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“Modern French”
Review of Whoosh Cafe & Bar - CLOSED

Whoosh Cafe & Bar
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Great Meals At Great Prices
Port Macquarie, Australia
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Modern French”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Excellent service and a chef with flair and respect for the food.
Have the Crema Catalana if its on.
Popular at lunchtime with a light lunch menu

Visited August 2012
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Thank Tony2326
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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1,248 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

We were staying in the motel at same location and had not initially intended to eat here. However the menu looked interesting, mid range price and good decor so gave it a go. We were very impressed, a good surprise. Oysters were excellent, the 3 ducks dish outstanding and different plus the fresh fish comprising barramundi, snapper and lobster very satisfying. Wine list is limited but choice ok. Service very pleasant and atmosphere comfortable. Likely the best quality restaurant attached to a 3 star hotel in Australia we have experienced.

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1 Thank Emanpee
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Bayleaf-New Management-New Style”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Bayleaf opened in April 2012 under new management and a new name.
We dined there one evening in July 2012 and were impressed.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable. No difficulty in coping with an allergy.
Wine list is adequate and reasonably priced.There is no BYO.
Menu was interesting, varied and featured special courses. We enjoyed a 3 fish main and a flavoursome spiced lamb dish. Pricing is reasonable.
Decor is attractive and not crowded.
Wonderful that it does not feature the pretentiousness of another local "stunned" place.
Bayleaf is a find in Port and deserves encouragement.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank PaoloCaldo
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My reviews on The French Quarter have been attributed to Bayleaf!”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Please note that The French Quarter has been closed for over 8 months (today being August 2012). We dined at Bayleaf some 7 months ago and have no intention of returning unless locals strongly recommend it - our experience was very disappointing. Granted, Bayleaf had only opened a month prior so there is every possibility that it has improved. However, please do not attribute my positive comments relating to The French Quarter to Bayleaf. Thank you.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Portmacquarian
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Shane and Matt H, Owner at Whoosh Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
We thank you for your feedback.
As Bayleaf has only been in operation since april 16th and being less than 4 mths old.
It seems that perhaps you may have dined a second time at the restaurant located here previous to us being the french quarter. The french quarter has no affiliation to us and we are a seperate entity to the palm coult motor inn.

However if you are mistaken in your timeline and had in fact dined with us BAYLEAF somewhere in the last 2 mths (as you mentioned "only opened a month ago") then we are sorry we hadn't heard from you sooner.

Please dont hesitate to drop in and see us as we do value your opinion and constructive comments.
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Well worth a try”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Had lunch here recently. Had some kilpatrick oysters, chicken ceaser salad and the fritters. All were well cooked and tasty. Service was first class with warm friendly service. Also good to see that the alcoholic beverages are well priced. Could expand the wine list a bit but they are also BYO so I guess that makes up for it. Can't wait to return and try the snapper pie!

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2 Thank Gussy001
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