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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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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Kalbarri recently we were looking for a break while we had lunch but much that was on offer was fast food of the deep fried variety. So we looked in the Gillgai Tavern and had a really nice meal of grilled fish, a glass of draught cider, pleasant surroundings and a friendly host to look after us.

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Thank Ernie L
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there based on positive reviews. Thai beef salad was tough beef on basic salad and and handful of packet noodles with a very light drizzle of soy type sauce. The $36 ribs were tough and chewy with a bit of bbq sauce over them. The worst I've ever had, by far. Meals were large but terrible. Maybe we ordered... More 

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Thank Rhodesy222
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

I suppose you answered your own question, we receive so many positive reviews for our venue - So not sure what went wrong with your experience. Particularly when you chose not to share your concerns at the time of your visit. This would enables us to review and fix the problem, hopefully. We may have offered to re-cook your meals,... More 

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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here whilst staying in Kalbarri for 2 days. The hotel was very busy with people lining up before 6pm so we thought we must have picked a good place and we did, there was a lot on the menu to choose from I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Thank Sara D
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your kind comments and are delighted you enjoyed your experience. And thanks for your recommendation, we hope to see you again. More 

Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and efficient. Loved our fish and chips and the steak was cooked to perfection. Friend commented that the salt and pepper calamari was a bit salty. Would definitely go back there again.

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your kind comments and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you again More 

Western Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to choose from on the menu or mix and match meals. Today, I had the best salt and pepper squid I've had in years. Just fell apart on my fork and melted in the mouth. Just what I desired for ages. And it was delivered perfectly. Chicken and steaks are up there as well. Everyone is friendly and... More 

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Thank Jan S
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Aw thanks Jan for your lovely comments, we appreciate your feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoy the environment we offer at the Tavern. It's always a pleasure to cook for you guys & so pleased to see you being a bit adventurous. More 

Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch menu selections. Generous portions. Simple, good quality food. Well priced. Loved the onion rings plus chips with burgers

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Thank EllaDee011
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments. We want to deliver good value pub food - so we're glad to hear we doing something right. Hope to see you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was close to our caravan park so we tried it. The food was nice but took a long time to arrive. Quite busy on a Thursday night and appeared that there were insufficient staff to cope. The special fish - Red Spot Emperor - was a good size but quite dry although the chips and salad were good. The... More 

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Thank Kate B
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Yes we were busy on Thursday and yes we are short staffed. We're trying hard to find more people, just hasn't quite worked out yet - doing our best. So sorry for your wait & sorry you didn't enjoy one of your meals - if you had let us know we could've fixed it, but happy... More 

East Fremantle, Australia
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

On a very recent trip to Kalbarri I had a few cold pints in this Tavern and a counter meal and was pleasantly happy with both the service and quality of the food on offer. We sat outside on the bench seats and although the view is not as good as the pub next door it is a more relaxed... More 

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Thank David E
Gilgai, Owner at Gilgai Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again. More 

Perth, Australia
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 July 15, 2016 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 

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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 - $35
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
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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