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“Greatly exceeded our expectations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bombay Brasserie Indian & Western Cuisine

Bombay Brasserie Indian & Western Cuisine
Ranked #21 of 206 Restaurants in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Indian, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Bombay Brasserie is located within Coffs Harbour's beachside precinct Park Beach. Originally opening as "Macauleys Restaurant" in the beginning of 2008, with Mr John Chittick & his daughter Renee,this family owned and operated restaurant did take Coffs Harbour to new heights with its contemporary menu and relaxed, but elegant, ambience. Now a New Chapter is starting again, with new owners Joti & Joyce Singh. With a completely new menu. A restyled western menu more suited to families, crafted by our dedicated western chef. As well as adding a full Indian menu. With the new owners the restaurant decor has had a mini makeover with a slight subtropical Indian atmosphere . The candle lighting indoors creates an elegant dining experience, whilst the rustic courtyard at both the front & rear of the restaurant creates an intimate alfresco setting, perfect for that special night out in the warmer months. Macauleys can satisfy any appetite with mouth watering Eye Fillet Surf & Turf or a moist & tasty Butter Chicken & Naan Bread. The relaxed and elegant setting makes Bombay Brasserie the perfect venue for a romantic dinner for two, or a sumptuous Family Feast of Indian fair. Business groups, private family functions or a wedding reception can also be catered for.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Greatly exceeded our expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Rave reviews on tripadvisor prompted us to visit Macauley's for the first time last Friday evening and I'm pleased to report that our experience was even better than we'd hoped for. As others have said, the dinging environment is lovely - it was quite full (including a large table of adults with several young children) but the tables are spaced well and we could hold a 3-way conversation comfortably. There was even live music (a young solo singer-guitarist) who was extremely talented but once again, the volume was just right. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the bill for 2 entrees, 3 mains, a bottle of sparkling wine, 2 beers and 1 dessert was $186 (~$60 head). The wait staff were also excellent - personable and helpful balanced with unobtrusive, quality service.

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coffs harbour
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“proud of local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Have taken two groups of visiting friends here lately.Cannot fault anything.My friends agreed that it was better than 'hatted' venues we have patronised this year.The wine list is good and reasonably priced.A very nice dining experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Wow, Macauley's has come a long way since it opened in Coffs Harbour some years ago! Could not fault our recent experience there. Food was fantastic. Service was equally fantastic. Bar service was great as well! Very, very pleased and would highly recommend Macauley's based on our recent visit! Well done!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent from start to finish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Lovely atmosphere, with the nice high ceilings, not too noisy when it was full of people. Our party of four all had different entrees, mains and desserts. Every meal was well presented and thoroughly enjoyed. The goat curry was a huge serving which was a pity as much was wasted, all the other plates were totally cleaned! Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Wine list is quite inexpensive. A really enjoyable evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda K
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Canberra
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

I wouldn't recommend this. Maybe they were having an off night, but the food was poor and no one asked why we'd left so much of the meal. A disappointing evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Ney2450, Owner at Bombay Brasserie Indian & Western Cuisine, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Hello Hils_99

I apologise that you did not enjoy your meal at Macauleys & I welcome all feedback good or bad. As your review does not go into detail about when you ate at the restaurant or what your meals were I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me either by phone 02 66 525 970 Tuesday to Saturday after 2pm or via email macauleys@y7mail.com so that I can follow up on your feedback with my staff. I do wish that I was made aware of your dissatisfaction at the time of dining so that I had a chance to rectify the situation.

As Macauleys is a small family owned business we are passionate about our food & believe in the values of great customer service. We aim for all of our diners to have a fabulous dining experience & I apologise again that we fell short of your expectations and indeed our own.

Kindest Regards,

Renee Perks
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