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“Attended a funtion at Turfside Moe”
Review of Moe Racing Club

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Moe Racing Club
Ranked #19 of 35 Restaurants in Moe
Cuisines: Australian
Description: Racing Club
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Description: Racing Club
Bairnsdale, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Attended a funtion at Turfside Moe”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The venue was a bit of a rabbit warren in the dark to find the entrance to the function room. We were provided with a buffet dinner of a wide variety. There was no "smokers area" therefore all smokers gathered at the entry of the function room because it was raining so it was a blocked area to enter and exit the building. Wasn't the most exciting place to attend.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Julie D
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  • English first
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English first
Moe, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good bistro meal”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We dined at the racing club on saturday evening. I had the pork belly, my wife the crumbed cutlets and the couple with us the seafood lasagne. We were all more than happy with the quality and quantity of the meals. Drinks are purchased at the bar at very reasonable bar prices. The staff were attentive, efficient and pleasant. Would be more than happy to go again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Steve M
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Much better than expected!”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I'd read the 2 (negative) reviews & decided to see for myself as we'd only recently been to Sizzler & felt that the Turfside Bistro couldn't be much worse. We lunched on a weekday & the price was $14.50 for the Carvery/Buffet. We never did discover if we could return after the first visit to the Buffet as we simply couldn't squeeze any more in. The Whiting was lightly battered & crispy. The potato bake & sweet potato bake were both tasty & baked to perfection. The roast pork was a tad dry - but only just. The rice & chicken dish was very tasty. We honestly couldn't find fault with any dish we tasted. At $14.50 compared to $25.00 at Sizzler we were more than impressed with the quality & selection.
We found the wait staff friendly & helpful. Carvery staff were informative & friendly. Nobody was rude.
The décor was certainly wanting & the chairs not designed for a long lunch - but this is a bistro!
We'll be back for the great food at great prices with friendly staff to help make our visit a pleasure.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank CrackaRoadie
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outback
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't expect much for your money!!”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

The turfside bistro has a mixed seafood and roast carvery with salad bar lunch on sundays for $20. Sounds great until you are served by the rood and abrupt female behind the counter who will demand your ticket you purchased for the meal and explicitly insist you are served once only and it is "only a carvery and not an all you can eat buffet". So make your choice of food from that displayed before you wisely and once only and don't dare think of going back to the food counter for anything else or a second time, regardless of whether there is plenty of food and almost no customers to eat it, because you will be verbally scolded by the female behind the serving counter. I went in a group of almost 20 people for a lunch to celebrate a friends birthday that was prebooked and only 6 or 8 other people attended for lunch time, expecting to have a great meal but all we got was abuse and attitude from the service. NOT A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE AT ALL!! CRAP VALUE FOR MONEY!! By the way there was heaps of food left over at the end of lunch that couldn't be reused again later, that we could have enjoyed without the abuse and everyone would have been happier. WHAT A PACK OF TIGHT......!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Australia
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Race Right Past”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

It's pretty hard to stuff up fish and chips - but the Moe Racing Club does just that in spades. Greasy fillets oozed more grease and fat ... and when the batter was peeled away, it was dripping with fat and slime inside the batter.

The waitress was shown the mess and she apologised and referred it to the manager of the kitchen. He asked me to try another dinner that he cooked himself - and although the meal looked good - the grease was an issue again. Is the fat not hot enough? Is it old fat? Who knows. And the salad was limp and past its use-by date with brown stems.

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank Kanga-roo11
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