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Asian
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Reviewed 4 January 2023

The fish & chips we got were massive and very good. Also recommended was the octopus entree which was a winner. The atmosphere was great and the bar attendant/ waitress/ all-rounder was run off her feet but didn't loose her smile or good service. Highly...recommend & would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

Local or Holiday Makers it’s a Must ! A great range of quality craft beers they rotate weekly so Always something new to try incl Low Gluten and low carb brews !! Consistent, great Japanese tapas well priced, plus good old Victorian style fish and...chips and potato scallops and ice cream!!! Did I say cocktails and a solid wine list tooooooo? A stones throw from the beach or your holiday apartment, dog and kid friendly they cover all age groups! Enjoy Food and brews are served all day !! Advise booking on the weekends and during bush Xmas season !! Enjoy !!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

It is looking very shabby, was told the heater was broken but yet it was still sitting next to our table (on a lean, taped up), tables and chairs old.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Great ambience excellent beer and really nice food!! Owner very friendly , definite recommend and will be back next time !

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

We went on a Saturday lunch time. It was empty!! So atmosphere non existent. It backs onto a busy road so car fumes a plenty. Service was ordinary. Pin ball machine did not work!! Cocktail - not great at all. Redeeming factor- food. Was fabulous....Had lotus chips - not greasy but good. Octopus balls incredible. Gyoza fabulous Beef brisket Korean brown fabulously Chef knows what she is doing. Will get take away in future to avoid car fumes and lack of atmosphere. .More

Date of visit: August 2020
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chrisbindley, General Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Hi there, we are sorry to here that you did not have a 5 star experience. Typically the road is busy but there are inside options. When you say that the service was ordinary are you able to give us a little more info on...More

Reviewed 26 July 2020

Had dinner with friends last night (3 adults, 1 10yr old and a newborn). The Manager met us, and despite a small glitch in online reservation system, had us seated and feeling welcomed quickly. The friendly young man behind the bar recommended a beer at...my request and nailed it (Cali Cream- deeelish!) - the kids meal came out quickly (not that he was bothered because the free arcade game/pinball machine had him mesmerized) and the share plates we ordered were also delicious, fresh and arrived in good time. But really, it was the top notch service that made the evening so enjoyable for us. The lady taking table orders to accommodate the fact there were two large party group bookings inside the venue, the bar staff turning out drinks quickly, the kitchen staff keeping up with several seatings of full tables, every staff member smiley and chatty and helpful - it was all noticed and appreciated. Thanks gang!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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chrisbindley, General Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2020

Thanks a bunch for this awesome review! We are super glad that you had a great time and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

I’ll start off by saying the food I ordered was yummy as. The total experience wasn’t the best. I understand this isn’t a 5 star restaurant but the service was below par. When I ordered off the menu duck spring rolls I was advised they...had sold out. 6 pm I was offered pork chicken or veggie. I selected pork. After a significant time waitress came to advise no pork. Within reasonable expected time my entree, my wife’s entree & my main arrived. Waiting waiting waiting & we attracted attention of owner. Asked if wife’s meal was coming. He returned to say pancake takes longer than other meals. Mmm. In his defence he did offer us a free drink. We declined. My wife’s pork pancake was gluggy. We can only guess it was rushed. Staff was really inattentive. Cannot give this establishment a rap. My food was good tasting. Edamame beans & karage chicken.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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chrisbindley, General Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2020

Hi Turrawan, we apologise for not seeing this review earlier. Let us start by saying that you value your feedback. We always appreciate when people take the time to give us the opportunity to be better. We must admit that we have been far more...More

Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

Each visit to the GC we visit BB and without fail; they win us over every time. $5 dumplings on Mondays are a must and their variety of craft beer is always exciting. A flat $12 for pint, $10 for schooner across the board is...a good method, mojito was bang on and we’ll happily visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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chrisbindley, Owner at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Thanks a bunch for the amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Can’t wait to have you back 👌

Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Called in impromptu and received great service and yummy food. Love the retro vibe with the pinball mac0etc. Hubby loved all the craft beers especially the Tgun Gold. Where else can you get enough food to almost eat yourselves into a food coma and two...drinks for just over $50? We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

Called up 15 mins before the kitchen shut at 9... Nicole and the Kitchen said come in and no fuss.... wow... Everything was great and easy. Big props, leaving happy as Larry. Eat everything and drink everything. Rich

Date of visit: February 2020
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chrisbindley, Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2020

Thanks very much Richard, we always try our best to ensure you have a great experience. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Fantastic food and great atmosphere what more could anybody ask for!! Great value too. We had the Sunday night special which was Yum Cha and the speciality beers on a tasting tray. Can’t wait to go back. The live music was also terrific.

Date of visit: January 2020
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chrisbindley, Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

So glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for coming in! We look forward to seeing you next time!!!

Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

First time trying Japanese cuisine, what a find! Service was great & the food nothing short of amazing! Will definitely be returning to take on the rest of the menu! Marco Catalano

Date of visit: January 2020
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chrisbindley, Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thanks so much for your amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

What a great find! We had a lunch here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. They serve Japanese cuisine. The calamari and gyoza to start were great. The lotus chips were addictive! We had fantastic bao- the beef and pork - and the Japanese chicken curry....The fried rice was some of the best ever. We finished the meal with some the award winning chocolate soufflé which was amazing. Staff were so kind and accommodating. We had some special food requests and everything was done with a smile. Live music started about 3pm and the outside seating started to fill up. Highly recommend Backbone. We’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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backbonemanager, Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Thanks heaps for the review!

Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

My family and I visited Backbone Bar and Kitchen this Sunday and we were all pleasantly surprised how great this place is and nobody talks about the hidden gem we found. Food, service and value for money is fantastic. There was live music which was...awesome. We will definitely be returning to this hidden gemMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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backbonemanager, Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Thanks so much for your amazing review! We love our Backbone also, please spread the word 😁

Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Awesome night with wonderful staff and owners. Make your next night and great night at a Friendly place

Date of visit: September 2019
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backbonemanager, Manager at Backbone Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2019

Thanks a lot for this awesome review!

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Hey there, Backbone is now open from Tuesday to Sunday (previously Wednesday to Sunday) Tuesday to Thursday from 5pm, Friday & Saturday from 4pm & Sunday from Midday :)
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
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