inside table simply because it was cold outside. Having said that, there was an overhead heater near where our table was so that was ok. You order drinks and... More 

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Thank GemWA
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your business. Yes holidays are always a busy time in town, but can be a bit unpredictable, so always book when you can. We were taken by surprise when the second week was so busy. However, we have terrific staff that have been with us a long time, so... More 

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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch at Gilgai during July school holidays food was lovely will definitely be back one day . Great service

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Thank Clare C
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, we appreciate it and are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered off the specials board - the pork belly. Unique presentation of rolled porkbelly roast stuffed with...actually I'm uncertain. But it was pretty good. Nice warm roof heaters outside. And on a Pokemon hunt - a Mewto right outside!

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Thank Sabine A
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal, pork belly stuffed with mango & cashews. hope to see you again More 

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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the better Aussie pubs I visited during my trip down under. Friendly staff, not too big (I think big pubs lose atmosphere of cosier small pubs like this one) and friendly fellow patrons. We didn't eat, but I thoroughly recommend for drinks.

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Thank Oliver K
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks or your kind comments, we are a small venue (owner / operator) and like to keep it intimate and personal. Glad to hear you had a nice time. More 

Ellenbrook, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meals! Visited multiple times and each time the food was equally amazing. Definitely the best place in town to eat and we tried them all. Meal sizes are large but cost minimum.

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Thank kaye2017
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful endorsement, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service. What else could you want! :) Second time we have visited, this time with 2 kids, and enjoyed the food. Was a little pricey for a meal, but food was nice and filling

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Thank Colleen F
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and are always pleased to hear that you are a return customer. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A previous review took us to this tavern. It's family run and overall a good experience. Any criticism? Yep, they could rotate their specials more often. We were in town for for 5 nights and only saw one change on the specials menu. but the beer was cold with a different choice than the other pub and the wine list... More 

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Thank trevor1949
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for you feedback, we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed yourself, appreciate your return business and your critique. We that we have quite an extensive menu and and compliment it by generally running 4-5 specials over a 5-7day period. I'm thinking you must have seen panelvan (?) and your right they are loud, but this was a return booking -... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Typical Aussie pub style food and drinks. Nothing fancy, but if you stick to the staples you're fine. Seafood was great as expected in a coastal fishing town. Squid and prawns deserve a special mention. And cider on tap = awesome.

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Thank kat6028
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it. We strive to deliver good quality "pub grub", so we're pleased to hear this was achieved. Thanks and hopefully you'll be back. More 

Augusta, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Large family group and booked in advance. Staff were friendly and service good taking into account the number of people in the tavern that night. Food on the other hand very ordinary. For some reason all meals had be brought out at the same time which meant certain meals were cold because of shorter cooking times. Cold fish and cold... More 

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Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

We always appreciate feedback from our customers, and glad you enjoyed the service. Though we're not sure how to respond to vague negative "social media" chat. If anything we provide our customers is not to standard then I would expect our customers to tell us there was a problem and afford us the opportunity to fix it. As this wasn't... More 

Busselton, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We came to Kalbarri a couple of weeks ago, and came to Gilgai on the first night, and the next and the next and the next !!!!! It was so delicious we didn't want to go anywhere else. The salt n pepper squid and prawns are some of the best we've ever had, with huge servings for a good price.... More 

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Thank Champy85
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to post your review, thank-you. We're delighted to hear your glowing report for our venue. As a business, there is no better compliment than to see return customers. See you next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

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 prices
$8 - $34
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
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
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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