New-look Robina Pavillion for casual, yet tasty dining and drinks

It’s time to set up the “All Staff” group email, and rustle up the work crew for a post-work bevvie this Friday arvo.

The revamped Robina Tavern you know and love still has the same convenient and picturesque, waterfront location, but it has had quite the modern makeover.

Think pub meal meets casual, coastal vibes.

From the completely refurbished bistro (with new dining menu), to Sunny’s – the bustling waterfront dining area featuring a new outdoor bar and woodfired pizza oven, to the grassy kids’ play area … it’s all had the magic wand applied.  We think you’ll like it!

What’s new?

The new Robina Pavillion website says, “we have something for everyone”.  Casting an eye over the happy crowd gathered for a meal or a drink last Friday night, we think they are right.

Parents and grandparents are relaxing, while children are happily entertained at “Marco Polo’s Adventure Zone”.  Young couples on dates nestle into the casual daybed-style seating under bright outdoor umbrellas.  Those keen for a flutter are gathered at the sports bar, close to the big screens and TAB counter.  And of course, there’s the hearty chatter of groups clearly enjoying a well-earned after-work catchup over a few coldies on Sunny’s Deck.

The food.  The drinks.

The food choices on the completely new menu are abundant, with something for everyone.   We haven’t had a chance to try them all but we’ll take one for the team and head back for seconds … thirds … look, we’ll probably work our way through the menu OK?

Robina Pavillion cocktails

Espresso Martini & a Gin Bramble

On our recent visit, like all good pub adventures, we started at the bar.  Keen to discover something special, I asked bartender, Dominic’s recommended tipple.  He delivered his “cocktail of the week”, a Gin Bramble (a delicious, summery pink grapefruit sensation).  With no cocktail menu (YET, we are told it’s just being perfected … *raises hand to volunteer*) … we let Dominic steer us to an on-tap Espresso Martini.  Now, insideR readers – pay attention:  The tap version of this world-favourite cocktail was NOT the best we’d tasted.  Just quietly, the bartenders WILL make you this popular coffee delight the old fashioned way. From scratch.  Remember that when you visit, and thank us later!

As cocktails were savoured, we tried the oven-roasted pork belly with Asian sauce.  YUM! This well-portioned entree of tasty, crispy pork morsels was probably our favourite nosh of the night.  But let’s just say, the oozy mozzarella sticks with cranberry and sweet chilli dipping sauces disappeared pretty quickly from the plate too!

When it came to mains we had to go classic:  Steak. Burger.  Now, this wasn’t your average dry pub steak.  The 300g Wagyu sirloin was pretty bloody good. Cooked perfectly and accompanied by a decent pile of crunchy chips.  No complaints at all.  Onto the Mediterranean lamb burger.  Slightly dry patty, but a tasty yoghurt/tzatziki sauce with a side salad and those yummo chips made it a decent dinner option for just $16.

With no room left for dessert (you’ll have to try something and let us know!), we washed away the stresses of the work week with a couple of expertly made super cold Negronis.  Cheers Robina Pavillion!

The verdict.

  • I liked the old Robina Tavern, is it too trendy now?  Nope.  Not a man-bun in sight.  Thongs still prevail as footwear of choice.
  • Are there gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options?  Yes.  The menu has something for everyone.
  • Is it still family-friendly? Definitely yes!  Lots of parents enjoying a night off cooking, whilst kids were delighted with their fancy balloon art creations.
  • Is the food Michelin star worthy culinary delights?  No, but to be fair, the price reflects the situation. Plus you’re here for the atmosphere and convenience.
  • But … Can you still get a good parmy and a pub steak?   No doubt!  There’s plenty of steak options on the menu, and those chunky chips are sure to be a hit.
  • What about the price? Prices are reasonable and seemed pretty standard for good quality pub fare – check out the full menu here.
  • Are the TAB and gaming lounge still there?  Yes.  There’s 40 gaming machines and a Keno / TAB counter with multiple big screens in both the Public House Sports Bar and the indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Find out more or make a booking.

Visit for location details and to make a reservation.  Or call 5593 2600.

It can get busy of an evening, so we recommend making a booking especially if you have a group.

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday kitchen service hours: 11:30-14:30 and 17:30-20:30
Pizzas available all-day

Thursday to Sunday: kitchen service hours: 11:30am to 9pm
Pizzas available all-day

Café goodies are available from 10am.