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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Bailey Tavern

Old Bailey Tavern
20 Reid Promenade, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
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Ranked #109 of 191 Restaurants in Joondalup
Cuisines: European
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

But the service lets it down.
When you enter the place its huge, but there are know signs to say to order food from the counter, and the girls do not come out to check on you.
Ordering a drink at the same time as a meat creates problems for the staff, some can do, some cant, and some wont.
The meal portions are huge, but if you order an entree and main, tell the wait staff, to tell the kitchen not to cook your main until you are ready, twice my main came out before I was finished my entree.
Wait staff please give a dam, its the only thing stopping giving you a 5+ rating

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Never Again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have not been to the old Bailey for 2 years because the place was old, food was average. I was told that there are new owners and the Old Bailey was refurnished. We went there tonight, and will NOT be back. Food was average and over priced. Sure a few new fittings but nothing has really changed, everything looks old. You have to walk thru the beer garden to get to the restaurant, while men that are drunk perv at you walking past, makes you feel terrible. We purchased 2 meals on the card for $60, but when we returned for desert, i was told i had to purchase a min of $20 on the card because i had no cash, despite paying for our main meals on the card earlier.... so we left, went to McDonalds, yes i know McDonalds for a coffee and cake, purchased on our card for $7.05. Its old, it needs a total new look. Needs a new dance floor, new music to maybe cater for people in their 30's -40's as there is nothing in northern suburbs that does. And lower there prices , have a better entrance (keep it separate from the pub) and make it a $10 min card purchase like everyone else, and then maybe we will return!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Disgraceful service and rude staff, shame because the food was good!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We went early midweek, the mangeress and the till operator were very rude and had no patience with us when we were querying the meal options. They were very unhelpful and just plain rude. The food however was very good, and reasonably priced. I would however not go again due to the inappropriate and rude service from the staff.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Better since renovations, same crowd though”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Has improved since facelift, food is ok, but a bit exy
Very loud and noisy though can be a bit intimidating when going in lots of clicky louts smoking as you go in

Visited June 2012
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The new ownership of this old time favourite has managed to turn it back into what it used to be… a great place to eat & get a quality meal. There was a good variety of meals to choose from at reasonable value for money. Service was good from ordering to service of meals. Staff were friendly, helpful & polite.
Will definitely return soon.

Visited June 2012
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