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“Great Surprise”

Torquay Restaurant - Bistro
Ranked #58 of 87 Restaurants in Torquay
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We were heading to Lorne and because of an accident we had to turn back. We ended up in Torquay and whilst all the boutique places were filled for whatever reason we decided on here. What we got was great food at a great price and a great eating environment whether you sat inside or outside. Peroni on tap was a winner with me. If you wish to have the hamburgers don’t order anything else as you won’t need it. My picture shows the entrée serves on the left and mains on the right. The 2nd picture is of the burger and wow it was awesome and I didn’t need dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bendigo, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Casual relaxed dinner”
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

My partner and I dinned here it was packed we forgot it was schoolies celebrations . But it still had a really nice relaxed vibe . With a young guy playing piano and singing. He was great. Small menu I decided on BBQ pork ribs and my partner had a parmie. We were told it would be at least an hour but maybe 40 minutes. Food was tasty. Reasonably priced and friendly service . Will certainly return next time we pass bye.

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Townsville, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food with added atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I lucked upon this little beauty whilst searching for somewhere low key to have dinner on a Thursday night.

Bell Street Bar and Bistro is a perfect place to unwind, bring the family and friends and just have a great time!

We had dinner first and were surprised at how big the meals were! My husband ordered the BBQ Ribs and whilst normally a big eater - he just couldn't get through both racks - they were massive!! (and so, so tasty!!).
The meals were served promptly with minimal waiting and were better then the average "bistro" meal.

After dinner we decided to go and check out the onsite Sports Bar. We got caught up in the atmosphere! There were locals mixing with the tourists, the bar tenders were extremely attentive (and could make a great drink!) and with all the sports and various race events going on - we definitely had a great lot of entertainment!

We loved every minute we spent at the Bell Street Bar and Bistro - and reckon it was probably our best night in Torquay!

  • Visited November 2013
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Victoria, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We ate here at the recommendation of the staff member at the wnyndum spa.
It might have had a lot of seniors dining but it was a good safe bet for value and quality. My husbands eyes lit up when he saw the rack of ribs he ordered - huge!!!

We ate in the front section which was brighter and seemed more personable than the back... Maybe it was the windows to people watch :)

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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“Fresh and nice”
Reviewed 13 March 2013 via mobile

We went for lunch. Small menu with mostly seafood to chose from. A little pricey but otherwise good.

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