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“What you order is not what you get” 2 of 5 stars
Review of McEVOYS

McEVOYS
Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 39 Restaurants in Jindabyne
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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North Parramatta, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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“What you order is not what you get”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Came with high expectations but left disappointed, wondering why McEvoys had such good ratings. Service was good however we ordered the pork with CRACKLING because I wanted crackling but when it arrived, the skin was softer than the meat, not a crackling to be seen. Big disappointment! They could have advised this in the beginning. False advertisement. Pork Ribs were poor too, and we ordered fries with the ribs but we got baked potato instead which wasn't even nice, pub food would have been better. Noticed the table next to us were served the wrong order too. The waitress blamed it on the chef.

McEvoys is overpriced and overrated. Would never go back again. We have been to many fine dining places and this place is definitely not fine dining. The price we paid was more than double what the food was worth! McDonalds would have been better!!!

Visited July 2014
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English first
Canberra
1 review
“Could be much better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

As first timers, we were a little disappointed last night. Our food was very good but expensive for the small amount on the plate. The service was attentive but not very polished and our dinners took an age to turn up even though the restaurant was far from full.
With only a few tweaks, the restaurant could be really great.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine dining, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

In comparison to last night's meal (see other review) this meal was superb and much better value. A very good bottle of aged cab sav (possibly discounted by an error on the wine list) and that aside the bill for two gourmet entrees, two mains and a side of greens was less expensive and the service and ambience was more in keeping with a special night out. Probably not for every night dining but worth a booking when an occasion deserves celebrating in style.

Visited June 2014
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great service, extremely friendly staff and delicious meals! All round great experience- will recommend to anyone living locally or even passing through this snow season!

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“Gone downhill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Have dined here many times in the past though haven't been for over 6 months and expectations where high as have always had a good meal. Very disappointed.
Started with off orange juice.
Scallops small & only caramelised on one side, a bit on the undercooked side, could have been ok except for the terrible salad, had all the right ingredients but the dressing smelt and tasted terrible. Salmon overcooked & beef tough, chips soggy. Service was good but totally let down by the disappointing food.
Would I return again? Not until winter when they get some more chefs to lift the standard from the kitchen.

Visited March 2014
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