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Review of Church on Palmer

Church on Palmer
Ranked #8 of 196 Restaurants in Mackay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mackay, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't let the other reviews fool you!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Haven't dined here in over a year, as last time we came with friends and It was disappointing. Although I had heard good things about this place. This time was just as disappointing, while the service was good, the food was terrible. We were a group of 10, we were celebrating our recent wedding elopement with family. Most our entrees were cold, three of us ordered the duck which was overcooked and less than average vegetables that accompanied it. Others ordered fish which was also cold and lacked any flavour. It was also worth noting that the menu hasn't changed in over a year. We originally through about having our wedding here but so glad we didn't I would have been so disappointed. People get hung up on the old church atmosphere but when you pay 35-40 for a main you expect much more. Won't be my first choice for dining out in Mackay.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good ”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Nice food and great service. Hard to get a booking at short notice and had to wait a few weeks. Was worth the wait

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Thank Kevin R
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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Terrible!!! ”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

What was on the menu wasn't available, poor service, had to keep asking for drinks, food was horrible... Informed management of our concerns they brushed us off & didn't appear to care...... Wouldn't recommend to anyone.... OVER RATED!!!

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5 Thank Frances Frankie J
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average Food, Above Average Prices”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Was very excited about this restaurant as it was recommended by many. Nice setting (though not sure why they force couples to sit side by side) in a concerted church.

Maybe we selected the wrong dishes but the meal did not live up to the raves I had heard. Won't be returning to try again.

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3 Thank Robyn P
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Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of the best in Mackay”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

My wife and I went here for our wedding anniversary. The food was fantastic and the service was great. there is a good selection from the menu. There is a good feeling in the restaurant. It is a little bit pricey but you pay for what you get in my opinion.
Definitely going back for any of those special occasions.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Derge2000
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