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“Great Tavern”

GBT - Golden Beach Tavern
Ranked #51 of 203 Restaurants in Caloundra
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whatever your dining pleasure, GBT has it covered. We pride ourselves on our friendly personal service and attention to detail all the way. Enjoy Caloundra's finest food in quiet and luxurious air conditioned comfort in our Restaurant. Or if you're after a quality meal in an informal atmosphere, look no further than Alfresco's Cafe. There's a Kids' Room with movies and electronic games to keep the littlies occupied - and video monitors in all dining locations, so you can keep an eye on them. Come to GBT for your next family occasion, date night or business meeting - we'll make sure you have a great time!
Upper Coomera, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Great Tavern”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had the $20 t-bone steak special with a glass of wine and it was delicious! Very good value for money, great atmosphere, friendly staff, overall a great experience!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Caroline V
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Brokshap, Manager at GBT - Golden Beach Tavern, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Hi Caroline

We would just like to thank you for your review.
We are glad you had a great experience with us at the GBT.
The $20 T-Bone meal deal is fast becoming the favourite!
Be sure to check out our Mon, Wed & Thursday meal deals too!

Thank you Caroline and we hope to see you again soon!

GBT Management
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Enjoyable outdoor dining. Food ok, wine selection poor”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

A enjoyable evening with 14 others with the outdoor dining excellent. Food was ok as some meals over cooked and had to be returned. Wine selection poor and for a tavern overpriced....

Visited April 2014
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Thank Cruisinnewy
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Brokshap, Manager at GBT - Golden Beach Tavern, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Hi Cruisinnewy,

Thank you for your review we are happy you had an enjoyable experience here with us at the GBT. We just wanted to let you know that we have indeed reviewed and changed our wine menu with now a different selection of wines at an affordable cost.

We hope to see you again soon.
GBT Management.
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Oxenford, Australia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty breakfast”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I came here for breakfast on a Friday morning. It wasn't busy which always makes one wonder about a place but we had a fabulous breakfast. The serving was quite large and I couldn't quite make it through everything but it was most enjoyable and I would certainly return.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Foo_21
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Caloundra
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Improving all the time.”
Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Since the renovations we have been to the GBT half a dozen times and I must say initially we were disappointed. The choice was limited the cost was high and the quality and quantity was below par. The last three visits however, where top quality, more choice and improved quality, we particularly liked the spring rolls, and ribs. Big improvement with an ok service, well done. Pizza has never been as good as post reno though, made that up by having Hinieken on draught though.

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Thank bbbeefy
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Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“We won't make the same mistake twice.”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We went to the GBT with a group of friends for dinner and Karaoke.

Menu & Service - Stuff Ups

When we started to order we were advised that there was only one serve of lamb shanks left and no chicken schnitzel, this information would have been helpful earlier - before we'd decided what we wanted.
The oysters Kilpatrick were cooked with BBQ sauce and if you are a Worcestershire sauce fan and love your oysters done traditionally then BBQ sauce is a big fail in my books.
We also ordered a "Prawn Pizza" and one of the ingredients was "fresh" chilli. We would have enjoyed the pizza had it been cooked with fresh chilli - they had either used minced chilli out of a jar or dried chilli flakes and they used way too much - it should have said "Hot & Spicy Prawn Pizza" on the menu. I had no idea it would be so hot as I was planning on giving a couple of prawns to my daughter, but I couldn't even pick off a prawn for her as everything was so ridiculously hot. So we had a screaming toddler wanting a prawn. We also complained about this to the waitress, which she did apologise for. No explanation was offered though.
Later after the kids had got their ice-cream with their kids meal, the waitress accidentally put another table's serve of kids ice-cream in front of my daughter - the waitress immediately realised her mistake and quickly removed them from the table but not before my toddler saw and this started another bout of screaming.

Karaoke - dreadful.
When we arrived we were warned multiple times that the Karaoke was in the bistro area which was unusual but as we were a large group with children we really didn't have a choice about eating anywhere else. While most of the singers were entertaining, there was a couple of young woman who sang multiple songs out of tune and unfortunately they sang more than everybody else. If they had only sang once or twice I would have forgiven them, but they just kept getting up! This made the atmosphere less than enjoyable.

For these reasons we wouldn't recommend going there nor we will go back either. There are too many other places to try in Caloundra.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank reb_and_steve
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