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AU$9 - AU$155
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European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know a meal was good when you wake up the next morning wanting to eat the same thing again. Burnt ends 10/10 Fried pickles - life changing Ribs fall off the bone tender And the in house dessert selections are absolutely amazing. Highly recommend...for value for money exceptional dining ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

I needed something green on the plate. Just for a bit of colour or variety if nothing else. Meat itself was lovely and tender.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Great food, good service and great ambience. Corn bread and the pickled carrot a stand out. We ordered brisket, lamb and pork and they were all delicious. We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

Water was delivered to the table as soon as we were seated. Dinner was served in good time, and by friendly helpful front of house staff. Beef brisket with maple bbq sauce was divine! Smoked lamb with bbq glaze was equally good. Both sauces served...in mini jugs so you can have as little or as much as you want! We chose the house slaw and pickled carrot salad as sides, both were fresh and delicious. A good range of cocktails, beer and wine on offer at very reasonable prices. We chose a fruit tingle cocktail and a local beer. Staff were helpful with recommendations, attentive but not intrusive. Hats off to the chef, who was busy in the kitchen! An excellent experience, we'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023 via mobile

We had a very yummy meal here of brisket, burnt ends pork belly, lamb shoulder, cornbread and mac and cheese. The brisket melted on our mouths. The service was a bit slow

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

Food (ribs/brisket/sides) was excellent. Super tasty - melt in your mouth. Couldn't really fault it. Nice easy going service. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022

Loved this place, small, but we were able to get a table without a booking, food and service was excellent, very friendly staff and service was great. We shared the baby back ribs and added 2 sides, there was plenty of food. The ribs were...melt in your mouth and came with a delicious gravy. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2021

Reservation ,dinner for 2 at 6pm. Just as well we were the first to arrive as they moved tables to accommodate us. No distancing at all. Don't know how they get away with it. Staff friendly. Ordered Brisket and a side of chips. Plate came...with Brisket and nothing else. Chips in bowl were left over bits and pieces of chips . After being in lock down for so long one would have expected that Management would get in right. Won't be back .More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

We came to Bendigo for a New Years getaway and found this gem of a restaurant. The waitress was friendly and accommodating of our diners. Going as far as to find us Tequila shots off menu. The meat was high quality and melt in your...mouth, burgers tasty and mac and cheese gooey. Fried pickles were a surprising highlight. Restaraunt had a friendly and accommodating atmosphere. Would visit again. Thanks for a lovely New Years Redgum.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

We booked here for dinner tonight with a family of 5 and not a single one of us could fault any part of our experience. From the wonderful staff to the delicious food, we loved it all.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 April 2020

YUM the brisket and ribs were delicious ! Such friendly service, will most definitely be back Thanks so much !

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

The restaurant on a Saturday night was full. We ordered two tapas dishes, cheese croquettes and pigs belly. Both were tasty but the servings were very small. We shared a chicken paella for main course and the serving was large. It was pleasant but lacked...some flavour and the rice was soggy rather than fluffy. For desert we had the churros and the crime brûlée. The crime brûlée was meant to be orange infused but we couldn’t taste any orange. Biggest disappointment with the brûlée was the toffee on top. Instead of covering the entire custard as has been the case in every other creme brûlée that I have eaten there was just a small portion ( maybe a quarter) covered with toffee. The churros were delicious. In conclusion we enjoyed our meal and drinks ( sangria) but left feeling disappointed with some aspects.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a group of nine and we had a great night. Service was friendly and spot on, the food was great. They handled it all well, food and drinks out in a timely manner.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

Had the paella with seafood for two. I have truly with all sincerity never had a dish this bad. This "paella" amounted to a pale wet yellow rice with seafood and a little tomato with two small cubes of chicken. No saffron. No garlic. No...spice of any kind and I suspect not cooked in a paella pan. No senia or bomba round rice. It was just limp wet boiled type rice. We had to drown it in salt and pepper and it was still bland.The churros were basic and chewy, not offensive just very basic. This is the biggest rip off ever. Hogalot says REWARD THE GOOD PUNISH THE BAD: Verdict: Avoid at all costs.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019

we booked a table for 10 a week in advance as the i knew the place is small and we basically took half of the restaurant. nice decoration, light distribution and gives you a feel of comfort and space despite it is a narrow restaurant....European cosine and you get a reasonable flavor for Bendigo based cosine. Service was timely and friendly. slightly over priced but overall very good experience. 8 of the 10 said they would come back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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