The Lakes Hotel, The Entrance NSW

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The Lakes Hotel, The Entrance NSW

The Lakes Hotel is a hotel located in The Entrance, New South Wales. They have a bar and offer accommodation.
They have an average rating of 4.1 out of 1061 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Came in on Sunday for food, drinks and a little play on the pokies. The food was to perfection and service was fantastic. I need to give a special shout-out to James from the bistro and Sandy from the bar. James gave amazing customer service taking my order and delivering it. Sandy definitely goes above and beyond for her customers. Very fast service and yet every time managed to either make me laugh or feel just a little bit special. Thank you for having such an amazing team, I will definitely return.
201 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance NSW 2261

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Clubs and Pubs in The Entrance

Including this venue, there are 3 pubs and 1 club in the The Entrance area

Latest reviews for The Lakes Hotel, The Entrance NSW

David L
07/04/2024
The best tasting BBQ pork ribs I've ever experienced (sorry Hurricanes). The meat literally melts in your mouth, and the flavours are so vibrant and complex that you're left wanting another serving. I chose the mashed potato and vegetables to complement the ribs, and that is simply the best combo available.
I also tried the prawn linguine, and I must say it was delicious. The prawns were cooked to perfection with cherry tomatoes and rocket, herbs, and tomato sauce. For $59 for these two plates, it's some of the best pub food on offer.
Emoji Sisters
11/03/2024
Went to listen to the music was great. Good atmosphere very comfortable. Shout out to Matt he looked after us. Very friendly made us feel welcomed. He kept the pokie room clean!
Jodie Wood
24/02/2024
Great service. Very quick and efficient to clean tables etc.
Very friendly staff.
Cheapest beers in the entrance .
I would highly recommend coming here.
Would come back .
Food looks great but I have not eaten here yet.
The bar staff were excellent with very high customers sevices. A very well done to them for the quality of standard and dedicated to their job.
Donna Beasley
12/01/2024
Had a few days between hubby's cancer treatments unfortunately he was sick the whole time. Rooms were clean .basic but very clean.the lady cleaning upstairs was lovely and asked us numerous times did we need anything. The bar staff were lovely with one exception a staff member big fella after purchasing a drink and check with bar staff that I could take upstairs to terrace told me I couldn't and it was illegal. But other than that an absolutely beautiful pub.within walking distance to everything in that area. We would definitely stay here again .
Kristen Thrush (Kristen)
10/01/2024
The family and I went for lunch today. The food was absolutely delicious and came out very fast. The service was exceptional, the woman that served us was so lovely and on the ball with everything. We will definitely be going back.
Kyle Carlson
10/09/2023
Great food and good selection of drinks! Specials daily which is a great addition to draw a crowd.
Toni Cooper
13/08/2023
Our first visit to the Lakes Hotel and it is one of the best pub venues we've been ! The service is expectational especially Sandy who went above and beyond to assist us and make us feel welcome !!! Definitely recommend and definitely will be back !
Patricia Witkamp
04/08/2023
I came here for lunch with my mother. This hotel is handy for us and we'd been before.

We had a following appointment nearby so we arrived at 11:30.

Mum ordered the rib eye medium rare with chips and salad. I chose the house made gnocchi.

It took 40 minutes for our meals to arrive. Not sure why. Many people who ordered after us were getting their meals.

The gnocchi was delicious! A little seasoning was all it needed.

Unfortunately mum's rib eye was chewy! Not to worry. The manager was amazing. He fixed everything. He suggested the salmon as a replacement meal which arrived within 10 minutes. It was perfectly cooked! A good save.

Of course we'll return!
Liz R
08/07/2023
We had the $15 lunch menu - ordering fish and chips and hamburger & chips. The service was exceptional, lady who took our order, the lady at the bar and the lady who delivered our meals all were very hospitable. The food was satisfactory, perhaps a little light on with the fish but overall our experience was positive.
Amanda Elliot
03/07/2023
Came in on Sunday for food, drinks and a little play on the pokies.
The food was to perfection and service was fantastic.
I need to give a special shout-out to James from the bistro and Sandy from the bar.
James gave amazing customer service taking my order and delivering it.
Sandy definitely goes above and beyond for her customers. Very fast service and yet every time managed to either make me laugh or feel just a little bit special.
Thank you for having such an amazing team, I will definitely return.
Daniel Kelly
26/05/2023
Karaoke night tonight. Was an awesome atmosphere and the meals were phenomenal. They were well priced and huge :). Will definitely be coming back here..
Jacklyn P (Brooke2606)
11/04/2023
Delicious meals! Very lovely establishment. Friendly staff. We had arancini, wings, sweet potato fries and kids schnitty to share. All amazing dishes.
Karen North
13/03/2023
Never heard of The Entrance in all my travels. What a great town and area. Can't wait to return on a van holiday.
The Lakes Hotel was old Art Deco. So cool. Our room was quiet and clean.
The pub meal was nice and service efficient.
We had a great overnight stay on our travels.
Alex SMP
14/02/2023
Good mushroom risotto and decent chicken Cesar salad for the price. Good options of beers but they will sting you for extra cash for a ginger beer without ice which is the first place I've seen that does that. The environment was relaxed and chill although it was loud and was confusing talking to the bar staff at times when ordering. Overall good place and also has live music so good for a few beers
Andrea Smith
14/02/2023
Customer service above and beyond the call of duty! Staff went out of their way to assist our unruly party of 8 adults and 5 children under 7.
The food was great and delivered very promptly. Wine list was great too but the staff were absolutely fabulous!
John Muldoon
07/02/2023
The bistro is newly renovated and so fresh and vibrant, really fits in with the coastal location. The daily lunch specials are pretty good and run 7days a week, which is unheard of. The food came out super fast and was good serving sizes and tasted pretty good too. All in all working out when we are going back again. The staff were all super helpful, clearing the table really quick and always happy to assist along with a smile.
Sue Homfray
21/01/2023
The food here is amazing, the menu has been re vamped and just wow. Having eaten in good restaurants all over Sydney, I would say this food tastes like it could have been served in any of them. We have been twice over the past few weeks and are never disappointed. The staff are always smiling and helpful even when under pressure. We as locals look forward to our next visit here, my mouth is already watering at the thought of what I can order next time. Well done Lakes!
Melissa Gray
08/01/2023
Great local pub that's just had a massive refurbishment. The place looks great. Live music on weekends. Karaoke. Great food and a few bars to choose from. Also has rooms for accommodation at a great price. Rooms ate clean. Ammenities are tidy. Great atmosphere.
M Chan
18/12/2022
Travelling for a few days across hunter valley to the entrance and by far this is the worst place. Ordered 2 serves of half racks ribs which has small 4 ribs on each, half size of my hand. Standard pork full ribs has around 10 to 13. So this is really below standard. The chicken schnitzel is an absolute shocker that is extremely salty. The only flavour is salt not chicken, is the same as eating salt. After complaining to staff, no apologies and claim that this is how it supposed to be with a straight face. Not acceptable to serve food like this n think its fine. There are much better place to dine and don't waste your time and money here.
Annalise Broadway
12/10/2022
This pub has recently had management changes and yet more renovations. The staff have improved from a year ago, as has service. Bistro menu is everything you hope for at an Aussie pub. A pub that has always thrived on localism and continues to be the centre of town.
Daniel Sgroi
19/08/2022
Great place for lunch, nice food and good beer on tap. The staff were polite and the food was good and it came out in good time, all up very pleasing experience, good for young and old. I recommend the smoked Moroccan beef brisket and the salt and pepper squid.
Captain kranq
06/08/2022
So I had to stay locally overnight. As a guy who can sleep on a lumpy couch and no luxury needed... I looked on line for the cheapest bed I could find. Well I rang and asked if they had vacancy for a single male. It was cheap.

30 minutes later I had arrived, checked in. My room was clean simple and had tea / Coffee and a jug, a fridge with water and a TV in a small room with tall ceilings with a ceiling fan, a TV and table and chair and place to put my clothes. The windows open in front of fine security mesh . To let the air in and out. It was actually perfect. Good crisp linen , warm bed cover and spare blanket. And a towel. Bathrooms were clean and bright .

What more could I need.

Weeknights there is different specials at the bistro. The food was good.

The supermarket is 30 seconds away .

This was a pub that is a hotel. Pubs like this come with that caveat... Drunk patrons might also stay the night.

In general my say was excellent. It looked recently spruced up. Definately worth the dollars to stay in a pinch.

Check out was friendly and easy.

So close to the main strip and tourist areas.

Thank you.
Dianne Caine
04/08/2022
I'm giving them 5 stars because even though there wasn't any vegan options on the menu, they tried their best to provide us with something, tweaking meals to accommodate us.
The food was delicious and the girl who served us was extremely helpful and friendly. We called around local pubs and a restaurant about vegan options and this was the only one who said they would help as best they could. That is all we could ask for.
Well done lakes hotel for having great staff a great chef and a friendly atmosphere. We will definitely come back. P.S
A vegan Burger would be great on the menu ?
Tania Griffin
16/06/2022
Food was nicely cooked. Didn't have to wait too long. Steak cooked perfectly. Gravy needs improvement as it was watery. Service great. Place very clean, including toilets. Their other bar had a pool table. Great out door seating area. Several options where you can watch sports on TV. $15 meal specials except public holidays. We've been twice since arriving and probably will go again before our holiday is over. Parking area next door next to. Bottle shop.
Mike Langmead
18/06/2021
Great venue to eat with good quality tucker at affordable prices. There's lots of entertainment too with live music, Trivia and lots more.
There's a warm outside area too.
Terence Lucas
13/06/2021
The Lakes hotel. The Entrance. Great spot on the north coast of NSW. Australia. Great food and entertainment, nice beer selection🍻🍺 and the rest🍸🍹🍷🥂🥃.. Great rooms, very clean, fridge, TV'🇦🇺Very busy in the Entrance tonight.. nice and lively. Great spot. Support your local areas. '
John Ruttley
30/10/2020
Beautiful Eatery.
A qreat place to eat with family or friends
Is suitable with any function is can think of.
Orry Brown
31/08/2020
food is " plus one for $5 dollars lunch and dinner on all mains over 20 dollars!
JEN & JUDE ROWE
20/07/2020
All the staff at the Hotel were lovely. Special mention to Sandy. Room and amenities we spotless. Food and cocktails beautiful. A little noisy, but what do you expect its a pub. Would come back again for sure. Loved it.
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