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“Great meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Settler's Restaurant

Settler's Restaurant
144 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 13 Restaurants in Deloraine
Cuisines: English
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Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal here. The food wasn't fancy but very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the duck sausages. Unfortunately the chairs are rather uncomfortable.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Great food, slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The atmosphere was great. Lovely dining room full of quaint artefacts. On each table is a double spread reproduction of a newspaper from 1882 (or so). The paper gave us something to read as we waited 45 minutes for our meal. Why a bowl of roasted pumpkin soup and a vegetable frittata with salad took so long I don't know. But others in the room asked us how long we had waited, when we had been served and they hadn't. It was not a busy night, thank goodness. However, the wait was worth it. The food was great - or were we over-hungry? I give the service "poor" but the food was "excellent", therefore an average experience

Visited January 2014
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Focus on the food and forget the hiccups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our accommodation was in Mole Creek and we didn't feel like having pub food so we headed to Deloraine and stopped at Settlers, the first restaurant we encountered entering the town. We did not have a reservation and arrived just before 8pm, but the waitress was welcoming although very busy as she was handling the dining room on her own. We ordered the spring rolls, caesar salad, fish & chips and sweet potato curry, which were all nicely cooked and presented.
Before leaving we booked for the next night which was Saturday.
Although Saturday was not as busy as our first night, it seems the kitchen was not running smoothly. The ordered vegetarian frittata was delivered as vegetarian lasagne and it was cold in the middle. We queried the mixed order with the waitress and did not really find out what happened; then we said if it was hot we would continue with the lasagne. We also had fish & chips and caesar salad - both of which were not as perfect as the night before. The fillet steak was supposed to be medium rare but it was medium to medium well done. We told the waitress we did not want to add more pressure to the kitchen and that we would continue with the dishes as prepared.
The wine list is quite interesting and not over-priced. The ambience is very pleasant and historically interesting. The glasses and jugs are all in ceramic adding to the rustic decor. There is a terrace with views of the mountains and pastures.
If it was our restaurant though we would not tolerate a client putting all his empty dishes together and physically taking them to the kitchen, which is via the reception. We saw the client do this on both nights! And the second time he risked creating an accident as he just clipped another client who was just standing up from their chair.
We are still giving a 4 rating as we do understand all restaurants may have an "off" night.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The roast lamb is divine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful and very welcoming. Both my son and I ordered the roast lamb. My son couldn't stop raving on about how delicious it is. I, 100% agree. The best lamb I've ever had. I am a self confessed foodie.

  • Visited December 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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Brisbane
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Great venue, meals, wine, staff and prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent meals, helpful and friendly Proprietor and it is in itself a very interesting venue. A lot of effort has gone into the décor which has an historical vibe and amazing old artefacts, tools and equipment to look at. Was a very different, totally enjoyable experience.

Visited August 2013
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