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“Lovely lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taste of the Country

Taste of the Country
Shop 11, Hunter Valley Gardens Village | Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 6605
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Ranked #44 of 56 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our second trip here the first been 18 months previous, we remembered they did a great ploughman's lunch! This time we went for the burgers which although were very well put together (lots of toppings & additions) the meat patty wasn't very beefy. They were very accommodating to our son's gluten and egg intolerances though and did him a special toasted wrap.

Pros-iced coffee, ploughman's lunch, hot chocolate & helpful with intolerances.

Cons-Burger let down by the actual meat patty.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Nice welcome, pleasant interesting restaurant, good beef burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Plenty of cafes and eating places around to choose from however we felt like a beef burger so in we went. We were greeted by a nice lady wearing a country hat and a big smile, shown to our table given menus, drink orders taken, 10 minutes or so latter our fresh beef burgers with caramelised onions arrived hot, our waitress Melissa made my wife and I very welcome,
The couple on the next table also recommended the Ploughman's platter for two

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worst dining experience ever.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This was such a disappointment, longest wait for our food, rude staff who just ignored everything, and after asking time and time again what was taking so long, and not getting any answers we were ready to walk out, to only get our food, and it was horrible, tasted like old cardboard food. Will definitely never be going back and would not recommend this place to anyone

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Doesn't even deserve one star”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a big waste of time and money. Absolute disgrace of a cafe. The wait time was incredible. We went inside and sat down and a lady said it was table service. So we waited.... And waited. The only reason we got a menu was because we took one ourselves. I inquired twice and waited another 10 mins after that for someone to finally come and take our order then we waited again. Another half an hour later, we finally got our drinks. My bf got a beer and I had a cappuccino which was so overly priced. And then we waited another 20 mins or so for the food afterwards. Which was just ridiculous since our meals didn't even need to be cooked. I had the cheesecake which was a small slice for $6 but my boyfriend seemed content with his salmon wrap. Although no cooking involved, it just needed to be toasted so no idea why it needed to take so long. We were going to finish the drinks and just leave because we got so sick of waiting. Other people came in the same time as us and they had finished their meals before we even got our drinks. Will definitely not be coming back here after such horrible service.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Don't bother!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I wouldn't bother entering or even considering this place to eat at. If you wish to do so please keep in mind that it'll probably take 30mins for someone to take your order then another hour for anything to show up to your table. I just about got up and left whilst watching people in the neighbouring cafés receive service straight away plus their meals before I had even been served.
It was a mistake from the beginning.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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