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“Good concept, good wait staff, lukewarm food, mix of dish elements not quite right.”

The Hatter And The Hare
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Bayswater
Price range: AU$20 - AU$35
Description: The Hatter & the Hare is a food emporium like no other. Situated in the midst of Bayswater’s industrial strip on Scoresby Road, it is a café, patisserie and event venue, offering a variety of gastronomic experiences that inspire patrons to unleash their wild imaginations.
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Description: The Hatter & the Hare is a food emporium like no other. Situated in the midst of Bayswater’s industrial strip on Scoresby Road, it is a café, patisserie and event venue, offering a variety of gastronomic experiences that inspire patrons to unleash their wild imaginations.
Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

The (good) attitude of the wait staff probably lifted this overall rating to 3/5. We were twice asked for our feedback and for once, it felt like they genuinely cared/listened.

Car Parking - insufficient. Needed to park across the reasonably busy road in the pub’s overflow.
Was quite busy. Had an interesting breakfast menu (apparently 2 weeks old).
My juice was quite good -pear/raspberry/mint, and my wife’s coffee was fine.

We waited 35 minutes post ordering for our food, watching larger groups who ordered after us get their dishes earlier. And then we learned why…our meals arrived as barely lukewarm - other than the poached egg add on for my wife’s fritter meal. Clearly the egg had been initially forgotten by the chef and only started after the rest of the meal was served,

Both of our meals had over-powering elements - nice contributions in their own rights but maybe clashing with, or significantly minimising other elements.

This was a shame. I love what this place is attempting. A little tweaking and who knows.

Very sadly though, we won’t be back. Lukewarm (at best) - for the price…

Date of visit: July 2023
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5 - 9 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2023

Excellent!! Great banana bread!! Such a quirky place. Great service and amazing food! Busy but didn't feel crowded or rushed. Great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Thank robynwells7330
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Camille Bautista, Marketing at The Hatter And The Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Hi Robyn, thank you for dining at THATH and for the wonderful feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and loved your order of March hare Bread. We would love to see you again at the cafe soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Food and most of the service was lovely however they took my wife’s coffee while still half full and they were keen to get us out the door.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

I went in to buy quite a number of cakes etc and guess what on a weekend is a 10% surcharge. So why would we want to buy from somewhere where you get a surcharge to spend money at the shop. The prices should be altered to the amount including the so called surcharge. I would want people to buy from me all the time and be busy as if i am quite or busy i have to pay the same wages.

Date of visit: May 2023
Thank Andrew David V
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

We went for mums day, great place a bit different from the norm, has a Alice in Wonderland theme. The service was very good and the food quality was also very good probably costa little more than what I would have normally paid but nothing frightening.

I would definitely go again & again

Date of visit: May 2023
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Thank S4913TKpeterw
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Camille Bautista, Marketing at The Hatter And The Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Hi Alice, thank you for visiting coming to THATH. We appreciate that you liked the food. We hope to see you again at the cafe soon.

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