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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
USD 13 - USD 31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Service was very good along with the decor and views. I had pork belly which unfortunately was chewy. It was a generous serving but not a $40.00 plus meal. My companions were happy with their meals but not blown way. For one of the more...expensive places in town, the food really should be better.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

What a letdown/misadventure. We had made a group reservation, and what a mistake that was. Our waitstaff was inexperienced and was was given a table that was to a large. The costs are ludicrous. When we watched it come out of the bottle, we paid...$18 for a jug of lemon squash. The bartender, who appeared to be the manager, was standing with his hands on his hips, appearing to be catching up with a fiends at table. As we were at the till the managers seemed unconcerned about the prices and generally unconcerned. That’s at least 10 customers not returning.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Really really good. We all loved our meals. Service was great too. The pork bao buns were absolutely delicious. Mum loved her duck pancakes. The gnocchi was very good.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

Hubby and I had a lovely evening. The staff were professional and friendly. I had an amazing cocktail, vat on the beach. My dinner was the seafood chowder it was delicious. Hubby had the lamb and vegetables and it was melt in your mouth.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Vat for breakfast and it will definitely not be our last. We went for a family Mothers Day breakfast, 6 adults and 4 kids. Everything from booking to dining was an excellent experience. We were seated outside and...even though the view is currently not great due to construction it was lovely to dine outside. Everyone enjoyed their food and the kids were kept entertained with colouring in provided. Thanks to the Vat for making our Mothers Day so relaxing and we can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021

We had a lovely lunch in very pleasant surroundings. We had the bao buns and thoroughly enjoyed both the duck and whiting fillings. Washed down with a delightful Chardonnay life seemed pretty good.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021 via mobile

It was a birthday lunch, midweek. The place was quite busy. We ordered our food which came out about 30 min. Wednesday they have a special on Bao buns, we ordered a plate full and it was beautiful. My favourite being duck and also pork...belly was delicious. For dessert we had cherry ripe cheesecake. The size was very reasonable and it tasted great. All the staff were polite and the place was clean.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

Sensational from our usual. We have never had a bad meal . Jenny and the team makes it a great date night every time

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

6 adults and 3 children went for lunch booking fully aware that lunch menu didn’t start until 12. We arrived at 11am, waited for 30 minutes before we were asked if we wanted anything. We ordered coffees which still hadn’t arrived 30 minutes later. The...waiter that brought our bubbles to the table said he couldn’t open it because he had never opened a bottle of bubbles before. [ not his fault he obviously wasn’t trained]. He tried really hard through out the whole meal to the best of his ability. He even asked us if he could take some plates away when were all clearly eating. Would have been nice if the restaurant manager had touched base with us knowing that he had very inexperienced staff on. The $44 tempura whiting was a complete rip off, the most expensive fish and chips and coleslaw we have ever had. It’s a shame that the best venue in Bunbury gets it so wrong, again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 January 2021

An excellent, unassuming and wonderful find. Great variety and fine value tasting menu. Exciting food with high-quality presentation, service and inventiveness. Mitchell did an amazing job of describing things on the menu and the ambience was very pleasant. Can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: December 2020
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30 May 2020|
Response from Lulufluff | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them directly. I know they were closed for a while due to Covid 19 . Not sure if they are operating yet.
Tjaarda A
13 January 2018|
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Response from Guccibags | Reviewed this property |
All of the above, you can be dressier, like a large group of young ones where the other night, or casual but neat. We were smart casual with heals and it was fine, but most of the patrons that night were dressed up 😄
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Vat 2 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5