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“Il Postino's not the same anymore”
Review of Il Postinos

Il Postinos
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sydney
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Il Postino's not the same anymore”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

… certainly not for vegetarians. Given the French cook is not there anymore (or doesn't seem to be), other food might have gone downhill as well. We had a potato omelet and it was terrible. We couldn't really taste the potatoes, which is no surprise given they were shredded and still raw. The caramelised onions inside the omelet were the only flavour; even the omelet itself was bland. The sprinkling of lettuce leaves were limp and didn't come with a dressing, and the half of a semi dried tomato looked lost and unappetising.

A friend had a cake which she seemed to like although despite it being called a rhubarb something it didn't have much rhubarb on or in it. Not sure whether this can make up: the slice was huge - a wedge double the size of what is normally served in cafés. Nevertheless, when you order a rhubarb cake you want to be able to enjoy the yummy moisture of rhubarb!

Coffee: Tobias Estate, which I don't happen to like; bitter and not enough flavour.

Service: the girl on the floor was not very switched on and neither was she very animated in terms of interacting with customers. On top of it: we asked her to check whether the caramelised onions were prepared with vinegar - she never got back to us. She wasn't very busy either - apart from chatting to other staff, such as the girl making coffees or the cook.

We won't return!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank isiria
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English first
Penrith, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pathetically bad”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Came here with mum and my boyfriend for Mothers Day and were very disappointed. Food was cold and took ages to come. Never coming back

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3 Thank WentworthFallsRasha
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good solid little cafe in the mountains”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Good food, great coffee! (Great iced coffees too!) Some dishes tasted a bit different from time to time (different chef) but tasty food & cozy atmosphere overall.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Hebrides10
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Satisfactory Supping”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Really cute with some beautiful scenery. Service was fine but not exceptional and food lacked star power. In need of a creative eye to take food and space to next level to justify prices.

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Thank Kyle W
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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Sit in the Shade with a Scrummy Meal”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Il Postinos is a great place for a weekend brekky.
I love to sit in the courtyard area, in the shade, while having a delish breakfast of Eggs Benedict or Pancakes with coffee.
I would also recommend this little gem as a great place for a lunch meet-up with friends. The service is great and the menu offers some great options.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank FoodieFunGirl
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