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“Very overrated”

Verandah Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 76 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Not impressed with the older waitress who was quite rude. The food was very average and way overpriced. We would not go back.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I'm not really a wine drinker but appreciated the shiraz I was offered to taste. We bought more when we went to the restaurant upstairs.

1  Thank Owen O
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Love this restaurant-sitting outside with beautiful views, great Tapas menus and a bottle of Calais Estate Sparkling burgundy

1  Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Firstly we rang and were told there was only a table for 7 o'clock so rushed to get there only to find only one other table there!This restaurant had absolutely no atmosphere. The decoration consisted of paintings of semi clad women in wine/cocktail glasses. Tacky. The waitstaff were amateurish with no warmth at all. The tapas was good but we left and went elsewhere for dessert and coffee.

1  Thank Mhbsydney
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

In general, food is very average. The tapas tower is definitely a major let down: it tasted like not just-freshly-cooked, some bits and pieces are already cold when it was served -- imagine what a piece cold chewy pork belly tastes like. Serves is awkward and pretentious. Doesn't have a nice welcoming atmosphere. You can just sense the waiting staff are definitely not happy and very on-edge. A young waiter even got told off by the manager right in front of the guests. That just put me off so much..

On top of that, We arrived at 12 pm on a Saturday for lunch of two. Was told that there was no table on the verandah available, even though I made a booking a week in advance but was never informed of this over the phone. So had to be seated on the tiny table inside, missed out amazing view outside on the baloney. But at the end, right before we finished eating, there were still more than half a dozen tables empty outside. So not sure what "unable" meant. We felt like we were treated like fools.

This place is so uptight and makes us feel extremely uncomfortable. So save your money -- there are heaps more better places in the wine region.

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Thank Phuket Z
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