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“A good place to Dine”

Harry's Restaurant and Redford Bar
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Longreach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $22
Cuisines: Australian
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Description: For the best dining experience in the Outback, come to Harry's Restaurant & Redford Bar situated at the Longreach Motor Inn. A la carte dining, weekly specials, great service and remember to check out our wine list where you will find unfamilar wines from smaller vineyards across Australia.
Reviewed April 22, 2012

We had three very good meals one of which was for John's birthday. Very attentive staff. Good choices. Not a lot of ambiance but this is country Australia and Big Hats are ok.

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LongreachMotorInn, Owner at Harry's Restaurant and Redford Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear noneCorlette,

Thanks for taking the time to offer your valuable feedback and for the very positive flavour of those comments. I hope you were speaking with your tongue firmly planted when alluding to "big hats". As an a la carte restaurant it's not something we see very often even though we are in the outback.

Thank you once more and please visit us again.

Yours Faithfully,
Damien Kennedy

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

can'"t cook good steaks.. the meals were very small and over priced

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LongreachMotorInn, Owner at Harry's Restaurant and Redford Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Adam B,

Thank you very much for taking the time to offer your thoughts and opinions regarding our Harry's restaurant. You certainly write in an economical style.

For yours and our other readers benefit our steaks are almost certainly always above the weight of what is advertised, especially the rump cut. In the case of the rump , we buy whole rumps and age them on site and then cut them ourselves. This means the rumps are not generally as you see them in other restaurants which use portion control suppliers which cost more. We therefore cut the rumps using other parts of the whole rump ensuring a more outback touch and authentic "rump" steak. . Consequently our rumps generally weigh far in excess of the advertised 400 grammes. In fact two days ago we weighed a rump steak at random and it weighed 570 grammes . We are able to do this and still maintain profit margins because we do our own slicing and use other parts of the whole for other dishes. This attitude to slicing our own steaks is also the case with all our cuts and I have absolutely no hesitation in assuring you and all our interested readers that in fact it is almost certain that your steak weight would have been well above that which was and is advertised .

This way of supplying steaks to our customers is currently under review with management and Head Chef Carl in discussions with consideration being given to the possibility of using portion control due to other associated cost imposts.

Your comments regarding the quality of cooking of said steaks although very valuable to us , fly in the face of any and all reasonable objective appraisal of our chef's abilities, experience, application , care , observed results and any other value or marker a reasonable arbitrator would care to use from a general point of view. I am deeply sorry if for some reason your steak wasn't cooked to your liking on the night you dined with us. It is quite common for us to deliver steaks perfectly cooked as described only to have peoples expectations differ to what that description may mean. Perhaps this occured with you .

Once again , thank you for taking the time to post your comments and I hope I have given you some valuable insights in to how we make things happen here at Harry's .
Yours Faithfully,
Damien Kennedy

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Great meal, tenderloin steak and lamb rack both very tender and accompanying vegetables were lovely.

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1  Thank Artamus
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LongreachMotorInn, Owner at Harry's Restaurant and Redford Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Artamus,

I presume you tag refers to Fowle. Great character. If not my apologies.

Thankyou Artamus for your very positive review . We do invest in high quality produce and we receive very favourable feedback on a consistent and regular basis regarding this . With our salads and vegetables coming from the producer to the Brisbane Markets and then delivered directly to us twice a week it means after our truly exceptional chefs can deliver a quality product.

We are also regularly advised by our patrons how surprised they are that they can have a meal like ours away from a metropolitan centre. Our attitude to that is quite simply "why not?"
It has never occured to us that with access to modern transport systems and quality equipment , produce and most importantly quality people , that we wouldn't be able to supply great food. As our story in the RM Williams Outback Dining Magazine alludes to , we didn't have experience when we took this on however we are highly motivated by a desire to look after and care for our guests and we believed in our ability to get the basics right and that hopefully the more esoteric elements of running a restaurant would follow. We are always learning and we continue to invest in upgrades and improvements .

Thank you once again and please come and visit again.

Yours Faithfully,
Damien Kennedy

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Chose Harry's from this website.

Good soup, great steak, great lamb shanks. We had an expectation of Harry's being good, and were not disappointed.

Would recommend to anyone as good meal for the money.

1  Thank Waggersting
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LongreachMotorInn, Owner at Harry's Restaurant and Redford Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Waggersting,

Thank you for your very positive comments and for taking the time to post them.

We really appreciate these positive affirmations of our efforts to provide a quality product to our valuable guests.

Yours Faithfully,
Damien Kennedy

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

i did not expect anything like this. i would expect steaks like this at the top restaurants in brisbane. my friend had the salmon which was mouth watering and cooked to perfection and the service was great. these waitresses definitely knew how to make a customer happy.

5 stars

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LongreachMotorInn, Owner at Harry's Restaurant and Redford Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Travellers_an0n,

It's very satisfying to read and appreciate the exuberance of comments such as yours. Thank you very much .

Our staff really do their best to make our patrons happy and comfortable. Given our location and small population we do have challenges sometimes in having enough quality trained staff on hand however what they sometimes lack in detailed experience and knowledge they make up for with a willingness and desire to make everything really good for a great night out.

Thank you for your very complimentary comments on our food and the quality of the preperation . We always defer to quality when accessing our produce so your comments endorse those actions.

Thank you and come again.

Yours Faithfully,
Damien Kennedy

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