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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In a previous review I was very critical of the food. We went to the hotel on Mothers Day in May 2024 and the food was fine. A friend and I went for lunch yesterday and the food was very poor. The fish and chips...had batter like a rock with very little fish inside it and the the bangers and mash was described as tasteless by my friend. In addition there had always been a special deal all day Monday and Tuesday of a chicken Parma and pot for $19.90 and when we arrived we were told that the offer was no longer available apart from Tuesday night. As 2 out of 3 visits have been poor we will not be going back.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

We had a lovely family meal here. Food was good (all our food was eaten up), staff were excellent and the bistro has a nice vibe.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Hey Chef - Mushroom Soup… again. Not everyone likes fungi!! Requested waitress advise him of our disappointment. She replied “a lot of people have the same comment”. And why is the air con put on like an artic blast? It’s 17 degrees out there!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Even though I live nearly 30 km away this has been my favourite hotel for a number of years, but sadly the standards have gone down recently. On my last 3 visits the food has been poor with tough calamari, barely cooked chips and today...a steak which was ordered medium rare and was served medium well and was tough. I don't know what the problem is or if it is related to the recent sale of the hotel, but they need to lift their game or I won't go back and will stop recommending it as I have been for a number of years.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

We had a very special 90th Birthday lunch for mum. There were 24 of us, and the food, drinks, service and atmosphere were excellent. Eva and her team looked after us perfectly and I would not hesitate to recommend the Cardinia Park Hotel for a...special occasion or just a pub meal.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

We had never been here before, so we decided to bring my 92 year old mother-in-law here for lunch. What a lovely venue! We started with the herb and garlic cobb loaf. It was piping hot and super delicious. My mother in-law had the salmon,...which came with a side of rocket, crispy baked potatoes, asparagus and shaved parmesan cheese. She absolutely loved it and to my surprise, she ate the lot! Hubby had the fish and chips, he was very impressed with it, it was also piping hot and he actually ate the side salad, which is unusual for him, but he loved the salad dressing. As for me, I had the salt & pepper calamari which came with hot chips and a delicious side salad. All meals were faultless and very generous portions. Terrific staff, prompt service, reasonable prices and we really enjoyed the table service, it's very rare these days. Would highly recommend dining here and we will definitely be back. My only regret is that I didn't take any photos of our meals.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

This has been a regular lunch spot for us, but something has changed recently and not for the better. There are new staff members, young and not overly friendly. The lovely more mature staff have gone. The meal sizes have shrunk and although the quality...remains the prices are high for what you now get. The cheerful, laid back vibe is gone, time to find somewhere new.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Went with a large group for lunch. The disparity in the difference between the seniors meals and regular meals was remarkable. The seniors meals were clearly less than half a regular serve but were 75% or more of the price. Embarrassing. Won’t bother going back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Felt like an unwelcome visitor Used to be fab and an a frequent pub visited with friends Won’t be returning due to recent visit…….

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Terrible. Our food took almost an hour to arrive and was luke warm. Terrible table service, extremely rude female manager and wait staff. Just an awful experience. Would never visit again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

What a disapointment WAS THE BEST PLACE TO GO TO. NOT ANY MORE Seeniors fish and chips $21.00 do not bother two of the tiniest pieces of fish not cookrd cold in places as you ate,. This used to be a really nice dish Hamburger...$25.00, go to a burger chain instead. The pattie was rubbery hard to chew ,no juice or taste What a come down from the very best to a very very ordinary local eateryMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Arrived and noticed not very busy, so thinking things must be slow… Well my feelings were correct, First they couldn’t find our booking, so took awhile to get seated.. Secondly, ordered wine(bottle) and water, and at the same time we all ordered our meal too…half...an hour goes by and no water or wine yet, so asked a young guy who was quite rude to me said he will look into it….15 minutes later had to ask again whilst watching other people get drinks and their entree with us still no water or wine…finally got the wine but still no water or food for another half an hour…asked agin for the food and with another young guy still quite a little smart with his attitude said food will come do you still want the water, I said no don’t worry… Went to pay and usually you get asked how was everything however he must of known what my reply would be and so took my money with a little smirk on his face, I have never come across so many young guys with such attitude…never again Cardinia Pub we live in Berwick but never again…good luck in your future business there..More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

Wow is all I can say!! We used to frequent here nearly every Month however never again!! Very poor quality food cooked very poorly. I had the Barramundi, terrible and my wife the Scotch Fillet which was dry and terrible Veggies limp and scarce. With...competition now in the area they have gone backwards.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Arrived at 6pm Oct, 23 woman said she’d return to take drink order. Never came back. Someone came at 6.10 took order. I also asked for water. Never got it until I asked again, got drinks at 6.20. 6.17 food order taken. 7pm no sign...of food we left. Disgusted. Been coming here for years, service non existent. Staff have changed. No one knew what was going on. Never again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

Food good but on the pricey side for a pub. For a few dollars more, you could eat at Shanikas. Service almost non-existent and if you want a second drink, good luck. Empty glasses are taken away with no offer of another glass. This was...evident elsewhere throughout the establishment. Very poor service. This place now down at the bottom of the list to go in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yes and tables are spread out also
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Cardinia Park Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5