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410 Sandy Bay Road | Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
03 6221 1700
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor food, poor service

It's bland. It's boring. It's outdated. It's tasteless. A lot of it appears to be packet food. All of the cakes I have seen offered in other cafes and therefore must be bought in frozen packaged tasteless rubbish. The meats were overcooked, the gravy dish was empty, basically there are no... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's bland. It's boring. It's outdated. It's tasteless. A lot of it appears to be packet food. All of the cakes I have seen offered in other cafes and therefore must be bought in frozen packaged tasteless rubbish. The meats were overcooked, the gravy dish was empty, basically there are no flavours... There is a coffee machine. It's loud and... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We are locals and go here with family every year in Sept. I would not recommend here unless you are staying in the hotel and really don't want to go elsewhere. The Buffett breakfast has all the basic breakfast items but the quality is poor and not great service. Firstly the coffee is from a machine that doesn't work properly... More 

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Gold Coast
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed the breakfast here each day during out stay. It had everything that you would want to eat, We could not fault the food as there were so many choices. Terrific coffee machine. Staff friendly and whole area kept immaculate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great place to have a meal but this means its highly advisable to book in advance! Seriously! if it wasn't acceptable, there would be no need to book!

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Kickatinalong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The buffet dinner is, well, beige. 2 roast options, no Asian or indian flavours, just bland bland bland. Apart from the salsa, not a single tomato in the buffet. Seafood bake was marked a vegetarian?? Bain-Marie beige should be the restaurants slogan. Imagine you're stuck in a time warp, eating at a Sizzler restaurant circa 1990, then make it blander.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food and service were both pleasing, but the buffet style set out makes it very difficult for wheelchair-bound persons to get the food they want without assistance.

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Hobart, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A group of us ate here on Thursday night for the $35 head buffet. There was a reasonable selection but the foods were tasteless. It was presented well but the hot food was only luke warm, the gravy bland & the salads were outdated & boring. The soggy cauliflower & cheese dish looked unappetising and people that had the roast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everything we had for breakfast this morning was of good quality, eg lean bacon, perfectly cooked poached eggs. The grilled tomatoes tasted home grown. A good choice was available. Did not feel hungry for the rest of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Buffet style meals with plenty of choice. We had breakfast on 2 mornings and we found it offered plenty of fresh fruit etc. as well as various yogurts, cereals and cooked food to suit a variety of visitors. Evening dinner looked to be very, very busy with people queuing for their food but I didn't hear any complaints about the... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife enjoyed her continental breakfast options whereas I didn't see many options for the cooked breakfast. Otherwise, the food was good.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 410 Sandy Bay Road | Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: 03 6221 1700

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