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“Needs service, seasoning & substance”
Review of Club ringwood

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Club ringwood
Ranked #59 of 131 Restaurants in Ringwood
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We finally visited this Bistro for a meal after hearing many good reports despite my doubts. However I should have known that the good reports were from people who wouldn't know good food if it slapped them in the face. The menu was as dull as any other residential pub, & not worth discussing. On the positive side, the garlic bread was nice. I ordered vegetarian carbonara because there was little else to choose from. It was luke warm, stodgy & tasted of nothing but garlic. However I had to add salt because it was so tasteless. My fellow diners had a sub average looking, very average tasting Nasi Goreng, a boring looking 'paella' that was served on a plate rather than in a paella pan, meaning that it was in fact rice & seafood rather than a true paella, & the remaining diner had barramundi which was satisfactory but too salty. The bar was severely understaffed & it took 15 minutes to get 4 drinks which is unacceptable. We cannot understand how anyone could rate this place higher than 3, because that is overly generous. Perhaps they could employ some chefs rather than line cooks, increase the number of bar staff & improve the service. However we won't be back, & we certainly don't recommend it.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

The meal was nice but was an average pub price which I think is expensive, considering its "a club" (poker machine pub) and meals are usually cheap to attract gamblers.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Am a member here but often wonder why. Keep returning every three months or so in the hope that they improve their meals but alas no it remains always average. How can you stuff up a basic chicken parma? Mine was cold with unmelted cheese. The food here is really bland and I suggest that they employ an actual chef with some qualifications. it would really improve their business. The location is great, the layout and service always good just let down by the food.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Consistently good meals with some value options especially if you are a member. Service staff were attentive and the food was hot with generous serving sizes. Roomy, not crowded in. Not too noisy - just about right. No problems with car parking. Easy place to drop in for a meal.

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Thank Kezza501
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Lovely and clean. Meals great and the staff were excellent. On arrival we were seated and the lass explained all about the meals and facilities. Doesn't happen very often. Well done.

Thank colbenoaks
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