I've recently moved to Mt Gambier and thought that 'the g's' higher prices would be an indication of a better experience. This was not the case. I've had three bad experiences in as many months.
1) Ordered the chefs plate at $25 a pop. Thought for that price I would get something tasty and creative. Not only did I have to wait 40mins for it, while basket after basket of bread rolls went past our table, it was just a plate of bread. Super disappointed with the lack of variety and flavour. It consisted of a quesadilla, which was seriously lacking any cheese, over cooked chicken and a token sprinkle of jalepenos, caramelised onion on toast, breaded beetroot balls and some shredded chicken in pastry (these weren't bad and the relish on the side was the only sources of flavour on the whole plate). Left feeling cheated outta my money and hungry.
2) Ordered off their cocktail menu, I was really impressed they had a cocktail menu. Until I found out that non of the staff had been shown how to make the cocktais on the menul. I felt so sorry for the bar staff, I felt management had let them down. I ordered a dry vodka martini with an olive. What I got was anything but dry, crappy vodka, in a warm glass and an olive that had been soaking in oil, that some lady brought from the kitchen. So I got specks of oil floating in my drink, which my friends nicknamed, the "fetta martini" because it tasted like one of those marinated Mediterranean mixes. It was awful. Kudo to the poor guy for trying, but it was like trying to bake a cake without the recipe.
3) Went back again ( I know, if should have learn't), this time split a lamb salad with a friend. The lamb looked and tasted like a week old lamb roast that had been diced and chucked on my salad, it was gamey and dry. I jealously eyed off everyone else's chicken parm.
If you just want a beer, this place is fine, but be warned, you'll be hit up for over $7 a pint, and there is little indication as to what you're getting for your money as there is no table service and no extraordinary ambients.