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“Good food and wine”
Review of Bommie

Bommie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$47 - US$69
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated in the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the award-winning Bommie is one of the most superb places to eat on the island. Bommie takes its name from the Aboriginal word 'bombora' - which refers to the shallow, isolated and colourful reef patches found in the waters surrounding Hamilton Island.
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This turned out to be the second best place to eat on the Island for us. It might have made the top apart from its hosting a large wedding party on the Saturday night that we visited, which made the kitchen service rather slow. Sat down at 8:30pm and didn't get our mains until after 10pm. We were not in a great hurry, but the gap between starters and mains was well over an hour.

That put aside, the food we had was excellent, the service very good, especially Natasha our server, polite and with a winning smile. The mains when they came were very good, the fillet steak is definitely a highlight, and they found me two types of french mustard, the coral trout was also very good.

I thought the wine list was a little more varied than the other outlets, although still Oatley dominated. We felt that for a restaurant of this size/class they could employ a sommelier. I was asked whether I wished for my red to be decanted, or just opened and left to breathe, so some training had been applied, but for someone who needed wine help, I suspect it was going to be tough.

The setting is lovely, the tables far enough apart (although our three sided table was strange for less than 4 people, set with two settings on one side) so that other dinners generally do not intrude.

We started with a glass of SB and two of Reisling, and along with many of the HI outlets they were all served far too cold, only after 5-10 mins had they warmed up enough to be able to properly appreciate the flavour.

With a reasonably priced red, the three of us got out for $250. Expensive from a UK perspective, but about par for the course for good Aus dining.

Wouldcertainly come back.

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Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Ignore the #3 rating. This is the best all round dining experience on the Island. Great menu, excellent service, excellent location. Wine list is too dominated by Oatley wines but such is life all over Hamilton Island. Not cheap but for fine dining on a resort island we expected to pay extra. And the white chocolate martini to finish with was amazing. Thoroughly recommended for an adult dining experience.

Thank RogTrish
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

As is the case, we hire babysitters enabling adult family to enjoy the dining experience at our favourite restaurant. Far superior to Pebble Beach or Long Pavillion in Qualia. The food is absolutely outstanding, the views are exceptional, staff are very warm, welcoming, friendly, un-pretentious which helps to create great ambience for all. Plenty of space, lighting is subtle so that once it becomes dark you're not looking at your reflection in the window panes, you can still see the views. Perfection!

Thank ontheroadsince73
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Put this restaurant on your must do list. Go early for a pre-dinner drink at the deck bar to enjoy the sunset view. The food and service was exceptional and the attention to detail was first rate. Beautiful food complements and extensive wine list. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant - but you will need to book in advance.

Thank Dianne C
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Lovely setting, first class service, amazing food - yes its pricey $300 for 2 guests but this was known before we went and you pay for what you get. Would defiantely recommend and would suggest booking when you arrive at your hotel so your not disappointed.

Thank disco2diva
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