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Top Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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18 Quondolo St, Pambula, New South Wales 2549, Australia
+61 2 6495 6012
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 18:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We came into the Bistro for dinner at 6.15pm. It's now 8.02pm and we have still not yet eaten. The kids are stir crazy and we are ready to explode. The Place has been renovated but NOT the kitchen. It only had 2 chefs in there and 200 people waiting to eat. Don't come here in. Yay weekends.

Thank Maria O
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nothing like a pleasant surprise when finding out an ordinary looking country pub delivers some excellent food for your enjoyment. Typical pub choices and serving sizes large with the yummiest of chips on side. Certainly the burgers we had were very good. Prompt service by friendly staff.

Thank Lee S
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The verandah on the street is a great place too cool down and have a drink on a hot day - but when you order food, you have to go sit in the 'bistro' which looks like someone's closed in decking. No view, no breeze, no charm. Disappointing

1 Thank Maree234
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132 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you're looking for good pub food, the Top Pub won't disappoint. He had a rump steak with dianne sauce & it was served with chips & salad. It was very tender & tasty. I had lamb cutlets served with vegetables & it came with 3 cutlets which were lovely. Good atmosphere, good honest old fashioned pub.

Thank Mr_Mrs_Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We really enjoyed meals here. I had a Parmy on the first visit and a snitzel the second. Both times with chips and salad(Great Chips) My wife had Grilled fish the first time and Garlic Prawns the second. Entre's were Garlic Bread which was as good as the chips. Will be back next year.

Thank Moolie67
Pambula, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Night time meal quite tasty & generous. (2016) Visited again in Jan 2017 with visitors. A plate of chips, not very generous, was $9 which seemed a bit dear. Beer was not great either. We all much preferred the other hotel in Pambula.

Thank 33mariettac
Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a great lunch here. Best rissoles ever. Lovely setting, eat inside or outside. Plenty of room.

Thank Heather M
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Thought we would try here as we have been coming to the area for several years but never once visited the Top Pub for a meal. We caught the complimentary shuttle bus service there for dinner. We dined out in the beer garden area which was quite pleasant and a popular spot for families. Staff were pleasant enough. I only... More 

Thank livetotravel1972
Orange, Australia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Definitely the better pub of the two in Pambula. Good family friendly atmosphere with a solid menu, and good service. My only complaint was the length of the wait. Although we came in after a large family group the bistro was not overly busy, but we waited at least 30 minutes to get a simple order. A big positive was... More 

Thank Stellar2866
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Always good value and service at The Top Pub, , Pambula.Nice fresh ingredients and nicely presented.

Thank Jenny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Quondolo St, Pambula, New South Wales 2549, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Pambula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 6012
Top Pub Steakhouse is located within the Top Pub,Commercial Hotel Pambula.

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