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“Inconsistent” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Goldfish Bar & Kitchen

Goldfish Bar & Kitchen
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Ranked #17 of 73 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Australian, Wine Bar
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Goldfish Bar & Kitchen is located at one of the Hunter's most iconic winery complexes - Roche Estate, Goldfish Bar & Kitchen, Hunter Valley provides an international Pizza & food menu coupled with an exclusive beverage offering, including an award-winning cocktail list and new and old world wines.
Singleton, Australia
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Whilst I love the look and feel of the Goldfish, the service is very inconsistent. It is often understaffed. We have experienced good and poor service. Avoid on public holidays!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“brilliant service, extraordinary food quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We go to eat at Goldfish quite frequently. It's the ideal place when a formal meal is not what you want, but a casual lunch or tapas style dinner and a few drinks. The service is impeccable and the folks there are professionals. That's true for the chef/kitchen as well as for the bar crew. Try some of the cocktails, they are out of this world and enjoy anything from the menu....worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Thank drn01
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Sydney
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Something Different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

While on our honeymoon in the Hunter, this restaurant was recommended by hotel staff.

Needless to say, it did not disappoint.
Without doubt the BEST beef eye fillet I have ever had. Cooked to perfection.
Absolute must to try in the honey charred brussel sprouts.

The Bar Manager and staff were all so friendly and attentive and really made us feel welcome.
The decor and atmosphere were like being in another era, right down to the music and suspenders worn by the bar staff. Very different and captivating.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OzAsh7614
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great dinner in the Hunter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My husband and I had dinner here and the food was great. The gnocchi was a taste explosion in your mouth and my husband enjoyed his Wagyu beef. Staff we're very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alison P
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“WARNING: Steer clear!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

What a terrible experience. From the time we sat down to eat we felt like we were being ignored by staff. No effort was made to assist in ordering drinks even when called over we were ignored and had to walk up to the bar. Next, the food took forever to come out. Didn't even bother ordering another drink as I waved down the staff three times and no service prevailed. Once the food came out it was awful. Deep fried and lacking flavour. My partner ordered a steak and the side of mushrooms he ordered didn't come out until 20 mins after he'd finished his meal. I ordered the fish which in no means did it allude to on the menu that it would be a whole fish! i wasted half the night trying to get the meat off and out of the scales and bones, Definitely a no brained to steer clear of this awful venue. Plenty of other places and ways to waste your money...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anin773
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