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“I am disappointed I suggested Traffic for a friends birthday... Shame!”
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Traffic Bar & Restaurant
Cuisines: Australian
Restaurant details
Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I am disappointed I suggested Traffic for a friends birthday... Shame!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

I had eaten here shortly after it first opened and it was great. Unfortunately, it has gone down hill.
With a large group, we were a little put off only seeing 4 other people in the restaurant, before we were ushered through to the back room.
Whilst we were waiting for a mains, our room started to fill with billows of smoke from the kitchen duct!! We could smell our dinner burning to a crisp! It clearly didnt bother the staff we were choking on smoke, but when we opened the windows to allow fresh air in, we were rudely told we couldnt open the windows with the air con on. Anyone in the area know, aircon is a MUST in this town!!
Our meals were SLOWLY delivered to our table, one meal at a time. The best part was when two meals arrived at once! As everyone started to eat, it was pointed out that our two 300g rib fillet steaks, was in fact THREE minute steaks, STACKED TOGETHER to make one serve! unbelievable!
After picking my jaw off the ground, i descreetly notified one of the chefs, who kindly offered the meal for free. The catch was when we went to pay, she refused the gesture and forced our guys to pay full price!! We eventually were offered a discounted meal price. After a very disappointing night and a very derogatory comments from both the chefs, we left, quite adamant that we or anyone shouldnt be coming back. What a shame for such a fantastic location.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank E M
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English first
Cairns, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, pathetic service”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Train your staff! They are there to wait on people, not for us to wait for them.

Visited January 2012
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Thank John W
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The Moon
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and even nicer wood oven pizza...”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

The pizza at this place is quite nice and they packed away the left overs to take home. They also had an awesome 90s playlist for the night which was a lot better than the easy listening/top 40 stuff other places play.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Timbzy
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Mackay, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed November 24, 2011

Lovely staff went there for breakfast, quick service, but not intusive. The food was wonderful. As soon as I finished i wanted to order the same thing again. Like the kids chalk board. V happy will go again soon. thanks for the good service so rare in Mackay.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Familytravels21
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Mackay, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definitely not up to scratch”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

This restaurant has got so much potential but unfortunately every time we've been there they have been so slow with the service! Even when the restaurant is practically empty. We've had to get up and go and ask for menus, and ask them to come and get our drinks order,food is very average and don't bother with desserts. Who serves cheese cake with red strawberry sauce, AND green lemon sauce AND chocolate sauce all swirled across the plate! Looked cheap and didn't taste very good.

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Thank OzzieMackay
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