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“Frustrating!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bean Bar

Bean Bar
1 Pulteney Street, Taree, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6550 0022
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Ranked #31 of 49 Restaurants in Taree
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Australian, Café, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: MANNING VALLEY COMBINED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE : BEAN BAR : WINNER 2010 , FINALIST 2011 . WINNER AGAIN 2012, HIGHLY COMMENDED finalist 2014 .Read our excellent review by the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide. Open 7 days breakfast and lunch and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Growing strongly now into our 5th year , with in excess of 2000 patrons per week enjoying our facilites, fresh food & coffee, and many functions. A totally unique cafe/Restaurant/Bar in taree. Award-winning cafe, restaurant and bar, The Bean Bar. Relax on the alfresco deck with new shade covers overlooking the captivating Manning River, and enjoy the gentle breeze off the water. With plenty of fresh seafood, and a huge variety of dishes for Breakfast Lunch & Dinner to satisfy any craving, The Bean Bar's menu is diverse, international and full of fresh, local produce. A large Breakfast & Lunch Menu satisfies all customers, & even daily $15 lunch specials are available . Our new night dining experience is Modern Australian with an Asian Fusion. Check out our web page for menus . Bean Bar Owners Ray & Tony
Taree
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“Frustrating!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

The food here was very average - it looked great but tasted ordinary. The views were lovely but the staff were slow and it took forever to get attention, maybe it was just a bad night but I won't return :(

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ray G, Manager at Bean Bar, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Hi there Leanne . Thanks for your review . Once in a while out of thousands of customers monthly , ( We average some 1500 satisfied customer per week these days } someone is not fully satisfied with food OR service in any cafe / restaurant . THis is accepted in the industry . We do have several new trainee staff very recently started , hence the possibility of a rare chance of poor service just for yourself . Also not all plates of food will appeal to the taste buds of all people all of the time. Even though the meal is identical to others served many times over .
All the best, and hope to see you return one day soon .
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This Bar/ cafe is situated right alongside the beautiful Manning River.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It was a lovely spot to stop for a cuppa at the end of the day before heading back to Mescal's B and B .
The sticky date and ginger biscuit was delicious and Mum enjoyed the carrot cake and coffee.

Visited June 2013
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Ray G, Manager at Bean Bar, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thanks for your review . Cheers ray & Tonyy & the staff .
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Hallidays Point, Australia
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“Good coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Always very relaxing overlooking the Manning River. The trees and the foreshores are very appealing. Coffee is always good and service is excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ray G, Manager at Bean Bar, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thanksa Vicki for the review .. Appreciated .. Also, watch over the next months for major improvements on the Alfresco deck, with a large proposed SAIL structutre to be put in place , to be provide a spectacular visual as well as provide additional shelter/protection for our guests..
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“Nice food but no real vegetarian options”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The ambience is nice here with the verandah looking over the Manning River. But I was disappointed as a vegetarian that there was only one meal on the menu for vegos. I think these days restaurants should offer at least 3 choices. The night we went we waited two and a half hours to get our meal and one person in the party was forgotten. It didnt seem that busy and I had heard that the owners were busy at an opening of thier new restaurant so the staff on the night were quite inexperienced. Maybe it would be better on other nights.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ray G, Manager at Bean Bar, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
PLENTY OF VEGETARIAN AS FROM SEVERAL WEEKS AGO .
The night menu for several weeks only was an interim menu only , as it was in the middle of a total updrade . THE NEW NIGHT MENU NOW HAS SOME 7 { SEVEN } VEGETARIAN OPTIONS . Daytime menus also of course have many vegetarian options as well .
In fact , we are very well known for plenty of vegetarian options & even Vegan options, with many regular customers because of this .
Will check with staff as to your timings / wait , BUT 2 1/2 hours IS extremely excessive & obviously has never ever happened .before .. Rest assured that wait times are always short .
And yes the opening of our new French Restaurant at Old Bar , called BONAPPETITE has been very successful, and we did use several of our BeanBar experienced staff for the oening two nights ..

Cheers and many thanks for your review, as we like to see feedback, wether it be positive OR negative at all atimes ..
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“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Always enjoy my meals at the bean bar. I have only ever came for breakfast and i must say the parmesan french toast is a must. It is amazing. The staff are always friendly and interested to hear how our meals are. My father did have one bad meal there and the gentleman apologized and didnt charge for that dish.

The outlook is really nice over the river.

  • 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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Ray G, Manager at Bean Bar, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Always enjoy my meals at the bean bar. I have only ever came for breakfast and i must say the parmesan french toast is a must. It is amazing. The staff are always friendly and interested to hear how our meals are. My father did have one bad meal there and the gentleman apologized and didnt charge for that dish.

The outlook is really nice over the river.

Hi there and thanks for your great review .... All of the team at the Bean bar strive for excellence in the quality of the food, the service , and the presentation of the premises .
Out of some 200,000 customers over the past 3 years, yes there has been rarely a customer who for some reason or another, did not like a meal presented to them . This is always rectified & the customer looked after ..
Again many thanks ..
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