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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sunday Roast of the day just tiny. Actually meat was not bad except smothered in thick gravy. But serving of vegetables was a joke. Corn cob gets smaller every year. 3 kernels wide. Few tiny potatoes and a spoonful of frozen mixed vegetables. Really, how...much do they save. Gone are the days of a slap up Sunday dinner at the pub. If you are hungry, you still will beMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

The meals were ok but that is all. I had Korma chicken and rice. If you offer korma chicken, please do it correctly and don’t use a sauce from a jar or use Wombok as a filler. There was more Wombok than chicken. The flavour...wasn’t as Korma should be. My partner had Roast of the Day (Beef) with vegetables. As the menu board said, “vegetables served in white sauce”. Why would you do that? Staff were pleasant and polite even though the restaurant was quiet busyMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

We said that we would be back, and yes we went back. Our mouths were watering our whole trip there. And we were NOT disappointed. We both had the steaks again. They just melted in our mouths. We were still talking about our meal 7...hrs later, saying that it was well worth our hour plus trip to get there. Fantastic meals, service superb, make sure this place is on your list to dine at.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

The Pub was built 1855… still has authentic charm and character.. Staff lovely, especially Nora… extremely helpful in her knowledge… and showing us photos of the local koala that visits regularly… the counter meals are great price and great flavour… the chocolate pudding was so...yummy…the views over Portland Harbour is wonderfMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

Prizes for special achievements go all round for Mac's. Given the blazen efforts serving up mediocrity here goes in order of gold to bronze. Eye fillet full of fat and gristle yet also chewy. Couldn't even eat it. The worst steak in years and a...waste of $42. Stir fried chicken and noodles so salty couldn't eat the chicken. Seafood platter actually fish and chips with cold soggy chips. In summary the kitchen staff aren't checking their meals or sampling at all. Gordon Ramsay would be going off the charts at this show. Garlic bread was a pass and nothing wrong so one win for Mac's.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Fantastic, there were 4 of us, and nobody could find a negative. My finance & I both has steak, the other 2 had lamb salad, and chicken salad. ALL of us more than happy..we will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Macs Hotel, Other at Mac's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2023

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of your meals and have passed your feedback on to our chefs. We greatly appreciate your kind words and are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon....More

Reviewed 24 April 2023

The express lunch is great value - and delicious! For the vegetarian the pumpkin gnocchi was very tasty, and for the pescatarian the calamari was truly delicious. I would certainly return for lunch. And having had lunch, I didn't need any dinner!!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Well first I would like to complain with the disgusting tables are absolutely dirty, so unhygienic. Then they forgot my happy meals toy which I was upset. Than my cheese burger looked like it was throw at the wall, cooked than served..

Date of visit: April 2023
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Macs Hotel, Other at Mac's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2023

This review appears to be for McDonald's Portland and not the Mac's Hotel.

Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Can’t say I really rate this town but this pub made up for it. Super friendly service by Eve. Excellent risotto. I have only ever seen a choice of one on any menu but these guys have about 4 choices. Happy days. Great wines by...the glass too. Looks like it is THE pub to go to by the patrons.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023

After a lovely walk around Portland we passed Mac’s Restaurant and stopped in for a drink. We stayed for dinner and was not disappointed. Oysters moray and prawn gyoza for entrees followed by chicken schnitzel and prawns with garlic sauce and rice for mains. Staff...were pleasant, food nice, not too long a wait. One star off for a sticky table.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023

Very tired hotel, needs a lot of work. Staff were friendly but the food was quite awful. Would not go back

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

The restaurant was full. All staff were under the pump but remained friendly and I phased by the amount of customers. The food was delicious. Served in a timely manner. We would definitely be back. Thank you.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

We dined here as a couple while holidaying in Cape Bridgewater and enjoyed the parmigiana (hubby) and garlic prawns (me). Service was excellent, staff were very polite and the food was delicious. Would definitely eat here again. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

Did go there because it was the only place that was open. Average food, horrible service and long waiting times. Dirty tables and cutlery. Even the tomato ketchup bottle was full of dirty stuff Could be a classy place but not like this, would not...come back hereMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

I love the look of this historic hotel and going in for dinner was not disappointing. We had the fisherman's platter, a fantastic mixture of grilled prawns, scallops, calamari and fish with an oyster as well. Interesting collection of old pictures on the walls

Date of visit: August 2022
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Mac's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5