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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Fusion
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4/63 Ballina Street, Lennox Head, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6687 4358
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our Saturday evening here, especially the people watching. It bills itself as a tapas bar but for anyone from Europe it's really a cocktail bar. The food is very good but if you order as you would in Europe-so a few dishes at a time-you'll wait forever for your food. You can't graze. Order your dishes as starters... More 

Thank BigKevTravels
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

They say good things come in small packages - that is definitely the case here! Intimate yet vibrant venue (it was full when I and a couple of friends were there last week), amazing cocktails and fantastic food! I would highly recommend the chilli-infused margaritas, and the tapas was sensational! Highlighted by the outstanding pork belly. Do not leave this... More 

Thank Cookie0671
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Third time to Lennox and third time to Shortys - always the highlight of our trip! Pete's cocktails, Em's hospitality and Ludo's menu are an absolute winning combination. Love that there's always something new to try - this weeks cocktail specials (Frosè and grilled pineapple caprioska) were delicious. Thanks for another great evening guys!

Thank suze1985
Albury, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited several times while on family holiday. I'm not sure what was better - food, cocktails, beer, service or ambiance. Food - going as a group I managed to try just about everything on the menu including nightly specials. You can tell a worldly, skilled chef is preparing these dishes. Every mouthful was perfection. My 15 year old son rated... More 

Thank chelsandboys
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great tapas, lovely beers, wine and cocktails and brilliant friendly service. Sad to be going home tomorrow as there is a few things on the menu we didn't get to try. Next time though.

Thank Bruce S
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Well done guys, this is what Lennox needed. A good little spot to have a drink & some tapas, although your specials board nearly had us dumping the lamb roast and staying on longer... Appreciated the recommendation of an American IPA when I asked for a non commercial Pale Ale. As for a Sunday afternoon happy hour with live music,... More 

Thank Mark O
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We recently discovered shorty's during our week long holiday in Lennox Heads and spent several evenings enjoying this amazing bar! As we had a baby with us we were there early and could not have been made more welcome (even when my son was a tad fractious)... not a given in every establishment. The staff were knowledgable, friendly and super... More 

Thank vaitchison
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Second time to Lennox this year, third time to Shorty's and will add one or two more visits before we set off for home. This place is special. The cocktails are world class and are suitably complimented by the delicous tapas. Do yourself a favour and check out the Basque Style Squid - can only describe them as pan-fried garlicy... More 

Thank Karl N
Lennox Head, Australia
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186 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The tapas here is delicious, you can have one of everything and its all amazing. The cocktails are also very tasty. Owners are so friendly and do an amazing job at making sure you have a great time. Traveled frequently over the years - just never reviewed.

Thank ClaireKing92
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thanks for your review, we are glad you visit frequently and we can make your experience enjoyable. See you again soon! More 

Ballina, Australia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

waited over 20 minutes for 2x cocktails the other week , was a nice atmosphere and set out which may have made me forget about the cocktail wait however on arrival my cocktail was in a mojitio glass and delicious however my sisters was in a small desert wine glass and was over in a few mouthfuls. at $17 dollars... More 

Thank kl1992
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Hi Kl, Thanks for taking the time to review Shorty's. We do sincerely apologise for the long wait on your cocktails. As we are only a small bar we only have space for one bartender and when extremely busy the cocktails can sometimes take a little longer than usual. It is usual practice for the server to let tables know... More 

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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, Pub, Fusion
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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: 4/63 Ballina Street, Lennox Head, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lennox Head
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6687 4358

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