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“Interesting decor, dreadful food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hog's Breath Cafe

Hog's Breath Cafe
Ranked #247 of 591 Restaurants in Hobart
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Australian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hobart
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting decor, dreadful food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The food was awful. Deep fried everything including curly chips that seemed to accompany every dish. Staff were friendly.

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Toukley, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Best steak ever was what one of my fellow diners said and they are known to be a bit fussy. Service was great even though it was totally booked

Visited January 2013
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Hobart
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Service was great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

It was hard to decide whether to rate as "average" or "very good" - the staff were great, very friendly, the atmosphere was nice. But the food was definitely average. It LOOKS beautiful, nicely presented, but the taste... well. The tortellini was clearly just pre-made from a jar and heated in a microwave. The vegetables were cold and dry. The hog-tail fries were the best bit. The desserts, on the other hand, were amazing!
It was a lovely night out, but the food was a big let down.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TassieDevil90
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Tasmania
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food mostly great, staff need training”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

The menu-based food was excellent - exactly as portrayed. The specials were substandard - don't both with them. One staff member, who had obviously been trained was great, friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable - the others were vague, disinterested and disorganised. Our table of 14 had main course delivered over a period of 15 minutes with some finishing as others were just receiving theirs. And the wait staff had no idea who was getting which meal although the girl who had taken the orders had numbered everyone on the order slip. By 10pm the place was empty apart from our table and staff began to mop around our feet hinting for us to leave. :( Also was disappointed that our Birthday Party booking was not given the "birthday" treatment despite our booking being clearly for a birthday and the first staff member wishing me a Happy Birthday when she greeted the table.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Joswim
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Bundaberg, Australia
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

It was a cold and rainy night and the finger food tower and a couple of Coronas went down very well. Not a great spot but if you follow your map you will be right.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Wendy M
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