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The Platform

The Close | Shop 4, 2, Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
+61 2 4987 4618
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
23 Apr 2016
“Well priced meals.”
15 Mar 2016
“Dissappointed lunch”
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CUISINES
Italian, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Close | Shop 4, 2, Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Nice outdoor eating area, great menu and specials board options. Service is A1 but pasta dish quality is very inconsistent.

Thank Sheree D
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Family birthday lunch 5 Specials on their lunch menu and at 12.30pm they only had 3 available. Although the restaurant is adjacent to a supermarket they made no attempt to offer any additional selection.More

Thank Kellona
Platform_Restaurant, Owner at The Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Hi Kellona, Thank you for your review. Would you be able to provide us with some more details about your visit such as what date it was and a description of your server? Generally we run 5 or so specials at lunch time in conjunction...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

I remember when this restaurant used to be called Biondi's and was famous for its garlic prawns. Now the decor has changed dramatically and there is a nice undercover eating area outside as well. I have only been there a few times for lunch and...More

Thank Christine F
Platform_Restaurant, Owner at The Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Hi Christime, Thank you for your review and thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you for lunch again. Kind Regards, Susie Solbrandt

Reviewed 13 January 2016

Have had coffee and snacks here a few times. Jake and Hayley always lovely and both make really good coffee. Nice comfortable decor. Recommend this place for coffee and a friendly face.

Thank Tahi E
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our motel manager as being one of two of the better restaurants in Raymond Terrace. All we can say is the others must be pretty bad. The service was excellent with the two waitresses being very frendly and chatty...More

Thank chrisf1956
Platform_Restaurant, Owner at The Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Hi cf1956, I will be completely honest with you in regards to why your meal was disappointing, although it is no excuse for the poor food. Our chef was on holidays (a rarity) at the time of your visit, which I remember as I served...More

Reviewed 1 November 2015

We hadn't been to the restaurant since it became The Platform, and despite hearing some negative comments prior to our booking, we had a lovely Halloween experience. The staff were friendly taking the booking and on the night. We enjoyed our evening and the spooky...More

Thank Heather B
Platform_Restaurant, Owner at The Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Hi Heather, Thanks for your review and I'm very sorry about the candle! Kind Regards, Susie Solbrandt

Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very disappointing. Wines not available, "suppliers fault", meat not available, "butchers fault". One group members main meal came out 10minutes before anyone else's then one meal was completely forgotten/given to another table - solution, "it will take us 20minutes to get it for you". Worst...More

Thank Ness2319
Platform_Restaurant, Owner at The Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Hi Ness, Thank you for your review. I apologise for your disappointing experience and I hope you made the staff member aware of this at the time. We do have supply issues from time to time, as we are a very small family owned and...More

Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The food here was really nice. Fresh and tasty. I recommend the veal medallions. Service was prompt and very friendly. A little pricey but the food was worth every cent

Thank Zac B
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The food and services was great. There were only two of us but we had 3 courses each and everything was delicious.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Enjoyed 3 course meal each, everything was delicious! Will definitely return here. Décor was ok but the food was delicious and despite being very busy the meals were promptly served with a smile.

Thank Julie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Close | Shop 4, 2, Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Raymond Terrace
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4987 4618
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