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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shiraz

Shiraz
28200 New England Highway, Ballandean, Queensland QLD 4382 , Australia
(07) 4684 1000
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Ranked #4 of 7 Restaurants in Ballandean
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Queensland Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Another excellent restaurant in the beautiful Ballandean. This is a place that delivers great service, quality fresh food and is excellent value!. The jus that was served with my lamb was probably the best Jus I have ever tasted. Thanks to all the staff & keep up the great work of maintaining the high standards of food/wine that the Granite Belt is currently delivering.

Visited May 2013
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English first
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120 reviews 120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Dinner for 4 on Friday evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The place was packed full and we got an excellent meal served by a brilliant young waiter who was a complete star. This is a really well run Resturant in the middle of no where. The quality of the food was extremely high. We had a lovely evening. Please book as clearly customers drive for many miles to this Resturant,

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best meal of your life!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Amazing food, Chef and owners John and Jen are perfect. Their food and service cannot be faulted. Eaten their twice in two years, so took 15 mates from Sunshine Coast there for birthday dinner. You will not eat a better steak in the world and the deserts are amazing. Each mate couldn't believe the fantastic food in quiet Ballandean. Go and try it for yourself. Local wines compliment the food perfectly, you will not be disappointed. This Restaurant belongs in Sydney or New York with its stylish presentation and flavours.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gold Coast
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Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Great to support fine cuisine in the country.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were told that this restaurant was a bit pos! I think the person transalated the price list into posh. This humble eating facility is priced the same as any qulaity restaraunt in Bris or the Coast and the qulaity is just as good.

Not being able to drop our geara tthe Apple & Grape Motel - Stanthorpe & catch a cab - we drove to Ballandean where Shiraz is located on the main highway thru town.

During a lovely glass of Symphony Hill bubbles, the aromas from the kitchen and meals around us convinced us that we would leave trhe car and emabrk upon a memorable lunch.

The menu is very simple and based around the freshest available fare. The entres are to die for especially the prawns. We were told that the wild caught Barra ( not local obviously) had only arrived the day before anf it was an exceptional piece of fish.

As we made our way thru the courses they were each complimented by a good selection of local wine by the glass. Desert was well catered for after a couple of hours of honest grazing.

Quality food & wines worked out around $100 per head and the limo ride bak to Stanthorpe was $50 but well worth the experience...

Visited April 2013
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Yeppoon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely spot, nice staff, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We had heard good things about Shiraz but we came away felling somewhat disappointed. The presentation of the food was nice - some of us had the salmon which was served nearly cold and those who had the pasta were unimpressed. Desserts however were nicely done. We felt that the menu could be modernized a bit ( meals were served with chips!) A pleasant night out but not excellent cuisine.

Visited March 2013
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