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“Reasonable prices, BUT!!”
Review of Gecko's Cafe

Gecko's Cafe
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Yulara
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Australian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra, Australia
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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Reasonable prices, BUT!!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I don't mind the prices - they were very reasonable considering the location (17.50 AUD for an Angus Steak Beef Burger and a Steak sandwich, 19 AUD for a Caesar salad) - and comparable compared to any city in Australia. But for 17.50 "sirloin steak sandwich", I expect a reasonable (not huge) piece of steak, on some nice bread. What it was, was a thin slice of minute steak if I was being generous (3 cms thick?), on stake bread which fell apart. One soft drink was over $5 aud (you could buy a litre bottle in the grocery 2 minutes walk away for $2.50)

The chicken Caesar salad looked MUCH better - the kids meals were actually very awesome. Maybe just avoid the steak and beef burgers and order a meal more in the 30 AUD range, you might as well! The décor was nice, very open and airy - staff friendly. But disappointing overall for the price

Visited October 2012
Thank rachaelOz
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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180 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Thought this was a bit overpriced and did not enjoy very good service here. Totally average, nothing special

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Coffee cake and crayons”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

just stopped in for coffee and cake. Price seemd pretty good. Cake was delicious and they even had crayons and colouring in placemats for the kids. Distracted the kids for long enough that the mrs and I could enjoy the coffee.

Visited September 2012
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good compared with the competition”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The food, service and surroundings were better value for money than anything else we tried at Yulara. If it was here in Melbourne I would call it average but at Yulara it is a good alternative.

The food was middle of the road bistro fare and the prices reasonable compared to the other (high) prices in the area.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't waste your time”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

My partner and I went here for lunch. We were seated...that's about as far as the service went. No one came to take our order or ask what we'd like to drink. So I went up to place my order and the waitress said she will follow me to our table and take our order. We ordered....30minutes later we got the attention of another waitress to ask where the water we ordered was. She brought us our jug of water but no glasses and it took us ten minutes to get the attention of one of the many staff members! Then the table next to us made a big stink because they were waiting for far too long for their food that never came. At this point we were there for an hour and other than our three attempts at ordering and receiving water no one came to our table to check on us. Finally we told another waitress we've been waiting far too long and she offered us a complimentary drink while they make our food. Just horrendous service - and the food was very average. Save your time and money and order room service or buy sandwiches from the super market.

Visited October 2012
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