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“Disappointing after having read so many positive reviews”
Review of Tahbilk Cafe

Tahbilk Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Tabilk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In response to a growing demand for the food and wine experience, the Tahbilk Café was opened in 2005, built on the backwaters of the Tahbilk billabongs. The Café provides visitors with an authentic experience, relaxed and in keeping with the Purbrick family's food and wine ethos. The venue also displays a more modern touch to Tahbilk's otherwise historic aspects. The cafe prides itself in showcasing local and seasonal produce. OPENING HOURS Weekdays: 11am - 4pm (closed Tuesday & Wednesday) Weekends & Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm
Reviewed December 26, 2012

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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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Great food great service great wine, what else could you want and not that expensive either ($60 a head including a bottle of wine between two).

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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Just the place if you like to have a wine, or coffee & cake for afternoon tea. There is an outside eating area on the balcony area with a beautiful outlook with gum trees & birds. There is a lovely relaxing walk so that you can burn off the calories from either lunch or afternoon tea. A nice country environment where you can purchase very nice wines.

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1  Thank Elizabethoz
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Reviewed July 17, 2010

A modern stylish buidling with views directly on the Goulburn Billabong. Pub style food with flair. Nothing special but enjoyable. Gets very busy on weekend so booking essential, same for boat cruise.

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1  Thank AustraliaFamilyMan
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Reviewed July 25, 2008

Thsi cafe is part of the renowned Tahbilk winery near Nagambie, an hour and a half by train or car from Melbourne and not far north of Seymour. It is also a short deviation off the Hume Freeway route between Sydney and Melbourne - turn off at somewhere like Euroa or Locksley and go across country a short distance.

We lunched midweek, first taking a quick look at the underground cellars. There were about 30 others partaking of a meal, which given it was not the weekend was impressive.

An excellent range of hot meals and cold collations was available, but we enjoyed the A$25 bottle of cabernet sauvignon even more.

This may not be the most elaborate cafe in an Australian winery, but the service lived up to the winery's widely known good reputation.

2  Thank Victorianlad
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