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“Good value”

The Rocky Glen Hotel Motel Bistro
Ranked #41 of 90 Restaurants in Gladstone
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Doha, Qatar
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455 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

I had the chicken parmigiana ($17) and my husband had the 400g steak ($20) and both were good value, coming with chips and salad. Steak wasn't so much rare as we asked but it was tender so not so much an issue. Place your order at the bar and then watch the wall ticker for you number then go fetch, we didn't realise this and were waiting for the meals to come lol. It was a quiet Sunday so the meals came quickly. Probably the weird bit was watching the young chefs stuff around in the open kitchen, I think that steak he just held up for his mates to watch and frisbeed from the cold room to the grill was ours?? The amount of popping to the left just out of view to scoff food, it's a wonder they time to cook, walking around with hilarious chipmunk cheeks. Mucking around, back slapping and watching the cricket, well at least they enjoy their time on the job I guess. In an increasingly expensive Gladstone, I thought this pretty good for a pub lunch.

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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best value meals in all of Gladstone”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Gladstone is a workers town in the state of a boom. The cost of accommodation and food is very high for anything decent. However there is one oasis for food value and that is RGs or the Rock Glen Hotel. One can get a 250 gram steak with chips and salad for just under $9! Each night they have a special offer for around $15 that includes 500gram steak, BBQ ribs and other delights. The cost of drinks are about standard to average pubs. The Sunday Roasts used to be fantastic but have deteriorated over the later part of 2012 with a reduction of freshly cooked veg. Last time I had the roast the gravy was excessively salty and instead of a good range of Veg they had over-salted reheated left overs. I mentioned it to the waitress who in turn talked to one of the Kitchen staff who ignored the suggestion thing were not the best. However if one chooses carefully, they can have a very good value meal or reasonable quality. Something that is hard to find in Gladstone unless you like paying $39 for an average steak!

Visited January 2013
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“Bowl of lettuce not much else”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Chicken salad chicken dry no tomatoes in salad lots of lettuce small serve of chicken served in deep bowl hard to eat out of. Daughter did eat as the 3 items on menu she picked were n.a. but still marked on me menu board. Main came out 3 minutes after entrees

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“Reasonable Food Well priced”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

We have eaten here for both dinner and lunch. The food is average but you get good value for money with big serves for a reasonable price. The salad bar is a nice feature as you can choose the sides you want and not just get a plate full of sides you don't like. The bottles of wine here are really well priced. For what it is, which is a pub meal it's a good meal that is well priced. We will probably eat here again.

Visited March 2012
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