Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published September 1st 2012
Kid-friendly and inexpensive
I don't like cooking every night and I don't like travelling far for good meals and value, which is why I like the Lawnton Tavern. The Lawnton Tavern is situated on Gympie Road (the main road going through the north side of Brisbane), Lawnton, directly opposite Lawnton Train Station and connected to a BWS drive-through.
[ADVERT]The tavern is spacious, bright and open to all patrons. As well as the bistro, TAB facilities, and pokie machines that inhabit most taverns, the Lawnton Tavern boasts a kids' room (with no less than five Xbox consoles), pool tables, designated smoking areas, a juke box, a large public bar, weekly karaoke nights, and other entertainment.
There's a good range of foods and meals available at the Lawnton Tavern to have as snacks, lunch, dinner or sides. You can get salads, pastas, seafood and steak (sourced from leading grazing areas) in kids' meals, seniors' or as mains and everything is reasonably priced. Lawnton Tavern also has meal deals on specific days of the week and a newly introduced rewards card: buy five full-priced meals and get the sixth free.
Lunch 7 days - $10.00 Tuesday nights - $8.00 off steak
Monday & Thursday nights – buy 1 main meal get 2nd meal for $5.00 Voucher deal - $8.00 for Graziers steak pie with 'mash and veggies' Monthly deal: September - $29.90 for 350gm Graziers rib eye steak, creamy garlic prawns, chips and salad
The Lawnton Tavern bistro is open at these times:
Lunch: Mon - Sun 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner: Sun - Wed 5.30pm - 8.30pm Dinner: Thu - Sat 5.30pm - 9pm
The Lawnton Tavern opening times:
Sun - Thurs: 10am - 12am
Fri - Sat: 10am - 2am
As well as the regular menu (which the friendly staff give to you on arrival to peruse) which is available to download on the tavern website, each day sees new 'Chef Specials' written up on a board that you can choose if you'd prefer. There's usually a 'Fish of the Day' meal available as well as a list of yummy desserts (mmm, meringue and caramel and ice cream).
My meal: rump steak with mushroom sauce, chips, salad and a side of salt and pepper squid
The Lawnton Tavern is also available for functions. Fill in a form on their website to let them know what kind of function you'd like them to host and a friendly staff member will contact you. Remember to give as much information as possible and look through the list of capacity and function styles, food/beverages, entertainment and presentation facilities available first. You might like your next birthday dinner or work party to be there.
The Lawnton Tavern is an easily accessible, inexpensive, and friendly place to bring the family. For a full list of events, meal deals and entertainment visit the Lawnton Tavern website or Facebook page. If you'd like to call and make a booking phone 07 3285 7300 and one of the friendly staff will place a reservation for you. If the Lawnton Tavern sounds good to you don't put it off, head on over and check it out yourself.