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“Not good enough” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Regattas Bistro

Regattas Bistro
Riverbank Promenade, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8210 6785
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Ranked #426 of 1,355 restaurants in Adelaide
Price range: $14 - $28
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
adelaide australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not good enough”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Taken to this restaurant today by a business colleague so I was his guest and I couldn't really complain. My fish was insufficiently cooked and the service was pretty ordinary. I was given my host's drink and he was given mine which only after a taste did we work that out. It reminded me of a quite good 'try hard" motel in a regional area which given the prime Adelaide CBD location is just not good enough.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Mixed Feelings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have previously dined at Regattas when it was a full scale restaurant of a high standard. It is now located in a building that has a bar at one end and a food service at the other. The service was brisk, but the food did not meet expectations. We were in a party of 4, and 3 of us ordered fillet steak. We asked how we liked the steak to be cooked, and nobody received what they wanted; they were all well done and no one had requested that. The salad was served in a bowl with no dressing. There seems to be a clash between the busy bar and the food area. The location is good, on the riverside. We enjoyed that setting but the food was a big let down. I may well go there again for a drink, but would not go there again for a meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Although in a great location the actual overall experience was quite poor and disappointing. I am terribly disappointed that they have replaced the old restaurant with this Bistro style offering. The physical layout of space is very poor - everone is jammed in at the back, the noise levels are quite disconcerting and not conducive to an enjoable conversation across the table. The food was disappointing and very expensive - for the price I would have expected a full meal service and not just cafe style eating. I had fish - it was one of the worst fish dishes i have ever experienced whilst eating out. Will not return unfortunately - this is a great location and one of the only ones on the River Torrens and why we can't make more of it I am left wondering - is it that hard???

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Very average at Regattas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had dinner here prior to a show at the Festival Theatre next door - service was excellent as we were asked if we had time constraints, and they delivered in good time for us to make the show.
Mezze platter was good, and the antipasto platters delivered to other tables looked tempting, however the main course and dessert let the whole dining experience down.
Prawn and crab fettucine lacked flavour (salt?) and the summer pudding looked great on its tile platter, but it hadn't been refrigerated and it needed to be colder for a hot evening.
All in all a disappointing experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Nelltoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

busy restaurant, slow service, understaffed, waiters looked like they'd just come from a sports session at Uni such are their ugly uniforms, average food- the chef needs to learn whats in a Nicoise Salad because the salad i ordered had little resemblance even though that's what the Menu said it was

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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