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Tumbulgum Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Riverside Dr | Tumbulgum, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6676 6202
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Tumbulgum Tavern is ok. They had a good band on. Nothing amazing but a good place to stop off and have a beer

Thank Aussieheli
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The locals live this picturesque hotel on the river. Great lunch and dinner menu great for large groups including families with a large outdoor playground for children and a small gaming area. Indoor and outdoor seating

Thank Rachel B
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lunch at very busy pub, bit late, but Burger was fabulous. We also had fish and chips, really good value and did not walk away feeling hungry. Arrived late, bit of a wait for food but well worth it and staff apologetic for delay. Make sure you take cash for drinks as they do not like to use credit cards.... More 

Thank John C
Bogangar, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Have been here several times over the last 15 years, the setting is very pleasant, but the food quality has dropped in some areas, particularly the Gravlax, the Turkish bread it was served on left a lot to be desired, more like cardboard, suggest replace with a sourdough, 2 side orders were forgotten. Service in bar was great, service in... More 

Thank Bryan G
Hope Island Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited the Bistro at Tumbulgum Tavern. Was prepared for the usual pub food and service but was delightfully surprised by the Bistro ladies; one of whom provided prompt, cheerful and understanding service. We enjoyed a simple but tasty meal but were really impressed by the staff.

Thank SarahandKen
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We booked a table on the front deck overlooking the Tweed river, Rebecca took the call, very pleasant experience. The food was good for all on our table.. The Shanks were excellent, loved my meal, the others had various Prawn dishes and the lambs fry and bacon was very good, large crowd when we were there, the timing of the... More 

Thank Lyle E
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My partner surprised me with a drive down to Tumbulgum, where I learnt it is not pronounced how you think ;) Perfect spot, right on the river, and a beautiful sunny day to match, we drove up through the (south?) tweed which further enhanced the trip. Excellent menu, I swear they had just caught the seafood across the road that... More 

Thank cheeky_aus_traveller
Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We ordered and told wait was 45 minutes to an hour, after an hour and a half we asked and was told it would be another 5 minutes which turned out to be another 20 minutes. we have been to this pub many times and the food has always been great and service good, but yesterday it was dreadful. Lunch... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We took a little trip down the Coast and picked up a friend from Tweed to have lunch at the Tavern. It was a beautiful spot to sit and have lunch while looking across at the River. Our lunch was very nice and we all enjoyed the 4 different choices the four of us made. The service was very good... More 

Thank MLP4020
Sydney, Australia
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361 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great old pub with good food, good beer, attentive service and friendly staff. Oh, and I should mention a view to die for overlooking the river. All in all an excellent spot for lunch. We'd go back any time. Unlike others' experience, our food arrived fairly quickly - no complaints at all. Thank you.

Thank EHinOz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Dr | Tumbulgum, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Tweed Heads
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6676 6202

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?