We both had crab cake entrees - generous portions and OK quality (6/10 and $16). Then I had daily 'special' of 'Duck 2 ways' at $38. The hostess said this was combination milk breast/leg confit; the waitress said it was one or the other and I ordered breast; when it came the waitress said the chef decided to serve both so here they are. The duck was 5/10 - greasy and tepid. Vegetables 4/10 - over-cooked and tepid. I left most of the meal on the plate. Service was worst we have encountered for a long time. Slow with no explanation, also 'off-hand'. Waitress asked did I mind if she brought my duck before before the second main 'Thai Chicken pie' as the latter would take longer to cook. I said OK, but there was still a long wait for the duck, and the pie followed a minute or two later anyway. Service was inconsistent, and finished plates were left in front of us even after we had ordered coffee. All very confusing and disappointing, but adds up to an unsatisfactory shambles with poor cafe food at restaurant prices. The setting is lovely but tainted by poor service. Tahbilk is a top winery with an excellent cellar door and deserves better from its cafe.
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