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“Not as good as expected”
Review of Leonardoz

Leonardoz
Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Burnie
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Have had breakfast once which I regarded as average. We thought we would try lunch. We were disappointed in the menu as we were expecting something a bit more creative and interesting given the elaborate decor and what we had heard about this place. I'm also not that comfortable about paying for meals before I've eaten and the prices warrant table service. Lunch menu is standard calamari salad, chicken parma, schnitzel (why do that to Nichols chicken?) steak sandwich, wedges, nachos, roast of day etc. Same can be had at any pub bistro or other lunch place. We found the nachos was grilled or baked till dried up. Did not enjoy the Guacamole- it tasted like the mass produced commercial stuff. Sour cream was minimal dollops around the plate. Steak sandwich was not served on what I know as sourdough. Maybe, again commercially produced stuff...not sure. Steak was about 5mm thick, dry as the Sahara and tiny. Chips were soggy and also appeared to be standard commercial frozen ones. Roast of the day was roast chicken which was ok however vegetables seemd to be deep fried, not baked. None of us finished our meals...and we were hungry. The milkshake was all froth and about half a cup of milk. We had to request table water. We noticed the amount of security camera's around the place. Then upon reading other TA reviews we have noticed that the owner used footage from those camera's to identify a reviewer and make comment on the physical appearance of the reviewer and the amount of food they ordered/ate. Our observations are consistent with that particular reviewer as well as other recent average reviews. Anyway, given his/her comments the owner appears happy with food quality and current patronage. We won't be back to endure average food and to be filmed.

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lohan69, Owner at Leonardoz, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Our surveillance system is purely for what it is intended for which is to safeguard our investment and to help protect our customers in the case of the unfortunate things. I can assure that we have better things to do than watching people eating all day long. We are very serious about providing a safe, clean, comfortable dining experience for everyone that does not cost the earth. Right from the word go we never want to be fine dining eatery hence our prices are directly competitive with your local pubs but there are no pokies to be seen in ours establishment. After saying that we realise that we can't make everyone happy and that everyone is entitle to their opinion. We evaluate each and every feedback on its merit and if we think that it is unwarranted than we shall move on and not dwell on it. We happily except that we all make mistake every now and then and that we learnt from it. In regards to using Nichols chickens for schnitzel and parma, well as I said on my previous response that we go through more than 80KG a week so that might have something to do the fact that we use one of the best locally sourced chicken breast meat for our schnitzel. Again we thank you for your input. We shall keep working hard on our number 1 spot with other customers.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Been to this restaurant the last couple of Thursday nights (Bistro night). Beautiful food, quickly cooked and served and fantastic prices. The staff are so friendly makes you want to go back again. Back again this week - yah no cooking.

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Thank Tassie_7310
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Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

I attended Leobardoz for breakfast last week and found it didn't live up to the hype expressed in previous reviews.
The breakfast was nothing that could not be purchased in any Sydney or Melbourne sidewalk cafe. Items that were described in the menu were forgotten off our meals.
It appears Leonardoz has raised the previous ordinary level of service in Burnie to an acceptable level, however it is by no means 5 star dining. Diners in Burnie have been forced to accept 2nd (or 3rd) rate meals and nonchalant service for what seems forever. Leonardoz has raised the bar to an acceptable level, and for that fact alone they should be congratulated.

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Thank Traveller2120
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lohan69, Owner at Leonardoz, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

We have no intention of being a 5 star restaurant as you can see from our pricing, we just like to make the customers feel safe ,comfortable and enjoy the atmosphere in our dining premise. For you to compare us with those in Melbourne and Sydney, thank you. I take that as a compliment. Just remember you are not in Sydney or Melbourne now. Look forward of having you back again next time you are down here. Thank you for the feedback.
Cheers.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had been planning a night out at a different restaurant, but had a change of plan at the last minute - and I am so glad we did!! Although the entrance was a little confusing, the food, atmosphere and service was without fault. The meal was very generously proportioned and absolutely delicious. It was much better, yet cheaper than other restaurants we normally go to. I simply can't wait for an excuse to go again!!

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Thank Laura R
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We (family group of 9) recently ate at Leonardoz and it was a very pleasant experience. The food was very good and staff friendly and attentive to all our needs. They tried hard to serve all of our meals together. Having said that we received our meals very quickly. The waitresses were also very kind and patient to my elderly parents.
I would certainly recommend Leonardoz.

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Thank U2pies
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