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“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of 5th Element - CLOSED

5th Element
Cuisines: Australian
Restaurant details
Newcastle
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

I got a cudo voucher for this cafe and I tried to call them couple of times. Once I was told that nobody is around and that the person speaking to me is only a cleaner and cannot take reservations. I tried calling a few days later without avail. Finally when I managed to get through, the lady on the phone told me that Saturdays have been fully booked in advance, but I persisted on discussing for other possible times, she finally said I can go on a Saturday at 8am. When I went to the cafe on Saturday morning, Lo and Behold, the restaurant was empty. There were no other customers besides me and my fiancee. We handed our voucher to the lady behind the counter and she just said take a menu decide and go back to the counter and order. We did that, ate the food and by the time we left, there were still no customers. How is it possible that the cafe is fully booked when there were no other customers??????? The lady did not even smile the whole time we were there. I believe that this is a scam, just like what Sunnydays1970 said.
Food is not spectacular and definitely not worth the troubles.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Don't go”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Tried to book but would not answer the phone. We turned up and told that because we had a cudo voucher we had to book. They would not listen when I said I had been trying to ring for a week with no answer. Very rude and arrogant staff the restaurant was empty but we were told they could not fit us in???? I then walked out of the restaurant and tried the phone number again with no answer. This sounds like a scam

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Thank Sunnydays1970
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