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“It's changed :)”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Provincial

The Provincial
Ranked #13 of 88 Restaurants in Geraldton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Australian, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Provincial Lounge Bar is a contemporary urban style bar in Geraldton. Meals are available Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30. The Bar Menu is served from 4:30 pm featuring wood fired pizza and light meals. A good selection of beer, cider, wine and cocktails are available till the late hours. Late Night Pizzas on Fridays & Saturdays till 11:30pm Great music is part of the magnetic atmosphere at The Provincial Bar every night. If your visiting Geraldton, The Provincial is a must experience.
Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“It's changed :)”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Came here 6 months ago and had an excellent steak from a diverse menu. Was looking forward to more of the same but was disappointed to see the menu was just pizza and tapas. I was
Told that they has changed things as it had been quiet lately. Such a shame.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“No Longer a Restaurant”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Called back this week, they have sectioned off the rear of the place & now only serve Pizza & light meals (snacks) for their food offering.

It was a Wednesday night when I called, but the place was deserted, besides me & the barman (owner?) there were only 6 other ppl of all night.

The pizzas are very cheap ($19) for a eat - in & very tasty, but I don't think that will be enough to bring me back.

I hope this place survives, the European idea of a small bar/cafe is great and provides a good alternative to the beer barns & nightclubs.

  • Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great for drinks but food lets them down”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We have been to The Provincial a couple of times before when working in Geraldton and really enjoyed it however our recent visit was disappointing.
On arriving staff explained that it had changed (we haven't visited here since Aug'12) and now focuses on tapas and pizza as opposed to more formal meals. This wasn't an issue as we were in the mood for pizza. The bar/waiting staff were really nice and especially helpful when we did a last minute change on our pizza order. Also, the atmosphere is good as even on a Wednesday night the place was packed with people in for drinks.
Our pizzas arrived quite quickly and unfortunately were not that great. Soggy base on one and the other pizza base was burnt. We managed about half the pizzas each so not a complete disaster but still expected more especially as this is the food that they are specialising in. Probably won't be a top choice for food but I can see its appeal for a few social drinks.

  • Visited May 2013
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Expected more”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had read some great reviews on The Provincial and decided it was the best place to go in Geraldton for a special family night out.
Can I say we were disappointed? Well, Yes & No. The decor and ambience was actually pretty good. The waiting staff were really pleasant. The food menu looked good and prices were ok also.
We placed our order, including drinks and then little things began to disappoint. No Chorizo meant we had to change our order. The drinks came out, except one. We changed our order again at the request of waiting staff. Still no 4th drink. The pizza was recommended and ordered. Great. The Pizza arrived. Still no 4th drink. We asked about the missing drink. The Pizza was undercooked, soggy and saggy. The fish of the day was pretty good though. With all the food now eaten we decided we should just go to the bar and order our missing drink again. But voila the missing drink came to the table while we were at the bar. Damn!!!
Oh Well! An ok meal in a nice place. We went to pay. $174 for 2 pizzas and fish. Can't be right!!!
Whoops all our cancelled meal orders were still on the bill. Thankfully the staff were really good in refunding the overcharged meals.
Were we disappointed? Yes but it is still a nice place. I'd give it a go again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Geraldton, Australia
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376 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Disappointed.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

With its location and great decor we went to Provincial on the recommendation of family members.
We booked and on arrival it took a little time for the waitperson to find the booking.
Ordered a Mohjo and at the price of $18 it was nothing more than a hint and ice..
Plate of flat bread was average as was the service particularly when the waitperson askes "how was your easter" 2 weeks after the event.
Main meals were good as was the wine although very pricey.Over all what could have been a good night was dampened by pricey drinks and meals and average service.

  • Visited April 2013
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