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Mount Compass Tavern

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36 Victor Harbor Road | Cnr Nangkita Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5210, Australia
+61 8 8556 8456
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Port Elliot
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189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 8 based on the experience of others in the group Food well presented and absolutely delish!!! The roast lamb was served on a bed of predominantly broccoli - tasty and melt in the mouth. Salt and pepper squid - the usual standby was a good sized portion of tasty tender calamari with well cooked chips and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We left Gawler at approx 12.30pm and thought we would stop somewhere on the way back home for lunch. having driven past this pub many times on the way to Victor, I thought we would give it a try.. So glad we did! Yes under new Management it said out the front, and the restaurant area was VERY clean, tidy... More 

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Thank Aides17
South Australia, Australia
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Mount Compass Tavern with friends for the Easter weekend. Not too busy but glad we booked as dining room was filling fast. Service was friendly and with a smile. Meals excellent and value for money. I had the sirloin steak with roast veggies - outstanding! Desserts were okay and at reasonable prices. Only criticism is the wait for... More 

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Thank nipper73
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

She had fish, he had the pork belly AKA Carolina Pork. The fish meal not only looked good it also tasted good whereas the pork belly was interesting the piece of pork was small but tasted lovely however the bed of mashed potato that it lay in was lumpy to the point that it detracted from the overall experience. Although... More 

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Thank icegolf
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

With a new chef and owners in February, the tavern is serving some great food, the Porterhouse being a highlight and amongst the best I've had, medium rare of course :)

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Thank Brad T
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

With new management, and a new chef, and a new menu, the Tavern has really impressed. All of our meals were absolutely faultless!! From the vindaloo to the garlic prawns, everyone was very happy with their selection. Definitely be back again.

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Thank kwcocap5
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I came with a group of 5, ordered the pasta of the day. The food came out and they had put it through as the vegetarian dish. I corrected them and they told me I had ordered that. I advised that no, I had ordered the pasta and they had entered it incorrectly. They went back and checked, came back... More 

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Thank Angie A
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice meal here tonight. My wife had the roast beef 'of the day' and I felt adventurous and went for the lambs fry. Both were served with normal veg, no horrible melted cheese on them, and I had mashed potato, with mine, roasties with the beef. A couple of drinks added and total was just over $40.... More 

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Thank Ian_Kilby
Mount Compass, Australia
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Travelling towards Victor harbor you will be able to stop for lunch at the Tavern. During the week there are specials for lunch and the meal is very good and plentiful. On Sunday the Roast special is great. Quiet place to relax with friends and enjoy a meal and a drink.

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Goolwa, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was just another blow in from another country town, midway between where I live and new Adelaide. Most people just drive through on their way to somewhere else or pick up some supplies and keep going. My car needed a drive and so did I. Guess to get away from the winter hibernation on a sunny day. The local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Victor Harbor Road | Cnr Nangkita Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5210, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8556 8456

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