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All reviews lunch fried rice beef stroganoff sri lankan curries tasting plate prawns sandwich beautifully presented and tasty lovely service great coffee food was amazing cooked to perfection marron walpole pickles albany samba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and unbelievable cuisine in a tiny tiny town. The only thing that would have made the experience better would have been if it had been overlooking the nearby river. My wife and I were both very happy with our meals and my wife...was in extacy eating her lemonposset.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2021

As teachers, we usually have to chomp down a sandwich in the 10 or 15 minutes we end up with at lunchtime. So pulling in to the Nornabar on our way to Albany was just the tonic to start truly relaxing. And we were certainly...not disappointed. We shared the prawn and chicken curries which were so different and sooooo good. And the way everything was presented added to the whole experience. A glass of SSB on a warm day and we were happy as Bob's your Uncle. Bravo and thank you to one and all.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

10/10 fabulous little restaurant Menu choices - excellent Marron cooked to perfection Sri Lankan rice & prawns - delicious Dessert - yum yum Service very good Thank you for a wonderful meal we are certainly be returning Beautiful peaceful setting

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

In the middle of nowhere this restaurant surprised and satisfied. Friendly staff and great food. Nothing comes close and it is worth the drive.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

We were staying next door and working in the area so the convenience was the main attraction. The restaurant was warm, comfortable and the service friendly. The food was really tasty. Our party had the lamb curry, prawn curry, beef stroganoff and marron/prawn dish. We...were all really happy with our choices and too full to try out desserts. Wine list is limited - no rose but we could get local wines. I would happily go back for another tasty meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021

We went to the restaurant as we were staying nearby and went for two nights to have a good sample of the menu. The prawn curry was okay but lacked punch, the prawns were well cooked, the rice nice and fluffy and the popadam lacking...crunch. The beef stroganoff had nice flavour but some of the beef tough. The marron dish came with one small marron, some prawns,potato mash,ratatouille and some tarragon butter. The marron was quite tasty but a little overcooked and came out of the shell a bit stringy. The combination of flavours was a bit strange but still enjoyable. The highlight was probably the fried rice which was very tasty when the chilli samba was stirred through it. We tried two desserts which were beautifully presented and tasty but very small, and a good finish to the meals.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

Our table of four ordered garlic bread to share while waiting for our meals. Whilst the decor and service seemed promising the food was miserly and a huge disappointment for the price. When the garlic bread arrived there were 7 TINY and very skinny little...pieces of bread. Think of one thin slice of say Lawsons bread then divided into little pieces - that's what we got. They could not even bother giving us 8 little pieces so we got two each. For $11 they could have given us a half loaf and still made money. Then when the mains arrived another disaster! What was called the Hot Wok and supposed to be a Sri Lankan fried rice dish with egg, vegetables and we ordered the additional chicken ($24.50) was just a mound of rice with miniscule pieces of anything else in it that were so small you could barely see them. I reckon there was about 2 oz of chicken in mine. Taking into consideration difficulty with keep food for long and never knowing I suppose how many guests you will get is not really any excuse for miserly serves of things that are not hugely expensive to keep frozen. I can only assume that because this is the ONLY restaurant within cooee they are just ripping everyone off. No wonder the number of clients was quite small. Will never be going back there or recommending it. I wish I had told them how lousy the food was on the day and also I should have taken the garlic bread back to the kitchen and complained on the spot. We were in shock I think!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Went to Nornabar for Mother’s Day. Had the marron and wild caught prawns . Every so often you have a truly exceptional meal. This was it for me for 2021 so far. Great food good service, nice wine.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021

Lunch with friends. Food was amazing, from share starters to beautiful curries and fried rice all lovingly prepared.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Was advised you must book, so after leaving 3 messages to no avail, called in at 2.30 on Wednesday (only 3 tables occupied) was told I havent looked at the phone yet!! Bkd for 7pm Friday, on arrival 2 tables occupied in the warm interior,...we were seated in the outer area by the cold glass windows. So dark we had to lean out to be able to read menu, however they did bring over a candle for us and the other table out there. Limited dinner menu we ordered the chicken curry which was nicely presented, more of the curry and less of the rice would of been appreciated for the $30 charged. Another couple arrived about 7.30 and was told the chef had gone home, so they had to make do with a drink and dessert.!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5