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Sponsored by: Jack & Knife

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great food
1. Great food
"try the famous Beef Tartare followed by the Flat Iron Steak!!!"
20anty
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2. Always fresh
2. Always fresh
"Probably one of the best meals I've ever had in Australia"
cindywrites
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3. Signature dishes
3. Signature dishes
"The beef tartare is an absolute MUST!"
Asht7000
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian, Australian, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu. Fun vibe. Youthful management? Yum crackling from a juicy pork knuckle. Get in my mouth. Steak wasn’t cheap but was probably the best I’ve eaten all year (I stole some from my husband - in exchange for some crakling of course). Staff we...really helpful in helping us choose items from the menu, but weren’t pushy at all. Would certainly come here again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

An excellent small restaurant to enjoy a great meal. A place to share food with friends. We had a couple of waitresses and they were fabulous, helpful with giving us great advise on the menu. Pretty much all dishes were a hit but the one...thing we talked about over and over again was the popcorn with rosemary and garlic, OMG it was the bomb!!!!! We could have sat there all night long eating it, the taste was out of this world. The other highlight were the beet chips, too die for! They were served with the flat iron beef steak, tender and tasty. The roast chicken which was brined for 48 hours was moist and flavorful. And the mac and cheese was another awesome dish, cheesy and scrumptious. The chef/owner also came out a couple of times to ask how we were doing. A very nice guy to chat with. And to top off a perfect evening the price point was on point.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2020

Hi Linda P, wow thanks so much for your review! Yes, our popcorn is a hit with our diners. So glad you enjoyed your evening - please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 6 March 2020

Recently attended for a women in business dinner and was super impressed with the high quality food and service which really made the evening, not to mention the Lychee Martinis!

Date of visit: March 2020
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2020

Hi Esther, thanks so much for your review and also being part of our Women at the Table Networking Dinners. So glad you had such a great evening - hope to see you at our next dinner!

Reviewed 3 March 2020

Had the steak and it was really good for the price. Probably the best for that 30+ dollar price range. The asparagus sides werent that great though. Wasnt expecting what i ordered but yeah just come here for the meat!

Date of visit: February 2020
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hi Sin, thanks so much for your review and we are glad you loved your steak! Apologies that the asparagus wasn't what you expected but we'd love to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Adviser we found this restaurant which was walking distance from our hotel! My husband and I shared the asparagus tart, sugar brined 1/2 chicken and the wedge salad. All very good choices. The chicken was very moist and the wedge salad was...covered with chopped tomatoes, peppers, bacon and cheese. Enjoyed the personalized service from our waitress and a chat with the owner. Would recommend highly!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Hi Pamela P - we're so glad that you enjoyed your recent meal with us and enjoyed chatting with Chef Chris as well. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

I understand why this place is so highly rated. Excellent food! Had the two beef mains and the pumpkin side and oh my was it ever a good decision. Staff were great, atmosphere was lively but not too noisy, and service was prompt. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2020
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

Hi Adam D, thanks so much for the awesome review - so glad you enjoyed dining with us! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

We went to Jack and knife Becaz of theirs great reviews but we didn't find exciting food meat was very average but service was very friendly

Date of visit: February 2020
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Hi Steff, thanks for your review and we are sorry that we didn't meet your expectations. We'd love to see you back again and hopefully, we can make it up to you!

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

What a gem of a place. Food fantastic and fresh. The chef even came out to see if we had enjoyed our meal.

Date of visit: February 2020
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JackandKnife76, Manager at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2020

Hi Heather M, thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and also meeting Chef Chris. Please come back again soon!

Reviewed 9 January 2020

You need to go to this restaurant! The food was delicious and their cocktail list is killer. Try the aubergine, I am not typically a fan but the way it was prepared was amazing! They have a great space for private functions as well.

Date of visit: December 2019
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JackandKnife76, Manager at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2020

Hey jocegarner, thanks so much for your amazing review! So glad you enjoyed it and please come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2019

Thanks for another great meal, Chris and Leesa, you always rise to the occasion! A big group of us for Christmas lunch meant we got to have a lot of variety in our dishes which is awesome because everything is so good, and the chef...even made his off menu Christmas popcorn to start- one day I will convince him to sell this in shops, it's so good and really puts you in a festive state of mind :) I hadn't tried the pork knuckle before, it was delicious and had lovely crisp crackling. As usual, the mac and cheese was a standout, and also as usual, the staff were friendly, attentive and accommodating.. Thanks guys, see you again soon.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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JackandKnife76, Owner at Jack & Knife, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2019

Hey hodgsoka! Thank you so much for your review and we are both thrilled that you and your group had such an awesome Christmas lunch with us. We agree out popcorn is a great way to kick off the festivities! Looking forward to seeing you...More

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Neil D
4 November 2018|
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Response from JackandKnife |
hi there, unfortuantely we are not open on Christmas Day. However, we are open until 22 December, and will reopen on 27 December.
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Lester K
30 August 2018|
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Absolutely. There is a chefs table that sits 10-12 and also a lovely private dining area for up to 30 people.
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    Jack & Knife is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5