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“Great Night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Table Manners - CLOSED

Table Manners
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cessnock, Australia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with my husband, brother & sister-in-law. The food was fantastic, with an array of different choices. The cocktails were lovely, but what really made this a great night was the friendly & helpful staff. If I had one criticism and it's not really a big deal, it was their plates. The meals came out on a different shaped plate depending on what you ordered. I had a gorgeous fillet steak with prawns & creamy garlic sauce, spectacular.... But the plate was too big to fit on the table!!!!

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Thank Katherine C
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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We've been to Table Manners twice since moving from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast 2 months ago. We had not read any reviews of the restaurant prior to making a last minute booking in early December and went with no particular expectations other than to enjoy a pleasant meal near the beach.

The place itself is unpretentious, comfortable and relaxed, the staff helpful, the service friendly and low-key. The shining star of this show is the food. After being pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed our first visit, we were happy to go back as a couple for the New Years Eve degustation meal.

It can't be easy putting together a 6 course degustation menu that will please all. I'm not sure if they had substitutions for anyone who, for example was vegie/vegan/ or had a particular food allergy. Luckily for us - we don't have any of these restrictions and both thought the balance and size of each mini course on the menu was spot-on. My impression is of a skilled chef(s) who really understands food textures / flavours / combinations and takes pride in what they do. Each individual dish worked beautifully and together they made a wonderful degustation. We could have eaten the whole thing over again....but that would have been out of sheer gluttony, and certainly not out of hunger or lack of satisfaction. I couldn't really pick a favourite dish, as they were all equally good. Nothing was over or under cooked, nothing was bland, no textures of flavours were displeasing and the seasoning was just right. And it looked pretty. Bingo.
Tasty and imaginative combinations, perfectly portioned dishes, fresh produce and attention to detail (like the tiny strips of candied chilli that accompanied the panacotta - mmmmmm).
Try and get a degustation menu of that standard in Sydney for under $80 and you'd be doing very well.
The only tiny gripe I have which feels almost petty in view of how fabulous the meal was - is that the wine and bubbly could have been a wee bit colder. That's it really, and only included it as there's nothing else negative to say. If this is the standard of food and service that Table Manners can consistently provide then they deserve to do very well indeed. We're really looking forward to our next visit...soon.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank shelbel12
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wednesday night degustation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

What a colourful fresh restaurant. Wednesday night is a bit of a surprise night And the chef does a great job with soup entree main and dessert for $30. Good honest flavours with a couple of surprises. Not big serves which allow you to enjoy the wine. Wine list not extensive but interesting enough. Service was fast and very friendly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mickandannie
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Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ladies Lunch for Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Thirty ladies arrived to lovely white linen tablecloths & red chairs to have lunch from their $20 lunch menu. We came in 2 groups because of distance & were welcomed with icecold lemon infused water while we studied the drinks menu, some were tempted with the cocktails, others had beer or wine. Then the hard decisions had to be made which of the 5 choices for the main were we goin to choose the menu was just so extensive. By the time the 2nd group arrived we had our drinks & orders were taken, everything flowed just as beautifully with the 2nd group. The meals were superb in presentation as well as taste & everyone was really loving the food the atmosphere & the servive was spot on. How they managed to produce 30 meals to such a high stanard without anyone waiting was a great credit to them.
All we can say is go & experience for yourself this wonderful restaurant on the Sunshine Coast

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank The2jays31
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Neuruppin, Germany
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“13 November , I had the greatest pleasure to Dine at ""Table ♡ Manners "”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Following a recommendation of the owners Son.
I went to T ♡M , Wednesday Night.

The Ambiance , Style , Class , Service , Excellent.
A restaurant the rest of the Sunshine Coast , learn a great deal from.

The food that evening Perfect.
1Starters

2 Seafood Chowder.
3 Lemon Sorbet
4 Eye fillet steak cooked perfect
5 Desert .

The service, relaxed , friendly . Professional.

Kylie and Staff , your won me as a Customer.

"""No longer will I have got to the over Priced and over Rated Pubs or Taverns. """

As , T ♡ M - is the place to be.

Thank you for making my Celebration that night great.

Thanks - Jaydee

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Thank Sir-Pepper
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