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“Not Happy”
Review of Highett Rsl

Highett Rsl
Ranked #1 of 1 Quick Bites in Highett
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We are members and regular diners at the Highett RSL for many years. We meet regularly with a group friends and they are also members.

When we first went to Highett RSL the food were excellent. Good bistro food. For the last year or so I found their standard drop and I thought with patience their meals will come back to their former glory. I am disappointed with their meals and my experiences are:

Soups are often too salty.

Roast Pork – usually this is a good choice provided you choose to have gravy on the side otherwise your dinner is swimming with salty gravy. The crackling was good. The roast pork that Iordered was very chewy. The meal was salty, chewy and inedible.

Chicken Cacciatore was very salty. Chef needs to taste what they are cooking before adding salt and more salt.

Chicken Schnitzel is processed chicken fillet which looked dry and mummified.

Chicken Parmigina – is nice and moist with what seemed to be real chicken fillet.

Garlic Prawns – I ordered this meal a few times and each and every time after eating my mouth is very dry and need to drink lots of water.

Atlantic Salmon – cooked well and is usually good choice if you like salmon

Lamb and Rosemary sausages with mash potato – this humble dish usually is nice and I had this a few times and is ususally good.

Staff are excellent and deliver their services in a professional manner.

Members Benefits and Rewards

The monthly promotions of members rewards at the back of the calendar been upgraded to the new modern technology. Any operating administration system needs to be user friendly and not clumsy. Promotions appeared after the available date. Bar staff are not told about the offer and availability. The newly introduced “download the Highett RSL application” is not working and becoming an embarrassment for the club and staff.

If you look around the RSL members they are elderly and most of them are not used to this sophisticated download application technology on mobile. If you have to print on the back of the calendar to advise member to check their mobile of their next promotion. It is just as easy to put the benefits and rewards on the calendar or on their Highett RSL website under “Member” Benefits and Rewards. This is a misuse of new technology. Planet Earth Calling.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Eaten here a few times and it was never disappointing. Good selection and just a bit different from other RSL menus. I especially like the chilli prawns. Can get busy so book if you are planning ahead.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank maitaifan
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great Steaks, great atmosphere and cold beer on tap, TAB, Pool Table. I probably shouldn't write a review on the Highett RSL because it is a bloody god secret.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank pubsandfood
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Have been several times. Food has got progressively worse over a 12 month period. Have had Parmas and schnitzels regularly, The covering of the food is far too thick and stodgy. Half the chips are too crispy and have no potato in them and were warm at best. My wife had battered fish. Same as the schnitzels the coatings were far too thick with very little fish inside. Good service from the staff and fair bar prices.Given them too many chances will be trying elsewhere this week.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank mick l
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place has been visually spiced up but the meals are till old fashion pub meals, not that there is nothing wrong with that. Hard to be classic like a great Parma, or 300g steak and chips. I had the Madras curry which was delicious, not too spicy. The whiting was excellent as was the large Osso Bucco. Great for families and lots of seniors here. Very loud and packed on a Monday night.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank AlexBio16
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