Lyons Den Gosford - Bar
Beyond the urban jungle is a space for the adventurer to play.
Lyons Den welcomes patrons from the street via it’s relaxed beer garden and festoon lights. Drawn inside by a large palm tree; a weathered mural transports the patrons away from Gosford streets to the freedom of the traveller.
More than a typical safari bar; our bar has a touch of travel nostalgia. The glamour of old hotels amidst a natural landscape. Faded pastels amidst timber and natural fibres. It is a playful, welcoming retreat.
Rattan lighting plays shadows across the room and long banquette seating gives space to large groups to gather.
Palm trees inside and out bring nature to the space.
Drink, eat and relax! Lyons Den is a space you can get lost in.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Fabulous staff, lovely cocktails. Didn't eat because menu was quite limited, especially for those with dietary requirements.
Went for my Mums Birthday. Sat outside, even tho it was a hot day it was a great vibe and child friendly!
Great place to go in Gosford. Always busy for a reason
Great tapas style food and friendly service. Would recommend trying the vegan sliders and prawns 🤤
Will definitely be back!
Chef came out and gave us complemydessert.
The atmosphere for Friday afternoon drinks was great. The price and quality of cocktails and food were reasonable.
Cocktails are amazing and share plate style of food was great
Aside from the sliders which were good, the food generally was disappointing. The ribs and the prawns appeared to be what I would buy in the pre-prepared section at the supermarket. As someone who loves South African cuisine I felt they missed the mark.
The food was great. Definitely order the bread. The BEST BREAD EVER! The slides were good too. And the prawns! It was all good!
For 7 of us, we ordered lots of share plates and only paid $23 per person! Great value. They even let us split the bill. You order and pay first.
They get you with the drinks though. $18 cocktails (which were delicious) and $50 bottles of wine.
We appreciated that everything was pay up front as then we could just deal with our own drinks as many were not drinking alcohol.
It was a great night out. I would go again.
That fried bread is by far the most amazing thing I have ever tasted! Cocktails are delicious, and the service really great!
Cocktails were absolutely amazing - the only thing was they took a little while to come out. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. Will definitely be visiting again!
Food was very ordinary... cocktails were good. Very loud which is ok if you are there only for drinks but for dinner give it a miss
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, food 10/10. Drinks reasonably priced.
I'm an oldie and I had the best time. Had time for 2 drinks and food and laughs instigated by 2nd in charge? At a 5 o'clock booking we needed to vacate the table for the 7 o',çlockers.
The tapas style food was great to share with friends and very tasty!
Amazing food, even better cocktails and fabulous service!!
Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The only downside was the terrible mojito. No fresh lime to be seen- cordial instead which was very disappointing.
Great new tapas spot in Gosford...attentive engaging staff, interesting tapas and awesome cocktails.
We went on Valentine’s Day thinking there would be a lunch menu, however there were tapas available. The food was interesting, full of flavour. Good GF/DF/Vegan options. Price may have been a little expensive. The decor was nice, beautiful wall mural. The table we sat was however was a little damaged and not even so it rocked a bit.
Food and drinks tasted great and very reasonable price for quality will definitely be back
Location is very central. There is both outside and inside seating. More a bar with a small limited selection of food not a place to have dinner and a drink but a drink and a snack.
Food was limited, tasty but for the price, small servings.
Drinks were amazing. However, owner was sitting across from us and you could tell by the STANDARD size of his wine glass compared to others.
Recommend introducing a table service, and more of the same atmosphere of the inside, outside.
Unfortunately not much of a menu variety only about 8 things. Need more basic food and bigger menu
I like to be able to eat when I drink wasn’t many appetising options
Great venue. Wonderful venue for a birthday celebration.
Limited choice on the food options , drinks a little bit pricey, noticed a leave time on our table (booking was for 2hrs only) spoke to staff inquiring if we had to leave at that specific time but told another booking was issued, but they would shuffle them which allowed us to stay longer. Overall 7/10
Absolutely enjoyed my experience at Lyons Den, and the food was full of flavour.
We had the prawns, ribs and the A-maize balls. They were all lovely but I was expecting more spice, being African type food. The ribs were more on a sweeter side but the prawns were cooked brilliantly. The A-Maize balls was a bit like risotto balls. Overall not bad.
What a wonderful evening! Unique cocktails and cheese boards were fabulous, the staff were incredibly welcoming and the atmosphere and decor made for the perfect place to meet with friends. A must- visit.
Frozen food, small expensive portions. No table service. Loud 80s and 90s music that doesn’t match the setting (Macarena for example!) very expensive and not impressive! Head to the Bon or south end social instead!
We had a booking for a birthday and although the menu is small all of the food was amazing! Coming from a South African family the food really reminded me of home and was beautiful! The staff there are absolutely amazing and do such an amazing job, they really made the night amazing and were the most friendly bartenders I’ve met. Thank you guys so much for such an amazing night!
Best experience ever! The cocktails and food were so unique and delicious. Perfect location for my Birthday drinks and tapas. Staff are amazing, attentive and have personality making it so enjoyable. Will be back very very soon!
Very hot outside with no umbrella, which would be an easy fix. Great vibe, and the food was amazing. Can’t wait for the dessert menu.
Very accommodating venue. Lovely food and drinks. Will definitely be going back soon
Cocktails were amazing and food options underwhelming. Decided to eat elsewhere.
Was really excited to check this place out, but found it really underwhelming and went elsewhere after one round.
Food was poor, service was poor and the jugs of cocktails we had were terrible. Won’t be going back :(
Best place for a drink and some delicious food. The atmosphere is a 10/10 and I can’t wait to go back for another wonderful night
Went for the nostalgia of eating South African treats, not the bar. Bar staff created a lychee-inspired summer-fruit mocktail just for us. Delicious.
I was looking forward to trying this place as my first outing without my baby and it was my birthday... I was so disappointed!
Half the things on the menu had been 'sold out' which were weren't told about until I went to order and the first 3 things weren't available.
We were given our food without any cutlery or napkins. Food portions were tiny and nothing special for the price.
Hopefully they improve soon so they survive as a business.
Sliders were delicious and atmosphere lovely. Staff very friendly but slow to greet and provide service.
The Lyons den is a great atmosphere for all ages. I love the food and cocktails!! The staff are extra friendly, they make sure you’re happy and well looked after.
This place will definitely be my new local!
Looking forward to my next visit!
Lyons Den Gosford - Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.