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“A good place for dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Samovar

Samovar
60 Queen Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
+61 97512399
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Ranked #21 of 73 Restaurants in Busselton
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Seafood, Tapas, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Perth, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A good place for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We visited Samovar on the Saturday evening of the Busselton Ironman competition. We turned up without a booking but were immediately given a table.
My companion had the soup of the day - pea and ham - and reported it to be 'excellent'. I had the Samo Salad with garlic and herb chicken. A point to note. This salad includes nuts but they are servers separately in small bowl. Good move for those with allergies.
The salad was excellent.
The wine list seemed pretty varied and the prices not too bad.
Definitely worth a visit

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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LisaAndNat, Owner at Samovar, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thanks for your comments on Ironman weekend - was super busy as all the fit people in the world ate a tonne of pasta. Our pasta is made fresh by Romano the Italian gourmet chef and we actually ran out on Ironman weekend so hopefully it helped everyone achieve their personal bests.
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly service and free wifi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We didn't have dinner but we had the largest slice of chocolate cake ever! Staff are wonderful and this is a super child-friendly restaurant with something for everybody. There's a play area for kids, and free wifi—an inviting spot after a long walk at the Jetty or shopping.

Visited April 2014
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LisaAndNat, Owner at Samovar, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thankyou for writing about our Chocolate Cake. Brenda our cake master is a legend at Gluten Free cakes and puts all of her heart and soul into our cakes, made fresh and in store, not brought down from Perth.
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“Very good rissotto!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went to Samovar during Eastger weekend. The service was just so-so--we did have to wait a bit---but we both ordered the rissotto, and it was excellent. Ambience is fine. I'd rate this restaurant somewhere between very good and good.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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LisaAndNat, Owner at Samovar, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thanks for your comments on the Risotto. Yes Easter was crazy busy in Busselton. We appreciate your feedback and are working hard at getting our food out quicker. We encourage bookings which helps us anticipate demand.
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55 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Here with mum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went for breakfast, nothing to rave about but food was decent and service as expected. Coffee hot and enjoyable. Love the new layout.

Visited March 2014
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LisaAndNat, Owner at Samovar, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. We are glad you had a good time with your Mum.
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“Samo Salad - to die for!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday coming back from a fantastic weekend away in Margs. Saw the Restaurant / Cafe approx a month ago when we were travelling south - was very busy then so took note to try it when we were down next. Tropical Twist smoothie to start while we waited for the lunch menu to start. Reminded me of a mango lassi in bali - yummmm. I ordered the Samo Salad with garlic and herbed chicken and my gorgeous man had the whiting, chips and salad. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommended for everybody as the menu was diverse and catered for people like myself with food intolerances. Thank you ;)

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LisaAndNat, Owner at Samovar, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thanks for your feedback. Yes our Samo Salad is very popular and we do try hard to ensure we can cover people who have allergies and other food intolerances.
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