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“The worst food I have ever tasted - it was awful!.... Beware!...Don't eat here....” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of AquaBlue Bistro and Bar

AquaBlue Bistro and Bar
Ranked #52 of 89 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Blue Mountains
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The worst food I have ever tasted - it was awful!.... Beware!...Don't eat here....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

I ordered the fish plate ($42) plus a child's pizza ($12) it was a pile of deep fried battered old fish, soggy - just revolting. As I probed I found 2 pieces of old lettuce with all scrunched up salmon - this looked as some leftovers. I thought I was going to throw up there and then. When I called the waitress and showed her the state of the food, she rudely said that everybody loved the food and I was the only one to complain. I persisted and asked to speak with the manager. She didn't want to see me but said the best she could do would be a 10% discount. I insisted I was not going to pay for the horrible food (it now became a matter of principle, as thought how many times they got away with it!!!). I was disgusted and just wanted to leave. I ended up paying for the pizza that tasted like cardboard and $20 for the fish place. Save yourself from this horrible place....

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Accommodated
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English first
Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Friendly fast service with high quality meals. We had coffee here one day and then went back the next day for lunch. Lovely outlook over the harbour and a good selection of choices.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank BJFowler
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worst Venue in years - don't waste you're time!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were looking for a relaxed family venue. The menu was basic and terribly expensive for what was on offer (and compared to other venues when you strolled another 50m. We waited over 45 min for one entree and two kids meals and the same again for our mains which never arrived to which we cancelled and walked out. The owner was rude and the staff didn't care that we were unhappy. Would never go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicole C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Doesn't deserve the title " restaurant" or even "greasy spoon" for that matter”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The absolute worst dining experience ever. It started with in in ya face waitress who could tell us what soup of day was ( when it came out we knew why ........it was the soup of the day in December 1999 and must have been heated and frozen ten times ). Chicken vegey soup that was minced chicken with only beans for vegeys Drinks order screwed up soft drinks had Hardley any syrup. Then came the food ranging from a kids hot dog that was on a stale role and in edible . Bruschetta that was more like English muffins with regurgitated tomato soup . Chicken caesars salad . I honestly would say a six year old could do this better with his best mate. Fish of the day. Here we were in the best bay in the world with a co op fifty meters away and the dished up this frozen woolies or Coles crap. These guys are absolutely kidding them selves running this joint . Do your self a favour and buy a quarter pounder meal then let it go cold take one bite and throw the rest away . You will be thirty bucks per person better off

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Letitia77
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Dont order Corona on happy hour”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Walking along the waterfront my friend and I decided to have a beer. We saw a sign saying happy hour and that premium beers were at a cheap price. (cant remember the exact price) and seeing we were in that time we thought why not. We sat down and ordered two coronas. When they were delivered we were told that coronas werent included in the cheap price. I said thet I didnt see any exclusions on the board and was told thats it. When we went to pay the boss was there and I complained. He just didnt give a damn. Be warned

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Peter A
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