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“Forget the French atmosphere but go for the food”
Review of The Little Frog - CLOSED

The Little Frog
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Seeing as we live in the area, it was about time we got around to trying 'a taste of France in the heart of Wyong'. This restaurant has been rebadged several times and past incarnations are still evident in its decor. Apart from the odd Renoir print, some tri-color decorations and the obligatory Edith Piaff singing in the background, there is little to suggest that this is a traditional French restaurant. The neon 'open' sign, the green LED fairy lights surrounding the shop front window, and the numerous historical photos of Wyong do nothing to create a French ambience. The decor could do with a complete revamp to create an authentic French atmosphere. We attended midweek, and there were few customers. So, we had the full attention of the one waitress, but she was well out of her depth. Wine left unopened, cutlery tossed across the table, courses delivered at different intervals highlighted a lack of training and professionalism. However, the quality of the food belies the atmosphere in which it was served. It was surprisingly very good. The menu selection is typical French, apart from the garlic bread. At least the Sticky Date Pudding was nowhere to be seen. The wine list is mainly Australian with a couple of pricey French wines tossed in. Our group had mussels and snails as entrees, and duck, pork and salmon as mains, all of excellent quality and generous portions. The deserts include the typical French offerings of Crème Brulee, profiteroles, crepe suzette and cheese platter. The food alone is worth the effort and the price is reasonable, but do not be fooled into expecting a 'truly French experience'.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Had dinner here with my husband. Service was terrible! After ordering our food, it took 2 hours to come out. This can be forgiven by good food however this was not the case. Dry chicken, over cooked steak and brown mushy beans. For fine dining ( if you could call it that) over cooked meals should not happen.
After advising wait staff we had waited 2 hours the service got worse. We were promised free dessert for the trouble and after waiting a further 30 minutes for the dessert menu we gave up and asked for the bill. We will not be returning! The experience was so poor we couldn't help but tell our friends and family how bad it was.
Not to mention the price is well and truly over priced for what you get.

2  Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We had a great lunch at the Little Frog, we chose; Steak Dianne, The Free range Chicken Breast, the Creme Brulee and Cheese Platter. These were all beautifully prepared and served and could not be faulted in any way. We certainly did not expect such a great lunch in the Wyong main street! Driving by, we often wondered if it could be as good as "The Little Frog we used to frequent in Sydney in the 70s, well it did not dissapoint!

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1  Thank RobertLM
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

The Little Frog offers an excellent value lunch deal, 3 courses for AUD 18 or 2 courses for AUD 15. The food is just wonderful amidst a French atmosphere. They also cater for my gluten free needs, and always with a smile. I love that restaurant and can really recommend it.

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1  Thank SwissOzGirl
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

This restaurant, although on a main road and absent of views is classy and elegant despite its location. The food is traditional French cuisine which is very reasonably priced and good quality produce is evidently utilized. My boyfriend and I try to attend at least once a month. The highlight for us is the ambiance. When we attend it's always on Friday nights so we can hear the talent of musician Samuel Bannerman. He plays guitar and sings covers of contemporary music - even indie tunes!!! We always thoroughly enjoy our evening with the wonderful music in the background. Look out for this restaurants wine evenings - unfortunately we could not attend the last one due to work commitments but are hoping to definitely be at the next one! If you are after an elegant night out in Wyong check this place out and support local/ small business. Even though my boyfriend and I are on a budget we make it a tradition to attend at least once a month. By the way they do BYO wine with a $5 corkage per bottle - quite worthit.

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1  Thank NickyMacK
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