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“Heard great things but very disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Margan Restaurant

Margan Restaurant
1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Broke
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Part of the Margan Vineyard, Broke, NSW, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Heard great things but very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Friday Lunch for 2 adults/1 teenager and 1 child. Nice on Verandah. Disappointing fact was service or lack of. 2.25 hours to get main after sitting at 12. Nice olives and bread for snacks, ordered entrée with matched wine, ( wine didn't turn up), Entrée food quality exceptional prawn/mussel with great flavour but nothing to drink with not even water. Veggie garden salad nice but nothing special for the money. Mains Sirloin was told would be medium one came out cold and almost over well done ( grey and almost unable to be cut) and one was medium in 2 slices and cold. Lamb dish cold. Had to go to entry desk to ensure matched wine came with meal. Childs meal was good. Would like to have deserts but given that table was not cleared within 20 minutes of finishing meal decided to do the rare thing of paying for meal at front desk before they had cleaned up table. Only decent thing is that they didn't charge us for the wine. Unsure how this restaurant has a hat based on this experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Just average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Staff were great but food was average, we sat outside and had many children running around with a ball t night which didn't really help
Food was fresh and ok but certainly not wow

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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sydney
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful autumn weekend- enjoyed a wine tasting first followed by a delicious lunch in the restaurant and then a stroll through the kitchen garden. Service was friendly and we would definitely return again!

Visited March 2013
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Sydney
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“WOW WOW WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Margan restaurant is amazing! The staff are very helpful and made the dining experience so pleasant and relaxed!

As for the food, every dish sounded delicious on the menu and tasted even better when served!

We visted for a long lunch so we could take in the beautiful setting that the restaurant is located in. It is a bit of a drive to get to Broke from Pokolbin but I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a fine dining experience in a lovely location!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazingly fresh modern food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Wow. Food was sensational. Nothing beats food fresh from the garden and a plate of baby vegetables picked that day was the lunch meal of the day at our table! Followed a close second by the incredible truffle risotto. To be honest every meal was spot on and a work of art visually and in taste. My next trip to the valley will include dinner here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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