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“Bad service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of yknot bistro

yknot bistro
30 marina drive | coffs harbour jetty, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6651 1741
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Ranked #47 of 148 Restaurants in Coffs Harbour
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Arrived with my wife for a coffee and was told to take a seat at a table and a waitress would be over. Sat at table for 20 minutes with no service despite place not being busy and other people who came after us being served first. Then went up to order coffee myself inside. Waited another 20 minutes and had to call over waitress to ask where our coffees were. Only after that were they brought over as it seems they had forgotten about it. Okay coffee and good view, but bad service. 40 minutes to be served with a simple coffee not good enough.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Regular customer not coming back!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have been a regular local customer over the past couple of years and left tonight feeling very disappointed. Ordered a cobb loaf and two main meals. After waiting 45 min - on a half-full restaurant night - our mains arrived without the ordered cobb loaf. The waitress apologised, asked if we still wanted it, "yes" was the answer, and she left only to come back 10 min later to advise it wasn't "put through" and ask if we still wanted it! At this at point we said we were disappointed she hadn't brought it to the table and not to worry.

To cut a long story short, after waiting an inordinate amount of time to receive one semi-cold meal and another small serving special, we won't be back! While we expressed our disappointment when paying, and suggested it might be good practise for the staff to write the order down, the response was "I know"! Soo, if you are happy to have average service, a cold meal, no bread and pay top dollar, go for it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sally D, Owner at yknot bistro, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
We here at yknot work very hard to achieve our goals, unfortunately we didn't achieve this time.Instead of leaving unhappy and disgruntled and assuming you know the situation,why would you not speak to management !
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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a wonderful location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We went to this restaurant for breakfast not quite sure what to expect. As soon as we entered we were greeted by a lovely young woman who told us to sit anywhere and she would be right with us. We sat out on the balcony and all I can say is wow, the view is a 5star experience all by itself!

We were given water and offered drinks straight away which at 8:30 in the morning when you haven't had a coffee yet seems like the most thoughtful gesture!

They have wonderful gluten free options, the food was beautifully cooked and nicely seasoned. The waitress recommended half size portions of pancakes for the kids and she was right on the money! Perfect and my kids faces when they saw such perfect pancakes was adorable!

The waitress was attentive but not obtrusive. Probably the best service I've encountered and such a lovely smile! I wish I'd gotten her name but if you get a little blonde girl with a big smile you're in good hands. ;)

Thank you for a beautiful breakfast!

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This restaurant is on the beach,marina and Harbour all in one,,,consistently good food and reasonably priced for kids too,,,we continue to go here because we know it's always going to please,,,they have a good wine list too....it's situated in the sailing club at the jetty

Visited December 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast with Fantastic View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Dining outdoors for breakfast on a sunny day at Yknot Bistro is an experience to be had. Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean with a nice, gentle south-easterly breeze blowing it creates the perfect environment for...eggs benedict! I gave them a score of 8 out of 10 so if in Coffs Harbour, I would recommend you all come try having breakfast here.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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