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Racine at La Colline

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42 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia
(02) 6365 3275
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining.

The portions are not huge so don't expect to be too full but the food is great and the waitstaff are very accomodating . I am a fan of sauces so I found some dishes a bit dry and bland but the Pressed duck was delicious. It is a great location and nice to get out of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Emma R
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As one of the most highly recommended restaurants--both by local folks and various rating services--I had to try it. I dined alone on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full at 7 p.m. and I had high hopes as I drove through the scenic countryside to the lovely winery location. The food certainly lived up to the reputation of a... More 

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Thank ckat50
Sydney, Australia
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Great cooking. Great hospitality. These folks know what they are doing. Even in busy periods at weekends. Friendly and informed. True regional fare. A must.

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Thank BlogBoss
Bathurst, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally write reviews but as a business owner I feel I would like to know if my staff were disgracing my business' good name. The young female waitress who served us was appalling. Although we received countless apologies and a discount from one of the other waiters it did not save the experience.

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Thank Marcus H
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I have never written a bad review! We visited for brunch this morning as a family of 9. Food was fantastic, but the young female waitress who served us could not have made it a less pleasant experience. Rude, abrupt, unapologetic for mistaking half our coffee orders. Avoided serving us every time we went to the counter to fix... More 

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Thank Hannah H
Parkes, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At lunch yesterday, a gorgeous blue-sky in which the stunning setting really shone, the service at Racine was really disappointing. It was my first experience of this much-lauded restaurant. The female waitress was rude and unsmiling, not explaining why a glass of wine did not arrive (it had only been delivered that morning and they were attempting to chill it... More 

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Thank tomtraveller2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Nine of us visited for lunch last weekend. The restaurant was almost full when we arrived but the atmosphere was beautiful! Unfortunately we hadn't pre-looked at the menu which is very limited and offers no vegetarian starter or main options. The waitstaff said the only vegetarian dish the chef could do was a mixture of the sides of the main... More 

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Thank 8anonymous
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We chose the degustation with matching wines and loved it. Interesting dishes but not too fussy. Good wine matches with local wines. Beautiful location

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Thank HedonisticHiking
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The portions are not huge so don't expect to be too full but the food is great and the waitstaff are very accomodating . I am a fan of sauces so I found some dishes a bit dry and bland but the Pressed duck was delicious. It is a great location and nice to get out of town.

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Thank Emma R
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If I had read the reviews below before going we may never have arrived at Racine. However we wanted a light lunch as we were dining out that night. The place was so prettily situated and cool green and white within, the staff were all welcoming and delightful, we were able to choose our own table from a number and... More 

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Thank Lynn B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I am a big fan of the Racine. I often take visiting friends and family there to show off the region. This time, late November, it was very disappointing. The food was acceptable, although not especially amazing. The staff were atrocious though. I've had better service at Mcdonalds. From booking a table, to the level of attentiveness and professionalism -... More 

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Thank Luke G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange, New South Wales 2800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (02) 6365 3275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?