Important message to our customers

Our Hotel is currently CLOSED until the end of April 2020.

Our Restaurant is OPEN for take aways & home deliveries on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings – please follow this link for more information during this period.

Our BOTTLE SHOP is OPEN and trading as normal.

We’ve undertaken precautionary measures to keep our team and customers safe, including additional cleaning and sanitisation, whilst ensuring we provide you access to the essential products you need.

If you’re currently in isolation or believe you’ve had contact with the COVID-19 virus, then we encourage you to take advantage of our online delivery service 6682 4222.

If shopping in store, we ask that you treat our team members with respect, they’re here to help.

Experience 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!

Online Reservations
Lunch & Dinner Menu
Special Dietary Menus

‘The Break’ Restaurant

Our on-site Restaurant 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 dining or beer garden tables on our covered timber deck area. Boasting a sensational menu with something for everyone, chef specials & family friendly atmosphere, we are the perfect venue for a relaxed meal with friends & family.

Family Friendly: 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 $17 Meal Deals ($15 for Hotel Members) available from Monday to Thursday for lunch & dinner, daily chef specials & have separate gluten free, dairy free & vegan menus available.

Bookings are appreciated but not essential on 02 6682 4222 or online here

Upcoming Special Restaurant Event not to be missed | Wed 6th May 2020 | 6 Course Degustation Menu | More info here!


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 within 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.

Availability & Online Bookings

Entertainment, Live Music & Hotel Happenings

We boast live music every weekend, all year round! We are the home of live music in Evans Head with international & local musicians providing live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons in the beer garden.

Our Weekly Trivia nights are every Thursday 6.30pm. It is FREE to play & family friendly. Our QuizXpress trivia platform is paper-less, hi tech, interactive & totally fun to play! It is high energy entertainment, with state of the art displays, dynamic live scoreboards, wireless buzzers & fresh new content weekly.

Check out any events or promo’s we have happening here

Gig Guide
Book Your Trivia Table

Functions & 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

TAB & 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.