I love this part of Australia, having been visiting it for over 30 years and recently have found the North Star as one of the best pubs in the Southern Flinders. On the two occasions I have visited in the last 6 months I have been very impressed by the service and facilities. I haven't eaten a meal there (other than wedges) in recent memory due to lack of vegetarian options but friends who have had mains were more than impressed. Last time I visited was in Oct 2012 and I'm hoping there might be a veg option on next visit.
As I mentioned, I found the service to be very good. Always attentive and helpful with advice of what else to do in the area.
I have been especially happy to be able to sample some of the emerging Southern Flinders wines and look forward to this wine region developing with the help of boutique country pubs like the North Star.
The pub/restaurant is well laid out, presented and maintained. With the option of a meal at the bar, in the dining room or on the decking listening to the variety of bird life with the sun setting behind you over the Flinders, the dining ambience caters for all.
Melrose is a great town to start your exploration of the Southern Flinders Ranges and the North Star is a great place to relax after a day exploring the region.
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