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“Just fantastic”
Review of Vulcan's - CLOSED

Vulcan's
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Have been going here for sixteen years and just love it. The food looks simple but it's not, the complexity of flavours and ingredients makes it very special indeed. Quite small and you need to book ahead.

Thank mountainstirrer
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Some things never change. They just remain constantly good. The dishes which remain Philip's menu always remain up to standard. The new dishes in this case the salmon entree were excellent.

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3  Thank PhilipJK
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

There are two entries for this restaurant, one with an apostrophe and one without, so I am repeating the review below:

We went for a Saturday lunch, having been for dinner twice some years ago and enjoyed the food and ambience. However, it was neither good nor memorable this time.

We started with the Tofu three ways, which was swamped with sesame seeds, but without the sesame seeds it would have been seriously dull. Oue second starter was Smoked Trout Fish Cakes, an odd description, as it looked more like a trout mousseline in a swiss roll. All starters are $19.50.

For mains we selected the roasted Barramundi, which was crusted in sesame seeds again (they must have bought a lot of sesame seeds and needed to use them up). The fish was simply uninspiring. Our second main was the signature beef dish, which was starkly presented and not a vegetable in sight, whereas the fish was a balanced meal and included vegetables. The beef was fall apart texture, but didn't have anything else to comment on. All mains are $36 each. Veges were $9, but the waiter failed to mention that the beef would need them.

By now we were feeling very disappointed, but expected to be revived with the chequerboard icecream $19. Unfortunately it didn't live up to our memories, nothing wrong with it, but not the old zing we remembered.

Why does Vulcans have a hat?

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1  Thank Trish M
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

We went for a Saturday lunch, having been for dinner twice some years ago and enjoyed the food and ambience. However, it was neither good nor memorable this time.

We started with the Tofu three ways, which was swamped with sesame seeds, but without the sesame seeds it would have been seriously dull. Oue second starter was Smoked Trout Fish Cakes, an odd description, as it looked more like a trout mousseline in a swiss roll. All starters are $19.50.

For mains we selected the roasted Barramundi, which was crusted in sesame seeds again (they must have bought a lot of sesame seeds and needed to use them up). The fish was simply uninspiring. Our second main was the signature beef dish, which was starkly presented and not a vegetable in sight, whereas the fish was a balanced meal and included vegetables. The beef was fall apart texture, but didn't have anything else to comment on. All mains are $36 each. Veges were $9, but the waiter failed to mention that the beef would need them.

By now we were feeling very disappointed, but expected to be revived with the chequerboard icecream $19. Unfortunately it didn't live up to our memories, nothing wrong with it, but not the old zing we remembered.

Why does Vulcans have a hat?

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1  Thank Trish M
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We made a booking some weeks in advance as we leave far away and heard that the place deserved a visit. We all loved, great very minimal menu which by 8 pm had a couple of items unavailable but whatever was left was great. Nice wines from small producers and excellent coffee. We do recomend it...nice little town as well

Thank PAN-Oz37
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