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“Incredible location - inconsistent food and service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Restaurant

Ocean Restaurant
102 Ocean Parade | Blue Bay, Central Coast, The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 69 Restaurants in The Entrance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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“Incredible location - inconsistent food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The location is to die for - right on the coastline with a full-on view of all its rugged beauty.

BUT we have been here a few times and there is no guarantee of the consistency.

We have been there when one of our favourite chefs on the coast (Dimitri) was working and he was excellent.

At other times we have had a chef who could not match those standards.
And the service is variable - on the last occasion, the waiter was unable to handle more than a couple of tables - he started with us and got half way through when a new table came in.
We were forgotten whilst he gave his full attention to the new diners.
The prices are relatively high which wouldn't be the issue if the food and service were to match.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Devon
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“Somewhere to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Decent food at decent prices, reasonable if a little old fashioned menu.

Visited February 2012
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Central Coast. NSW Australia
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“Superb dining!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Exquisite dining!! Excellent atmosphere and staff. The view was amazing. We were not disappointed. The food was to die for. A big thank you to the staff and chefs. Would recommended to anyone to go there for a special occasion.

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“Great service, good food, pricey but worth every cent. View amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We went to this restaurant on 23/12 very close to Christmas and although busy the staff were able to manage and manage well. We were a table of just 2 and there were large tables around us. Although noise level was a bit high this was not the fault of anyone. The staff ensured our order was taken ahead of the large tables so as we were ot caught up behind them in the orders. Our food was beautifully cooked and presented. We found after eating each course we had had sufficient but we were not weighed down with heavy food. We looked forward to each course. There was time between courses. A beautiful sorbet between our mains and dessert. All was perfect. Even though the place was busy we were not rushed or made feel as if we should not have been there. We have eaten at many restaurants on the Central Coast of NSW and believe this one is one of if not the best. It is part of a group of restaurants by the same owners but this one far outweighs its partners in the group. The chef at this restaurant should be congratulated.
The do have a fixed menu and also a la carte. We had a la carte this time as it was an occassion but will definately be back to try the fixed menu. I have ticked that it is a special occassion restaurant but the fixed menu will bring it into the $$$ catagory.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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