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“Nice but not amazing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Ox

The Golden Ox
330 Oxley Avenue, Margate, Queensland 4019 , Australia
07 3283 1833
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Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice but not amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

It was nice enough but definitely not amazing. The decor and bathrooms are very tired and the service very eighties. The food was okay but by no means amazing and I definitely wouldn't recommend the rabbit (bland and dry). On the other hand, the Platinum Seafood Platter was pretty good value and quite nice. The wine selection isn't very extensive but is not too badly priced. Overall it was a nice evening out but I won't be rushing back anytime soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brisbane
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Restaurants come and go ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Restaurants come and go but this one has remained over the years simply because the standard has remained excellent. We have lived in the area for 25 years and always use it for special occasions, or to take our visitors - usually on the night before they leave. To us, it's a special place. No overpowering music, no raucous conversation. Just a perfect atmosphere. I agree the piano lady is marvellous. A touch of old world luxury. We have never had a bad meal here. The staff are always friendly and obliging and the owner has a great sense of humour. Long may it remain so. We need constants in this ever-changing world.

  • Visited April 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, Australia
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Relaxed Atmosphere but All Class!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

First time at this Restaurant which has been run by the current owners for 35 years and , hopefully, not the last.
It is great to dine in a restaurant where you can conduct a conversation without raising your voice or having your conversation drowned out by the diners at adjoining tables. The decor is stylish but relaxed and the service is attentive but unobtrusive. It is a great menu with a wide offering of great food.
My Duck Gnocchi entree followed by Gold Banded Schnapper was beautifully cooked and presented and tasted superb. My companions had a variety of dishes and all were delighted with what they were served with one exception a friend had an excellently grilled steak that could have just been that bit better had the gristle been trimmed off before cooking!
Good but not over sized portions meant giving the dessert a miss but seeing what was delivered to other tables, I think we shall adopt a different choice strategy so that we could partake next time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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G0ldenOx, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Ox, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Oh my, you MUST come back and try the desserts!! Sublime!
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

food is average for supposed 5 star rating. couple of not so good experiences, also met there with a group and food was very rarely what we expected for our $ hit and miss with quality and service

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Sam B, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Ox, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
We’re sorry that your experience was not 100% what it should have been. We really appreciate feedback and we take it very seriously, it’s how we have managed to grow in our 36 years of operation. We hope to be able to serve and look after you sometime in the future.

Here at The Golden Ox we strive to provide exceptional food and service, and our customer’s reviews are very important in making this possible. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any further questions, comments or suggestions, and if there is anything we can do for you we would be only too happy.

Looking forward to serving you again soon.
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Redcliffe, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very relaxing place to dine.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Table service always good with attentive staff to your every need. Great menue, wine available, cooffee great food well presented, and hot staight from kitchen to table.

Visited November 2012
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