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“Afternoon Relax”
Review of gpo

gpo
Ranked #24 of 248 Restaurants in Bendigo
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Mid Saturday afternoon - killing time after arriving in Bendigo and getting organised for a few days stay at Tourist Info office across the road. Footpath dining - watching the world go by - ordered Charcuterie plate and Pork Belly tapas between us washed down with a NZ sauvignon blanc. Well prepared and presented plates - food was wonderful, service cheerful and non intrusive - wine excellent. Highly recommended
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2  Thank Paul T
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Our group of girlfriends nearly always choose GPO for our catch ups. The food is always yummy, service is very friendly and its a nice atmosphere.
My only criticism is a picky one - their latest menu has a lot of spelling/grammar mistakes! It's my pet peeve!

1  Thank Marie-Claire T
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Eight or ten years ago, the GPO opened its doors in Bendigo's main strip - not surprisingly, opposite the grand old former GPO building. It soon became one of Bendigo's fine eating places- stylish-casual with great food and reasonable prices. As then-Bendigo residents we made it a regular dining spot.

Now having moved from the area, but back in Bendigo last Friday we thought we'd give it try again. Now with a new Spanish menu influence (and 'tapas' floating around in their signage, it still ticks most of the boxes.

We shared four of the tapas plates (only the chorizo was a little disappointing from the point of view of size, not taste). Presentation of each dish, which came out on a small wooden platter, was very good. Taste was superb. We then moved onto two mains - the calamari, and the pork belly bites at around $15 each - just spot on.

Daily 'specialties' are available in addition to an extensive menu... but why was their Friday special - tacos, a steal at $5 - NOT available in the dining room - which really is an extension of the more casual eating area at the front anyway - strange (perhaps those in the dining room can't stand the sight of hot cheese dribbling down diners' faces?)

Service from the young waiting staff was good and knowledgeable. Wine prices are getting up there, but the house red - a Spanish one, curiously, with the name Elephantine on the label but a picture of a red bull on the cap - was good drinking at about $30 - our lunch bill came to $95 or so for the above plus one coffee.

We've always enjoyed dining at the GPO - we still do.

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Thank gaad
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I highly recommend the Sunday night Tapas Special here for a great value and excellent Sunday night dinner. The service sometimes leaves a little to be desired however when you go on the Sunday night it's usually pretty quiet so there's rarely any issue. The tapas special is $25 and comes with 4 or 5 different selections which are pre set but if you've got any special requirements then they're happy to modify the selection for you. The tapas plus a bread and dips is more than enough food for 2 people to share as a large meal or for a light meal, just share the tapas board.

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1  Thank Servicewithasmile83
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

ok so its bendigo on a sunday nigh, there is only a hand full of places open. The GPO was the winner. Service was good from the start. The menu is full of veritity but most meals are over priced, but on the other hand you get what you pay for. I had the pork belly it was sublime. My partner had the paella and that also tasted nice.. so what more can i say.. Its bendigo on a sunday night and i've had worse meals in Melbourne.. i hope this helps.

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Thank thypeople
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