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Forget travel, you can’t get on a plane. Get in a car and go to Bistro Molines.
We had the most magical lunch today.
Food superb, service wonderful and setting, sublime.
Every taste, every moment, everything was just fantastic.
Once you go, you will be...smitten.
Do yourself a favour, enjoy the joy of Bistro MolinesMore
We found the staff to be very diligent ad professional. We were given good advice as to how we should order for the 5 of us with shared plates for entres. The charcuterie was very well presented with a selection to suit all. Our mains...were delicious, the beef and veal extremely tender and flavoursome. Dessert was beautifully presented, elegant and pretty. Wine advice was well given and we enjoyed the choices. Just to top it off they added another plate with elegant meringues and "Happy Birthday" inscribed in chocolate and a sparkler in one of the meringues. What a great team. Well done! Truly a memorable occasion for all the best reasons.More
Couldn’t fault anything. From the location and it’s view, the staff and their attention to detail was flawless. Still can’t find the words to express how good the taste journey was.
Excited to see what they’ll do for our wedding in April.
Restaurant is in a great location with some sweeping views over the rolling hillside if you are lucky enough to secure one of the tables outside. The road to the restaurant though is unsealed for the last few kilometres,
As we were travelling up from...Sydney on a Thursday we booked for lunch at the last advertised time being 1.45pm and arrived a little bit early. On arrival we were met by Sally who apologised that the only table that she had available at that time was a table poked behind the front doors but that several people currently seated out on the terrace were close to finishing up and that she would move us out onto the terrace shortly - certainly if not before our entrees then before the main course. We had not asked to be seated outside but were very happy to move from our pokey corner when the time came. Obviously we were out of sight and out of mind as people arriving well after us without reservations, as we were sitting right at the front door we heard the conversations, were shown to the recently vacated tables on the terrace. Entrees came and went as did the main courses and more people without reservations including a couple at 2.4 5pm who were shown to an outside table. Eventually we were moved for our dessert and coffee but the moment had passed. Maybe if Sally had not said anything at all about moving us our experience may have been better as our expectations would not have been built up. Service other than that was not great as the location behind the front door was out of the way.
On a brighter note the menu (two courses for $78 and three courses for $95) listed some French inspired mouthwatering dishes which certainly delivered.
We started with an amuse bouche which we followed up with entrees of a salad of oxheart tomatoes, burrata and rocket as well as the Charcuterie of Robert's pate, Parma ham, terrine, salami, rillettes, mortadella, pickled vegetables, radish and cumquat jam. The Charcuterie dish was superb and really was so large that it would have been more than enough for two people. Luckily the service was slow so we were able to take our time but did not finish it.
As mains we had the roast rack of lamb with broccolini, zucchini and roast macadamia puree and the twice cooked duck with red cabbage, speck and peas. We also had a salad of mixed leaves ($9) extra. Both of these dishes were delicious.
Sometime later, seated out on the terrace, we shared a vanilla bean creme brulee with strawberry sorbet and fresh berries while watching the rain fall on the hillside. Quite delightful.
There is quite a deal of free parking available on site.More
Great food but worst service ever. Literally the worst experience I’ve ever had.
I booked table at 1:30pm on a Wednesday, got to restaurant at 1:10pm. Scanned QR and checked in, waited for someone to attend to us. 10 minutes later the Maître D came...out walk straight past us, didn’t even acknowledge my presence, to attended to an older couple with children that just happened to walk in without booking. after what felt like a lifetime long of waiting out side, we finally got seated, in a corner. no one came to ask us for drink, no one came to tell us what the special of the day is, I was very frustrated by now, especially seeing the people that came after us already started drinking. And about another 20 minutes later, our waitress came straight up asking, “are you ready to order”..... well 🤷🏻♀️ Speechless hmmm you can guess how unattentive the rest of my lunching experience was..... I waited for at least another 20 minutes to get someone’s attention to be able to order dessert. Then dessert came, coffee never came, finished dessert and we had to go up to the waitress to ask for our coffee, and it was only a long black,,, not sure what’s taking so long? We ordered coffee long before ordering dessert.
Will not return and do not recommend. (Unless if you are older and white, then disregard my review)
There are way too many good restaurants here in hunter with much better services.More
Arriving here allows you to imagine that the pandemic was a bad dream and that you are in France after all. A beautiful, low-key retreat from life's madness, with skilled and attentive wait staff and a brilliant kitchen. We came twice for lunch, a month...apart, and both meals were superb.More
What an amazing restaurant. All 5 of us raved about the food. My husband had the lamb rack and the meat was beautiful - it comes from Milly Hill in Armidale, so good. We've ordered meat from there now for home.
The staff at the...restaurant were so attentive and the view is so beautiful.
All in all a very very pleasant experience.More