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“Great Food not enough waitstaff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Subiaco Hotel

Subiaco Hotel
465 Hay St, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
9381 3069
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Ranked #16 of 70 Restaurants in Subiaco
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Mandurah, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great Food not enough waitstaff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had late lunch here on a Sunday afternoon and were fortunate to have an outside table so we could sit and watch the world go by. We chose 4 entrees to share as they sounded more interesting that the mains.The food was outstanding, we had crab and corn croquettes, chicken wings wrapped in proscutto, salt n pepper squid and Japanese prawns, All were absolutely delicious, presentation was impressive too, despite the kitchen being situated in a temporary building due to renovations. Let down was that there were not enough waitstaff, ordering drinks was difficult.
Dissapointing no dessert menu. But would recommend for the food alone. D elicious.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Noosa, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food, very ordinary service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had heard so much about this hotel. Although the food is great, we did not feel as though we were valued as customers which let the whole meal down.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A great place to dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The restaurant in this hotel is far above average. This is not your regular pub food. Interesting food choices and the menu seems to change regularly. Service is good.
The ambience is great, lively and bustling, this place is always busy so book ahead!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We went for a birthday lunch on a cold day and loved it. There was great atmosphere and the service was excellent. The lamb parpadelle was also sensational. The portion sizes have decreased over the last few years but it is still a really good, consistent restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“New menu is no good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This has always been a great place to eat but lately something has changed. There is a new menu which is much less appealing and some of the sensible favourites have gone. Why remove the tasting plate which was always great? Why not just change what was on it? Many of the new dishes are poorly designed. For example, sides are usually shared. However, new lettuce side dish cannot physically be shared due to poor design. Sides were presented without any serving utensils. Are we supposed to use our own knife and fork in the serving dish? Yuck. I asked for serving utensils for sides and was given one fork and spoon which was apparently meant to be shared amongst all the sides. More requests and eventually got more forks and spoons. Then had to request knife to cut up lettuce salad because it consisted of 2 large iceberg lettuce leaves stuck in a bowl, yes seriously, so we couldn't share it without upending it out of the bowl onto a plate and then cutting it up with the hard to obtain knife.
Whoever designed and styled the latest menu must have been the work experience student.

Visited May 2013
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