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“A mixed bag”
Review of Sunset Tavern

Sunset Tavern
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Karumba
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Hervey Bay, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
398 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“A mixed bag”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Spent the best part of the weekend here and it found it to be a really mixed bag depending on what you did.

Upside:
*the beer garden is huge and has lots of tables but they aren't packed in so you don't have to worry about feeling like you're sitting on top of anyone

* the view is fantastic and its probably the best place in Karumba Point to watch the sunset

* on the Sunday afternoon about 3:30pm we all wanted cake but the kitchen was closed. However we were advised that we could bring in cake or ice cream purchased elsewhere.

Downside:
* the foods not cheap, even for a pub. You can cop this if the fiod was good, but its unacceptable when the food is bland

* the service can be slow and locals seem to be served first

* there's a lack of consistency with the pricing, paid three different prices for a can of coke on Saturday, all within 40 cents of each other but still, which price is it?

Food:
I had the Barramundi and Chips for dinner on Saturday and the fish was amazing. In fact it was so big I couldn't get trough it all, which was good because the salad that came with it was pretty much the white part of a cos lettuce and a lot of Spanish onion.

For lunch on the Sunday I had the Prawn and Oyster platter. The prawns were very substandard to the point of being bland and whilst the oysters were nice, they were very gritty so I rinsed them and then they were fine.

Overall:
I'd go again for the drinks and view but not for the fresh seafood.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Fantastic place for seafood dinner or lunch, a must to see the sunset from here and take magic photo's

Visited July 2013
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Thank endlessumers
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Cairns
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Views great but the food's not value”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Everyone goes to the Tavern to enjoy the sunset over water (a bit unusual in Australia). Buy a drink and enjoy the sunset but don't stay for dinner unless you are happy with very average pub fare. Hubby enjoyed is 1/2kg rump with chips and gravy. My prawn bucket had 12 fresh cooked prawns but for $30 each a bit steep - same at the Karumba Hotel Motel was $25 for the steak and $20 for prawn bucket.

The beach is huge and you don't have to go to the Tavern to enjoy the sunset. Every other night we just took our drinks and nibbles up the beach to a private spot and enjoyed the view for free and in private.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“dont eat here”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

went to the tavern for a few drinks while we watched the sunset and dinner after. we ordered seafood assuming being in karumba it would be local but ended up with frozen processed deep fried prawns, fish sticks and calamari...straight from a box. Oysters were freshish but average. Recomend drinks here with the view and dinner accross the road at Ash's

  • Visited July 2013
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Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was with a charity bike ride that finished on Sunday and waiting for mum. So I decided to have some lunch and wanted t on 1 plate with 1 meal so I had pan fried barramundi with chips and salad + medium rare rib fillet steak with chips and salad + 2 drinks of lemon lime and bitters and it all came up to $68.00 not happy the tavern is so expensive. I will not have lunch there ever again. NEVER EVER

Ps I am Lactose intolerant & gluten intolerant to all food and drinks but my meals were dairy and gluten free

Visited June 2013
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