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“Great food,better front of house”
Review of Arnica - CLOSED

Arnica
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Elbasan, Albania
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food,better front of house”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner,so we hoped that it would be a great occasion and we were really looking forward to the night out.
On arriving the booking we had couldn't be found,we did it on-line,as it happens no problem the place was about 75% full, we decided to have a drink and then go to our table,good areas to have a drink but none of them were done to relax you into the evening,anyway we went to the table,ordered food and wine,both had good selections,we choose the Champagne ceviche and the Scallops followed by the duck and seafood Livorno we waited and waited for about 40mins for the starters to arrive,and I have to say at this stage I began to worry about my choice of venue!,however once the food arrived all was forgiven it was fantastic and ended up a fun and fulfilled evening,
If they can get the front of house service right it will be the place to eat on the coast.
All in all great food I would recommend it and overall well priced.

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English first
Buderim, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One of the best on the coast”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I have been there twice once for a lunch special with friends and today with a work group for Melbourne cup. Both times the service from Eddie was amazing .. First class. The chef who I think is the owner is so down to earth and often comes over for a chat. The food is amazing value and simply yum can't say enough good things about the food. I really can't recommend this place enough . The views are also beautiful. Will be back. Thanks arnica.

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Maroochydore, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love the food and service”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Dined here last night (3rd Oct), very quiet only 3 tables of guests. However, this did not detract from the service and the quality of the food. The waiter was very professional, it is such a joy to be served by a waiter who knows what he's doing! For entrées we had the 'funky' oysters (a selection of natural oysters dressed 5 different ways - delicious, scallops (bread crumbs on top) with a chilli dipping sauce, and the daily Asian Special (pork noodles - but not what you think, they had a delicious sauce which was so full of flavour. For mains we had, eye fillet - so perfectly cooked medium rare - so many restaurants get this wrong, accompanied with chunky fries and a mushroom jus, again, delicious, my other daughter had the veal scaloppine, salt ala bocca (or something like that) with a risotto base - couldn't fault it. As for me, I had the seafood platter for 1 (the photo says it all) - actually, it was big enough for two - all fresh and beautifully presented. Believe it or not we even managed to fit in a dessert - special chocolate mud cake and vanilla cream and the trio of desserts - choc pastry, mango sorbet and rosewater jelly. All divine. This is definitely a restaurant you would save for a special occasion, it is not cheap, but then again, I thought worth every penny. So far, this is one of the best restaurants I have found in Maroochydore.

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Its generally difficult to find really creative cooking outside the big cities. Whilst Arnica tries, the food here is far from exceptional. The scallops were bland and overpowered by the gazpachio, the fish was drowning in hollandaise sauce, and the lamb was ordinary. However, the portions were generous and the service was professional.

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Caloundra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“World Class Restaurant”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

What a pleasure it was to find a restaurant of such a high calibre here on the Sunshine Coast. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Our waiter was very professional, attentive and knowledgeable. We felt like we could have been at a fine dining restaurant anywhere in the World. Well done Arnica!

  • Visited September 2012
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