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“Meh”
Review of The Australia

The Australia
Ranked #4 of 12 Quick Bites in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Collection of ales was impressive. Food was terrible. 6 of us left more than half our plates. Shame. The mashed potato I guess was made of frozen pellets and was over zapped. It was chewy like glue. Lamb shank was a huge effort to get off the bone, very tough. Lasagne was dry. We filled up on our friends left over chips. Waitress did say she would let the chef know. We may try again. Hopefully just bad timing.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Roxynic
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VictorP9843, Public Relations Manager at The Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Roxy. We are very sorry to hear of this experience as customer satisfaction is of the upmost importance to us and we thank you for your feedback. We have taken immediate action based on your feedback and the mash potato has been replaced. So we can look in to the other issues you mentioned further, may we kindly ask which date you visited us?
Kind Regards

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a coeliac and the Australia pub's GF Fish & Chips is the best I have had!!! Staff were helpful and knew about GF.
It is often hard to find something 'normal' on the menu, but if we're ever back in the district I know where we'll be dining! Thanks Australia.
PS My husband is Australian and he enjoyed the Purple Moose beer. It would be great if Purple Moose could brew a GF beer!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Portobello15
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VictorP9843, Public Relations Manager at The Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the high praise! We're glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. We'll pass on your suggestion for GF beer to the Brewery :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional pub that serves good food, staff are very friendly and helpfull. Facilities are good, and unusually the toilets deserve 5*

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Chris W
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VictorP9843, Public Relations Manager at The Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us Chris, we're glad you enjoyed!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven’t been here for a very long time to eat but the last time the food was really nice and the homemade chips great as was the pie.

Now we get the latest craze for curved catering chips which hardly have any potato in them just fresh air! Horrid! The pie used to be great but it arrived all dry, reheated and no gravy in it.

My burger said it came with onions and cheese I expected to get fresh fried onions but received catering caramelised onions full of sugar. If they are caramelised it should say on the menu.

Extremely mediocre, no longer lovely home cooked food, especially the chips. Won’t be returning as other pubs serve far superior food. There used to be a good chef called Joe but perhaps he has left?

Such a shame!

Date of visit: September 2019
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4  Thank FlowersNorthWales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called there one evening for dinner really great choice of Ale and Larger at the bar and good choices on the menu. Wife is vegetarian and I’m a carnivore, but we both found choices to suite both of us. Good food and excellent service

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Tonyiso
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