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“Good Food But Expect Inconsistency”

Equinox Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #9 of 98 Restaurants in Busselton
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Food was undeniably good. The pesto mussels were a good choice as the dish was substantially filled with mussels laden with a good amount of flavourful sauce. It was hard not to mop up every drop of it with the bread slices that were served alongside. The Thai beef salad was generous in ingredients with the right amount of dressing. The vegetable ravioli from the kids' menu was cooked to al-dente perfection but the pasta could be cooked for a slightly longer minute since the dish was meant for a child who might not understand the concept of al-dente, and could therefore comment that the pasta is under-cooked. The food was so enjoyable that a return visit was made the very next day. Unfortunately, the restaurant was at its busiest at that time, thus causing the service and food quality to be compromised. The waiting time was extremely long and the pesto mussels that was ordered again did not meet the same expectations as the previous day. The quantity of mussels over two orders were inconsistent - one dish had more and bigger morsels while the other dish had lesser of everything, including the sauce. That was a major disappointment. Due to the long waiting time, no one could bear to complain. Hunger pangs took priority. Having said that, the kids' menu of vegetable ravioli tasted better the second time around as it was cooked "less" al-dente. Just perfect for a child's tastebuds.

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Thank OzRats
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Management-bloobiz, Owner at Equinox Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Hi & Thank you very much for your feedback, we really appreciate it and look forward to being of service again.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Food could not be faulted, slight delay with meals, delay explained and apologised for so we continued to enjoy the view. Both mains and desert were exceptional and they also have great coffee!

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Thank Sharon M
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Management-bloobiz, Owner at Equinox Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Hi Sharon,

Thank you very much for your feedback, we really appreciate it and look forward to being of service again.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Good service and my chicken was OK. The wife's fish was not very fresh. The house wine was acceptable. They are in the entertainment book though so although it was an average meal, the cost was very reasonable after the 25% discount.

Thank Nick T
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Management-bloobiz, Owner at Equinox Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your feedback, we took it on board and appreciate it.

Regards,
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

As a local we have enjoyed its cuisine on quite a few occasions. Meal has always been well presented , served amicably and although perhaps a little pricey when compared to city establishments offers fair value. Great seafood chowder.
Being situated right on the Busselton beachfront has a nice outlook however if the owners wish to climb the star ratings–– ditch the television.

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Thank aussied0n
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Dean W, Owner at Equinox Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Hello & Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate it and look forward to being of service again.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Pre booked for 8 adults 5 children. exceptional choice of food for adults & children. Able to accommodate different diets & requests. Service was quick, staff on the ball & well trained. Good value.

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Dean W, Owner at Equinox Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Hello & Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate it and look forward to being of service again.

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