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“Local Advice: Eat Elsewhere”
Review of Red Centre Steakhouse - CLOSED

Red Centre Steakhouse
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The standard of the food here is not good nor is it good value. The Red Centre Steakhouse was previously located in Karalta Rd at Erina (about 20 mins away) and relocated here to what used to be the restaurant of the Oaks Serviced Apartments. Needless to say, there is zero ambience here and the touches of Australiana that make refernce to the restaurant's theme don't extend beyond a few plastic Australian flags and the odd mural adorning the walls. Whilst we were not impressed by the old Red Centre, as locals we were keen to try out the new venue. Unfortunately all the bad habits of the old place have been transferred to the new place; we should have guessed this the moment the waitress plonked us down and gave us a basket of free popcorn as a starter (which, as it would turn out, would be the highlight of the meal). Despite being the only people in the place, we waited 20 minutes before the waitress saw fit to come and take a drink order (2 bottled Schweppes Dry Ginger Ales), another 10 minutes before she took our food orders. Our entree - Chicken Wings - were straight out of Steggles frozen chicken wing pack and were served with some paltry celery sticks and a lumpy blue chesse sauce which was tasteless. For mains, I ordered the 340gm Red Centre cut sirlion ($36!!!) and was highly disappointed with the shrivelled bit of charcoal that arrived on my plate accompanied by a poor Dianne sauce and some cream coloured muck covered in chopped Parsley stems which was supposed to be mashed potato. My 'Caeser' salad was some poor, browning Cos lettuce leaves drowning in a bottled Caeser salad dressing with some random slices of Parmeson mixed through it, all served in a desert bowl. The last time I looked a Caesar salad also had bacon, egg, croutons and the odd anchovy thrown in the mix. Needless to say that the steak was maybe half of its promised 340 grams if that! My wife ordered lamp cutlets ($34!) of which she received 4 of the smallest cutlets I have ever seen again accompanied by the cream coloured mush and a couple of sprigs of broccoli (steamed seasoned vegetables?). By this time we were actually laughing about how shocking everything looked, let alone tasted. Dessert? Well, we desperately were hoping that dessert would offer some redemption! We did order a Banana Split which for a $8.90 investment consisted of half a banana (isn't it called a Split because the whole banana is sliced up the middle and all the condiments sit inside it?), 2 small scoops of ice cream, a marshmallow, a stale waffle and cream from a Dairy Whip can. It topped off a meal which I could have gotten at any local RSL for half the price and better the quality. Instead we incurred a bill of nearly $100 of which I negotiated down with the waitress who admitted that not everything may have been up to scratch. Needless to say, I would strongly recommend pretty much anywhere else in The Entrance to get a feed above here (hey there's a Subway just around the corner!).

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5  Thank Duane S
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Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

The Entrance is beautiful, we went to the Red Centre Steak House, we sat outside then it got a bit cool so we walkes inside and were told, we were meant to go to reception first or we would not be served. We thought this was rude as we did not know and no where did we see this.
We sat down , service was okay nothing to complain about or rave about.
Got our food in about 20minutes and i ordered the burger, the patty tastes like a frozen patty and i had to stop eating it. It was making me sick.
The shnitzel was nothing to rave about , got little to a few chips on the side.
We left our plates half full which we dont usually do !

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1  Thank Dustyyyy
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Will never come to this place because:
1,Over-burnt steaks (we ordered medium)
2,Cold meal
3,Mistake scotch as wagay
4,Forgot our salad
5,Super expensive
6,Agressive serving and always ask to order more!

More: mistake our table, no one comes for the first 15 minutes, 40 min wait before the entry...

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1  Thank BigBearChen
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very friendly staff but bog standard steakhouse fare (the spicy chicken wings with blue cheese sauce were awesome though)

Thank MaCCliver
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

The food was fine, reasonable size steak with a small side of chips, but the atmosphere was a bit like a bistro of a local club. Reasonably priced, good for young families but not my pick for a couples night out.

Thank AW_Hooper_1
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