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“Won't bother again” 2 of 5 stars
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Kingsford Hotel
Adelaide Road | Old Port Wakefield Road, Gawler, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 29 Restaurants in Gawler
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
South Australia, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Won't bother again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My son & I had lunch here - I had fish which was awful - no flavour & had a 'plastic' type consistency, my son had chicken fillet with prawn (yes there was only the ONE) & the chicken was as dry as a bone. They were quite busy and obviously had not bothered to top up the salad bar either as there was bugger all to choose from - maybe other diners were filling up on that as well.?

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Average meals”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We ate here for mothers day, there was 7 of us eating and 3 dishes out of the 7 were bad. The salmon dish had lumpy mash potatoes and the sauce was all over the dish and too over powering, the seafood platter came out and the prawns were over cooked and tough, the fish and squid was undercooked and soggy and extremely oily and the chicken in the chicken salad was extremely tough and over cooked. We came to the conclusion that the food was probably pre cooked, frozen then re heated. Because that's how bad it tasted. We even over head the table next door to us having hair in their pizza! We gave feedback to the waitress and she was nice to offer us a free dessert. We just hope they speak to there chief so that they know they need to make some serious changes!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Gawler
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“dirty conditions, disgraceful service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I had booked a table for my wife's birthday celebration which the children were very excited to attend, unfortunately that's were it ended. The hotel is under renovation which we were unaware of which made our entry through the TAB betting bar (front bar) the children were uneasy with the swearing and loudness of the patrons. We then proceeded to the dinning room with no service and had to line up to find our table, they couldn't even get the booking name correct! The dinning room is not table service however they like to charge as if it is.

We ordered at a dusty small round bar table with electric extension cords all over the place and at one stage the lady taking the orders had to wipe the screen with her arm so she could see it!

Food was average, conditions terrible and service even worse, perhaps the owner should suspend dinning room services until the renovations are complete if they cannot provide the hygiene and services they are charging for!!!!

Very disappointing and also letting down the local community.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great pub meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Friendly staff, fast service quality pub meals with a salad and vegetable bar.
Stone grill a popular menu option.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food excellent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Food is excellent, bistro a bit unexciting. Best surf and turf since moved to Australia. Will go again when i remember to book a table.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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