Welcome to Hotel Illawong, Evans Head

Located in the heart of Evans Head’s vibrant town centre we are surrounded by beaches, national parks & the Evans River. We offer a Hotel experience unsurpassed throughout the North Coast.

We pride ourselves on excellent food, cold beers & a family friendly atmosphere which captures the spirit of the great Australian beach holiday.

Come soak up the sun in our beer garden while enjoying local live entertainment on the weekends, enjoy a meal while the kids are kept happy on our new play equipment – all are welcome!


Stay with Us…

Enjoy the convenience of classic Australian hotel accommodation. We offer affordable, air-conditioned rooms that are clean and comfortable, close to all of Evans Head’s amenities. Walk to swimming and surfing beaches with in minutes. Explore the beautiful national parks of the North Coast.

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs. From singles to family rooms. For full details visit our Accommodation page here. To fast-track to bookings please see the link below.


The Break Restaurant

Our on-site Restaurant ‘The Break’, features both classic pub meals and a range of deliciously different dishes, from mouth watering steaks from the grill, fresh local seafood, gourmet burgers, fresh salads & much more!

Enjoy an easy lunch from 12noon and dinner from 5.30pm 7 days a week, we offer inside dinning or beer garden tables on our covered timber deck area. Boasting a sensational full menu with something for everyone, chef specials & family friendly atmosphere, we are the perfect venue for a relaxed meal with friends & family.

Our kids play area, kids meal options, kids colouring packs & available high chairs, make it easy to bring the family for an enjoyable meal.

In addition to our menu, we have $16 Meal Deals ($14 for Hotel Members) available from Monday to Thursday for lunch & dinner, daily chef specials & have separate gluten free, dairy free & vegan menus available, please click here.

Bookings are appreciated but not essential on 02 6682 4222

Special Restaurant Event

SAVE THE DATE! The next installment of The Break Restaurant’s Signature Restaurant Event has been dated!
Join us WED 8 MAY for an incredible 5 course, Japanese themed menu, designed especially for our fine food & wine loving friends to enjoy!

#omakase is a unique Japanese dining experience, where you place your evening in the hands of the chef, for an incredible multi course meal made with fresh, quality ingredients.

Advance bookings are essential – more info coming

Entertainment & Outdoor Beer Garden

Let the kids play while you soak up the sun in the beer garden with a cold beverage, enjoying the scenic views of the park while grabbing a bite to eat from our restaurant. We screen most major sporting events on our big screen out here & local musicians provide live entertainment on the weekends (upcoming entertainment line up can be found here).


TAB and VIP Lounge

Our full TAB facilities have been newly refurbished to bring you a comfortable gaming experience. Come and enjoy the TAB either using the self serve Touch Terminal with access to all games or see our friendly staff located at the bar.

Functions and Events

At Hotel Illawong, our favourite thing to do is throw a party! Host your next party, special occasion or function with us in Evans Head. We offer free function room hire and we now have 3 separate function areas available, including our newly opened VIP ‘Top Deck’ area. Our chefs can cater for functions of all sizes and cuisine & can tailor a menu to suit your individual needs or you can choose from our set function menu.

Our Team are available to assist you with your booking or help you with any questions you may have. Detailed function & catering information is available on our Function page.

Motorbike Friendly Accommodation


Catering for bike enthusiasts, Hotel Illawong can offer group discounts on accommodation & meals for visiting Motorcycle Groups & Clubs.

To organise your next ride to Hotel Illawong Evans Head please email service@hotelillawong.com.au or click here for more info

Local Membership

Join our Local Membership family and start accruing your HOTEL REWARD DOLLARS today! Our members receive a free drink voucher for their Birthday, along with access to members only Happy Hours and Meal deals at both the Hotel Illawong Evans Head and Woodburn’s Rod N Reel Hotel. It’s easy & quick to join – ask a team member today! For more information visit our membership page here.