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“RATS BAR NEXT TO BAY MERCHANTS” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bay Merchants

Bay Merchants
Ranked #2 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Apollo Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“RATS BAR NEXT TO BAY MERCHANTS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Just wanted a light meal, the tapas was great, atmosphere very pleasant. Service good.
Had a look in Bay Merchants same day before hand, all looked good but the woman was very unpleasant, as soon as we walked in she asked if we were there for a meal (mid afternoon) when we said no, she glared and made us feel very uncomfortable, had her manner been different we may have been relaxed enough to buy something or come back for a meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Elska C
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English first
Bunbury, Australia
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60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Owner needs to chill!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Came back here for the paper and couldn't resist a drink and sandwich! The male staff member from next door had the right attitude, however the owner and other lady staff member need to remember who is paying them! A smile and less uppity manner makes all the difference, the food speaks for itself, as does the selection of gourmet fare!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Divinity6
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Staines, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Rats Bar next to Bay Merchants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

It was a tapas bar and I didn't think I would'nt enjoy it for dinner. The food was very good and I also enjoyed the wine and atmosphere.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Ian B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My place to escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

My wife and I always go to the Bay Merchant for our little moment to escape. The meals are fantastic the cakes brilliant! I love the Bleeding Hearts, the coffee and the service has always been warm and friendly.
There is a great selection of local wines and special produce you can't get anywhere else in Albany.
Thanks for a delicious experience every time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chris E
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Brisbane
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good coffee by Middleton Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Busy place for the locals to hang out fancy food. Great coffee and service, papers to read. Seating might be an issue at peak times

Visited February 2013
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Thank Chewinggum32
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