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“Not good”
Review of Lone Pine Bistro

Lone Pine Bistro
Ranked #26 of 75 Restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $5 - $41
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our goal is to provide you the best possible service, quality food and beverage products with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Located in Cowes our fantastic refurbished venue features modern comfortable surrounds with a great range of food and entertainment options.Our 220 seat dining area features an alfresco balcony; highly visible children's play room and a fantastic new menu at affordable prices. Our wine list features the best of our local wineries along with a great range of Australian favourites and quality house wines.
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“Not good”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile



Sad really. We remember visiting this .sl a long time ago and it was different. We have been to a lot of clubs around the vic /nsw border and this club could certainly learn s something from them. The curry we had was advertised as a korma. A korma it was not. In no way shape or form. It was more a hot tomato based madras . Dessert wad good. Gaming venue was not s good experience
Dirty chairs and carpet.certainly needs an overhaul. It was so bright in there!!! It just have the atmospher e.but we feel that was due to the set up. Ad non smokers it also annoyed us that the lovely outside areas. Were all for smokers.
Would if been nice to enjoy a drink in the outside area. But even as members you won't find a place outside to enjoy unless your a smoker.

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PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
We are disappointed that the Korma was not to your expectations. We have in house Indian chefs who prepare the curry as authentic as possible. We offer outdoor areas for both smoking and non smoking patrons - the non smoking area can be found on the deck which we set aside for al fresco dining as well.
We have elected to keep the gaming area as bright as possible so patrons can stay aware of the time of the day.
Recent renovations are now complete so we hope you will return again some time soon.
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English first
Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Typical RSL food which would be fine if it weren't so overpriced -- most mains are > $20.

Visited July 2012
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Woy Woy, Australia
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Quick drink”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

If after a hard day walking the trails and boardwalks and viewing the absolute spectacular scenery of Phillip Island you think you are going to catch the RSL courtesy bus so you can have a drink and/or have a bet on the TAB and/or watch the footy forget it if you are not a member. Members only.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Value”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Decent meal at good prices set in nice surroundings.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Value for money...”
Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

Ate at the rsl tonight for an early dinner...already packed by the time we arrived...I had the mussels and hubby had the Parma...couldn't complain at all...the mussels were yummy...great service!

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