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“Great food and service”
Review of Colonies At The Cove - CLOSED

Colonies At The Cove
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 17 August 2014

What great service and the food was to die for. The owners could not do enough for us. The green curry...yum! Not sure where the previous comment was coming from but please ignore and try this restaurant its fabulous. Great views , outside dining oh and the desert menu....well you have to go and try it to see its all home made and delicious. A great meal.. Thanks guys

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1  Thank Dacky6927
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Both drinks (sangria not even close to original recipe) and food (bbq feafood platter was bbq only by name...) were not up to expectations and not at all good value for money!
Not to mention the owner, who could not accept to serve us half a portion of a (too) big cheescake... Are they measuring cakes slices with metre?!? Where's flexibility and customer service here?
She did also bring bill without being asked to do so... Very rude and disappointing!

1  Thank Mase_Paola
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tahrn, Owner at Colonies At The Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Quite an unusual lady. But thanks for your comments

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I reviewed Colonies last year and am delighted to have eaten here again this year. Still as good as ever and we were all very happy with our meals. The street food garlic prawns went down a treat as did the rigatoni ragu. Myy husband said the flavours were amazing. I ordered the BBQ Barramundi with lime and pepper prawns and a moreton bay bug. Absolutely delicious. Our friends had the chicken scallopine and fillet steak and were also impressed with their meals. Unfortunately, we couldn't fit in dessert as the choices were excellent. Thanks for another great meal Colonies and we look forward to coming back.

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2  Thank DebRed_10
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The atmosphere is cosy, warm and inviting! The selection isn't huge but everything is amazing. The service is attentive and bubbly and this is the recipe for a fantastic night out.
We had the Barramundi, Scallopine and seafood platter and no one was dissapointed. The attention to detail on the plate was beautiful. I was definitely recommend having a special dinner here.

2  Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Being keen foodies and always on the hunt for a good old fashioned 'food coma', Colonies was suggested to us by friends. A little hesitant at first as the online menu appeared quite stark and limited, we decided to give it a go anyway. All the food, from starters, entree's, street food and main menu dishes were beautifully presented, packed with flavour and exceptionally unique. We were so impressed and made a point of raving about it to our friendly and helpful waitperson. Ambiance, setting, decor, everything added to our awesome experience, one which will be repeated again and again guaranteed. The only tiny put off for me probably was the apparently stand offish owner, who also doubled up as waitstaff, she seemed quite unfriendly and certainly not in the mood for a friendly chat about the awesome food her chef (and partner as I understand) were presenting to patrons. Other than that, we will certainly be back for more!!!

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1  Thank FamHers
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