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“Delicious and Fantastic Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kaptans Restaurant

Kaptans Restaurant
224 Breathtaker Rd | (Hotel Pension Grimus), Mount Buller, Victoria 3723, Australia
61 3 5777 6396
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Mount Buller
Price range: $28 - $69
Cuisines: Austrian, Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ballarat, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Delicious and Fantastic Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My mum and I dined in this restaurant whilst staying at Pension Grimus. Our whole meal from start to finish was excellent. The service is exceptional and the restaurant itself is a wonderful display of Austrian memorabilia and history of Mount Buller.
The atmosphere is warm and cosy and very inviting.
Each course of our meal was a visual treat and delicious, including Kaptan's signature desert - the Saltzberg Nockerel! What a way to end our meal, the best desert ever!
Every year we have said we would dine here whilst at Mount Buller, we weren't disappointed, top class service, food and location. We'll be back.

  • Visited August 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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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great cosy atmosphere on a cold night, great service. Food beautifully presented and very tasty. Best dessert - I had it 5 years ago and craved it ever since.. Saltzberg Nockerel.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Couldn't get enough of the food! Not cheap, but worth it! Service makes a huge difference with the staff remembering us each and every time.

Visited July 2013
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Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Homely experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A really good dining experience, must-go when you're up at Mount Buller!

My friends and I decided to lunch at the restaurant as we have heard about the awesome reviews they've had.
No regrets, food was good and the staff were really friendly.

In fact, it was so good we decided to come back the next day for dinner and try out their signature dessert.

Came back the next day for a good dinner and we were not disappointed.
Their signature Austrian dessert - Salzburger Nockerl, I must say, is different from the normal souffles we normally see, and it is a must-try.


Food is definitely good but what made the dining experience even better was that the owner of the restaurant, Mr Grimus, actually came down and said hello to every table.

He was a very friendly and hospitable man, who stopped by and chatted with all his guests.
The humble old man who contributed to the history of Mount Buller impressed us with how he went from building the lifts, to establishing Pension Grimus and the Kaptans Restaurant.

The carvings along the fireplace actually tell the guests the history of Mount Buller and the carvings lining the restaurant recorded the symoblic openings and closings of each and every lift built in Mount Buller.

A generous man who made our dining experience at Kaptans a meaningful one :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“fantastic lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I came here for lunch, didn't have to book. The staff were very friendly and service was excellent. I had roast pork which was cooked beautifully and the crackling was perfect! My boyfriend had beef goulash with spaetzle (Austrian version of mac and cheese for those who didn't know) - a very tasty dish! Good portions, I wanted to try the apple strudel but was too full :)
I look forward to returning!

  • Visited June 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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