The Pig & Tinder Box
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. Owners Chris Cornforth and Fraser Haughton have struck gold with this innovative modern restaurant which is packed out most nights. These two are bringing a taste of Sydney’s small bar scene to the country, with quirky industrial 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 what Cornforth and Haughton have created is something that will be sticking around well into the future.
We had a table of 10 people, A bit hard sharing the food, but the service was outstanding from a great blonde girl forgot her name, had great laughs with her, she made the night fun. Oh we had varing ages from children to old farts that have never been there before. Thanks Kathleen
Nice indoor setting though it gets a bit noisy, to be expected on a Saturday night though. The food was superb and the staff were all very friendly and extremely courteous. I’ll definitely be visiting again when I’m in town next.
Always good food and service. The service is quick and the restaurant pleasant. Worth a visit.
We were served by Maire! Amazing service, she added to the relaxed environment and made suggestions on what to eat and drink!
The food was also amazing.
I will definently be recommending the pig and tinder box to everyone!
Service was really bad, really non existent. Disappointing, has usually my go to place for great food & service!
The Pig & Tinder Box is not only the best dinning experience in Tamworth but one of the best dinning experiences I have had on this globe. The menu is diverse & exquisite (both food & drinks), the venue is comfortable & visually pleasing, staff are friendly & the music is spot on.
The lamb oyster blade for 2 - DROOL! A must for any meat lover with a healthy appetite.
Tables are too close together, no privacy, you can hear the next tables conversations, not a romantic or intimate layout, food was good,
Food was fabulous. Everything was so tasty and fresh