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“not my favourite place to be” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Outback Lodge

Restaurant Outback Lodge
Ranked #133 of 1,872 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Hochschulen
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“not my favourite place to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I won't be too hard - their food is good and mostly worth the price. Big meals. But the service...I don't know. They are kinda slow and always stressed out. And if so, they can become unfriendly. But it's ok. If you want some Australian food go for it. And if you go in the evenings, be sure to make reservations!

Visited November 2012
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English first
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Experienced some nice times in there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The atmospehere is really comfortable and together with their food and all the amenities I'd sincerely call it a very good restaurant. Waiters and waitresses are unusual and certainly unconvential but mostly friendly. The food is simply awesome. Go with some friends on Monday evening and eat all you can eat chicken wings, what a time! It's not an excellent because of the music. Surrounded by Aussie spirits I except some good rock, like AC/DC but unfortunately Kesha and Taio Cruz hold the floor.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Fabio K
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Aussie pub-food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nice atmosphere, ok pub-food, service somewhat slow.
The best about this pub, annex restaurant is the atmosphere. It's a nice pub. Good to go for an aussie beer or wine after a day shopping. Comfortable seating. Friendly service. The food is ok, but nothing special. The emu and roo was good. Prices are not too bad, for Zuerich standards. Online reservation works perfect, and we did get a nice table. Would go there again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 2012martine
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London, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
“Average with Deafening Music & Noise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Popped in here for a quick burger dinner with friends, mostly out of curiosity to see if this, yet another Oz themed restaurant, falls flat on its face, as is usual elsewhere I had the misfortune to experience these "creations". This place, on the first glance is fun, and does not take the whole Aussie signage and the stereotypes too seriously, though it has its share of crocodile crossings, nets and fake Aboriginal cave paintings, but it is deafeningly loud. So much so, that one cannot really relax or enjoy it, speakers blaring Crowded House right above you, made worse by large long tables favouring many group celebrations making it almost uncomfortable to stay. It may be that the other side of the bar may be quieter, but the main body of the restaurant is just one noise bucket. Burgers were OK, nothing to get terribly excited about, but not bad, proper Aussie style with pineapple (ananas) and beetroot and really proper potato wedges which would be familiar to anyone who spent any time in Australia. Service is beyond ordinary, the waitress opened the wrong bottle of cabernet sauvignon, didn't even bother to offer any of us to taste, just poured it out like it was lemonade to the tilt of the glass, and when she was told it's completely the wrong producer, did not apologise once, looked annoyed and went and got the correct bottle, but never reappeared, we had to pour our water and wine throughout dinner. Will not be going back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Slow, slow, slow!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

We waited an hour for what were very disappointing burgers. Definitely would not go back here!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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