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AU$10 - AU$40
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Australian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointing evening. Booked for 7 guests to find out there is no table service for drinks, water etc. Order at the bar or QR code for drinks and food. Food brought to the table but table not cleared before we left. No offer of...following drinks, coffee, desert etc. Maybe OK for some. Not acceptable for us. Will never go back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

This is my restaurant of choice for the area. I am coeliac so many GF options! Never had an issue with my meal or service! Also really good cocktails! Can recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Ordered a proseco and came in a wide brimmed cocktail glass, I asked for a flute( of course everyone knows bubbles are lost in a cocktail glass) which she obliged it filled the flute only half way which naturally she filled up. They are sadly...trying to rip off the customer $10 for a half a glass. Shame on you!! What a trendy scam😡More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

We stopped here before happy hour finished at 6pm on a Tuesday. Ordered 2 glasses of wine and 2 chicken schnitzel dinners closely followed by 2 more glasses. So $50 in total. Service was friendly and our meals arrived quickly. Nice chicken breast with fries...and salad - very tasty. Pleasant view of the harbour with coal ships loading and tug boats going backwards and forwards.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2022 via mobile

We've waited over 1 hour for our food and the restaurant was half empty! the food was good though, various vegetarian options.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

If only the food and the service matched the beautiful view. The food is literally the most awful meal I’ve had in a very long time. I was starving, and still couldn’t eat it. It tasted of old oil, and had a reheated texture. Waste...of time and money…..but the view was lovely.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

Ordered ribs - tried one and they were cold - took the plate to the waitress and told her - she apologised and went to the kitchen - about 2 minutes later the order was returned - had been microwaved- the bone was still on...my plate !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

Lunch 16 March 2022. Crispy pork and papaya salad. The pork was extremely stringy with lumps of totally inedible burnt/blackened pork in the dish. I did point it out to the waitress and sent a private email, but no response. Pork is normally always a...favourite of mine.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

We had lunch here after visiting another riverside venue for a drink close by. We didn't eat at the other venue but the food didn't look as good as what we have had here. The Gorilla in the fist burger was a Cajun spiced chicken...burger which was very very delightful. My wife had the health bowl which was packed with fabulous tasting food. Very happy with our meals and service. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 January 2022

We returned after the holidays at midday and had the new Special a salad ! My wife and shared it and supplemented it with a bowl of chips. We both were delighted with tomatoes avocados bacon pieces chicken pieces boiled eggs and and an excellent...sauce ! Very large and quite enough for us both but te quality and presentation was excellent and supplement by well presented hot and excellent potatoes we really enjoyed our meal supplement by a boutique beer ! Congratulations to the chefMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

I should start by saying that my partner was happy with his Spare Ribs, coleslaw and fries. My $33 Scotch Fillet however was about 15mm thick, cooked as per order and filled with fat and gristle. It was not a premium cut. The Diane sauce...was a congealed mess that tasted as though it was out of a packet. Vegetables were charred and there was the ubiquitous mashed potato all served on a cold plate. Nothing on the table suggested a degree of skill or care worthy of the dollars paid. There are better options. Not recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

Called in on my own to have a class of Prosecco, Staff were very friendly. I will definitely be back to order a meal 😊

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 20 April 2021

We popped here for dinner. It was a nice place to sit and watch people walk along the pier. Good choice of food and decent serves, lots of vegetables and nice thick mushroom sauce.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

We’ve eaten here 3 times as a family over the course of a month. The food has been shocking every single time, here is why... Visit 1. We ordered the beef burger, the plant based burger and a kids cheeseburger. The beef burger patty was...fairly raw, the kids cheeseburger mince was so raw it was like it hadnt been cooked, we returned the kids burger and were served another raw burger, we asked for a refund as I will not feed my children raw mince. The plant based burger was ok but not amazing. The chips were warm - just and they left a layer of grease taste in our mouths for a long time afterwards. Visit 2. Kids fish and chips and the fungus humungous burger. The kids fish tasted like water, no flavour at all! The fungus burger was anything but humungous and the mushroom was tiny as was the burger and it lacked any real flavour. the chips... again they were only just warm and left a greasy layer of fat in my mouth. Visit 3. Kids chicken bites, plant based burger and beef nachos. Wow I really I didn’t think it could much worse and thought maybe the first 2 visits were teething problems being a new kitchen take over, that was a very incorrect assumption! Our meals took an hour to come out and when they did they were all cold! Kids chicken bites and chips hardly warm! The plant based burger patty was almost warm. The beef brisket nachos were shocking, the beef brisket hadn’t even been warmed up and was burnt and hard. Overall I can’t recommend and won’t be eating here again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Food took an hour and was cold - even though later tables were served before us. In a metoo world the women servers have to wear short shorts and midriff tops but the men behind the bar don’t......... including the very aloof manager

Date of visit: March 2021
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  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3