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“Buffet a let down”

Pool Terrace Restaurant
Price range: $21 - $39
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Overlooking the swimming pool at the Reef View Hotel, the Pool Terrace restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunchtime snacks and a la carte evening meals. What you'll love about the Pool Terrace: - Relaxed, family-friendly environment, on the pool's edge at the Reef View Hotel. - Range of food served throughout the day - including a buffet breakfast, lunchtime snacks and a la carte evening meals. - If you're staying at the Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows, or any Holiday Home booked through Hamilton Island Holiday Homes, you can also take advantage of our Kids Stay & Eat Free offer - where children up to 12 years can eat free when dining with their parents, and when they choose an item from the kids' menu.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Buffet a let down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Found out that during school holidays this restaurant serves a buffet menu. We enquired as to whether or not seafood was available and when told there were prawns and fresh fish booked in. Unfortunately the seafood, especially the prawns was very ordinary. Certainly nothing to write home about! Other options were roast, cold meats, salads, a curry or fried foods. Dessert was nice with a number of options. I thought that $39.90 was over priced for the quality of the meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Port Fairy, Australia
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“nothing special, nothing terrible”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Food was ok here, a bit overpriced. Paid $42 for a steak and $36 for a stuffed chicken breast. Staff seem a bit lost: we were told by the Reception staff we wouldn't have to book, then came down to be told we need a reservation....there were at least 2/3rds of the tables completely empty.

Nice view of the pool, and some cool animals at night.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank EmmaAust
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“ordinary”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very ordinary , had lunch , place is expensive like the other places on the island . Did not return because outside area looked runned down and really did not wnat to look at people swimming in the pool while we are eating .

Visited December 2012
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Terrible service on a few days”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been to Hamilton a few times now and it has never been like this bit on the two days we went here to have a snack and a drink we left after finishing our first cocktail.. the bar staff could not have been more rude! I've paid a lot for cocktails before but $20+ for a watery blended mess with two straws is unreasonable. I'm incredibly disappointed with my experiences. Avoid if at all possible, much better places on the island

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Thank KateLouiseP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice view of the pool and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner here since it was close-by and it was great. Food was good and wait staff was friendly. It is quite expensive but is about the same price range with most restaurants on the island. Loved that i got a seat next to the pool too

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