Mingara Recreation Club

Mingara Recreation Club

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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Mingara is more than just a club, it is a monument to a group of ordinary but dedicated people who strived for and reached a goal to benefit their community. Back in the 1970s, the Central Coast was a relaxed holiday haven with limited recreation and sporting facilities for the local community. Berkeley Vale, Tumbi Umbi and surrounding areas were under-developed and the community was crying out for places to go. A visionary group of neighbours came together and formed a working party to identify community need and the types of facilities that would benefit the area. Fast forward almost 50 years and Mingara is now a local icon and a venue that acts very much as the heart of the Central Coast community.
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles23 reviews
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Gary F
Thirlmere138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
We had coffee and hot chocolate with their light snacks. which is very filling. You order at the counter and then the meals and coffee are brought to your table. The service was fairly quick considering the number of patrons in the cafe area.
Written 14 March 2020
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MarigoldVentures
Sydney54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
It was very busy on the Sat we went so could be an idea to book . The food was good lots of trays going around but there only seemed to be one trolly which took way from the atmosphere . The cost is a little on the high side so be prepared for it .
Written 23 April 2022
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Mingara2261
Thank you for your feedback regarding Ming Dragon. Hope to see you at Ming Dragon again soon.
Written 29 May 2022
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Jillian H
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Had a different experience...loved the food on servery plates staff offered regularly pastries prawn very nice rolls ...great friendly service
Written 10 January 2024
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Mingara Recreation Club
Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon
Written 8 February 2024
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Mobile142149
Palolem6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Visited with a group of 12 friends and ate at the Indigo Restaurant. Meals were not served together so some of us had just started to eat while others had finished. Most of the food was fine but the squid ink linguine was dreadful. The linguini was undercooked and clumped together in a gluggy pile on the bottom of a large qualtity of tomato sauce. The dish should have had mussels but they didn't appear. The prawns that accompanied the dish were tasty and well cooked. The dish was returned and I was offered a fresh one but the quality of the pasta was again poor. The kitchen staff were very apologetic but explained they have little or no control over the quality of the food. The club was noisy with loud speaker announcements drowning out conversation. We won't be going back to Indigo.
Written 24 April 2022
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Mingara2261
Hi, Thank you for your feedback regarding Indigo. I have passed your feedback on to the Indigo team.
Written 29 May 2022
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Jade W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
I’d like to make a formal complaint on the service we received last night Saturday 8th June at Mingara. This isn’t something I would normally do.. but this horrible service needs notifying. Firstly, my three children and their three cousins were sitting on an outside table.. who all had drinks, the kids were colouring in (been sitting there approximately 20-25 minutes when two staff members approached our adult table saying “are those your kids” no hi.. sorry May I ask.. but just blunt and rude. Then asking us to move them as this table was reserved. There was no signage on this table stating it was reserved with plenty other tables available around us the group of 6 could have sat at?? The two staff members were rude no sorry nothing… didn’t even help us carry our items to another table. Instead hurrying us along so they could clean the table! Again not one sorry for the misunderstanding or apology. Just apologising to the other people. If there job was done right on the first place and signage was shown then no apologies and upset people would have been made. Then!!! We are eating our main meal and was approached by the “musician” at close encounter requesting that my son (who is 5, autistic and has IDD) to stop approaching him and calling out requesting a song. Mind you this was after he played his song and he was eating his dinner and didn’t say a peep since?!? (It was a whole 3/4 times that he ask for one song) Perhaps don’t ask people to request songs if you can’t handle the pressure. We’ve been here regularly and the “live bands” have been great entertainment, fun and get the crowd and kids involved. This man didn’t want to be there was obvious and isn’t what I would call fun entertainment, but arrogant, disrespectful and unprofessional. I’ve never felt more uncomfortable and annoyed at a service in one setting before. I’m truly upset, about the disrespect from an adult to a child whom you could clearly tell is on the spectrum. Lastly, let’s not mention the extended wait on our food. The staff also don’t know the table numbers and walked up to several different tables with us having to approach them advising that those dishes are ours?!
Written 8 June 2024
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Mingara Recreation Club
Hi, we would like to chat further about your experience with us. Please email your best contact number to enquiries@mingara.com.au and a manager will be in touch. Thank you
Written 17 June 2024
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Canaus80
Wadalba45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
Nice clean pool, hot tubs and showers/change rooms. It was my first time here but hubby and daughter have been a few times here swimming, I spent all my time in the hot tub. The only drawback is you have to choose the pool or the hot tub would be nice if you could pay for swimming and just charge a couple dollars extra for the hot tub or just one price for both I didn't want to pay twice so had to just stick with the hot tub.
Written 13 January 2020
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whompy
Sydney69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 couples
We went in for the badge draw ... inside the club is a restaurant called Ming Dragon "Chinese Cruise" we had a dish called Combination Mongolian with Fried Rice ... OMG! the taste was out of this world, I even went back and complement the chefs.
Written 27 June 2022
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Mingara2261
Thank you for your lovely feedback. I have passed it on to the Ming Dragon team.
Written 28 June 2022
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Sue T
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Food was horrible, fish very oily. Ordered garlic bread and they forgot it. The restaurant was so cold. Definitely won’t visit again or recommend.
Written 22 January 2024
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Mingara Recreation Club
Hi, we would like to chat further about your experience with us. Please email your best contact number to enquiries@mingara.com.au and a manager will be in touch. Thank you
Written 8 February 2024
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whompy
Sydney69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
We ordered 1 x Dim Sims, 1 x Spring Rolls, 1 x Prawn Cutlets & 1 Calamari Rings ... our rating out of the whole meal would be 100/10, we loved every bite. Very Filling. Our Compliments to the chef.
Written 4 January 2023
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Mingara2261
Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you at Ming Dragon again soon.
Written 8 January 2023
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John G
20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 family
Booked a table at Hadleys restraunt for 4 people on arrival with 2 from Canberra and 1 from the UK was refused entry for one who lived within the five kilometer rule very disappointed won't ever go again
Written 2 September 2022
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Mingara2261
Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. There are different entry requirements for people visiting a registered club, so if you live within 5km of Mingara then you need to be a member or signed in by a member.
Written 3 October 2022
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taronga57
Greater Sydney141 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 none
My husband and I took his Sister for lunch today. Ordered our meals and waited and waited...finally two mains of the mains and rice came but my combination wonton soup did not appear....by the time the two had demolished more than half of their very small servings, I enquired about my soup and was told "it's coming"....after a further 7 minutes and still nothing I enquired of a different person who went away and didn't return. Finally my husband got up and went to the front desk to enquire...shortly after the soup finally arrived with "a mix up in the kitchen" being offered as an apology re the delay. Despite being advertised as "combination" there was no prawns and only one tiny raggedy piece of BBQ pork...the only flavour in the broth came from pouring half the container of soy sauce into it. Sadly the only vegetable in the soup was cabbage, hard white bits to boot...not fitting for a price tag of nearly $20!!!! It was rubbish, the meals were tiny and I gave my feedback to the girl who took the money at the front, telling her everything was mediocre and extremely average, to which she responded "our customers love us"....so they obviously love and accept mediocrity, to which she responded "yes"....and there you have it, folks....we will not be returning.
Written 30 July 2022
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Mingara2261
Hello, I am disappointed to hear of your experience at Ming Dragon. I have passed your feedback onto the Ming Dragon team. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Written 31 July 2022
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jbo72046
Greater Sydney56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Had a Sat night dinner (for 4) at the Chinese restaurant. even before you get into the Club you are assaulted by the loud music at the carpark and entry - the Chinese restaurant had round tables butted up so close to each other that they had to seat people as if they were a square table - end to end. Service was quick but the food was not good. Very ordinary, little flavour and very overpriced. The Honey King Prawns were good. The Green Chicken Curry was awful/bland/didn't even taste fresh and the chicken was bizarre offcuts. Vegetable stir fry was lifeless and dull. we felt like process eaters, get them in and get them out. But nobody wants to linger there anyway because the noise is horrendous and you can't have a conversation. You have to shout and everyone else is shouting as well - especially as you are dining pretty much at your next door neighbours table anyway. won't go there again. we adjourned to the coffee shop as once you've eaten there's no wish to linger in the restaurant. And it's made pretty clear to you that your time at the table is up. The coffee shop cakes and coffee/hot chocolate was very nice. But the live band started up and again we couldn't hear a word that anyone in our party was saying. There is nowhere to go that isn't just drowned in noise. won't go to Mingara again.
Written 18 January 2020
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Imadilly
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
We booked for the Melbourne Cup lunch and must say we had a wonderful day. The food was excellent and the band had us dancing all day. What a great atmosphere.
Written 5 November 2019
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Whitehavengirl43
Sydney1118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 family
We ate in the dining room and ordered our meals with helpful staff. My husband had the chicken and prawns dish which he said was great. I had the roast of the day ($12,50) which was lamb served with excellent vegetables. Generally everyone enjoyed their meal. Good ONE!
Written 30 May 2019
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susframe
Sutherland59 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
Attended a birthday party here which was great but service and food left a lot to be desired. Ordered meal for husband and myself husbands arrived within 10 minutes mine 45 minutes later there were many other guests waiting for their meals, I ordered rump steak (medium) which I paid $28 not a cheap meal at all, it was very rare and yes I could have taken it back but by 8.15pm was a bit hungry I enjoyed the veges and salad, when waitress and picked up the plate I said I wasn’t very happy with meal as it was rare and not medium as requested she asked if I had receipt which stated medium and her comment was oh that’s a shame, there were other people at the table who had been to club recently and said service and food had gone down hill i doubt any of the 26 people at the function will return.
Written 18 May 2019
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