Tallwood Eatery

4.5
145 reviews
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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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BR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food, relaxed atmosphere, a gem down south

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love Chef's Choice on a Monday night - great value and always great food.
Decided to order a liqueur to have with my dessert.......a little tip for staff: if you have run out of the chosen drink, check with the customer if they would like an alternative, don't just replace it something else. I ended up with something completely different in style to what I ordered. We sorted it out, but I should have been told my order wasn't available and asked if I would like to order something else.

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CF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the Monday night chef's special - always something different and absolutely delicious!

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Wonderful for gluten free people as only one dish wasn’t suitable!
Great to be able to have shared plates. Chef even had a word with us. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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JF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our party of four shared the appetisers and followed that with the shared slow cooked lamb with all three of the sides - food was really delicious and my mocktail (not drinking at the moment) was really something special. Bill was $50 each including tip so we were very impressed.

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j
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited on the Monday locals night dinner. It was $55 per person for a fixed 3 course meal and a glass of wine.The hosts had remembered some disliked food of one of us and kindly amended the order. We had a seafood chowder, with a generous serve of local fish accompanied by wholemeal, sour dough bread. Our main was a medium rare beef and mustard, perfectly cooked, accompanied with a lettuce, rocket and pear salad; and sweet potato courgettes. We enjoyed a dry Italian white wine and a Spanish Tempranillo. Beautiful home made chocolate and banana ice cream, with dried raspberry bits. Great meal; lovely atmosphere and very good value.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Innovative menu with a well-balanced and interesting chef's selection on Monday evening. Somewhat crowded, but good value in all respects.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish was absolutely divine. The best dumplings I have had. Relaxed yet formal dining area.

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I make a special trip down the south coast every few years to eat at Tallwood. It's a fantastic, creative, humble restaurant. The food is always interesting, with the talent of the chefs really shining through. I recommend this to anyone heading to the coast!

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SA
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Second time we've been, first as a party of four including a professional chef keen to see whether the hype was justified, the second as a couple. Have to say it was better hands down last November - the menu had a better balance to it, the service was laid back yet still attentive, the atmosphere relaxed. This time around the air was frantic, the menu not as well rounded or appealing, and the service a mix of the offhand and the familiar, even though it's hard to actually make a negative comment on that side. Maybe we caught them on a bad night second time around. On balance I'd still say you should try Tallwood, but maybe ask for the later sitting so you don't feel you're being rushed to eat and go...

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MO
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Tallwood ticks all the boxes. Every dish was amazing, each of the 6 of us had a different favourite for very good reason - they were so delicious and full of flavour. Highly recommend

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O
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the Chefs Choice, Monday evening menu. Entree of ceviche kingfish (with interesting flavour combinations) was sensational, as was the main fillet of beef with some great sides. Dessert was a meringue-based number, which was nice but the filling was just a bit too sweet for my taste. Service was great, as was the wine list. Overall, Tallwood continues its reputation as one of the best eateries on the south coast.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

meal was good and service was great. It was just a bit cold in the restaurant

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CL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with your husband. We are so blessed to have this wonderful resturant as part of our community. A special night out.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went for Mothers Day and had the Mothers Day menu. The food was spectacular and a wonderful time was had by all of us.

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SN
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food beautifully presented and flavoured. Courses are enabled to be shared which makes it easy to enjoy the range of gorgeous dishes across the menu. Worth the drive as we were staying at Callala Bay

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LB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great return visit after three years and although it’s a fairly restricted menu the quality outweighs the quantity! Delicious cuttlefish skewers were my pick of the night with friendly service and great background music ! Great dining experience 👍

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PB
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tallwood at any time is our favourite restaurant friendly staff great food and a wonderful atmosphere

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RC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tallwood has been reliably fantastic on every visit. The food has a wow factor that delights everyone I’ve taken with me. I enjoy the ambience of the venue and my poor hearing is catered for when I ask for help so I can hear what is being said at my table.

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k
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always very good. Food is tasty and imaginative. Friendly and efficient service.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Every dish we had was excellent. Chicken, Waygu steak, dumplings, duck legs, and cuttlefish

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SM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food here is really really good. Everything we ate was delicious and nicely presented. It is pretty expensive for Mollymook but it's so good it's worth it.

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v
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Eating at Tallwood was one of the highlights of our trip to Mollymook. The menu is interesting and all our choices were spectacular. See shared the Tuna Sashimi to start then shared the Lamb with 3 (yes three!!) veggie sides for the main course. The lamb was the best I've ever eaten - slow cooked, fall apart and tasty. The vegetable sides are a main attraction in themselves. This would be such a great restaurant to come to with 4-6 people because then you could choose more variety as the portions were extremely generous. Our waitress was new and very pleasant. Only slight downside was that the main course took a really long time to arrive (about 45 minutes). A visit to Tallwood is a must if you're in the area. Loved it.

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G
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely local art and accommodating wait staff 👌

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SC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great for sharing. The pork buns were the highlight. Staff were excellent and accommodated dietary requirements very well.

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V
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is a wonderful local gem set in the little shops in Mollymook. The food was interesting and tasty.The night was cooler than had been previously and we sat under an air conditioner being blasted by cold air. Having asked for the air to be adjusted we eventually succumbed to getting coats from the car.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exquisite food, great service and it’s fantastic to get new flavour combinations. We loooovvveeed the Moroccan Chicken with side order of potatoes (juicy with crisp skin, perfect balance of spices and roasted lemon - made my tastebuds sing - pure joy). The toppings on the potatoes are fantastic. Hubbie had the wagyu with scallops / mushrooms and he loved it. But save room for the desserts. The peach sorbet with lemon thyme meringue and champagne foam was delightful. Also the barley malt red velvet cheesecake was equally amazing. Be sure to book ahead and ask to sit inside ( outside is more casual with stools for seating). Treat yourself to this brilliant gastronomic experience in Mollymook. 10/10 from us.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food - always do! Favourite local restaurant hands down.
I did miss seeing the taro chips on the menu and although the food was as good as ever, I think I prefer having smaller sized mains on offer so we could share two rather than one.
Minor details - everything was beautiful!

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k
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely food and wine. Good service. Just a bit lacking in atmosphere.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything we had was delicious, just unfortunate for me that with an allergy to fresh coriander there were a number of items I was unable to eat. However, the staff were fantastic and made sure that I was fully aware of those foods I could enjoy. THe raw fish of the day was tuna and most enjoyable. Most of the dishes are share plates, so my poor husband was stuck with the coriander free dishes, which was a shame. The teriyaki skewers, the oysters and the wagu beef were all delicious.

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OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food, expertise of the staff and the experience was exactly what we all wanted. The menu is varied, quite different and the portions were appropriate. Thank you - we all loved it and will be back.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was quite simple, tomato and haloumi salad for starters, roast lamb with veggies for a main and berry sorbet for dessert. The corkage was expensive at $20 though. My wife enjoyed the meal.

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was spot on, food was excellent. There was one of us that were vegan and it was absolutely no problem to them. Even in the share plates they adjusted it so 1 serve was vegan. I would definitely go back.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was also very good

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TM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Love the share platters - this time my favourite was the local swordfish.

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AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food and service in great surroundings. Definitely worth more visits!

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JF
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really loved the shared plates we ordered - the mussels, duck and heirloom tomato salad were to die for.

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AM
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting and delicious food - we especially loved the beetroot tarte tatin. Comfortable and attractive setting, slightly noisy.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Tallwood Eatery on Monday evening for their Chef's choice menu. What an absolute delight. Food was fantastic. A real taste treat. Catering well for meat eater and vego. Will definitely dine at Tallwood when we are next in Mollymook.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed a great dinner at Tallwood with my family to celebrate my birthday. The food is always interesting with a good range of fresh ingredients and variety of dishes. We particularly like the ability to share plates so that everyone can have a taste. Highly recommend.

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