The Pig & Tinder Box
While Tamworth is widely known as the capital of Australian country music, it’s not often celebrated for its restaurant scene. However, this venue has changed all that.
Housed within one of the town's most iconic heritage buildings is The Pig and Tinderbox. Owners Chris Cornforth and Fraser Haughton have struck gold with this innovative modern restaurant which is packed out most nights. These two are bringing a taste of Sydney’s small bar scene to the country, with quirky industrial decor and a menu that focuses on sharing. There is also an impressive drinks list with plenty of craft beers and cocktail jugs on offer.
The unusual name harks back to the old-school pubs of the past, but what Cornforth and Haughton have created is something that will be sticking around well into the future.
Great food and cocktails! Plenty of vegetarian options which was great for my mum. The Wagyu was to die for!
Fantastic night! Again!!!
Dined there a few weeks ago and it was brilliant. This time round and I was not disappointed! Brilliant service, they adjusted our order to suit the number of people and price was excellent! The drinks were awesome - love the pineapple jug and Pims. Looking forward to our next visit. Thankyou Pig
Amazing food. Great vegetarian and some good gluten free options.
Great location, Good food selection.
Attentive caring staff & on the ball.
Always pop in when I come to tamworth.
The food was good, service was excellent and the bill was extremely reasonable. Overall it was an excellent night. The restaurant/bar does get a little harder to hear in as it gets busy due to echoing but the distance between tables does limit this a little. Overall, I highly recommend
Excellent serving sizes
Friendly welcoming staff
So good we went back the next night!
Great place to meet with friends and enjoy some share platters and drinks
A pleasant experience on an unusually windy evening. The staff were very attentive and accommodating of seating considering the terrace was unfortunately not a great option on this occasion. Drinks were great and food appetising with a lot of Asian influence. Perhaps the tapas could have been staggered a little since there were only 2 of us but that’s a minor detail. Have dined there before and plan to return to actually enjoy the ambiance on the terrace!
Food was excellent. Would have ordered more food after entree but staff kept ignoring the table wifh empty plates and we told both servers when we ordered entree rhat we would keep the menu so we could order more. I raised this when I paid the bill and the response was “you should have put yourrhand up”. No, you should service the tables properly.
Perfect food and great service and cocktails are fantastic
Friendly staff and great service. The food is delicious, but portion sizes are miniscule and ludicrously overpriced. I went with my wife for our anniversary. Our bill came to $73, including a drink each, and we left still hungry.
A group of three met for dinner on a Monday night. The reservation was made using Open Table which generated a request to confirm or cancel the day prior. I was also rung the day of the booking because somehow I had accidentally double booked. The communication was helpful and courteous.
One member of the party is Gluten Free and those options are not marked on the menu, which would be helpful, however Scott readily explained which dishes are GF. Drinks were served soon after ordering as was the food; and there were several checks during our time regarding satisfaction and if anything further was required. Two of us had the roasted vegetable salad which was very tasty; and the other person a prosciutto pizza. Meals can be individual or tapas style shared.
Service was good , tasting plates added variety
The seats where we sat were a bit high for us and not very comfortable.
But I have to say the food was delicious.
Service was outstanding from the young guys whilst simultaneously being run off their feet with lower staff numbers due to Covid19 seating restrictions. Food selection was smallish but interesting which delivered on presentation and taste.
Good ambiance, quirky menu and mostly outstanding service. Would highly recommend.
A pleasure to share lunch in a pleasant venue with attentive service.
We will be back
Excellent night, brilliant food with exceptionally funny staff.
Always friendly service and the food is amazing!
Nice ambience, great beer on tap and food well done. Service was pretty good also.
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the bao buns, we particularly loved the pork ones, the service was great, and we can't wait to go again.
Surprisingly excellent dinner in Tamworth! Fantastic location and good service
Great tapas lunch
Arancini was top notch
Visited for a lunch, lovely food and quick attentive service. Make sure you have the bao buns :)
Great service, we had a great time, good was delicious
Amazing service and amazing food. My most favourite place in Tamworth to eat.
We had a wonderful evening. Amazing food and drinks. Awesome service. Fabulous playlist.
Love this place! Awesome food, cocktails and service.
We were told we had to leave and had 7 minutes to finish our meal. Seems no one told us when we arrived that we had a 2 hour window to eat and leave. This was not due to social distancing as all tables were full. Very disappointed as we were intending to stay at least another couple hours and ordering more food. Would not have booked if I knew we were going to be asked to leave only after 2 hours.! Food was great though.
Fantastic service and awesome food.
Awesome, well presented and very tasty food.
Loved everything from the simple garlic pizza to the beef carpaccio!
Next time we will try the desserts too!!!!
Amazing food. Amost the best ever. Tried things i dont usually order and LOVED them all.
Lovely atmosphere, great food, friendly, helpful staff.
We had the ‘Feed me’ option - 5 dishes. All except one were really flavoursome and delicious. Tuna tacos were disappointing (especially compared to the preceding dishes). Ambiance nice. Service very good. We had a lovely evening.
Excellent waiter service and delicious food. We just love the atmosphere and will definitely visit again
Fabulous, as per usual!
Awesome food, menu and service. Highly recommended.
Sooo delicious. Korean chicken, dumplings and the pastas were faultless. It was our favourite place on our visit to Tamworth.
Due to COVID regulations we were the only diners for most of the night. Excellent food, an exceptional wine suggestion from Luigi after our favourite not being available. A special night for a birthday celebration. Would highly recommend and we will be back again. Menu modified but still some really great food, especially the Haloumi salad.
Excellent service, lovely food. Our absolute favourite place for dinner in Tamworth.
The Pig & Tinder Box is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.