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“OK but needs some work on ventilation”
Review of Candlelight Lodge

Candlelight Lodge
Cuisines: Swiss
Description: ( Winter Only) The fully licensed a la carte restaurant and bar has been part of Thredbo folklore for several decades. We feature both Australian and international cuisine, however, a favourite with our patrons and specialty of the house is fondue. Boasting the same unsurpassed views as the restaurant and your room, the bar has European beers and imported Schnapps and fine Australian wine on offer and for those sometimes important not to be missed occasions we also have ski movies running in the bar. A feature of any stay at Candlelight Lodge is to join the other guests in the bar and on the deck to watch the weekly flare run before fireworks light up the mountain each Saturday at 6pm during the ski season.
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Description: ( Winter Only) The fully licensed a la carte restaurant and bar has been part of Thredbo folklore for several decades. We feature both Australian and international cuisine, however, a favourite with our patrons and specialty of the house is fondue. Boasting the same unsurpassed views as the restaurant and your room, the bar has European beers and imported Schnapps and fine Australian wine on offer and for those sometimes important not to be missed occasions we also have ski movies running in the bar. A feature of any stay at Candlelight Lodge is to join the other guests in the bar and on the deck to watch the weekly flare run before fireworks light up the mountain each Saturday at 6pm during the ski season.
Bingil Bay, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“OK but needs some work on ventilation”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The room at the Candlelight Lodge is "quaint" enough to almost convince and the bar area is cosy with a log fire.
Food was fine without being wonderful (although the cheese fondue really suffers from not having authentic European cheese in it which is a shame given this is their speciality). Service was very friendly and efficient.
Our biggest issue was the fact that the entire restaurant, and most of the Lodge it would appear as we exited, suffers from terrible ventilation which meant that as the evening wore on things got smellier and smellier with a real "fug" in the air by the end. If you don't want your clothes smelling like you've been sitting in a commercial kitchen all night I would suggest you go elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dinner I could make myself”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Rated Poor not because anything was but the food served, I could have got from the deli and made it myself. I didn't need a restaurant that served self-melted cheese to pour over my boiled potatoes and charge me $22 for this.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank M_Jammy
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sydney australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic evening out!”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Just a very enjoyable evening at Candlelight. Had not been here for years and we were extremely happy. Food was lovely, friendly staff and ended the night with a yummy chocolate fondue. Loved it!

Visited July 2013
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Thank pecfromoz
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great spot...service is a let down”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

it's a shame to be critical when the setting is so quintessentially snowy, but the service repeatedly lets this venue down...and yet we keep coming back!

This has got to be the best place to watch the fireworks and flare-run. It also has ye olde swisse fondue selections that are absolutely delicious!! (if not taking advantage of a captive holiday budget...). For these two charms we return year after year...

...the service, however, is always lacking, shambolic, messy, forgetful, untrained, you name it. The failings cost the restaurant too. On every occasion there is a mistake that has to be redone, or an extra meal comes...so frustrating!!

It is worth investing time and effort into training happy and competent staff...even if we do keep coming back for all the other reasons, the disorganisation is costing them!

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank legs174
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Sydney
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tasty food, small selection and pricey though.”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The food was really tasty, though there wasn't too many choices and it wasn't cheap (but that's normal for Thredbo). Desert was excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Mitchins
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