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Reviewed 13 January 2024

This is the second occasion I have had lunch at The Main Cafe in Berwick on both occasions the food has been excellent as is the service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Had the best lunch - their menu range was amazing, not expensive. Great range of sweets to drool over - service was quick, staff very friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

First time at this venue and unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience. Called to order food for pickup (2 ceasar salads). Waited 45 mins to find out that the staff member who took our order got our order wrong and had put through 2...ceasar salmons instead. The staff member who then took payment upon pickup attempted to rectify the situation but it was very frustrating all the same.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

Service is often slow Even when not busy Good food most of the time A little overpriced for the quality Friendly staff Pizza is recommended

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

My husband and I met up with our grandson at the cafe for dinner on Thursday night. Easy to find in Berwick being just off High St and heaps of parking right on their doorstep. Lovely ourdoor eating areas and the dining room inside was...bright, modern and beautifully appointed. It was our first time there and there was a huge menu with many options. My husband chose a steak, I chose Nasi Goreng and the grandson chose a Greek lamb salad. For starters we had a cheese and garlic bread between us, plus crispy chicken pieces with a creamy chille sauce. These were delicious. When the main meals arrived however, we realised that we had erred as they were huge. Everything was delicious but I left half of my giant serve of nasi goreng and my husband could not finish the steak. We will go back, but we'll skip the starters next time. The service here was really attentive and friendly which made for a very pleasant experience. Thank youMore

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

We visited this restaurant again because it is close to home. Service was as usual good. Prices were as usual not high. Food was as usual simple and delicious. I choose “salad” where was enough meat and my wife took garlic pizza.?For dessert we had...chocolate coconut and pistachio cakes.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

Friendly helpful service from the minute we arrived. Wonderful menu and we really enjoyed the three salads we had. (One of our group was doing keto, so we all fitted in with him). Caeser with salmon, meditteranean and shaslicks were all great. The salds were...very fresh, large serves and really tasty dressings. Nice and cool on a hot day, water refilled without us asking.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

This place was terrible. We arrived early and before we had even sat down were asked what we wanted to drink. We never even had chance to look at the menu. Then when the rest of the party came (5minutes later) were asked what we...wanted to eat. We were rushed out from the door from start to finish. Best thing about it was the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Food was mediocre and over priced. If I wanted French fries I’d of gone to McDonald’s, chicken Parma was the smallest I’ve had. Then kept getting starred at for us to ask for the menu. AVOID!!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

Meals were both delicious and staff gave excellent service. Very impressive cake display. Meals were a really good size. Had open steak sandwich and chicken pumpkin and beetroot salad. Will definitely go back again very soon. Love it.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

Visited yesterday for dinner, not busy. Bit of a long wait, chicken schnitzel was overcooked, dry and tough. Linguine was not appealing visually or taste. Informed person taking bill only to hear a half hearted "oh, I'll tell the chef".

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

Today we ate lunch at this cafe. Being covid cautious , we checked online & found alfresco dining was available. A phone booking resulted in a sheltered heated table outside. It was a pleasant few hours spent chatting with relatives and the food was good....The best part of our experience was being waited on by Sarah. She was cheerful, polite & obviously loves her job. She was so enthusiastic. She made our time together very special. THANKS SARAH.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

We been semi regulars last visit Mothers day May 8th, 2022. Today we visited for a birthday, the Main Berwick used to be our favorite restaurant because of it reliable stable quality, unfortunately no longer. We ordered the Chicken Scallopini "Thinly sliced chicken breast in...a cream sauce with mushroom, bacon and semi-dried tomato, garnished with spring onion and served with potato rosti and wilted baby spinach" Total disappointment instead of receiving the potato rosti, the Chef took it on his futile creativity to replace it with a Mushroom risotto. The cream sauce was a carbonara sauce and not the traditionally expected white wine. The risotto didn't pair with the rest and the sauce was terrible executed. Two guest had the lamb shank and also been disappointed, but couldn't classify what was missing and they didn't enjoy it. Third Guest had the TRIO OF GNOCCHI "Pumpkin, spinach & potato gnocchi served with semi-dried tomatoes, pumpkin, spinach & parmesan in creamy white wine sauce with a touch of Tabasco & almond flakes" As for the Scallopini the sauce was a Carbonara type no red wine and actually the same as used in the Sacllopini. I expressed my disappointment about the Scallopini to the waitress and was offered a free drink, which I didn't took. Extremely disappointing visit substandard food not aligned to the menu, the Chef seems to have no idea what he/she is doing.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Was our favourite but not any longer. Table not cleared waited 25 minutes and water not arrived and not had food or coffee. No staff approached us. Other people had their food arrive but had no cutlery had to ask twice and in the end...when in to get some. Won’t be going there again ….. 2pm 7 august 2022More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

A very busy cafe which resulted in quite a wait for drinks and food. Of the 5 meals ordered 3 were as described and reasonable but the quality of the Big Breakfast was well below par. In fact we have eaten better breakfasts at roadside...petrol stations. The Big Breakfast was lukewarm with very poor presentation. The disabled toilet had no liquid soap and the hand dryer did not work - which we did inform the staff about. Finally the injury my partner sustained when his finger was badly jammed by the loose seat chair - the manager did enquiry if he needed ice, was the final straw to a disappointing brunch with family.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

appeared short staffed, couldn't get staff attention, but when served staff were pleasant. Overcharged on bill, appear to have added someone else's main to our table (admittedly my fault for not double checking at time of paying). Cooks left the bouquet garni in the lamb...shanks meaning was constantly pulling out the dried out stalks from the dish in order to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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THE MAIN CAFE, Berwick - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Main Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Main Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4