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“Sensational view, good food + service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pacific Bistro

Pacific Bistro
Pacific Hotel | 18 Pilot Street, Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #37 of 51 Restaurants in Yamba
Cuisines: International
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Sydney
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sensational view, good food + service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We tried the bistro during a recent girls weekend away; we did choose it because of the view - it is absolutely breathtaking - but the food was quick, tasty and reasonably-priced so nil complaints at all.
I loved the decor - lifesaver/surfer circa 1960s - with Malibu long boards and lots of black and white photos from the 60s and 70s. All genuine, none of the faux-period decor in Sydney pubs. The staff were friendly without being interfering. If you go there expecting an eating experience you'll be disappointed but if you go there for a pub counter lunch (prices from $14) served in a stunning location with nice wine, it would had to go past this place. I'd go back.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Good room and the view is sensational!
Sometimes a bit of a wait for your food, but its worth the wait.

Visited January 2012
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London
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Go for the view, don't stay for the food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The view is amazing, beer is good but don’t go near the food. We visited during Easter weekend, made a reservation for 10 people a few hours before going to the pub. Yes it was a last minute reservation but they accepted it without hesitation and took my details. When we showed up there was no table for us and the staff did make much of an effort to rectify the situation. As people left, we gathered tables and chairs and assembled a table by ourselves. I ordered American style ribs, not sure what I got but I wouldn’t call it ribs (see photo - rib bone stumps doesn’t make it ribs!). The sauce on the ribs wasn’t very nice but the salad was good as was the small amount of chips. The rest of meals ranged from ok to pretty average, no one in the group was keen to eat there again during the holiday.

Visited April 2012
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Bendigo
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Best view ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Best view in dining arguably anywhere in the country

Visited April 2012
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Grafton, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“excellent view but limited menu”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

we stopped in to have lunch a nice luch for our last day on vacation it was crawded no seats the menu sounded nice but was very limited not much selection for the kids and special diet neads it seamed over pricey so we left and didnt eat! :(

Visited April 2012
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