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“Awful”

The Views Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Halls Gap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Australian, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Views Restaurant & Bar has the best veiws in Halls Gap. Sit and have a delicious meal and watch the abundant wildlife that will entertain you whilst you enjoy beautifully presented food and experience the type of friendly service you expect. An experience not to be missed when visiting the Grampians.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We just spent a weekend at The Grampians Motel and on checking in we were asked if we wanted dinner. We were told that it would be a good idea to book as there were only a couple of tables left. We got the impression that this was a popular restaurant and in high demand.
On entering the restaurant at the designated time we noted that there were a few spare tables and as the evening progressed more tables became vacant.
We ordered an entree which was nice, although with a trio of dips, it's hard to get it wrong.
Our mains were lamb cutlets and a plum pork cutlet.
On arriving at our table the lamb cutlets were lamb loin chops doused in a glutinous gravy and the plum pork cutlet was a pork chop with a bottled plum sauce poured over.
The vegetables accompanying the pork chop were microwaved cauliflour and broccoli with sliced carrots and worst of all were two "baked" potatoes which had been par boiled and then deep fried.
I strongly object to paying for a meal that is hugely overpriced for something I can cook at home with a great deal more flair.
Breakfast the following morning included "dirty" bacon which had been cooked on a hotplate that hadn't been adequately cleaned from the night before.
Overall an awful dining experience

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Thank DaisySong
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

food was very nice for the price asked
staff were very helpful and cheerfull
breakfast is hightend by the large kangaroo staring at you through the large window

Thank DougCramer
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

On arrival we were made very welcome by friendly staff, the service was excellent as were the meals, I would recommend this restaurant GREAT SERVICE THANK YOU.

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Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The night we ate here Lemontree, a big old kangaroo who is wild but was being fed by the managers, crashed through a glass window into the restaurant, leaving flying glass and gobsmacked diners in his wake. As we were thinking, hell, what now, the roo jumped through another pane of glass smashing it to pieces. Some diners suggested the roo felt cornered by people on all sides.

The managers dealt with it all well, reassuring the overseas visitors that no, that doesn't often happen and cleaning up the mess. We really enjoyed our main meals but the chocolate dessert was a little disappointing. Good service by a friendly young Dutch girl. Nice atmosphere. Would return again. Hope Lemontree is OK!

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Thank Aussies_living_in_UK
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

My family and I went to this restaurant for dinner in June 2012. The meals were absolutely fabulous, I had the lamb shanks and they were the best I had ever tasted. The desert was wonderful too. The atmosphere was great very family friendly, we had kangaroos coming up to the window and being fed. It was great. We would definitely come back next time.

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Thank KaylaF51
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