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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GOOD RESTAURENT TO EAT ,AMBEIENCE IS SO GOOD The Azka restaurant has changed to pub meals and unpolished service at fine dining prices. Will lower expectations for future visits.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

This place just scrapes a 4* rating. Service was rather slow, especially initial ordering. Although we enjoyed our meal it did seem to us to be a little over-priced. There's a direct entrance from the car park through which a howling gale came every time...someone used it which didn't really help the dining experience!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

As far as a rydges buffet breakfast goes, this was not on par at all. Most of the food and drinks had ran out by 8am and no effort made to replenish.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2022

My wife and I were visiting Armidale and 3x nights ago went to Azka’s for some late afternoon drinks and Tapas. Our expectations were very high, and we were looking forward to the experience. The area downstairs opposite the bar is rustic and warm, it’s...a great setting. The young barman was extremely polite and attentive also. Drinks - Our initial drinks order though is where holes started appearing. The order was a Pina Colada ($18) and a Gin ‘The Botanist’ ($15) and Tonic (No Fever Tree mixer was available). It’s the first time I’ve ever received drinks at this price range that look so unfinished. One of the photo's attached is from the website and shows some beatiful cocktails. The Gin resembled an iced water with a straw sticking out of it, no botanic’s eg. Rosemary Sprig etc or a wedge of lime to create some interest in the drink. ($18 for the Gin and Mixer) The Pina Colada is meant to look like fun with a wedge of pineapple, an umbrella and a Glacé Cherry as the default signature dressing for this type of drink. Plain Jane, no garnish’s and very uninteresting. ($18) The Red and White wine selections were good and served as they should be. Note: I was going to order a Martini but stopped short of this based on what had come out previously......Can you imagine a Martini with no olive or lemon twist ? Tapas Spanish Chorizo – Unfortunately the only Spanish Tapas dish on the menu was not available. No Chorizo ? Prawn Gyoza – There was no Chilli, Lime and Coriander dipping sauce as the menu suggests. The sauce which accompanied the Gyoza’s was either a plain fish sauce or a soy sauce straight out of a bottle. No garnish. Sticky Pork Belly Bites – No Green Onion but a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. I don’t believe this was fresh but re-heated. No garnish looked very plain. Mushroom Arancini – What was served was as per the menu but very bland IMO Baked Camembert - What was served was as per the menu but very bland IMO Our Expectations The great photos of mouth-watering food, detailed presentation and creative cocktails on your website and social media pages is what creates customer expectations. To be presented with something so lack lustre is a real let down. Such a great venue but your Chef has to own the dishes and send them out of the kitchen as per the menu and with their signature on each serving. The bar staff may need some training on drink presentation etc. when it comes to cocktails and spirit / mixer basics. A range of bar basics such as lime / lemons / mint leaves / botanics etc are the tools of the trade for a successful cocktail bar. Definitely stock orders need addressing both in the kitchen and behind the bar.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

The Azka restaurant has changed to pub meals and unpolished service at fine dining prices. Will lower expectations for future visits.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

We stayed at Rydges Armidale after a fabulous stay at the sister hotel in Tamworth. Unfortunately the restaurant was not as good as the one at Tamworth. The food was nice enough although for the price the quality wasn’t there. Serving sizes were ample. The...staff appeared a little lost and lacked training in the a la carte dining space. We also had a booking made weeks in advance only to be told on checkin that the restaurant was booked for a function but we could have room service! I really do appreciate that the pandemic has taken its toll on staff and businesses however if standards cannot be maintained I feel there should be other changes made to allow for the decreased services and effects on quality. We also had breakfast included. This was a buffet only, no made to order. Unfortunately the food was luke warm and the scrambled eggs a little dry and rubbery. Coffee wasn’t offered on being seated. If you didn’t ask you didn’t receive. I don’t have an issue with businesses adjusting their offerings as long as I have the information to make an informed decision.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

Great service and food however, pricy for Armidale and it's closed on Sunday nights. We didn't have breakfast, just dinner on Saturday night and really enjoyed the foood and drinks.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

Had room service and the buffet breakfast here. The Restaurant has a lovely ambience as does the bar. Staff are welcoming and friendly. Food was delicious and the Chef was kind and made our children pancakes to have with their breakfast.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022

Only had room service however the lamb was delicious but little with small chops for close to $50 ……disappointing for a country town…

Date of visit: April 2022
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations of our meal portion sizes. We are glad to hear you did enjoy your meal.

Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

Had a beautiful dinner here for my graduation in April 2022. Absolutely delicious food at a reasonable price and the wine with something else. Was very fancy for Armidale

Date of visit: May 2022
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review for our Azka Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us during your graduation dinner.

Reviewed 24 April 2022

Despite our phone booking not being recorded, we were welcomed by the hostess who served us a delicious meal. I suspect kitchen and server were seriously under pressure but still delivered a five star experience.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

I am glad you enjoyed your experience in our Restaurant. We cannot wait to welcome you back to Azka.

Reviewed 17 February 2022

Tired and weary I stumbled down to the restaurant to save the room delivery fee (stingy right!!!) I am glad I did because it was well worth the two minutes of cold air to enter this top class restaurant. I didnt expect much - it...was Armidale and I know there had been tought times in rural NSW due to COVID. The service was excellent and the food??? well I ordered the 10-hour slow cooked beef ribs with Sweet potato wedges, grilled corn, slaw, asparagus and Jack Daniels BBQ sauce for around $55. This was absolutely melt in your mouth - cooked supurbly and accompanied by very tasty vegetables and sauces. I am a big lad and I couldnt eat it all - so I took the left-overs to my room and had it for breakfasy! The staff (all class) matched the wines with the ribs and I had a culinary coming to Jesus moment. Thanks to the Chef and all staff at AZKA - I wont firget the experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2022

Wow! We are absolutely blown away by your wonderful feedback! We couldn't be happier that our guests have had such a great experience with us. Our ribs are one of our specialties and definitely a favourite on the menu! Thank you again for taking the...More

Reviewed 14 February 2022

Here's a restaurant with two faces. Dining in the main restaurant area, or at the bar for tapas. We chose the bar. Our tapas, beef ribs, marinated chorizo, and spring rolls were excellent. Service is also excellent and the ladies who looked after us were...a delight. there is a HUGE selection of spirits, as well as a nice selection of wines, including Spanish. The atmosphere is relaxing. It would be fantastic in winter with the fire working. rest rooms were very clean. Prices are moderate. A most enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback. Your great experience is what we hope all out guests are able to enjoy at our AZKA Wine & TAPAS bar! Our staff would also like to thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed 21 January 2022

The personnel on duty both at dinner and breakfast were outstanding. The food was superb (and plentiful)More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! Our staff would like to personally thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased it contributed to such a wonderful dining experience for you. We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 13 January 2022

Our meal at Azka was delicious. The menu was varied, and the servings were generous. We highly recommend Azka for a quality dining experience.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Patrick R, General Manager at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are so pleased you had such a wonderful dining experience with us and enjoyed your meals! We hope to see you again soon!

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Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5