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Racine at La Colline

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42 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia
(02) 6365 3275
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
on the up again

I love Racine and though the food has never disappointed (it's fantastic!) we had a run of terrible service on the last few visits. I am delighted to report that we finally experienced a return to the excellent service of years ago and can be proud to keep returning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We decided on impulse to lunch at Racine. Had been put off by the apparently authoritarian tone of regulations about menu selections. We found no evidence of this on our visit. The staff were charming, flexible and generous with complimentary amuse-bouche and palate cleansers. The food was of superb quality and presentation. Highly recommended.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Simply stunning food served in the most amazing location with lovely views across the countryside. Flavour combinations were amazing and the service was spot on. Highly recommended.

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Orange, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Loved this restaurant experience, lived up to its reputation. The staff were fantastic too. Competent, attentive without being invasive and friendly. A must do, not inexpensive but great for that special occasion!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I love Racine and though the food has never disappointed (it's fantastic!) we had a run of terrible service on the last few visits. I am delighted to report that we finally experienced a return to the excellent service of years ago and can be proud to keep returning.

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Tuncurry, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

In the middle of the Orange Food week we were 3 couples who had booked this restaurant some months before because it was recommended. It lived up to all we expected Most of the dishes were from local producers Well done for presentation,excellent wines available and friendly staff & good service.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food here is unbelievable. Orange has come a long way since I left a decade ago. I would recommend eating at Racine to anyone, as long as they do not mind paying a high price for exceptional food.

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

One of those nights when it's tipping down and you wonder if it's really worth going out. Well it was was and although we had a lovely lunch this was superb. Quiet so you could have a normal conversation. They played something a bit loud but turned it down when we asked. Attentive informed staff. Understated food that had amazing... More 

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Dungog, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely location and interesting iron cottage made a welcoming arrival at Racine. Menu is unusual with choices from a large selection that can be entree or main. We had some very nice bread presented to Us but after 10 minutes had to ask the maitre d, who was flitting around listening to the music, and he aranged some. With only... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were so excited to go out here, but left feeling quite unimpressed. On arrival we were seated right in the middle of the thoroughfare near the bar. The place was near empty (and did not fill up), with so many more intimate places for a couple to be seated. We had the pleasure of watching every person walk in... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The moment we walked in we were overwhelmed by the noise of the music piped through the big spaces. The tables were very close together and I couldn't get comfy on the bench seat. We were forced to choose between the 2 course and the 3 course menu and order our desserts with our entree and main courses. My entree... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (02) 6365 3275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?