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“Disappointingly COLD” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of REBELLION BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANT

REBELLION BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANT
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Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointingly COLD”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

As an Accor Member we thought we would try the newest local member to the Accor family. The one word to describe the whole experience would be COLD, the service was cold, the food was cold the whole environment was cold - the whole experience left us cold.

SERVICE

We took our seat in the restaurant with only 3other table occupied - with 3 waiting staff you would expect the service to be more than attentive (we were wrong), the staff were pleasant but they only came to attend to us on a few occasions. Even our drinks took forever and we were basically left to pour our own wine (certainly not a Novotel experience)..

FOOD

We opened with a Pancetta topped with Cherry Tomato and melted Buffalo Mozzarella on Sourdough (sounded good) - this course was slow to arrive taking over 30 minutes to arrive - we suspect we know why it took so long because it was just sitting in the kitchen after being cooked - when it arrived the bread was COLD, even the melted Mozza was COLD (how does this happen when it is melted.

Entrees were a little better with Pork Belly (though it was EXTRA fatty), Zucchini Flowers (one of the few highlights) and the Seafood Chowder (the bowl was tiny and the seafood was of low quality and the grilled prawn was once again COLD).

Again the wait was inordinate (did allow us to finish the wine - which we didn't see a waiter for nearly 20 minutes - so we pour our own). Mains were a Sirloin, Rack of Lamb (very well cooked and this one was hot) and the fish

ATMOSPHERE

COLD is the word that comes to mind - the lighting is poor, we didn't even have a candle (despite candles on unoccupied tables), the piped music would be better suited to a bar, the Buffet Servery slap bang in the middle doesn't help.

This restaurant is priced as a fine dining experience ($15-$20 entrees, $30-$40 mains and $50 wines) - was it a fine dining experience CERTAINLY NOT (not even close - we could get a better meal with better atmosphere at the Bella Vista Hotel for half the price - even with our member discount considered).

An interesting footnote was the interchange between the two waitresses when paying was they expected to see some changes by ACCOR soon - my comment is YOU need to change.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Chris_Bella
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Had dinner at this restaurant tonight even though we weren't staying at the hotel which is the Crowne Plaza. Happy hour drinks beforehand were $5.00 which was good value. My husband had a steak which looked delicious and my chicken with burritos was just divine. Mains were high 20s to high 30s which I guess is average these days. Easy parking just outside the hotel. I would return to this restaurant if in the area again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MountainsHelen
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Huge variety of selection including a juice bar, freshly cooked eggs for you and attentive staff.
Free Wifi on the ground floor.
Excellent offering by hotel

Visited August 2013
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Thank butam
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Nundle, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had 3 dinners, 2 of us, a meal with friends and a family dinner. The staff were friendly and great and met our every needs especially as we had some special needs and they met our requirements with friendliness and efficiency. A great time for each dinner.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jim A
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Beaumont Hills
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Tempting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Dining experience was good, especially after we invited friends from overseas, we were not disappointed with the al a carte menu. Service was good and attentive. Good very special events venue and special breakfasts.

Visited May 2013
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Thank 2013Johanna
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