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“The food, the service, the view and the ambience” 5 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 #24 of 1,531 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
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“The food, the service, the view and the ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A high class restaurant without any hint of stuffiness, relax and enjoy it all. My favourite restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Public Relations Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
We thank you for your high praise. Matilda Bay is always looking to exceed expectations through experience and we pride ourselves on maintaining our excellent reputation.
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English first
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Over-priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Nice view, average setting, good food, ok service but way over-priced! Example: $58 for a rib eye steak / $45 for snapper - and that's served on it's own - you're looking at an extra $10 each for a side dish on top of that. Wine twice the price as anywhere else for the same stuff! THE most expensive without justification. Service was OK but long waits and a few mistakes didn't make for a great evening. Won't be going again, even the finest Michelin Starred restaurants don't charge this much for far better food and service

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Public Relations Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thankyou for your feedback. Matilda Bay prides itself on its sensational views, Gold Plate-award winning (2009, 2011 & 2012) food and exceptional service and we are extremely disappointed these areas did not meet with your satisfaction. Our pricing is consistent with other contemporary venues however your review has been relayed to management and staff.
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“Ridiculously overpriced - striving to be a top class restaurant but only achieves this on price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Four of us had dinner here last night. Lovely location and good service. The food was fine but certainly was not worth the exorbitant prices. I've had much better meals at a fraction of the price. Our bill came to over $500 for four set menu meals, bottle of wine and four beers. A bottle of water cost $20!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Public Relations Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Your review has been carefully read. The $95 per head set menu entitles guests to bread, a choice of entree, a delicious choice of main, an amazing dessert and tea and coffee. Matilda Bay has won three gold plate awards (2009, 2011 & 2012) and our menus and pricing is advertised on our website and consistent with other contemporay restaurants. The mineral water is, in fact, $20 for an unlimited quantity (not $20 per bottle). We are sincerely disappointed that you did not enjoy your Matilda Bay experience.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Feb 8th 2013 - Birthday Lunch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We decided on taking family and friends for Lunch. We expected fine food, variety of wines, exceptional service and a setting to suit the occasion. The day was a total delight. Wait staff were very attentive without making their presence known...a sign of great management. Food was fresh, very pleasing on the eye and beautifully cooked and prepared. The wine list was a pleasure to read... Yes, it is true, one gets what one pays for - the whole experience was worth every dollar. Clean, and an air of crispness....Thankyou - we shall return...it was delightful
Maxine Beale

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth D, Public Relations Manager at Matilda Bay Restaurant, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
The management team and kitchen and waiting staff are really thrilled to know that your visit was a "delight". Matilda Bay is always striving to deliver an exceptional experience to our guests. We believe the combination of an amazing setting and view, gold plate award-winning food (2009, 2011 & 2012) and beverages and outstanding service are what continue to make this venue so successful. It is very encouraging indeed to know that we met with your high standards. Our sincere thanks for your wonderful review and we hope to welcome you back soon to beautiful Matilda Bay.
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“Outstanding!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband, some friends and I went here for dinner some years ago and it was very good from memory. So good in fact we got married here. The food on the evening of my wedding was talked about and still does to this day that was nearly 4 years ago. The staff are amazing and fill every request. If there is one restaurant you are going to go to in Perth it should be Matilda Bay. The view is wonderful day and night. There is a bar that you can have a few dinner drinks before hand and even a private wine room you can have a dinner in with some close friends. I would definatly recommend a sunset drink and dinner as the view over the swan is amazing and the park surrounding it really sets the mood. The parking is great and just right out the door. The decoration of this place is also great. The toilet is a must as the have the most amazing stair case hand rail i have even seen, very creative. Love Love Love this place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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