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“Totally enjoyable night.”
Review of The Bar Restaurant and Cafe - CLOSED

The Bar Restaurant and Cafe
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Australian, Cafe
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Restaurant and cafe offers a large range of menu items giving you a variety of options to choose from whether it be something simple or something different. We specialise in seafood and steak sourcing the best produce available. We have a large selection of Beer, wine , spirits and cocktails from our licensed bar. We are family friendly and can cater for all size groups and occasions. We are open from 5pm for Dinner. Our restaurant seats up to 120 Guest with indoor seating as well as alfresco dining. Come and relax, unwind and let us take you into culinary heaven.
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

First time trying out this restaurant and we all loved it. Great food and wonderful service. Highly recommend the bruschetta, sticky date pudding and souffle. We will definitely be back to try more.

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2  Thank Melissa E
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Mitchall A, Owner at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant.
We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us here at the bar restaurant and cafe.
We would like to thank you for choosing the bar to dine at. We are so happy you night was to your expectation as we strive to ensure our food and service is memorable.
once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had dinner here Saturday night, the food was very good but the service really let them down.
The Seafood platter was fantastic, we shared between 3 of us so we had to order some more oysters and calamari. The salt & pepper calamari is the bomb, its a MUST! The platter was $120 which is the same as Sydney prices and almost the same standard.
Wines were very reasonable, not that many to choose from but they are from local vineyards and worth trying.
The service was very poor, I ordered a cocktail and they said there was no lime juice but they were putting fresh limes on all the drinks, definitely could have squeezed some real limes rather than using lime cordial.
Didn't take away our empty plates, they brought us the calamari and oysters but the dirty plates were still on the table and there was no room, the moved some of the plates but not all of them. We then watched them walk past tables with dirty plates on them and just put napkins on empty tables, most places make sure the customers are happy and want anything further.
The family of the chef was sitting on the table behind us and the waitress kept fussing over them, surely other customers that are paying money and would come back are more important.
If they want to charge Sydney prices, they need to have Sydney service. Once we have bad service we cant go back and we are in Port about 8 times a year.

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2  Thank louielou79
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Mitchall A, Owner at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant.
We are sorry to here your dining experience wasn't as expected. We take all feedback quiet seriously good and bad have since reviewed your feedback made and made changes to our service styles in your review. We hope to see you again here at the bar restaurant and cafe so we can hopefully change your mind in regards to your last visit.
if you would like to discuss this further please contact us on 6583 5477
we have since change our menu for winter and hope you will give us another try

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great to see a new restaurant pop up close to home which obviously has already appealed to many diners! A very quite night, so the delightful waitress was able to provide us with all the attention that we needed from the moment that we came through the front door.
Entrées were wonderful – Garlic prawn pot, Salt and pepper squid plate and from the Signature list – Confit duck tartlet and finally Pan Seared Scallops. Wonderful flavours in all the dishes and well presented, however the size of the scallops were very small – not much bigger than a 10 cent piece.
For mains we had – Scotch fillet, Rump steak and from the Signature list – Chicken Roulade. The chicken was the standout dish which was moist and full of flavour. It looked a bit anaemic though as we could not see any of the “searing” as described on the menu – but it did not really affect the flavour.
The steaks were a bit of a disappointment. The Scotch fillet was ordered Medium-Rare with a Dianne sauce, but it was cooked just like the Rump steak which was ordered Medium. A fine degree of difference, but with the restaurant not being busy there should have been more care in the cooking. The meat itself didn’t have any juiciness or much flavour and the sauce was way too sharp for my taste – too much Worcestershire sauce? However when the waitress asked about the meal and the sauce was explained, she arranged a replacement sauce immediately – no fuss whatsoever. Finally the vegetables that came with the steak looked wonderful, but were very plain in flavour – just steamed with no seasoning or dressing. I left them.
It is clear that the Signature list is superior and the straight Main Course list is very much what you would expect at a club. Overall we had a good experience and will be returning to try the winter menu as the owners are quite determined to make improvements.

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2  Thank BonV
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Mitchall A, Owner at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant.
We are sorry to here your dining experience wasn't as expected. We take all feedback quiet seriously good and bad have since reviewed your feedback made and assessed the items in your review. We hope to see you again here at the bar restaurant and cafe so we can hopefully change your mind in regards to your last visit.
if you would like to discuss this further please contact us on 6583 5477
we have since change our menu for winter and hope you will give us another try

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Made very welcome. Food and service exceptional. High end quality for a very reasonable price. Menu suitable for most tastes. Seafood. Steak. All deserts made on the premises

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1  Thank Paul G
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Mitchall A, Owner at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant.
We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us here at the bar restaurant and cafe.
We glad everything was up to your expectation. We strive to ensure everything is fresh and this is why we believe everything that is served her is made on premises by our talented chefs. Thank you for pointing it out.
once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

As we always stay in the Flynn's Beach area, we like to dine in the area. What a lovely surprise to find Tommy's replaced by the Bar. Young enthusiastic new owners and a good menu choice made a delicious dining experience. Thank you.

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1  Thank Glen J
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Mitchall A, Owner at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant.
We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us here at the bar restaurant and cafe.
once again thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again

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