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“Good night out”
Review of Iron Bar

Iron Bar
Ranked #39 of 118 Restaurants in Port Douglas
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Good night out”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Had dinner here, we went for the Shanks and steak
We were served reasonably fast, and both meals were great

At the Bar, I ordered a cocktail that was advertised on the wall as a special, and my partner a Pure Blonde
I don't think my cocktail had the ingredients listed on the special board, and think that we were served from the wrong tap as it certainly didn't taste like Pure Blonde

The Cane Toad racing is good fun
It was not overly busy the night we were there, and I almost had a heart attack when the MC said that he would randomly pick ticket numbers for people to go on stage and participate
Luckily I didn't get called !!
The second race happens after an auction takes place for each toad
I inadvertently almost won an auction, after pointing at the stage to try and alert the MC guy that one toad was escaping from the bucket
Glad I didn't win that auction !!

Overall, good food, and fun night out
Get in early if you want a table outside

  • Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great salt & pepper squid”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Decent serving entree size, burgers were quite good as well.
A casual dining experience, suiable for children and reasonably priced for Port Douglas.

Visited May 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Came here for lunch and had the specials (grilled fish and a steak). They were very good and in a reasonably expensive part of the world, good value. The bar is rustic and in a great location. It was clean and the staff were friendly (if a little slow).

I would definitely recommend this place for lunch and it is good value for money.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank D N
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Hobart, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food in the middle of town”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The iron bar we had walked past several times, but decided to try it on a Monday night.
We chose the barra rolls for entree. Have to say they were really really good
Lamb shank cooked to perfection and the grain fed rib steak again, just a surprise for what we anticipated would be a typical pub meal.

The night we visited the food was well above pub quality. We will go back again

  • Visited May 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful food, cruel to toads.”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Expensive, cold food served with soggy fries.
Cane toad racing MC'd by a man who made racist & homophobic comments. Frogs would only move by being hit with novelty blow whistles...they looked so scared!
Staff (except for one girl) did not smile once.
I could see how this pace would appeal to some people, and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had just stopped in for a drink, but I definitely would not recommend the food or the 'entertainment'.

  • Visited April 2013
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