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“Great venue on the Canal”

The Deck Marina Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 95 Restaurants in Busselton
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: On the waterfront at Port Geographe Marina Busselton, The Deck offers scenic views by day and magnificent sunsets at night. Dine on the sun drenched terrace or indoors by the double fireplace. A relaxed atmosphere & the freshest seafood teamed with a comprehensive winelist, cocktails & beers, this the ideal place for lunch or dinner any day. It is the perfect place to relax with family and friends.
Perth, Australia
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great venue on the Canal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

An interesting restaurant - well set out inside with tables on the decking beside the water.
Were unsure before arriving when we saw " live music " advertised. No real issue because of where you dine versus the bandstand. Not sure it is worth having live music whilst dining ?
Found the Maitre de somewhat militant but our waiter was quite helpful. Although not extensive, the wine selection was excellent, with many quality MargaretRiver wines available. Average prices were $30 to $40.
Was fully booked, which in this region does tend to slow down the " wait " time.
Oysters Kilpatrick were very disappointing - drowned in a strong sauce mix.
Salt and pepper squid was first class as an entree. Two main dishes were also disappointing - lamb shank was undercooked with very little mash or else on the plate.
Not being certain of their standard, one of our guests decide to have a small grilled fish and chips as opposed to the Barramundi.
For $18 the plate consisted of a tiny piece of fish and a plate of chips. No salad at all.
We enjoyed coffees and two of us shared the Sticky date pudding. Quite dry but we did request a serving of Caramal sauce to moisten the dessert.
Certainly an excellent venue however it would seem some dishes are not given much thought.

  • Visited June 2013
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“We Trusted The Chef”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

You know, in this day and age, it's not always possible to trust people. Certainly not a stranger. So it was with some trepidation that we responded to the invitation in the menu to 'trust the chef' at The Deck. I was a little nervous, so I made it clear to our friendly waitress that the nine people in our party had come out expecting some seafood, and, if we *did* trust the chef, we would hope that we could trust him to include seafood in our order.

We were not disappointed. The first 'surprise' course was a selection of prawns, mussels, oysters and scallops. Very tasty. The main was a perfectly seared piece of fish (it was delicious, but I'm not sure what kind of fish it was). The dessert was a selection of tasty titbits.

My advice? Trust The Chef. It's worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bunbury, Australia
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We went here for lunch and it was pretty good. I had the fish of the day which was pretty good. Everyone was happy with their meal choices and although it was nice I feel it was a bit overpriced for what we had. A lovely setting on the water it has a lovely atmosphere and nice views.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bunbury , Western Australia
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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“Superb setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We sat outside on a sunny autumn day and the setting is superb. We were a last-minute inclusion to a party of four and the staff were very accommodating in organising a table for us with our friends.The service was efficient and friendly and our waitress was very attentive without being in our face. There was a reasonable choice of food and the fish of the day, snapper with yabbies was lovely.We will visit again as the setting is world-class.

  • Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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63 restaurant reviews
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“Nice ambience, Average Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Dined here as a foursome. We shared an entree tasting plate (meant for 2 pax) and another salt and pepper calamari. Portions were generous and we didn't actually need the extra separate squid as it was in the entree platter. Platter also had slices of bread, proscuitto, olives/feta/artichokes, calamari, small bit of pate, chorizo with pasta (pasta was a bit bland though). We enjoyed it.

For mains, one had steak that came with chips and salad, another had chicken, another had lamb with polenta and I had baramundi with some spicy chutney served with with risotto (risotto a bit bland) and salad. The portions were pretty ok except the lamb. It had 3 tiny cutlets and a small square of polenta!

Overall, it was an ok dining experience and I would probably go back. Service was friendly and setting was nice.

Total bill was $240 including a bottle of wine but we used the Entertainbook Book card so got some discount there! Nice!

  • Visited May 2013
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