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Iluka Tavern

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Esplanade, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6257 0429
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United Kingdom
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242 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and i visited one evening and it turned out to be exactly what we were hoping for a pub with good grub. We had been away for about 4 weeks and had dined more often than not at fine dining restaurants so this turned out to be a welcome change . Wife had a hearty burger and onion rings... More 

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Thank BInck113
Cairns, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had an enjoyable meal here, and the menu was reasonably extensive for a tavern and offered a good range. The service was friendly and efficient, and the staff very pleasant to deal with.

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Thank TassieTravellers167
Geeveston, Australia
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286 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good pub for a cold beer and some food, have to say the food ain't cheap but good size meals. Not much competition if you don't want to cook 😉

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Thank Bojangles1954
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on our first night in Freycinet and didn't regret it. If anything we regretted arriving too late the following night and having to eat at the Lodge's Bistro... It wasn't as good! The couscous salad was to die for and the steak perfectly cooked. The staff were super nice and helpful. The place was busy with locals... More 

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Thank L L
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate and drank at the Iluka Tavern after hiking in Freycinet Nat Park. Live music on the Sunday afternoon, terrific food and friendly service capped off an enchanting weekend. I couldn't recommend this venue more highly!

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Thank Steve F
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on a rainy day expecting it to be crowded but it was quiet. Meal selection was good for a taven. Local produce was well represented and the oysters were delightful. Service was good and meals were delivered promptly. I'm happy to recommend venue.

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Thank johnW15654
New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is more of a pub then a restaurant. The food quality did not seem that good and the choice is also limited. I would pass on the food but could be a good spot for some drinks.

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Thank MeenuBirla
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tried three brands of beer ... all flat. My partner and I had planned to eat at the hotel, but the prices were inflated for the poor menu selection. The staff were lax. The menu was basically frozen food which would be deep fried. Much better at The Lodge bistro.

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Thank Pam A
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Having travelled in many places (in the world) this is the first time i/we simply coudnt eat our meal. After a couple of mouthfulls my wife and i looked at each other askance and strangley and similtaneously agreed we couldnt eat the meals. -frozen crumbed chicken deep fried to death....revolting mushy rice fish laksa ....... cook you should be ashamed.... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

After trekking through the Freycinet National Park and admiring the coastline of Tasmania, it was a refreshing pause to stop at the Tavern. Wonderful friendly service, even though they were busy with 3 different tour groups. Nice cold local beer on tap. Great place to recharge our batteries.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Freycinet  >  Coles Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 0429

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