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“friendly staff, but average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lantern Palace

Lantern Palace
41 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
61 3 5153 1311
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Ranked #11 of 51 Restaurants in Bairnsdale
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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“friendly staff, but average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The place is, like many chinese restaurants, without much charm. The location is convenient along the main route and has ample parking. The food is average, both in taste and presentation. We had the lemon chicken, spicy chicken satay and fried rice. Nothing special, but nothing wrong.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A little over priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Had delivery to our hotel - was on time. Honey pepper steak - needed more pepper (but that is probably our taste). Vegetable & cashews was just that - nothing majorly exciting & the Nasi Goreng (which I hadn't had before) looked like it had little pieces of chopped up Fritz (or for Victorians - Devan) in it.

Visited October 2012
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't bother. Crap service. Pooor food. No Ambiance.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Unbelievably bad service. Staff ate food at the bar in front of customers. Had to ask multiple times for chopsticks and glasses. Mostly staff stood around and talked to eachother instead of serving customers. The mongolian beef was very nice, but the lemon chicken was more battered than a serve of chicken nuggets and the combination chow mien was bland - spring rolls served cold.

Never again - don't waste your money. Go with the Motto - don't enter if it's not busy on a saturday night.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Aussie style chinese food in a small town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

The food is typical aussie style chinese with the usual sweet and sour, deep fried stuff. It has smorgasbord lunces which was said to be very popular with the locals and booking was essential to get a seat.

Food was reasonable for a small town. We had stir fried noodles which came out different from what we expected but it was decent. We were hungry as we were there on Xmas day and everything else (including McDonalds!) was shut. It satisfied the hunger.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dandenong, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Its chinese food is more...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

Its chinese food is more suited for caucasian taste than asian taste. But despite that, its food is pretty good. Reasonably priced.
I recommend this place.

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