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“Excellent food, great service”
Review of BoardWalk - CLOSED

BoardWalk
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Booked at short notice yet managed to get a table overlooking the water at sunset. Great tapas and friendly service. Enjoyed this very much.

  • Visited November 2012
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Helpful?
Thank slsheather
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  • English first
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English first
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Boardwalk Port Macquarie honest review”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

On making the booking I mentioned it was my birthday and our anniversary and was told "we will give you a good table". We arrived 10 mins late ( not our fault) and was greeted with a stern face and an over exaggerated raised arm looking at his watch and told that our table had been given away as he thought we were not coming! (Isn't that way our mobile numbers are taken?)
We were given the drinks menu and ordered a bottle of Shiraz $36 and was told " we don't have any Shiraz " it is a bar and restaurant, one would think they would have a good supply of wines?we probably should have just left then,
We ordered the bruschetta that had 3 servings but arrived with 4, which was taken back as the waitress said we will charge you for 4, how often does that happen?
The Tapas was lovely however only one dish was served at a time which doesn't lend itself to a true Tapas experience being able to taste a few dishes at a time, and the duck fat potatoes were bought out last,and were dried out and over spiced.
When we left and were asked how our meal was, we were truthful and said we weren't particularly impressed and the waiter became argumentative! Wow just get us out of here.
I am a local and will not be returning anytime soon especially for a birthday/anniversary celebration!!

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
6 Thank Sgreene83
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A different way of eating”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We have been to this restaurant 4 times, and we have enjoyed it each time. The tapas approach to the meal adds to the fun of eating.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Barbara H
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Chelmsford
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Be Wary”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Boardwalk is in a great location, very close to beach. It has good decor and a nice ambience.

There wasn't much choice of restaurants actually open in this area in the early evening on a weekday in late winter / early springtime and the owner saw us looking at the menu by the door and enticed us inside with promises of superb food.

The food was good but there wasn't a great deal of it - we had the tasting plates as we're on a budget.

The owner was over attentive and pushy at first but then seemed less interested in us - probably because a party of several people at the next table were spending more money, he spent a lot of time with them.

I didn't like the fact that my debit card was taken away out of sight when the time came to pay, and I had to go up to the bar and ask for the printed receipt - which was fished out of a bin.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Chris R
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“tourist trap”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

It's got a great location, ambience is good, service is friendly.

Expensive and mutilated food make this place a classic "tourist trap"

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank Tony2326
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