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“5 Star needs to excel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Promenade Cafe The

Promenade Cafe The
Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6269 8810
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Ranked #159 of 778 restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“5 Star needs to excel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Nothing to specifically complain about but this buffet but nothing to compliment either. $60 per head, you expect a little more than what The Promenade Cafe offers

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  • English first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Great cold dishes, disappointing hot dishes and average dessert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

For those who have been to buffet style dining in Asia, unfortunately you may experience the Promenade Cafe as a disappointment, if you go there purely for food
The ambience of the restaurant is excellent and the staff are friendly and courteous, been the restaurant in a 5 star hotel.

The cold dishes are the best part. Good selection of salad, vegetables, fresh seafood (prawns, mussels, crabs, oyster, fish etc), bread.

The hot dishes are a bit disappointing with very limited selection, lamb stew, pasta, baked chicken, rice and a roast.

The dessert selection is not too bad but lacks the fresh food selection.

The drinks, tea and coffee are not included in the price.

For the price we pay, I find dining in a fine dining restaurant is more worthwhile.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Don't eat beforehand!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The food here is so good and so plentiful that you will want to keep eating even after your stomach screams at you to stop.

Visited April 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice place for a Sunday breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Promenade is a nice place to go with family and friends for a casual Sunday breakfast. You can indulge in the buffet breakfast and order your eggs the way you like it. Good service.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 128 cities Reviews in 128 cities
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
“Reliable and smart”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Being at the Hyatt means a pretty good standard here - I've never had a bad experience. The tables are placed well apart meaning that it's good for conversation. The menu can be limited but the quality and service are always there. It's a very reliable venue and good when you want to impress.

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