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“Good place to go” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Meat & Wine Co - CLOSED

The Meat & Wine Co
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good place to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

I was a solo diner there on a wet Thursday. It was very busy, but service was great, in contrast to some of the other reviews here. I had a mixed rib platter, consisting of pork, lamb and beef ribs, all tender with contrasting seasoning. A side of green beans with almonds was excellent. Serving size was reasonable without being overwhelming, but I don't eat bread or chips, which probably would have rendered me comfortably full. This place is not cheap, but the food I tried was excellent and the service was very good. I had a couple of beers from the extensive beverage list, and got out for less than $90.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris D
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice food, poor service, surcharge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here on a Sunday with the family. There was a surcharge of $5 each, so $20 before ordering any meal. Our two kids did not order meals but shared ours as they were not really hungry but still we paid the surcharge for them. Food was good as always, as we had dined here a few times previously. This time around, the service was poor. My husband had to keep asking them to refill our glasses of water. The waiters looked stressed like they didn't want to be there, were not helpful or proactive at all. There was one waiter who poured our wine, he was the only saving grace out of the staff we came across. The place was not busy at the time so that could not have been a reason for the poor service. Not sure if we'll come back as there many other restaurants in the area worth going to.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RowD2192
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Athens, Greece
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

A modern interior design that projected a warm atmosphere. How unusual. The food was excellent ( I had the mixed skewer), the service was personal, excellent location at Darling Harbour and the prices were comfortably expensive. If in Sydney and are looking for a good place to spend a couple of hours eating great meats and great wines, then this is it

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank George G
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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Surcharge tooooooo much”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

You can never complain about the food at this restaurant. However, my husband and I went with our four small children on a Sunday for a quick lunch and were told that it was going to cost us $5 per person surcharge for Sunday. It would have cost us $30 before we even ordered. No wonder the restaurant was empty! We went to another wonderful restaurant nearby and they got our $200 order that day (without a surcharge). Obviously dont go here on a Sunday or Public Holiday.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Tanya D
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great venue for New Years Eve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

parking was excellent at Darling Harbour and an exciting walk with the masses till we got to the Meat and Wine Co ....indulged with great food and perfect vantage point to watch the 9pm and midnight fireworks. Large open windows ment that everyone at the table could see easily and the banquet menu was reasonable and an abundance of food. Will go back again when we have overseas guests

Visited January 2013
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