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“My 'go too '”
Review of Hardy's Bistro

Hardy's Bistro
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Hardys Bay
Price range: AU$13 - AU$40
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Cafe, Bar & Bistro trading 7 days a week for Breakfast & Lunch. Open for Dinner on Saturdays from 4th July 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

I live North of Hardy's Bay and Hardy's Bay Bistro is my 'go to' place to take family and friends, especially OS visitors. The drive down showcases Australian Coastal Bush and has a fabulous lookout point on roadside to view Sydney. There are great national park walks dotted along the road too leading to more spectacular scenery. Then you arrive at more gorgeous bay views as you wind down the road to the heritage listed Hardy's Bay Cafe Bistro.
The menu has great variety to satisfy all tastes including a range of vegetarian/ gluten free, etc. staff have always been v accomodating with any dietary requirements and twice Melanie, the owner has come to double check and make sure all has been taken care of. Importantly food is consistently good, I've ordered the calimari / zucchini flowers way too often and never been let down! My breakfast fav features halloumi.
The wait staff are lovely and attentive, always providing water and menus promptly. Option to sit in or out. If busy meals may take a little longer, if this is the case the staff have always checked and advised. Mostly meals arrive promptly. If it's a sunny weekend or holiday time booking is a must.
I always walk away feeling like I've had an 'experience' having enjoyed delicious food, great coffee, energetic, engaging wait staff and relaxed after basking in the beautiful natural environment that surrounds the Bistro. Thumbs up!

Date of visit: February 2020
1  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

I’m sorry but I couldn’t taste any “Moroccan” in my Moroccan Salad. Yes it had chick peas in amongst the greenery but the shredded bits of poached chicken had no flavour what so ever. I’m sure menu said feta but no sign of that either. Very ordinary lunch. Didn’t want to make a fuss as was there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Service was cheerful and friendly. But will be reluctant to return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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3  Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Went in for Valentines Day dinner. Shared zucchini flowers for entree, then had fillet steak and seafood tasting plate for mains. Meals were great and finished off with lemon tart and a double espresso.

A must visit restaurant if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: February 2020
2  Thank SimonR2503
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

We've been to Hardy's Bistro as a family on several occasions - the food is always delicious, the waiters always ready to share a smile and a chat.
We really appreciate the family-friendly attitude and relaxing atmosphere. Also, the daily specials allow regulars to try different dishes made with ingredients that are in-season and fresh!

Date of visit: November 2019
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2  Thank 2302alexftravel
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Ordered Moroccan salad , arrived dripping in a very oily bland mayonnaise, so much dressing couldn’t see the lettuce. Took it back , very offhand apology and still charged us 🥵

Date of visit: February 2020
4  Thank 13robbieb
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