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“EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING ”

Cardinia Park Hotel
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Beaconsfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered 2 scotch fillet steaks & waitress brought them out & could see one was a scotch fillet & had no idea what the other steak was

I looked at it & could see it wasn’t a scotch fillet cut, so I sent it back

The waitress came back out & said the chef said it was scotch fillet & offered to cook another one

The replacement steak was no different to the first one, again not a scotch fillet cut , it was just a plain hunk of meat & had not resemlence to what a scotch fillet steak looks like & certainly not like the one provided to my wife. The evidence was clearly before us, what was this chef thinking

At $43 per steak this is not good enough

There was no followup by the staff

When paying the staff didn’t even inquire about how our dining experience was

To think this place won an award well today the food quality was poor, the chef did not provide the food promised & the staff didn’t seem to care less

I doubt we would ever dine here again at $98 for 2 steaks & drinks it is overpriced & very disappointing

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank keithg65
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Francis P, General Manager at Cardinia Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Keith,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us and apologise for this. We take great pride in our food and service. It would be great if you could send us your contact details at cardiniamail@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you soon

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Melbourne was very quiet Easter Monday so we headed out to the Cardinia Park Hotel
and were pleasantly surprised. The menu was quiet extensive, and wines at a good price. The staff were very very pleasant, nice country folk we felt. Will go back again and hopefully on a warm day when we can sit outside and enjoy the surroundings

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank 41Barbara2014
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Francis P, General Manager at Cardinia Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you Barbara for the great feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us as we take great pride in our food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Well, let me tell you if you are out Beaconsfield way (Melbourne) the Cardinia Park Hotel is an excellent place for a meal. If you can get in. I had just been for a cycle and was wearing a high-vis cycling top and chanced upon the hotel for a latish lunch (2 p.m.). ‘Sorry sir, no high-vis wear in here. You can come in if you take it off’. T-Shirts acceptable though so in we went.

Not a good start however we were famished and the young man at reception accomplished a great recovery and showed us in. The place was crowded, and noisy but the food was great.

We both had the Salmon with Avocado Salsa. Large portions of both salmon and avocado with lashings of chips cooked to perfection (I suspect they were triple cooked). Superb! Now if that was not enough we shared the cheesecake for dessert which was so large we had to leave some on the plate.

Very efficient and friendly staff who were flat-chat the whole time we were there. Definitely would return (without the high-vis wear).

Good value too.



Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Shane H
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Francis P, General Manager at Cardinia Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you Shane for the great feedback! We take great pride in our food and service and are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is the place.

It’s not necessarily the cheapest, but it’s a great feed. We went on a Saturday night and he place was extremely busy (recommend making a booking) and service was but slow to start with. But once we were up and running it was great.

The cheesy garlic bread starter was great. The rib eye steak was superb, perfectly cooked.

It is full table service so no hassle having to order drinks in one place and food in another etc.

Recommended

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank aussierater2
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Francis P, General Manager at Cardinia Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you aussierater2! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Have been going reasonably regularly to this Hotel in recent months, think we're up to about visit 5 or 6 now. Most of the times we have booked in advance, but sometimes on the odd occasion have gone on the spur of the moment. in any case from being greeted by a member of staff one is then escorted to your table, the staff member generally gets your first round of drink orders (which again are brought to you). I have found the staff friendly and attentive without being over bearing. As a pretty plain eater most of my meals at hotels are either, steaks, parma's and occasionally the odd calamari or fish dish. Personally very happy with all the meals we have been served. This will be one of our regular haunts for awhile at least. I have known of this pub for a number of years and the present owners/managers have done a fantastic job of upgrading the premises, both in decor and standard of meals. No wonder they have won industry awards.

Date of visit: February 2018
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2  Thank Graham R
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Francis P, General Manager at Cardinia Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you Graham for the fantastic feedback. We do take great pride in our food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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