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“Pleasant surprise”

Durack - Zeewijk Training Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 88 Restaurants in Geraldton
Cuisines: Australian
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Geraldton, Australia
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376 reviews
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We visited this restaurant recently not by choice as we had won a prize to attend.
We were pleasantly surprised. Being a Restaurant with training hospitality staff you would expect it too have a little amateur nature about it NOT SO.
We were rung the day before to confirm reservation.On arrival were met and ushered to our table by a very pleasant Irish girl.Issued with menus and beverage list. Attendance to our needs were paramount.Other restaurants in the town could take note.
Beverage list was non complicated with a good selection as was the menu which was set at a price of $35 p head and contained entree,Main and sweets with a selection under each heading.
our entree dishes of prawns and duck were just right as were our mains of the salmon and Pork which was topped off with a chocolate tart.
All meals were of a high quality and served by the trainees who I am sure would obtain a position at any restaurant in Geraldton.
Overall the matre 'd watched the staff like a hawk but never making it obvious.They all did a great job.
Whilst this restaurant is only open on selected nights never the less it is well worth a visit as you will be pleasantly surprised.
The only negative I could see having been in the industry previously was for the staff to be issued with name tags so that they could be adequately acknowledged at the end of the evening.
If you are looking for somewhere different to dine mid week I could certainly recommend this one.

  • Visited August 2013
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Geraldton, Australia
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“School Room with a Difference”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Being a Training centre for students in Hospitality, one must start with the premise that all is not perfect...but do they strive, hard, to do their very best. All the work is done by students under the very watchful eye of their tutors.
My partner for the day is the mother of a student, We had all heard of 'how good it is', hence the visit.
The room is large, not cluttered and has a very pleasant ambience.
Diners are greeted and seated by their waiter and a Welcome drink is offered. This is usually non-alcoholic but very well chilled and mine was delicious, as was my fellow diner on the day.
Table service was very good. Again, the tutors hovered nearby, unobtrusively injecting words of wisdom discreetly.
The food was well presented and visually appealing. Better than that, it was delicious.
The trainees have come from all works of life, including an overseas student from Ireland.
This was the Thursday mid-day sitting, memorable and certainly will be re-visited, many times
I have included the URL for the restaurant which gives all the information.
Dare I say that Zeewijk Training Restaurant puts one or two of the other restaurants in town to shame.

http://www.durack.edu.au/facilities/Pages/zeewijktrainingrestaurant.aspx

  • Visited May 2013
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