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Scarborough Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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383 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Scarborough, New South Wales 2515, Australia
+61 2 4267 5444
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:30
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New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to this hotel a few times before and always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and spectacular view. Unfortunately, on our visit today, (25/04/17), we were left feeling very disappointed. It was busy as usual, a public holiday for ANZAC day. We decided to do the trip up from our home over an hour away specifically to eat here.... More 

Thank Stella1009
Greater Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were blessed with a warm sunny day. Table in the beer garden. Steak, chips and salad with a few beers and a view of the ocean on one side and the Illawarra escarpment on the other. Does life get better. Well it does once you open a bottle of red wine. Family friendly beer garden. Not a lot of... More 

Thank arub0y
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Berry. Possibly the most expensive lunch we've ever eaten with 2 kids meals ($17 each)! Lovely view and general atmosphere although the music resembled something you'd hear in an elevator. Food was EXTREMELY average. Fish and squid was the frozen kind you'd eat at a bowling club in the middle of nowhere not... More 

Thank jpiot
Maidenhead, UK
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512 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch - 4 adults and two kids. Location is nice - good view and a nice garden. We sat on the grass and waited for a table. About 20 minutes to wait - got a table. Generally they are big tables so you get other people on them. One of our party ordered food - but came... More 

Thank expectant customer
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there at 12.20 and we had to wait for a table. Then finally when we were at a table we had to share it with a random couple. Than we went to order our food at 12.45 we were told the kitchen was closed temporarily. Than 40 minutes later we finally were in the line to order our... More 

1 Thank A & M R
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took off from home towards Wollongong for a motorbike ride and after stopping at Stanwell Tops look out I continued down toward the Gong and stopped in for breakfast as the Scarborough Hotel. I not only enjoyed the fine coffee, the eggs benedict with bacon but the views, amazing. Sitting at a table on the grassy area looking out to... More 

1 Thank Craig H
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145 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here as it was highly recommended by friends. Views are absolutely amazing. Can't remember what we ordered now, but I do recall it was fresh, nice and reasonably priced. Plenty of seating inside and out. Up stairs and downstairs areas. Located after the Bald Hill Lookout and just before Thirroul.

Thank COOKIES8Perth
Palm Beach, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch. Brilliant blue sky and a sunny 22 for April. Doesn't get any better. The Scarborough Hotel is in a great location for views out to sea. 10/10 for location. We stepped in through the front door, only to be stopped by a maitre'd. Is this a pub? That's what the queue outside was? Maybe it's best to make... More 

1 Thank Steve M
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular local and tourist choice. The view is unmatched. However - the food is expensive and it can get very, very crowded. There's no music playing in the back courtyard so it can be a lacking in atmosphere - but you will hear the waves.

Thank Anna_KCanberra
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visitors beware! Scarborough pub may come across as a beautiful, special occasion restaurant to visit. Please note this is not really the case. Scarborough hotel is a pub, serving not-so-great pub food. Most pubs have pretty great food these days, Scarborough is just a money making, quick and easy to produce food outlet. The attraction really is the view, however... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Scarborough, New South Wales 2515, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4267 5444

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