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The Pig & Tinder Box

4.4
4.4
213 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
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.

Proudly part of The Central Hospitality Group, this innovative modern restaurant tends to be packed out most nights with tropical 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 "The Pig" (better known to the locals) is something that will be sticking around well into the future.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6766 1541

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Tamworth

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Romantic

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  1. AP

    AlexP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Quick service. Very happy with the overall experience.
  2. FS

    FrankS

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Would appreciate staff being a little more attentive,ie “is there anything else you would like?” But overall very pleasant.This is a comment about staff training not a complaint.
  3. HH

    HelenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our night at Pig & Tinder. Glad we booked as very busy. Food was great. Service even better. Great choice of cocktails. Would definitely go back again
  4. MK

    MichaelK

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again the staff and venue were outstanding. We keep coming back because of the quality, and you should too.
  5. HM

    HMMK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    When booking we were not given a time to leave, yet whilst still eating we were told we had 15 mins to move from the table as they needed it for the next booking. In fact the waiter said ‘we needed it 15 minutes ago, but the table beside you were done so we put them there, but now we physically have no tables to put the next people at.’ It was so embarrassing as an elderly couple at the next table just stared at us the whole time like we were children getting in trouble. My friend literally had a riblet hanging out of her mouth & I was no where near done eating. It took 45 mins for anyone to even take our drink order, maybe if you took the orders immediately we’d have been done when ‘required’ & we were never offered another drink which cost your business $! When ordering, we ordered 4 share plates & the gentleman asked if we wanted them to come out together…. That is all he said. We said sure as we are sharing. When the lady waitress started bringing out food we were rearranging the tiny table to allow the bowls to fit. She said ‘that’s why you were told to not have them all come out together as there’s not enough room.’ Number 1 what’s the point of share plates when you don’t provide room for them to fit? Number 2 maybe confirm the waiter actually advised us about the space issue first before being rude & telling us when & how our food should come out. Number 3 we won’t be back whilst there’s risk of being kicked out while we are still eating. Number 4 put a message in your online booking for how long the table is reserved for & if people call to book verbally tell them. It’s just so rude! We paid over $100 to be told to leave.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food was outstanding. 100% recommended!
  7. JK

    JennyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new menu Will definitely back The international meat platter was just perfect for the four people with 2 starters. Highly recommend the bake brie
  8. BS

    BenjaminS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and drink menu. Love the relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff.
  9. J

    Jolene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great main meal. Dessert was not fantastic. Great service. I’m looking forward to going again
  10. C

    Cookies67

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Out Favourite place to eat in Tamworth. Great food and the best cocktails 🍸
  11. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Overall it was a great night, just a bit chilly sitting close to the front door. Lamb salad was lovely and comments on the pizza was excellent!
  12. R

    Rhondar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the moment we walked in, to a warm environment, and shown to our table ( a booth, as requested) I could not fault our experience. Great service, with explanation of the menu, prompt arrival of drinks, and delicious food. we lingered over coffee, not feeling rushed. Will return!
  13. CD

    CaitlinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely service. We sat on the balcony. The baked brie with honey was absolutely gorgeous. We can't wait to come back again.
  14. D

    Drewy

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous evening devouring delicious food prepared and presented in style. Will be back.
  15. KF

    KarenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and very pleasant service. Beautiful building and nicely decorated inside.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice experience
  17. EJ

    EliseJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely place, helpful and friendly staff!
  18. MB

    MegB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Great menu but flavour was lacking in most dishes. Simple food should be fantastic but this was pretty average. Staff were fantastic though!
  19. MK

    MichaelK

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great share options. Good range of beverages. Helpful, friendly staff
  20. GV

    GretelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved dining at The Pig n Tinder again last night. It is my favourite place to dine in Tamworth, the food & service is always exceptional. The Passionfruit Mojito's are DELICIOUS!! Please dont ever take them off the cocktail menu :). See you again soon & thanks again for another amazing evening.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Mother’s Day lunch
  22. L

    Lana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service will definitely go back again!
  23. CR

    CatherineR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot sitting outside on the lounge. Lovely food and atmosphere.
  24. N

    Nigel

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Lovely setting but undermined by cold dining room from the wind coming in the door, very quick between first and second course and the shared main could have had a little more vegetables included for the price.
  25. AS

    AllisonS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, service was fantastic and the food was outstanding. We really enjoyed the jug of Pimms and share platters were beautiful and plenty of food for 4
  26. I

    Indzzz

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great place for sharing food in group settings. Cocktails reasonable priced My friends and I were not satisfied with the Paella. There was such a small portion of prawns and mussels. I would appreciate if the team please review their serving portion inclusions for the paella
  27. MS

    MrsSmith

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    On the website, the restaurant looks lovely - very classy - but in reality, it’s quite different. The building itself is beautiful but the restaurant is a bit rough around the edges & more like a cafe. The restaurant wasn’t awful (drinks menu was great, food just OK) but for $100, I would have expected a LOT more.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were really helpful and food was great. Absolutely delicious.
  29. AO

    AshleyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely amazing high quality food. Waiters were so friendly. Loved the decor and options to sit inside or outside
  30. GW

    GrahamW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Very disappointed. Waited a long time to order, had to ask for clean plates for mains. Told to hurry if we wanted sweets
  31. B

    Bazz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice venue and friendly staff, but meat was not cooked to order (i.e. medium-rare was ordered yet meat was overcooked).
  32. DC

    DianeC

    Gold Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GrrT service, food and location.
  33. MK

    MichaelK

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great way to celebrate a birthday. The jug cocktail was excellent.
  34. AM

    AlisonM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a group of 5 on a very busy Saturday night. The service was excellent, the waitstaff were super friendly and engaging. Food was outstanding. I was very impressed considering how busy it was.
  35. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food loved the atmosphere was welcomed with a smile would definitely go again
  36. KF

    KateF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and cocktails, and even better service!
  37. IC

    IanC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening; the makeover at the Pig n Tinder is very good. Great service and a good variety of food - go here!
  38. LG

    LouiseG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was absolutely awesome. Excellent value for money, could not fault a thing. Staff where amazing. Definitely recommend.
  39. GJ

    GarryJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Love this place but the front of restaurant people let it down. Ordered predinner drinks. After 20 minutes they still hadn’t arrived. Then the waitress came over and said they had lost the order and asked us to reorder. When he drinks eventually turned up the food followed doom after. Ordered my next drink directly from the bar. Didn’t let it spoil the night but it didn’t help.
  40. LK

    LaurieK

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere Very helpful and attentive staff Worth the visit and we’ll be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Pig & Tinder Box offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6766 1541.

The Pig & Tinder Box is rated 4.4 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Pig & Tinder Box

429 Peel St Tamworth, AU-NSW 2340

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tamworth

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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