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Shorty's

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Fusion, Australian
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4/63 Ballina Street, Lennox Head, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6687 4358
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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178 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Lennox Head, Australia
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7 reviews
5 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 

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

Hi Alexa, Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. We had a great night with you all and are so glad we could make your birthday special!! More 

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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.

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1 Thank Jane S
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thanks for your review. We have a new menu that has just come out this week (don't worry, due to all the great reviews on our chicken wings we have decided to keep them on). Hopefully we will see you again soon to try it out! More 

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

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1 Thank Indu K
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Hi Indu, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. It is feedback like this that helps us with our new menus (yes the chicken wings are a keeper!). We hope to see you at Shorty's again soon!! :) More 

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

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1 Thank KerryL366
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Kerry, we are so glad you got to try and enjoyed some food from chef Ludo and some of our tasty mulled wine. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Thank suze1985
Emily D, Owner at Shorty's, responded to this review

Hi Suze, Thanks for taking so much time to review us when you are in town visiting your sister. We are very glad we are your go to place and that we can make your holidays so enjoyable. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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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.

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

Hi Kerri, Thanks for your lovely review. Hopefully you can come back down for some more food and cocktails soon! More 

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17 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.

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

Hi Tracy, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoy our beef night, it's our favourite night of the week too (alongside taco Thursdays)! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cronulla, Australia
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
Cuisine
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Fusion, Australian
Meals
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
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 am
Saturday
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?