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“Disappointing pub grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Alexandra Hotel

Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #11 of 38 Restaurants in Leura
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Disappointing pub grub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

The pub is a nice place to eat, with open fires lovely in winter, and the service was friendly. But the food was a let down. The lasagne was bland and cold in parts, and the kids weren't happy with their meals. My wife however did enjoy her lamb shank, so perhaps the food is a bit hit and miss.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Regretted stopping here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

On arrival we were told to sit anywhere we liked in the mostly empty dining room. Shortly after our orders were taken a number of casually dressed people began re-arranging the entire dining room layout all around us, dragging tables and chairs noisily. When I eventually stopped one of the staff to complain about the commotion I was told unapologetic-ally that they had to rearrange the furniture for a large function on Saturday (4 days away). I was told they would pause there activities whilst our meals were served, but it then felt like they were waiting for us to leave. We didn't stay for dessert or coffee, by that time we were keen to leave as well.

This very unpleasant experience could have been avoided by informing us of their intentions prior to us sitting down or directing us to the adjacent part of the dining area, or better still they could have re-arranged their dining area at some other time than whilst guests were present for lunch!

In addition to these issues, our waiter lacked a welcoming response and seemed rather cool. He was tardy with delivering the food order (there were only a handful of customers yet the kitchen had to ring the bell twice, several minutes apart to indicate our entree was ready to be served).

Such blatant disregard or lack of consideration for their customers amazed me and means that despite various other qualities that the venue offers, I would not risk going back there again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Sunday Blues”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Good thing about hotel is table service and obliging service staff. Meals came quickly but were disappointing - steak was not cooked to rare as requested but came out med rare to med and pepper sauce was not at all appealing. Pan fried fish was delicious though very heavy on butter. Coffees were very good indeed and overall pleasant room and staff but food needs to improve!

  • Visited June 2013
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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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121 reviews
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“Fantastic lunches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Great meals good value and choice of outdoor or indoor dinning. Well worth the visit. Bar out front for pre or post dinning drinks.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice quiet elegant spot out back of old pub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

A surprising little restuarant out the back of an old pub. Good sized dining room. Attentive & professional wait person. Food - hubby had chicken snitzel, he enjoyed it but it was quite small. I had steak. It was cooked well however I had Diane sauce with it, which wasn't very nice. No real view apart from the back of a railway line, so don't expect more than that. Prices I thought were a little expensive given the location etc however overall we were happy with this place for lunch & would go again

  • Visited May 2013
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