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“Give it a miss...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Outback Lodge

Outback Lodge
Ranked #17 of 242 Restaurants in Winterthur
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Bar, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
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195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Give it a miss...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We booked a table for Monday night's all you can eat wings. At 32.50/per person for a plate of wings & wedges it's, by Swiss standards, not a bad deal however the service leaves a lot to be desired.
There were 5 of us, 4 had wings while 1 ordered off the menu. The first plate of wings came out after about a 20min wait, these were crispy & quite nice. We then ordered another plate, after more than 20mins no plate arrived, when we called the waitress over she seemed perplexed that a second plate had not arrived; which is interesting seeing as you are served by the same waitress the whole night & she clearly hadn't bought another plate out. She went to 'investigate' & about 10/15mins later we received a fresh plate, this plate was terrible! The wings were soggy. One of the girls asked for another plate as her first plate was full of wings, the waitress took her plate & never returned.
It was only when we flagged the waitress down again that she realised she was supposed to bring another plate, 30mins earlier.
The restaurant was busy but by no means full, I would hate to think how slow the service would have been had the restaurant been full.
I don't think it's too much to ask that the waitress can fulfil orders, check on you from time to time, clear the table of empty bottles & plates & bring new orders out, however on this particular night this seemed to be an impossible task.
To be honest we have eaten here before & while the service has been acceptable on this particular night it was downright appalling. The food is acceptable but the wings didn't wow us, they were 'alright'.
Based on this experience we won't be returning, the waitress couldn't fulfil orders in German I would hate to try & order in English.
If you're looking for the 'real' Aussie experience I'm not sure this place is the place to go. There are lots of other restaurants in Winterthur with nicer food & much better service!

Thank Liz_D27
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  • English first
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English first
Winterthur, Switzerland
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Better than the UK version”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The outback is not somewhere I would visit in the UK. It was good to see that the Swiss version is much better. We really like the interior, it's got a good beer garden for Summer. We found the staff very friendly and provided good service throughout. Not a huge selection of beer on draft but it's ok. Cocktails were good. Burgers were excellent, good size portions. Not keen on big chunky chips. Price ok for Winterthur. It's near work so convenient for end of the day drinks. We'll definitely go back.

Thank rachel69inman
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Enjoy Down Under”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Feels quite "down under": food, drinks, staff and setting! Excellent food, generous portions - we recommend the plates to share because you get to try a lot of different things. Special treat for Birthdays.

Visited November 2013
Thank Ronja C
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111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Do not go there!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

we booked a table for new year eve at 9 pm. When we arrived they asked us to wait at the bar while our table was prepared. At the bar, the bar tender did not ask us what we wanted to drink for more than 40 minutes, no news on our table. Waiters did not know what to do...after haveing wait for 45 minutes on new year eve whith not even our order from the bar takes we decided to leave...and whit us other people that did book left as well. terrible place...terrible smel...horrible service...

  • Visited December 2011
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