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sundowner

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Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In town for business, never been to this restaurant so we thought why not give it a go. Great meals, great friendly service, cold beer good wines, what more could we ask for. Excellent for a Bistro, large serves, hot and tasty. Will come back

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Thank mamiab
Lyndoch, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the room to the restaurant and the bar, the sundowner was amazing! The service from the staff was brilliant they were all so friendly and lovely The rooms are great with tv air con and heating, actually good beds pillows and blankets The meals were great quality and restaurant had great service and all for a very reasonable price!... More 

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Thank Lauren J
Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal of chicken breast with avocado topped with melted Brie cheese and a tasty hollandaise sauce. I enjoyed every mouthful. The salad and veg bar was great, I was tempted to just have that as they were so good. The next night I had the curry special which was ok.

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Thank Grantwatson777
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight her recently and offer the following: - The rooms are great - the staff are great - the evening meal was very average (I have previously had great evening meals here). Breakfast was great and catered for my coeliac wife exceptionally well

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Thank RogerandJenny2014
Canberra, Australia
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173 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Sundowner serves a variety of classic Australian pub food for what seems to be a largely undiscerning clientele, with an emphasis on hearty meals and a free salad and veggie bar. It mostly caters to family groups on a budget. Fine dining it isn't, but it offers good, tasty meals - my dining companions appreciated the fish and chips... More 

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Thank Peter S
Woodville, Australia
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Not many places open after 8pm so good to be able to order up until 8.30pm. Meal served quickly and salad and Vegetable bar still well stocked even though end of service. Staff friendly and meal quality and size very adequate.

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1 Thank Greg F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The food was good quality - I felt the mains were a little over priced. I think that if they combined the Big Breakfast with the Continental Breakfast that would be a lot better for families and regular business visitors.

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1 Thank Dave H
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We ate in the dining room at the Sundowner with my dive group. they were able to seat around 30 people and offered an at table drinks service, dinner was still ordered by going to the counter. The restaurant appeared to be popular with the locals.

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1 Thank Mark B
Brisbane, Australia
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Looks like a shed from the road, which is probably the same for everything else in Whyalla, but inside the restaurant is another world. Sure, a very big space, like a shed, but great ambiance for the middle of nowhere. I think it's the lighting. They've taken some care there. And, the service! The staff here are very, very, well... More 

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1 Thank SeanKennaway
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Had a lovely meal, with great service and were about to order another round of drinks at 9.000pm when we were asked to move to the bar. Felt like we were being herded towards the pokies rather than allowing us to make our own decisions.

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Thank Kevin O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Whyalla

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