Australian Family Friendly

Lawnton Tavern


Average price $20

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based on 73 reviews
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Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Fran C.
    Fran C.
    • one review

    Entree- pork belly with watermelon and radish and star Anise syrup wasn’t enjoyable. Wasn’t enough syrup that it left the pork quite dry and watermelon too thin. We have had better for lunch. Main meal we had the crispy skin salmon and it was over-cooked and very dry. The salad was bland nothing but cabbage. Was not enjoyable for Father’s Day treat

  2. Evie T.
    Evie T.
    • 3 reviews

    Lawnton Tavern is fabulous. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the menu offers something for most tastes. The chef is excellent and cooks the food exactly how you request it. We always start with a garlic bread with cheese and bacon - yum. Love the rump steak. The side salad is fresh and plentiful and the dressing adds a lovely zing. Not usually a veggie fan but LT offers the best veggies. As well as being a generous serving size, they are cooked to perfection and the exact choices we enjoy. You have to try the mushroom sauce. One is never enough. We're so glad we discovered LT. We love it and always look forward to our next dining experience.

  3. Tammy I.
    Tammy I.
    • one review

    I was really surprised how quickly the meal was cooked and delivered to our table so quickly. It was tasty, cooked to the desired request. My only feedback to the chef about my meal is , I have had this meal twice in the last two weeks. The first time there was a delicious creamy zesty dressing lightly drizzled on the salad. Unfortunately today that was missing so it threw out the balance and the salad was overpowering with too much onion. The steak was beautiful though. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the chef wearing a Covid safe mask whilst working in the kitchen. Thank you!

  4. Julie B.
    Julie B.
    • one review

    Ninety percent of the food was fantastic, but unfortunately the Caesar salad left a lot to be desired, it was all cold including the egg (which was boiled not poached) and tasted like it was premixed and kept in the fridge waiting to be plated. The lettuce was iceberg and watery. The bacon was tiny pieces that appeared to be what you buy in a large bag -precut. The croutons were also very small. Definitely not worth what was charged . Shame because the other meals ordered at the table were great and the service was fantastic .

  5. Leigh r.
    Leigh r.
    • one review

    Food was great and good value. Staff were lovely. Only complaint was the heating was too high which made it very uncomfortable so we didn’t stay long.

  6. Erin B.
    Erin B.
    • one review

    So good to have Lawnton open again for food. And there must be a new chef because the food went from pretty good to amazingly fantastic. Loved everything. Definitely be back....... Alot

  7. Brooke M.
    Brooke M.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff were so friendly and so accommodating. Service was great although the food did take quite a while to come out. The staff were amazing with the kids.

  8. Darryl S.
    Darryl S.
    • one review

    The staff are always friendly and let us know what is on the menu as well as anything else we should know about what is happening at the hotel great job cheers

  9. Catherine B.
    Catherine B.
    • 2 reviews

    The restaurant was Fantastic absolutely loved dinner the whole family enjoyed themselves would go back again DEFFINITE ????????????????????????????????????????

  10. Crystal S.
    Crystal S.
    • one review

    The menu was very disappointing it use to have so many options now it doesn't ....

  11. Michael m.
    Michael m.
    • one review

    Having eaten here many times prior to all the new regulations, i was very disappointed as i was left to stand at the front door for 10 minutes waiting to be shown to my seat. I then ordered a steak sandwich with no BBQ sauce. Previously i would have been asked how i would like it cooked but was not today, so by chance they got it right. The service to the table was excellent but there was BBQ sauce on the sandwich, the steak was extremely tough so i only ate half of the meal. The prices of the meals has increased a lot probably to compensate for the loss of revenue. Fair enough! though the food quality should not have declined. So after 9 years of lunching there, i will not be returning and will be passing on my experience to my colleagues who also have frequented the lawnton tavern.

  12. Jasmine Q.
    Jasmine Q.
    • 2 reviews

    Lawnton Tavern is our local for dinner on a Sunday night! Staff are exceptional and welcoming, food is always beautiful and well priced! Couldn't recommend more!

  13. Megan N.
    Megan N.
    • one review

    I’m hoping that it’s just due to covid and staffing changes that the normal great atmosphere and amazing food was off last night. The menu is different - new chef.... and sadly the carbonara was bland and my medium steak was well done and tough, not once did a staff Member come over to see how our meal was (normally they would ask) And after our meal was done and plates visibly pushed aside still no one came to touch base - they weren’t overly busy as we could see them talking in the kitchen amongst themselves and there were no more meals being made. We sat for a good 20 mins post meals with not a single person coming near us to even clear plates. Sadly the meals and service were sub par and not the normal of the tavern so I hope it’s just teething problems due to getting back to it with covid. Overall dissatisfied and disappointed with my meals and the service last night.

  14. Dave R.
    Dave R.
    • one review

    Always a great meal. Nicole, one of the managers there is always fantastic and professional. Great family pub. Great pub just for a beer with the boy's as well.

  15. Melanie P.
    Melanie P.
    • one review

    We quite often go to the Lawnton Tavern and have always had a great experience. We go as a couple, but also as an extended family for the kids parties on Sunday lunchtimes. They are great and we all have a good meal and an enjoyable time.

  16. Bev B.
    Bev B.
    • one review

    The food was good value for money. Was good to see a familiar face taking our orders. She is always very welcoming & helpful. Haven't been for awhile as we felt the food quality & service had dropped off but was a pleasant surprise today.

  17. Mariea W.
    Mariea W.
    • one review

    We found the restaurant service was excellent and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was inviting and had a great vibe leading up to Christmas. We will be returning with friends in the near future as the location is easy to find with plenty of parking.

  18. Sarah S.
    Sarah S.
    • one review

    Amazing friendly staff, food was delicious and servings where very generous. Menu was typical pub style but with a few little twists in the menu. Coffee was great also. Plenty for the kids to do. Great little local spot.

  19. Terence O.
    Terence O.
    • one review

    A friend and I have been here to dine previously, and the quality of the meals and service is still the same , excellent. .......Did notice that there were more patrons than the last time I dined here,....quiet atmosphere, comfortable surroundings and high standard of meals means more Diners!

  20. John S.
    John S.
    • one review

    10 adult 3 cheldren we all had a good time

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How to get to the restaurant

820 Gympie Rd, 4501, Lawnton (QLD), Australia, RestaurantAddress

Public transport

Lawnton train station is directly oppisite the Bistro. There is also a bus stop directly out the front of the Public bar.

Directions to get there

Private carpark

About the restaurant


Lawnton Tavern's Bistro has something for every taste with a full a la

carte menu & frequently changing specials board.

The kids will be entertained for hours with both an indoor kids’ room,

with chalk boards, children's movies and toys as well an outdoor

playground. Plus monthly kids themed parties to keep an eye out for.


Catch all of your favourite sport in our Sports Bar. Watch all of the

UFC action live at the pub.

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Free Pub WIFI available


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