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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Polite and friendly staff, easy to order and a smashing steak. We had garlic bread to start, I had the porterhouse steak rare with garlic sauce. The steak was rare, but that and the chips were pleasantly hot, which isn’t always the case when ordering...a rare steak. The garlic sauce was unique, not melted garlic butter, but a mix of tomato, chopped garlic and other seasoning on the steak which was unusual and also very delicious. All in all a worthwhile visit and would come here again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Ordered the king George whiting, waited over 40 minutes for the meal only to be served 4 small pieces of whiting, a couple of calamari and a bucket load of chips. Not worth $30. Very ordinary in taste too.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

Wow! Had an entertainment book voucher for here and had been meaning to go for months. I had the surf and turf and my partner got the 400g t-bone with mushroom. We also got garlic bread for an entree. The food was absolutely amazing and...the drinks too. My negative (only very small), was that I couldn’t eat the three mussels as they were lukewarm to touch and cold in the middle. Didn’t want to risk it. Look forward to coming back!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

Michaels at Walshes did not dissappoint. Dinner with family, where average age was 70. They fussy eaters. Rare steak cooked rare as ordered with fresh vegies that have not been cooked within an inch of their life. Salmon special that was hoovered up. Sausages that...were fat, tasty and cooked perfection. Meals looked better than the pics. Roast beef with the trimmings. Veal medallions with pesto topping and spinach. Perfect about of spice. Great job Micheals! Didnt let us down.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Michaels at Walsh’s is little more than a dining area in the pub. The seats weren’t comfortable and the decor was uninspiring with a muted view of the outside drinking arena. On arriving I had a beer, sadly it came with virtually no head. I...went to the bar for a bottle of red wine. My first choice was unavailable at the bar and the girl didn’t check to see if there was more in the store room. (I should have run out to their bottle shop to improve my options.) Foolishly bought a bottle of Tatachilla red wine for a touch over $20. It was what I describe it as being similar to wine from a bag in a box. I ordered surf and turf at mild expense. Sadly the entire meal was camouflaged in a mass of sauce and god knows what. Apart from the mussels, I couldn’t identify the drowned sea food or the steak which was hardly a prime cut. However, my companions were quite encouraging about the seafood chowder. Perhaps the pub should revert to simple mixed grills as was the norm 40 years ago and take away the pretence of “Michael’s”.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 March 2020 via mobile

Disappointing - food and feedback. After reading good reviews on TA, I was really keen to have dinner here. I convinced some workmates into coming along. I was looking forward to having a steak and the surf and turf option had garned several positive comments....I nearly chose the 1kg Tbone special (a fav cut) but stuck to my decision. I wish I hadn't. I wasn't paying a lot of attention when the food came out. Only after the first mouthful did I realise that it wasn't right. The surf and turf was doused in Diane sauce, not creamy garlic. I asked one of the waitresses about it. After consulting the kitchen she told me " the cooks have said they always cook it in Diane and then top it with the white sauce". There was no "white sauce" at all. My work mates were actually embarrassed that I had complained or passed comment at all. With that in mind, and not having had lunch I ate it. I was pretty annoyed at the poor response so took photos specifically to put up with the review. I am more than happy to wait for good food to be prepped and served - why I chose this place. I'm not happy with bull dust answers from the kitchen when a mistake has clearly been made. Rest of table food looked good and my steak was cooked as requested. My "food highlight" night was soured by pretty poor food and subsequent response. If they try and serve takeaway food during this C19 lockdown - my advice, check it all before you leave the place. Wouldn't be surprised if more mistakes are made and denied.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Dinner at Michaels is a unique experience. His take on food seems different to other chefs - thinks out of the square. His specials board is a work of culinary art as well as visual art She had The Barramundi which was in her words...“very, very nice but very large”. I had The Mexican chicken, again very large but a superb combination of flavoursMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Dined here for business during my last trip. I was recommended by a colleague and was not disappointed. The Surf & Turf is a must. About the best I've ever had.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

Always a great ok as he did it a meal , despite its old looking appeal. Very popular place always busy and food is high quality and very affordable. Will visit again and again.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 25 August 2019

Usually amazing, brought my 5 friends last night, the parmas were good and the bao bun was amazing, just disappointed that I paid almost $40 for a gauc, pancetta, Brie veal when the “guac” was literally the avocado dip from Aldi, couldnt taste the Brie...at all, forgot there was meant to be pancetta until the end when I found a bit, and there was sooo much mash and a little bit of veal. Felt bad bc I talked the place up so much to one of the girls and she ended up paying about $30 for about 7 wontons. Walsh’s is usually incredible, but it was super busy last night so I guess that factored in.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4