We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Go elsewhere!! ” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Venue Cafe Bar

Venue Cafe Bar
Ranked #48 of 117 Restaurants in Bathurst
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Level Contributor
127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Go elsewhere!! ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

This place looks good from afar.. But don't make the mistake of ordering from the menu because it is far far from good. I have eaten here on numerous occasions merely from the convenient location and wanting to give it another chance. No more. I have tried salt and pepper squid - fried to a crisp and inedible. Quiche special - burnt on top and raw pastry. Meatloaf sandwich - cold and dry. The salad is always drowned in cheap French dressing. I can safely say I have never had a good meal here. Coffees are ok but to be honest you get better ones at donut king! There are much better cafés in Bathurst, just keep walking...

Helpful?
1 Thank LittleSnuffy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Daniel D, Public Relations Manager at Venue Cafe Bar, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for using Trip Advisor, we are concerned to learn that you experienced a problem during your time at Venue Bathurst, We always welcome feedback from our consumers as this helps us to identify possible problems and if problems are found, this provides us with an opportunity to try and eliminate them. If you would like to discuss this matter further please don't hesitate to contact us at sales@lionmajestic.com.au We hope to see you there again soon
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    26
    14
    9
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bathurst, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Venue Cafe is a hub of vibrant activity on the weekends whenever I have been there with friends or family.
Coffee is generally good. The food can be a different matter. After a long wait I was disappointed. The pumpkin & red onion quiche with salad was not up to par. The pastry around the edge was browned, however underneath it was doughy, not cooked properly - probably pre-cooked & reheated in the microwave. The salad looked recycled with soggy tomatoes & brown edged lettuce. Come on guys int he kitchen lift your game. The girls on the floor are excellent, time for you men to lift your act!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank derosa77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bathurst, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This restaurant has just changed the menu even though in my opinion they did not need to do so.
The food is always hot, coffee is prepared in a superb manner.
The customer service is great and as I frequent this restaurant I am pleasantly surprised that I am addressed by name and welcomed each time I visit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank grahami2006
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bathurst, Australia
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Went there for a brunch with my sisters. Had previously had trouble at this venue and it did not fail to disappoint again today. We waited for 15 minutes for coffee that was burnt. We then waited another 15 minutes before returning to the counter to check on our order where the girl behind the register said "we are busy it'll be out soon" . She didn't even go to check our order in the kitchen. Another 10 minutes rolled around and we got 2 out of the 3 meals we ordered. When asked where the other was they returned to the kitchen and had to pull the docket. At this point I asked for my money back and was asked why I couldn't wait any longer as I had ordered from them.

As I said I the title don't bother. Service is shocking! Waitresses are condescending and don't know what's going on, barista burns coffee and food is average at best

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Ness545
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Daniel D, Public Relations Manager at Venue Cafe Bar, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for using Trip Advisor, we are concerned to learn that you experienced a problem during your time at Venue Bathurst, We always welcome feedback from our consumers as this helps us to identify possible problems and if problems are found, this provides us with an opportunity to try and eliminate them. If you would like to discuss this matter further please don't hesitate to contact us at sales@lionmajestic.com.au We hope to see you there again soon
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Meh”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We went for a Sunday breakfast and were surprised to see it relatively busy. The food was ok but the service and prices are a big let down.

ALL food and drinks plopped down in front of the same person to pass to the others (there were only 4 of us) by a very unfriendly and mute waitress.

We are happy to pay top dollars for a nice meal, but we expect better service and larger sizes.

Milk shakes in a jam jar smaller than a cup???

There are far better places to go in Bathurst.
What was I thinking?

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank TeamDive X
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Daniel D, Guest Relations Manager at Venue Cafe Bar, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for using Trip Advisor, we are concerned to learn that you experienced a problem during your time at Venue Bathurst, We always welcome feedback from our consumers as this helps us to identify possible problems and if problems are found, this provides us with an opportunity to try and eliminate them. If you would like to discuss this matter further please don't hesitate to contact us at sales@lionmajestic.com.au We hope to see you there again soon
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Venue Cafe Bar also viewed

Bathurst, New South Wales
Bathurst, New South Wales
 
Bathurst, New South Wales
Bathurst, New South Wales
 

Been to Venue Cafe Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing