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Review of Finlay's Kalbarri

Finlay's Kalbarri
Ranked #10 of 26 Restaurants in Kalbarri
Price range: $5 - $45
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Finlay's Kalbarri offers a unique dining experience set outside and showcasing the Coral Coast's best produce with fresh local fish, cockles, prawns and squid. We also offer a variety of meals for those who don't eat seafood. Our very own microbrewery will be opening very soon!
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Good fish, but maybe not as good an experience as a few years ago, quite pricy too. Very quiet with only a bus tour and few others in the large area during school holidays too. Last time we had to queue for service and a table.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice surroundings and the fire was great
Looks like new owners so the funny chef has gone , shame as it was a laugh
Food was ok , chips were fine
Good place to take the kids
Wasn't disappointed.
It's BYO

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Thank Amandahugnkisd
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you like soggy fish & chips, frozen crayfish that has been reheated with watery sauce then go to Finleys. What a HUGE disappointment!! Food disgusting and staff don't care. Using toilet paper for serviettes was the last straw. We are not fussy after travelling the world and enjoy rustic places if the food is at least decent. This was horrible and we left with most of our food untouched.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We'd heard a lot about this place and went with friends who had been many times. They did say it had been excellent, then bad, then good again so we, and they, did not know what to expect. Great atmosphere, lovely open fire. Very quiet when we were there, not quite full season yet and you did need to rug up. It is not flash - paper plates, clear the tables yourself and bring your own glasses if you bring wine. I was not that impressed with my meal - 1/2 crayfish with garlic prawns $36. I couldn't taste any crayfish. Considering main meals come with chips AND boiled rice, the salad bar is a bit carbohydrate oriented - potato salad laden with mayo, rice salad, pasta salad, a coleslaw that was slush, bean (from a tin) salad and some lettuce and tomato. Not even a bit of onion in the salad. My husband's steak was ordinary but our friends all enjoyed their fish. I'd go again for the atmosphere which was good but I wouldn't bother with the crayfish again.

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Thank yunderup1
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I go every year to Kalbarri and go to findlays and it never disappoints!! I have to admit that is was better when Gary was running it, he had more personality, but it is still great :)

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Thank Lachlan K
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Wayne G, Public Relations Manager at Finlay's Kalbarri, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Thanks for your comments.
While trying to keep and embrace the atmosphere, Some changes and improvements have and are being made, So it will never be the same as when Garry had it.
Hopefully your next visit will be your BEST.

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