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“Haphazard, but improving.”

Hanners Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #54 of 91 Restaurants in Torquay
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: If you like a restaurant with a certain ambience about it, like an open fire and plush sofas in winter, daily papers, large balconies and grand ceiling to floor windows with views of the golfing greens and sand dunes; you will love Hanners Restaurant. Popular with many locals for breakfast lunch and dinner, Hanners offers an intriguing glimpse into the Bellarine’s local produce from the land, sea and vines. An inspired team of talented chefs plate up a unique dining experience, ensuring the restaurant remains one of the most desired dining destinations in the region and a perfect spot to watch the sunrise!
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Sadly, what should be a gourmet restaurant all depends on which chef is working that night. The menu is limited and uninspiring, not doubt catering to the ageing golfers' preferences. Kitchen staff need to learn how to wash vegetables properly as each time we had bok choi it was gritty & inedible. Salads also need to be checked for wilted, rusting leaves & thick slices of raw onion and carrots. Servings also need to be standardised for size & ingredients - the salad nicoise came with 2 olives for one friend & 27 olives for the person seated next to them! Other dishes were served up without all the essential ingredients included without forewarning customers that 'the kitchen has run out'. Other dishes were obviously pre-packaged & microwaved; not what one would expect from a Peppers Resort! These are little problems that are easily overcome with better staff training & attention to detail. It's such a shame that this restaurant doesn't take full advantage of the local, fresh seafood & offer diners this as a featured speciality.

It's probably safest to stick to the gourmet pizzas prepared & cooked in full view in a traditional pizza oven.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Dined here to enjoy the view over the golf course, but that was the best thing about it.
The food came after a long wait, nearly 50 minutes, and it was just OK.
The staff seemed to be very busy for the number of diners and we were quite disappointed. this is just not the same place.

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Reviewed December 10, 2011

The waiting staff appeared to be untrained as they did not remember who ordered what, almost dropped a drink on the table but worst of all a piece of fish was dropped onto the floor when staff were serving.

Although staff were appologetic and replaced the fish, overall the service was a bit down market for such a resort. On the plus side, the coffee was delicious. I have eaten at this restaurant and each time the quality of the food and service has differed, making it difficult to choose this place in the future.

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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Went for lunch on a Sunday, had booked ahead, ordered quickly and after 45 minutes there was no sign of our food, or any communication abou how much longer it would be. Only 3 other tables there, all arrived after us. One group had their food served after 15 minutes, we then enquirer I the wait we be much longer and informed at least 4 dockets ahead of us. Strange seeing as how now there were only 2 other tables waiting. Decided to leave as didn't want to wait another 30 to 60 minutes. The wait staff were understaffed, and did a good job, but the overall service was very poor.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

I'm not a big gourmet eater, so the price and style of the food isn't to my liking. However, both my and my husband's meals were tasty. I had the pork, which was cooked to perfection. The restaurant's environment is very nice at night, beautifully low-lit (but too low to where you can't see your food). It's a beautiful place for couples and to celebrate an occasion with a bit of sophistication. :)

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