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“A pleasant experience and good value with a voucher!”

Barramundi Cafe & Bar
Ranked #3,286 of 5,856 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A pleasant experience and good value with a voucher!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Our voucher got us 3 seafood platters and 3 bottles of wine @ $129 (as opposed to $415) which fed all 8 of us so definitely good value for money!

Lobster and scallop mornay was nice (if u like a thick mornay sauce) and the soft shell crab was nicely crunchy.

Pleasant evening out though given its largely an open area, would hate to visit on a cold and/or rainy night.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank chchan
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English first
Penrith, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Another clogged artery with every bite”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Had my first Groupon experience which was the FRIED Seafood Platter with a bottle of wine that was probaly not good enough to make the shelves of any self respecting wine merchant.
Service was amiable although the young lady had trouble comprehending english. Asked if fish could be grilled and she went away to check , came back and said yes thats ok. Fish came out fried with the rest of the stodge which is not freshly prepared. Chips were luke warm, salad is drowned in dressing, chef wouldn`t know a Lobster Mornay if it bit him.At no stage were we asked if all was ok , our departure was met with silence.
If you have a Groupon voucher and can get your money back, do it !!!!
Even Gordon Ramsey couldn`t rescue this place !!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good food, OK service, odd exit”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The food was good -- Eggs Benedict for a late breakfast. The service was OK while there -- slow to serve coffee and other beverages. A rain storm moved in while there and we decided to extend the stay by ordering a second beverage and some more food. People arrived during the rain storm and were turned away because the restaurant had "closed". The way they were turned away was unsettling given the downpour and the effort people made to get over to the restaurant. Additionally, when the staff wanted to go we were hurried out in a manner that was uncomfortable and odd. Frankly, it was a sour ending to an otherwise pretty good breakfast. Not sure I will hurry back.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank SMEMBoston_Ma
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port macquarie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Don't believe everything you read”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We went here with some trepidation as we had read some of the reviews but as I had a coupon I didn't want to waste it. Well we had a pleasant surprise. The lobster was tasty as were our scallops. The fish, soft shell crab and salt & pepper squid were enjoyable. Possibly my only comment would be change the oil a bit more frequently .... saw the colour when I used the facilities as you walk past the kitchen and as I have been in the business it looked a little dark. We had the red wine, I know it should be white with seafood but I can't drink white, and it was a reasonable blend very drinkable.Would I go again? Yes and I would recommend it to my friends

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank kim j
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Australia
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“Greasy , greasy, Greasy”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had a voucher meal at The Bar and Grill last week. It was not value for money even with the voucher. The wine was awful had better out of casks. The lobster and scallops were covered, drowned, in an inedible , I think maybe meant to be a cheese sauce. The scallops were the texture of leather, probably cooked for so long. The lobster was tasteless. The soft shell crab just oozed grease. The prawns were ok and the calamari tender. Chips were good. The service was fine. Except of course that the whole amount of food arrived at once, meaning it would get cold quickly. One piece of fish cooked well served with chips would have been far more pleasing. We have had great voucher meals that encourage us to go back. This did not. I will not in future buy a voucher that does not give some kind of choice.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank AustraliaDennis
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