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“Worst staff + Terrible food!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Poets Restaurant and Cafe & Main Street Gallery

Poets Restaurant and Cafe & Main Street Gallery
167 Main Street, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
(07) 5478 5479
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Ranked #15 of 18 restaurants in Montville
Price range: $16 - $63
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worst staff + Terrible food!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The WORST service I have ever had! Rude, moody old hag serving us who wouldn't make eye contact and walked away mid-sentence. This could have been slightly forgiven if the food was decent but my omlette was burnt, dry and horrible. My sisters coffee was cold and received an eye roll when requesting it be heated. Do not bother going here, there are so many other beautiful places to dine in Montville.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very nice but a bit pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had lunch at this cafe a few days ago, we were given a lovely table outside overlooking the stunning views of the mountains. Lunch was very nice I had a Wagyu beef burger, and my husband had the stuffed roast chicken, however I didn't think the menu had that many choices. Montville is a gorgeous picturesque little village well worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“who is Alan?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I think John Sonjas flattery must be Alan and Grace parents. Too over the top John Sonja nobody believes this gush. We decided to give this place a try despite the bad reviews but The place was pretty but food and the service is appalling ..jeffrey

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Great food, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stopped for lunch at Poets with the family (as I do every time I go to Montville) on the weekend & found it a lovely experience.

Although VERY busy due to Easter traffic, we were seated immediately and served straight away by one of the girls.

Very friendly, very helpful. Drinks came straight away.
And the meals?? WOW.

Two of us had the fish & chips which were enormous. Two lovely fillets, crispy beer batter and the best chips I've ever eaten. The portions were so large, I shared mine with another.

The rest of the family chose the lasagne. Again HUGE serving with lovely fresh salad & dressing.

A fantastic place for a meal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awful, aggressive staff. Don't recommend ever eating here unless you want to be treated horribly.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Awful, aggressive staff. Never eating here again. After our bill arrived, we noticed that there was an incorrect charge, after speaking to the staff about this, an aggressive man came over and tried to snatch the money from our hand. He then proceeded to get the cook staff to come out from the kitchen and threatened to start a fight in front of other dining guests. The owner who was also very rude, proceeded to deny this man threatened us and spoke very rudely to us. This is not the way you treat paying guests who are already paying an excessive amount for a mediocre meal. Do not recommend this establishment to anyone.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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