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“Not what it was, go somewhere else.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kookaba Restaurant

Kookaba Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Saundersfoot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$21
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scotland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not what it was, go somewhere else.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We went here many years ago when it was a great Aussie restaurant. Now it's more like a bog standard burger/steak joint with kangaroo and barramundi on the menu. The four of us ordered both of these and whilst the barramundi wasn't bad (a tad overcooked and dry), the kangaroo was served as two sausage shaped steaks which had little flavour and were cold. Our friend told the waitress and she took it away and it was reheated NOT replaced. The returned 'steak' was dry and overcooked.

Oh and the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was sharp and acidic and almost undrinkable. We run a wine business (with around 20 different NZ Sauv Blancs) and would never sell this regardless of the price.

The chef/owners obviously don't care so we won't be going back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“75% satisfaction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Four of us visited last weekend as we were staying in Saundersfoot. We all ordered steak with their house special marinade which is lovely. Three of the party had delicious steaks - one however was very disappointing. As I had opted for the Sydney Salad - they had sliced the steak - which I had never had previously despite having the exact same meal. However the steak was fatty, tough and not very nice - in fact I gave up on it. Not wanting to make a fuss - I just eat the salad - but when the plates were collected I explained how bad it was - and in all fairness they deducted my meal from the bill.
I would still recommend Kookaba as three of our party had a great meal - and my previous experiences of this place have always been excellent. Good Steaks, good service and a great atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lesley736369
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Akrotiri, Cyprus
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Had the starters (went with a group of colleagues) and then steaks! They were fantastic and the portions were large enough to stop us from talking!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Matt M
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sukhysingh
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks, average burgers.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The staff here are lovely and friendly and the menu is extensive. You're probably looking at about £20-25 a head for 2 courses and a couple of beers.

The steaks were excellent, the burgers were ok and the baby ribs were amongst the worst i have had.

As it's quite a small place and you're not really spoilt for choice, it does the job and is probably one of the better places to grab a bite in Saundersfoot.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sukhysingh
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Came to saundersfoot with my family. We're recommended to go to the kookaba. My kids loved it because it was Australian themed looked very good! Food was nice with very large portions and the service was fantastic!

Visited July 2014
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