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“Slow service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sandbar

Sandbar
1 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough, Perth, Western Australia 6019, Australia (Scarborough)
08 9245 2001
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Ranked #246 of 1,540 Restaurants in Perth
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Scarborough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Slow service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed at a local hotel, with check-out at 10am - this meant we had missed the hotel breakfast which ended at 9am - so we wandered down to the beach to find a cafe.

Upon entering, reception staff said "hang on a minute" and left us standing there quite a long while.

Most of the seatings are high stools or uncomfortable metal chairs but we did manage to grab a comfy booth setting.

Drinks orders were prompt with ordering and delivery.... but then........ ...... ..... ...... ..... nothing.

Although the cafe did not look busy and service staff were milling around, totally unrushed - The food took more than 45 minutes to arrive!! This seemed extreme for just a couple of eggs.

My guy was famished.

He ended up so irritable and hangry about the food delays that I almost couldn't keep him in his seat. He wanted to walk out and leave the venue completely. I insisted we stay as we did actually drink our coffees already. The place was significantly clearing and looked almost empty of other guests and yet our food was served so late, with no mention by staff. When I brought it up the waitstaff just said, "yeah there's not enough people in the kitchen" - not really good enough.

So.... we then wolfed it down, starving, and went to pay.........

..... ..... ...... "Hang on a minute, I'm on the phone" ..... ..... .... .....

.... ..... ..... ...... ......

Biting our tongues not to complain too much, we got out as fast as we could.

We stay at the local hotels, semi-often, but wont eat breakfast here again, even though the food quality was actually very nice and the ocean view location is exceptional.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A good experience. We'll be back.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We're locals and we eat out a lot. (Probably a little too much!).
We've been to a number of the restaurants that have occupied the Sandbar's site in Scarborough, none of them have impressed -
Until now.
The Sandbar is a very well designed operation. The menu is designed for share-plating as well as casual ala carte dining. Prices are about right (for WA) and the wine list is a cracker. The List not overcrowded, it showcases local talent and some overseas wines represented. Beer list is likewise well chosen.
We've only been once for a late lunch on Saturday, kitchen was not rushed. Meals were prompt, well executed and flavoursome. The Lamb was meltingly tender. Wait staff were attentive, friendly and enthusiastic about their restaurant!
Modern Australian dining appropriate to a beach setting. They've got it right!

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new zealand
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here, its very popular and extremely busy in the weekends, but during the week its fine. The choice of food was great , the staff really friendly and the location just the best !

Visited November 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

good value, good food, fabulous location and excellent service. Try the steak, it`s really tender. Live music on the Weekend

Visited October 2014
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Reuver, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really nice relaxing restaurant, simple good tasting dishes. Only downside was the time it took before they even took our order and then a lottle slow on serving as well. But a good place to just enjoy your company and talk.

Visited November 2014
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