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“Fine Dining at its Best”

Amanda's on the Edge
Ranked #10 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $44
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at its Best”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

All menu is good but the creme brulee is very memorable. Wines good too

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canberra
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Nice casual dining”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Visited while on a trip to the Hunter Valley. Excellent food, but be aware we found the servings very big! Happy staff and pleasant surroundings if lacking a little atmosphere.
Corkage is only $5 per head which we thought was excellent value, and we were able to take our freshly purchased Hunter wines and this made the night very affordable.

  • Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

My family and I had a truly wonderful dining experience at Amanda's On The Edge. The staff were extremely friendly and informative and the food delicious. We had a wonderful table right in the window overlooking the vineyard. They had tables on the verandah and down on the lawn which I would have also loved to sit on had it not been a rainy day. We look forward to our next visit to Amanda's.

  • Visited March 2012
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NSW
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lovely food but falls down on service and ambience”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

My wife and I went for a Saturday lunch on the entertainment card, and read mixed reviews on T/P before booking. We had a nice seat next to the window which looks over some dry paddocks. We both wanted the eye fillet, but thought it would be nice to order the lamb rump to compare. Fillet came with sliced potatoe and a tomatoe relise topping with a dark jus and spinach leaves. The fillet was exceptional, cooked to perfection and a lovely thick cut. My Lamp Rump was a similar size but the cut didnt match up to the fillet as it had sinuous strains through the meat and the taste was average. It came with parmigiana polenta with a lovely tomatoe jus with small baked tomatoes and again spinach leaves. The waitresses were ok but general table service was average. The worst thing about the restaurant is the ambiance. Combine a tiled floor with a room of 20 guests and you can hardly hear yourself speak. A revamp is needed.

  • Visited February 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
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9 restaurant reviews
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“ok”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

We went for valentines day. I expec ted alot better after we have been told by plenty of locals (as we are) that it was fantastic. My steak was leather. My garlic prawns were ok- but what is with the bread roll soaked in garlic butter as a component of the dish?

My partner had fish that was beautiful on a bed of risotto that was not.

Service was poor. Entree's were good but then wait between entree and main was way too long. Eventually, after the chef repeatedly ringing the bell for a waiter/waitress, someone walked in and took our food. My partner and i were sitting close to the kitchen and thought- "please dont let that be our dinner sitting there!".

Bill was $150 for 2 entree and 2 main and 2 soft drink. we were going to share a dessert and have coffee but couldnt be botherred waiting.

Sad end to meal. we love Muse and Molines- so we dont mind paying for good food. This was expensive for what we got and average.

  • Visited February 2012
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