About Us



Whether it’s around the corner, up the freeway, or a leisurely ferry ride away, the fantastic food and great atmosphere at the Empire Bay Tavern is worth the trip. Guests travel from all over the Central Coast, as well as from Sydney and Newcastle to experience all the Tavern has to offer.


Empire Bay Tavern is located at the Southern end of the Central Coast in Empire Bay. Close neighbors include Killcare, Ettalong, Kincumber, Daleys Point, St Huberts Island, Hardys Bay, and Bensville.


For all other inquiries ring 02 4369 5840.


Everyone is welcome at the Tavern.


The Tavern, or ‘the tav’ as it is affectionately called by locals, is owned and managed by the Mathers family who believes in creating a friendly family atmosphere for locals and guests.


The Tavern is the perfect place on the coast with something for everyone. You can catch up with friends and family over a meal in the very popular award-winning bistro whilst the kids can enjoy the playground and open grassed area.


The bar is popular with a fine selection of icy cold beers and wines from Australia and New Zealand, full TAB facilities and KENO.


There is also entertainment most weekends, retro dance night last Friday of the month, solo or duos outside every 2nd Sunday of each month to coincide with the local fishing competition weigh-in, live music on the odd occasion as well as Trivia on a Thursday night.


A new addition is our big screen tv for the best in sport, events, and movies.


Check our Facebook page for current specials, updates of jackpots, and entertainment.


We also have a Bottlemart Bottle Shop where you can drive through and purchase your favorite beer or stay awhile and our extensive wine and spirit range.

Our courtesy bus runs every Friday and Saturday from 4 pm – just call 0405 578 788 to book.

The Empire Bay Fishing Club also have their own website here