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“Great meal and very friendly attentive staff”
Review of The Fireside Inn

The Fireside Inn
Ranked #7 of 79 Restaurants in Goulburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were a little tentative going to the restaurant because of recent reviews but were pleasantly surprised. Meals were fantastic, staff very friendly and attentive. Key Lime pie was absolutely amazing.....highly recommend it.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great atmosphere, great people, and seriously good food! I absolutely loved the Key Lime Pie. Can't wait to go back in winter and sit by that beautiful big fireplace.

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Thank Sarah-030307
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Fireside Inn has always been the restaurant for special occasions but unfortunately it failed to gain our praise. Decor is quaint English with lovely views over such beautiful town gardens. Staff were efficient but lacked any kind of "personality". Food was the most disappointing of all. Very average old pub style dishes, all smothered in thick glutinous gravy/sauces with mountainous piles of instant mashed potato. I don't like comparing the food to pub grub as we have experienced some amazing dishes in local hotels but that best fits the description. We had to ask for more water which was not chilled and straight from the tap. Wine was a lovely local white. To say that we were disappointed is an understatement having read previous reviews and having grown up with the Fireside Inn being the place to go in my hometown of Goulburn.

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2  Thank Middydee
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We try and get up to the Fireside at least once a year. Our last visit was perhaps the best yet. Delicious french onion soup to start followed by the main of chateaubriand which was simply outstanding and matched perfectly with the bottle of local shiraz. The only downside was their was no way we could fit in dessert. The staff are always efficient, helpful and attentive. The prices are reasonable. The decor is anything but modern but we love feeling like we're dining on the set of a Miss Marple episode....

Thank smallg
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We recently drove from Sydney to Goulburn for the weekend on the recommendation of relatives at Marulan - we all met at the 'much renowned' Fireside Inn for dinner, but whereas the previous owner was friendly, knowledgeable and the food outstanding, we had an awful time. The new American owner was surly bordering on rude. When asked to recommend a wine, he suggested we pay $160 for the Montrachet (a little out of our price range) and when we ordered a bottle of Margaret River white around $45 he advised that it was only 'fair' and had no or limited knowledge about the excellent local wines on his menu. The food was mediocre, with the fish dishes being still partly frozen. Additionally, the restaurant was almost empty (very unusual) yet we were seated right next to the only other people there - a couple who were having a romantic night out! What a let down after hearing how great it was for the past five years! Will not return and was sorely disappointed.

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3  Thank Marulan
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