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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Fusion, Australian
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U 4 63 Ballina St, Lennox Head, New South Wales 2478, Australia
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Lennox Head, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I recently held my birthday drinks and dinner there on a Saturday night. Owners Pete and Emily could not do enough to help me and their selection of various platters for groups to share was amazing being a small bar, we had something for everyone. On the night there was no problem with friends ordering of the normal menu. Everyone... More 

2 Thank AlexaTravelManagers
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This place has a great vibe and the food is wonderful. You must try the chicken wings and/or the spinach curry. Oh, and the cocktails are simply divine! Yum! Definitely a hidden gem.

1 Thank Jane S
Mechelen, Belgium
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Best cocktails in town and the best damn chicken wings I've ever tasted (and I love myself some chicken wings :D ). Very cosy place to sit as well, good ambience, and there's live music sometimes. Friendly staff

1 Thank Indu K
Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick drink but ended up staying and having dinner ! Very tasty tapas and yummy mulled wine Very quick friendly service

1 Thank KerryL366
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Took my mum here for dinner and cocktails as we were staying in Lennox with my sister. Their chef Ludo has done an excellent job with the new menu - the sauce on the chicken wings is unbelievable and the spinach curry is outstanding. As always, cocktails were amazing. Wish I could have had one of each, but the chilli... More 

Thank suze1985
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Em and Pete have made this into a warm and inviting hot spot. The cocktails and food are inventive and ridiculously good.

Thank Kerri M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Shorty's a number of times now for the Wednesday night beef special and have enjoyed the meal, atmosphere, and friendly staff each time. For a delicious meal at a great price, Wednesday night at Shorty's is a go to.

Thank Tracy G
Cronulla, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Food was good, drinks tasty but expensive ($11 for a margarita!!). Nice atmosphere. Initially staff service was disappointing but got better and was excellent by the end of our meal. When we arrived we were ignored, one staff member busy on the phone, another having dinner. Would have at least appreciated some acknowledgement as we stood there in plain sight.

Thank Derek2016
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Hi Derek2016, I was just wondering if this review was meant for Shorty's in Lennox Head. Only because we don't have any cocktails for $11 and it would be very unusual for a staff member on duty to be eating when busy. If it was for us, we apologise for your initial service and are glad that the service improved... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Found this place by walking past- the music drew us in. Great tapas menu with daily specials and the food was exceptional. Vast selection of beers with draught local lagers along with many wines.The ambiance is quirky but comfortable and the service is fabulous. Gold Coast take note!

1 Thank Mickeybugs
Ballina, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

Wednesday night beef night and Thursday night taco night are fantastic! Excellent value and great food

Thank Heather R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $14
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Fusion, Australian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 am
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 4 63 Ballina St, Lennox Head, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lennox Head
  • Phone Number: 61266874358

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?