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The Australasian Dining Room

$$$$Asian,
1 Porter Street, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
+61 8 8555 1088
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“soup” (3 reviews)
“duck” (2 reviews)
“set menu” (16 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Asian, Australian
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Porter Street, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Our dinner at the Australasian was just perfect. The three course dinner started with soup, which my husband finished leaving the bowl as clean as ever. The main and the sweet were also very very good, incorporating interesting flavours and creating a balanced culinary experience....More

Thank tango5065
Fleurieu, Guest Relations Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hello Tango, Thank you! Chef Juliet created something very special in May with the matcha mousse, white chocolate and passion fruit element on the dessert plate! Thank you for dining. Kind regards fron the dining room team at The Australasian.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Celebrated an important birthday staying in the Island room at The Australasian with a beautiful dinner at the in-house restaurant. The food was enjoyable and the service good. Do think that coffee/tea at the end of the meal should be 'free' rather than having to...More

Thank Bj1303
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hello bj1303, We are pleased you enjoyed the dining room food and service. There is a large range of complimentary Twinnings/Madam Flavour teas and coffee in the lacquered boxes of the guest room mini bars. On checkout guests settle the glasses/bottles of wine and other...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017

We thought the food was wonderful with great service. The atmosphere was pleasant and we enjoyed sitting outside on the private decking for the first course. I'm allergic to seafood and every care was taken that I knew what I could and couldn't eat. We'll...More

Thank Bigam
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hello Bigam, Thank you for your positivity. We hope to cater for you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay and eat. Amazing food and amazing place to dine. Japanese influenced Australian heritage building with modern cuisine fused with fresh local produce. Guests get vip food experience. The public can dine Saturday nights

Thank Brian T
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Hello Brian T. Chef Juliet sources local produce and adds Asian elements to dinners and the house guest breakfasts. The Australian and Asian. Happy travelling :)

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

From superbly presented and well chosen food (fixed dinner menu) to inspiring and creative decor attentive service and well paced delivery this restaurant was a peak experience. Book ahead as places are limited and the venue popular.

Thank Dominie N
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Hello Dominie N. Wow - how we have appreciated your feedback and we hope to see you again sometime. Cheers from the Saturday night team at The Australasian

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

For that special occasion this place is perfect. Only open to the public on Saturday evenings. The setting is unique and the service unpretentious. The menu and wine list will sure to please the most discerning palate. Enjoyed immensely. Don't forget the desert treats

Thank david_hAdelaide
Fleurieu, Owner at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hello david_hAdelaide, Chef Juliet is "over the moon" about this review! Thank you for dining with us and all of us here appreciate you sharing your thoughts with others.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Fixed menu, no tablecloths, soup starter - no bread. Two small bowls of rice for six people...... I overheard one of the staff refer to my father as "the old man". It was his birthday and they celebrated it by putting a candle in his...More

Thank kk2016699
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hello kk2016699, Your feedback about the food is in stark contrast to the diners seated at the tables by you. One table of four were so impressed with the slow-cooked beef main they requested the recipe. One lady at another table said she had a...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were fortunate to arrive when duck was on the set menu - both of us enjoying that particular fowl! All three courses were exquisite but Juliet's creativity shines - dessert was a feast for both sight and taste. Deb is attentive and offers great...More

Thank meesa61
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Hello Meesa61, Chef Juliet is particularly chuffed by your review of her Duck dish and the dessert on the set menu for July. Thank you for dining with us and for the review. Kind regards from the team at The Australasian Dining Room.

Reviewed 10 June 2016

From the tasteful and authentic Japanese style decor, to the unique and tasty combinations of flavours on the set menu and last but not least, the attentive and friendly waitstaff - a perfect blend that could only be bettered by staying overnight and experiencing more...More

Thank Stephanie B
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Hello Stephanie B, We are all so happy that you had a memorable experience in the dining room and thank you for your review. Cheers! :)

Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Second time we have ventured to Goolwa's premier eatery ( possibly S.A.'s premier eatery ) in the last few months. Dont worry about what has been selected as the set menu for the month, you will be amazed by the quality and uniqueness of this...More

1  Thank Chris K
Fleurieu, Manager at The Australasian Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Hello Chris, WOW your review really has been appreciated by everyone here. Juliet puts a great deal of time and thought into each monthly set menu and I work on the wine list constantly (we have added 5 new wines since your visit in early...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 63 - USD 68
Cuisine
Asian, Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Saturday
19:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Porter Street, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8555 1088
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Description
Using local produce, Chef Juliet Michell creates an Asian-influenced, Modern Australian 3 course Set Menu to house guests nightly and to the public on Saturday evenings. Bookings essential.
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