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“Great ambiance and experience, not to mention Halal food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matilda Bay Restaurant

Matilda Bay Restaurant
3 Hackett Drive, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia
(08) 9423 5000
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Ranked #26 of 1,540 Restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great ambiance and experience, not to mention Halal food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I went to the Matilda Bay restaurant with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance was lovely and quite romantic. We had reserved a table by the windows, and so had a beautiful view of the river. The waitress was friendly, cooperative and very helpful. We had requested Halal food and the chef made a new batch of mushroom sauce (to go with my husbands steak) without the wine, without our even requesting so. The entre of Salmon was amazingly delicious, whereas my order of duck was only average and a very small portion. I made the mistake of ordering french fries, and they were over fried and too crisp. When I informed the waitress of my dissatisfaction, she quickly removed them and got a new plate for me (which sadly again were not quite right).The waitress also asked us if we were celebrating any occasion and when we told her, towards the end of our evening she brought a platter with chocolates and the message Happy Anniversary written in chocolate syrup too :) We loved the service and enjoyed our food too

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Public Relations Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Matilda Bay and we hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent service and venue. Food not up to expectation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went to Matilda Bay Restaurant for a romantic meal and werent disappointed in the service and venue. Quite frankly the service was absolutely the best we have experienced in Perth. The waiter was helpful, efficient and attentive - though in no way overbearing or in any way intrusive. Our glasses were always full and there was always fresh water on the table. Everything worked like clockwork. Simply could not not fault. This was absolutely top quality service.
This is a fine dining venue and it shows. Crisp white tablecloths, wood paneling and comfortable chairs. The venue overlooks the bay and we were treated with watching the boats and a wedding procession. The atmosphere was happy but not in any way loud or cramped. We could talk happily to one another without raised voices - even though this was Saturday night and the venue was full.
Unfortunately the experience was let down by the food. Portions are not generous and we found the combinations of taste to be odd and bland. Our Steaks were good quality and cooked to way we liked it, but there was no jus and the bed of onion and capsicum was odd - it just did not add anything to the flavour. The entre was a very small portion and again, though well cooked, it just lacked that extra flavour that should be present. Desert was good. I would recommend the cheeseboard.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your positive and constructive feedback about Matilda Bay Restaurant. Your opinion has been carefully considered and communicated to relevant staff. Matilda Bay Restaurant has won two gold plate awards but is committed to ever improving our much-valued diners' experiences.
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice food, pricey, average service..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

They must be doing something right because it was busy. It is an expensive place to eat, but that's not a criticism. The food is very good and there is good choice. The meat has always been fantastic, better than that well known restaurant in a local casino! The service needs some work, either that or the kitchen need to get their timing right. Some of the waiting periods between courses and the coordination off coffee and desert at the end of the meal was well off. If you get a table by the window the view is fantastic, although I can't put my finger on it the place just lacks something in terms of atmosphere.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
We thank you for your considered feedback regarding Matilda Bay Restuarant. This opinion has been taken on board and relayed to relevant staff. Your views are important to us and we thank you once again for your thoughts.
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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The Spot in town to Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The location of the Matilda Bay Restaurant is ideal and the standard of chefs and meal service is five star. The food is fresh and the service people are friendly.

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Elizabeth D, Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
We are really delighted you were so pleased with Matilda Bay Restuarant and we thank you for sharing your positive experience.
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Perth, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Definate must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A great location for lunchor dinner as you see the Perth lights. Service is great and the food is very good. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2012
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