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“Not all it's cracked up to be”

Lamont's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 23 Restaurants in Yallingup
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a resturant living on its name. Unfortunately it does not live up to it.
We booked on line, very simple and straightforward, but as it happened, being low season we could have just turned up even though it was a Friday night - always a bad sign if a top- rated eatery is not fully booked weeks in advance.
There were two front-of-house staff, both friendly and efficient, but the high-ceilinged room was as soulless as a university dining hall, stark, cold with no atmosphere.
Entrées were whiting - light, tasty beautifully cooked and pleasant. The lamb kofkas were tasty but obviously pre-cooked and (badly) reheated and lukewarm at best, nice sauce though.
Two Rib-eye steaks were ordered one medium-rare and one medium-well done, both were bordering on well done.
We ordered green vegetables in truffle oil as an accompaniment. Neither of us could taste anything except garlic (which was not mentioned on the menu). So swamped in fact that it buried all other flavours, - saves on truffles I suppose!
Desserts were also a mixed bag, the white chocolate mousse was OK but not standout. On the other hand the lime sorbet accompanying the lime dessert was simply stale tasting and unpleasant. One taste was enough to see not all was right with it.
The wine list was extensive but outrageously inflated in price. $14 a glass for a local average red was way over its value, a bit like the resturaunt.
Overall, the food was only average, the venue unwelcoming, but the service was good.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Located at Smiths Beach Resort close to Canal Rocks, this is a small restaurant (around 10 tables or so), do make reservations before going. The duck confit is good, portion is decent to large. There is also a kids' menu with the usual fish & chips and pasta.

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Thank CarolT_SG
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We made a reservation online for an anniversary celebration. It was at and odd hour, thus it was not busy. I started with wine tastings and the waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. (Good service is a huge plus as it is rare, especially in Australia!) After deciding what I liked, we started to order our meal. We had scallops, gnocchi, and chicken on mashed peas. The food was awesome and went well with the white monster. I especially love the gnocchi. We had two serves. The dessert was just nice and I had it with a red wine (which was not the best of combination). My partner and I had a great dining experience.

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Thank Simplyko
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We didn't eat in the restaurant but had coffee and breakfast from the café. Your limited for choice without driving at Smiths Beach but thankfully Lamonts do a good cappuccino.

Thank Tessa C
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Always good food and service. Friendly and consistently good. Deli and café just as good for takeaway. Best dish on the menu is the Pav. Average prices and not unreasonable.

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Thank G12rcoe
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