Well I was looking for somewhere really nice to take the mother in law . I looked through the sites online and found this place with all its rave reviews. As the restaurant wasn't open for Saturday lunch, and the upstairs area was getting rave reviews as well , I booked.
My heart sank when we turned the corner from Terry street into Merriman street to see this old building that seemed to be a bowling club..Now I'm not a snob ( although the Mother in Law is!)
but I could have just stayed at the club where I WORK IF I wanted that kind of a meal.
NOT ONE REVIEW MENTIONED THAT THIS IS A CURRENT BOWLING CLUB or an ex club. It all sounded so nice on the website , but frankly not the place worth travelling 80 klms for on a birthday celebration...From what I could see, the downstairs place looked OK , but upstairs is just a dumpy little place full of bowlers and some locals enjoying a bistro meal.
After all the crumbs were wiped off the table we sat down. The view was OK..i'M SORRY BUT kYLE BAY is not the prettiest bay around..( I'm from the Shire , I'm embarrassed to say, but there's nicer bays down there...Yes I know I should have gone there! but read the reviews on Zippos and you'd think it was a michelin starred place)
ANYWAY........... two of us had the steaks.. Tasty but tough, the chips were fantastic though.
Chicken schnitzel was apparently nice..
The desserts were nice ,as were the tea/coffee.
If I was after a quicky meal at a bistro, I would go again, if I was local, but for a nice meal in a nice venue, this is not your place,, I cannot tell you how embarrassed I was to take someone there..
This is the first time reviews from Tripadvisor have let me down..
I'm sure locals will object to this review but I,ve told the truth..
Well done to the chefs working in that tiny kitchen..
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