Tallwood Eatery

4.3
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210 reviews
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$41 to $100
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International
Tallwood was created from the love of flavoursome food, sharing good times with friends and family and having a sneaky drink or two. Tallwood is a comfortable and relaxed dining experience where you get to share great food, and we get to bring to life our belief in sustainable practices and community mindfulness. The south coast has an abundance of amazing produce and strong harmonious relationships with local farmers ensures we keep the distance from paddock to plate to a minimum. My team and I work in partnership with our local suppliers and this is reflected in our seasonally changing menu. Our food allows you to sample a little of what the south coast has to offer. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and let our staff guide you through our menu. If you can’t choose let us do the work for you. Share, laugh, enjoy
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
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PipC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ate there with our family for an anniversary dinner at the time of 'social distancing'. No doubt the vibe of the place was impacted by that however in general we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the food was delicious - though portion sizing (other than the gnocchi) was not unduly generous.
overall a nice ambiance and pleasant night out.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

We were very disappointed with the selection from the menu and the amount of food that was served for the amount that we paid. It was a two course set menu @ $60 per head. My partner and I both ordered the chicken and got two small pieces of chicken with some sauce and kale with a complimentary (lettuce) salad. The desert was very disappointing as well and we both walked away still hungry!!!

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant without a doubt!!

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Jill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Food was delicious but service was slow. However, they were extremely pleasant and explained they were down a waiter.

Would definitely eat at Tallwoods again.

JB
JennyB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We always love Monday night as the chef cooks a three course meal and everyone eats it. It is delightful to have no idea what is coming or what country it comes from and it is ALWAYS delicious.
If there are fours instead of fives it is only because - in five Monday night visits - two desserts have been less interesting than other courses.

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kathy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy food. City standards in this Mollymook eatery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tallwoods - always great service and local vibe - keep going ! Oh - and great food too

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AlanaC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food. nice casual setting with high quality dishes

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GabriellaG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Great food, too expensive though...tables too tightly packed in as well. Very knowledgeable staff for matching wines...food and staff didn’t suit the cafe style restaurant.

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NatasC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing
Great to see locally sourced food

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PhilipF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

The quality of the food did not match what we had experienced on previous visits. The choice of what was on the menu was disappointing and the cost was high for what was a disappointing experience.

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Rhonda
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tallwood’s never disappoints- the food here is 1st class in taste and always a point to difference to delight.

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MarilynH
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We ate at Tallwood on a Monday night so had the chef's set menu. We enjoyed every course. Well presented and very flavoursome.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Street Food at Tallwood is something to look forward to. The Sicilian cuisine was delish. Looking forward to April

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ChristineN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great chef's tasting menu, knowledgeable wait staff & great value.

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TaraM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Terrific restaurant, great food and service made for thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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IainC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A genuinely different, exciting, delicious meal. Wine excellent and service friendly and professional.

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Canberrites
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Entrees nice, pork main very tough and inadequate utensils to eat. Will try again though.

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SJH2020
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Milton/Mollymook boasts numerous good to very good places to eat. This is one of the unsung gems, located close to Mollymook beach next to Bannisters Pavilion (which has its own good rooftop restaurant and bar). Small and with a pleasant, cosy ambience, Tallwood offers a fixed-price menu covering most tastes, a good wine list and excellent service. There is abundant parking. Note that Tallwood has restricted opening hours.

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FionaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent as always and a wonderful combination of flavours and textures. Would highly recommend Tallwood to anyone who loves fine good !

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juliay
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tallwood service is good and the food is always amazing, never been let down with the experience. One of the best restaurants on the south coast and Sydney area.

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LuceyP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most delicious food wine and service. Highly recommend

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Begum
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fresh local and organic food OMG!
Highly addictive and very fresh. Friendly staff, comprehensive, local wine list and modern without being pretentious.

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SusanC
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Tallwood Eatery is our favourite local restaurant. On our most recent visit, the food was excellent, as always, but the service, though friendly, was very disorganised. Hopefully just one bad night...

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TaraM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intriguing menu featuring top quality local produce, well presented and super tasty making for a great dining experience!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. The flavours and combinations of each dish was amazing. We tried the fish, pasta and meat for main course. Good wine list.

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PeterB
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food atmosphere and the best and friendliest staff on the south coast

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Diesel
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal but the Mushroom starter was out of this world.

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Overall Tallwood restaurant was pretty good. However we were put into the later seating and the meal took a long time to arrive. The food when it did arrive was excellent!

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RonB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Checked the reviews and menu on their website good reviews and the menu looked to my taste so my wife and I booked and went to the restaurant.
When we got there we checked the menu, turned out the menu wasn’t the same as on the website the menu hadn’t been updated on their site.
We couldn’t find anything on the menu that suited us so we decided on some tapas dishes found them average and over priced.
Wait staff great.
If the current menu was on their website we would not gone to that restaurant

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We absolutely love Tallwood.
And street food is always fun.
Live music. Amazing food. Delicious wine.
Happy customer. We’ll be back.

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LaughterLoverLunch
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is really inventive and so delicious! Friendly staff and great vibes in one of my favourite coastal towns!

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SaciL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service! Always a great choice for a special dining experience! Delicious 👌🏼

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We run holiday accommodation near Milton, and we used to love Tallwoods, and recommend it to our guests. Not any more. Our meal was marred by very poor service, which included waiting 15 minutes for our first drinks to arrive, a waitress who could not explain the menu, and and then - to top it all off - having a glass of champagne knocked into the laps of our guests. Not entirely her fault, as the table we were seated at was very small and quite cramped - even though it was apparently intended for 6 guests and we had booked for only 5. The waitress used all our table napkins to mop up the resulting mess. We then had to ask for more napkins, as no replacements were forthcoming. While the food was generally good, one serving of Wagyu beef was clearly not only NOT Wagyu beef, but was quite inedible, and could not even be cut with the cutlery provided. We asked that the chef be advised, but the staff appeared to be indifferent to our complaints. We complained to both the waitress who served us and the the maitre'd when we left about the quality of the beef, but to no avail. There was no apology or any recompense offered. Overall it was an embarrassing evening, as we had specifically recommended Tallwoods to our guests on the basis of previous experiences.

We will not be going back to Tallwoods, and we no will longer be recommending it to our guests.

GM
GrahamM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef's menu on the Monday night we went to Tallwood was outstanding , food was excellent and the service great . I will be returning and will be recommending Tallwood to everyone .

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LynnN
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed very unusual taste combinations. Excellent mussel nibbles to start. Prawn skewer was a tad hot (a touch of chilli?) for me, the kanga skewer reportedly a tad tough. However the barramundi and salad leaves was great as was the strawberry dessert. The decor is in between artistic and industrial.

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WolfgangWins
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tallwood eatery is a local treasure. We shared three mains and each was superb. Easily out performs many Good Food Guide places with hats. Absolutely worth going to whilst in Ulladulla.

Can't recommend high enough. We'll definitely be back.

Thank you.

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Sharon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Tallwood, the food was interesting and delicious. There was not a lot of choice but what available was good. It's a shame though that whilst you have to put your credit cards in for a booking, the booking will only be held for 5 minutes. If you will be charged for a "No Show" surely 20 minutes late would be acceptable.
But enjoyable all the less. Our waiter was attentive and gave good recommendations regarding the meals.

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AvrilW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was as usual exceptional. The entre was most unusual, the main delicious, the beetroot salad was a great combination, (the kale dish was not a favourite but that was a very personal dislike), the dessert was to die for!

KY
KristyY
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Staff very friendly. Service efficient.

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Tallwood Eatery is rated 4.3 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.