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Brew Pub, Bar, Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Walked in at approx 2.37pm. Asked waitress for a table for two, for coffee and dessert. Waitress says no coffee service after 2.30pm. Upon questioning, waitress advises that they have to clean the coffee machine at some point, during the day. No alternative options provided,...just happy to let the business walk past and onto the next cafe. Sign on footpath advises lunch service from 12-3pm. Sunday afternoon, public holiday weekend. Shrug emoji.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Great place to duck in and out of with arms full of takeaway coffee. Was efficient, quick and fuss free. Big city vibes in a little city location.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

The service from Josh and the team was exquisite. He looked so handsome in the slimming black uniform. The food was exceptional and the view is completely sublime. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

GREAT SPOT . SERVICE VERY GOOD ONCE WE WERE SEATED . THE GENTLEMAN WAITER WAS EXCELLANT . NOTHING A PROBLEM WHEN WE DECIDED TO DO A SHARE PLATTER .VERY FREINDLY AND NOT TO OVER THE TOP . ONE OFF THE BEST PLACES TO EAT AND...ENJOY A WINE AND PEOPLE WATCH .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Visited Bomboras Torquay for dinner with friends. Firstly we were greeted by happy smiling friendly staff which is always a good beginning to a night out. Service from then on was awesome. Nothing was too much trouble. Everyone on our table commented on their food...that is was delicious. Some had fish, some had steak, some had pasta. Myself I settled on the beef burger and it was probably the best burger I have ever eaten. Drinks were the usual wine beer etc and although slightly high in price for the drinks, the overall for 9 people was just under $50 per head including drinks. No room for desert unfortunately, maybe next time as we will definitely be returning. Our compliments to the chef and all the staff...well done and thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Amazing service and food - fresh and fast services warm enjoyable atmosphere staff happy and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Relaxed, quiet atmosphere with an inviting ambience. The service was nothing short of excellent. The seafood platter was the best that I have tried in Victoria. The wine paired with the seafood. Heating could have been a little warmer. Thank you for a lovely experience.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

We had a very nice lunch here and the service was very good Prompt and efficient. Tables are large and not too noisy inside. Meals were prompt and tasty Not cheap but worth the price.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here today and all really enjoyed our meals. The food was fantastic, there was a great selection of drinks and the service was amazing. Our meals came out quickly and the staff were so friendly and accommodating, even bringing out...water for our dog who was welcome to join us in the outdoor dining area. Many thanks to the lovely waiter who kindly took a great family photo for us. We would highly recommend this restaurant.More

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

We enjoyed an excellent evening meal at Bombora’s on a warm autumn night. Only had mains and a glass of regional wine each. The service was polite and prompt, atmosphere relaxed. The food was a nice surprise. We had an excellent Pumpkin Gnocchi and the...best Crispy Skin Barramundi in recent memory. The fish was cooked perfectly, retaining plenty of moisture and the skin nice and crisp, on a generous bed of fresh and cooked greens. Delicious!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

From start to finished really enjoyed the experience at this establishment. The way staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. Was reasonably priced. Good selection of beverages too.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

We ate here for dinner as a group of 3. Friendly service from the wait staff. Drinks were served quick. The 3 of us were underwhelmed with our meals. Nothing great, but ok.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

The service was wonderful. We were early for our booking and they were able to accommodate us easily. We booked early for New Years as we have been wanting to go for the last 3 years. We had the salt and pepper calamari and the...seafood linguine! Delicious!!! The mock tails were also yummy. The only thing was they were so efficient there wasn’t a lot of time between entree and main meal. Felt a little rushed but amazing place to dine!!! We will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022 via mobile

Service was friendly and attentive. Expensive. Flat head tails and chips came with a couple of lettuce leaves. No salad. $33. Good porterhouse. Nice and thick but was over cooked and dry. I asked for medium. The prawns and mussels in creamy garlic sauce on...the side was nice. Again just lettuce leaves. $46.50. Oyster’s kilpatrick were good. Kids fish and chips were nice but don’t expect battered fish. A nice piece of crispy skinned snapper. It’s been recently renovated. Disability access to the front street level outside area. Not to the next level up or inside unless you can enter through the back somehow. No rail on steep steps to at front to assist. Nice ambiance.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Sorry guys long way to go we felt rushed plates where being cleared before we finished no water staff doubling up on servicing our table food average atmosphere nice now step it up like Kyn You can do it 🙏

Date of visit: September 2022
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Hi there, Bomboras restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday night for dinner from 5pm to late. Our cafe on the beach is open 7 days a week from 7.30 to 2.30pm.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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