News

Tasty deals to please diners as venues offer great value

Chef de Partie Todd Cattell at the Ivory Tavern.
Chef de Partie Todd Cattell at the Ivory Tavern. John Gass

CLUBS and pubs are offering bargain-price meals to lure back business.

The Tweed shire is overflowing with venues offering full meals from $6.90 for lunch and $9 for dinner.

Wayne Airth, assistant manager of Dolphin's Harbourside Hotel at Tweed Heads South, said the specials were all about getting new customers through the door.

"You've got to do it to compete," he said.

Mr Airth said about 60% of the hotel's clientele were older, while families and younger people also sought the cheap meals.

Meals included rumps, schnitzels and roasts from $9.

Dean Sacchinei, manager of the Ivory Tavern in Tweed Heads, said competitive pricing was crucial to attract customers.

"I think it's something we're (clubs and pubs) all doing," he said.

"It's to get back out there in the market and be competitive in the area."

Mr Sacchinei said he wasn't surprised to see clubs and pubs trying to snatch customers from each other.

"It's just the economy. If you do a good deal others will follow it."

The Ivory's $9.99 meals include T-bone steak, fettucine carbonara or roast.

Mr Sacchinei said, however, that it wasn't likely prices would drop any lower.

Lynne Deans, marketing manager for Tweed Heads Bowls Club, said the bargain meals were like offering a "community service" to valuable clientele.

"We offer great value for our local community and to reward our members," she said.

"It drives new visitors in and also drives membership. Lots of our customers live on their own and it's easier to come in and get us to cook the meal and do the dishes for them," she said.

Russell Marchenko, head chef at Murwillumbah Services Club, said they offered nine meals for under $10 from Wednesday to Saturday, including cottage pie, bangers and mash, chicken and mushroom crepes, and grilled fish with vegetables.

They also have $7.90 lunches.

"Money is tight these days so people are looking for cheap eat," Mr Marchenko said.

The Chinderah Tavern is also famous for its cheap food, including chicken schnitzels for $8.90 on Thursdays and $12 dinners.

 

Cheap eats

Tweed Heads Bowls Club: $6.90 lunch (members)

Dolphins Hotel: $9 lunch or dinner.

Murwillumbah Services Club: $7.90 lunch, $10 dinners.

Ivory Tavern: $9.99 lunch or dinner.

Which of these venues offer the best value meal in the Tweed?

This poll ended on 24 January 2013.

Kirra Sports Club - 9%

Chinderah Tavern - 20%

Mangroves at Seagulls - 9%

Twin Town Juniors - 4%

Murwillumbah Services Club - 7%

Ivory Tavern - 9%

Dolphins Hotel - 5%

The Sands Coolangatta - 4%

Tweed Heads Bowls Club - 22%

Imperial Hotel Murwillumbah - 5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  clubs pubs tweed



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

'Night stalker' suspect arrested over rapes, was on bail

A number of sexual offences spanning from 2008 to 2016 are believed to be linked.

"Night stalker" suspect was let out on the streets on bail last year.

Roosters, lions and Chinese culture for club

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Seagulls Club on Sunday

Celebrate your second New Year's at Seagulls

Airservices to test for contamination in Cobaki

Toxic chemicals found in firefighting foam previously used at the Gold Coast Airport have spread to the boundary of the site.

Airservices Australia will test seafood in Cobaki Broadwater

Local Partners

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Search for Merseybeat magic continues

The Searchers are coming to Twin Towns in February as part of a national tour.

"It's a free spirited country with a relaxed attitude to everything”

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Casuarina tops Tweed house market at $870,000

Casuarina recorded the region's top median prices for both houses ($870,000) and units ($435,000).

Buyers jumping at chance to get into Tweed property market

Beautiful Terranora acreage

77 Mahers Lane, Terranora.

Check out this week's feature property.

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!