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“fancy menu, fancy price, not impressed”
Review of Wharf Road

Wharf Road
Ranked #27 of 90 Restaurants in Nowra
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 29, 2013

location is lovely, the menu is difficult to understand, bar snacks very pricey for their size. Service was OK, but for the price, expected better. Wont be going back as not overly impressed with menu & price.

1  Thank Donna O
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I love this place, we have been a few times (we are locals) & never disappointed!
It is more expensive than most, but the food matches the price if not more.
We are more than happy to pay a bit more, because the food, with the staff & the location make it a wonderful enjoyable evening!

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Thank 13b
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I visited Wharf Road with my wife and 3 kids (8yrs, 5 yrs and a baby) without a booking. The staff found us a table on the terrace and turned all the heaters on. The service was very attentive and friendly. The menu is very interesting with Alpaca ribs, duck, lamb etc. They also have a taster menu with a number of options. You can order ala carte or do a 5 or 7 course degustation - which I think is only $50 and $70 respectively. It is a very rare restaurant - in that it caters for kids while also being quite refined and posh. If you book a table on the terrace, the kids can be loud and look over the water and the bridge without being a hindrance to the rest of the patrons in the main area.

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Thank DaddyBlogger1
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were very disappointed and wish we would have listened to the local advise but we chose not to and continued with our plans to dine at Wharf Road. We received very poor service especially with the amount of staff they had on and very few customers they had in!
The decor, menu & food, I feel was trying far to hard to be 'trendy'. It was very expensive for what you receive and the quality of the food was below average! I don't want my food served on wooden chopping boards or on salt bricks! The duck fat roast potatoes were just woeful!!!
The wine list is great, the ales on tap are fantastic and the scenic view of the river are the only things this place has going for it. Sadly disappointing....

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4  Thank James C
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Service was bad - lots of staff doing not a lot. Had to wait 10 mins for wine list and a further 15 to order. Had to prompt for explanation of the menu. The banquets are not available to individual diners as it was explained that not everyone would be eating at the same time. Our main meals however were not served all at once with a 4 min wait for all to arrive before we could start. The 6 hr lamb was dry, the alpaca ribs were boring with no real flavour and lacked seasoning - for an unusual menu item it certainly was not showcased. The squid despite advice from the waitress was not adequate for a main meal plus it was missing a component listed on the menu. The duck fat roasted potatoes were just warm. The decor and setting is fantastic, however the lighting was frustrating as the lights dimmed and brightened randomly which became distracting. Half of the table was cleared at the end of the main meals with the other half remaining on the table being ignored by passing staff for around 10 mins, only when an empty plate was given to a passing waitress was the rest of the table cleared. We were really looking forward to the evening however it was sadly a disappointing experience all round.

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2  Thank Sharon B
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