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“Bit of a disappointment”
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The Ol' Duke
Price range: US$39 - US$39
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

We are semi regular visitors to this place, and generally food is exceptional, regrettably this last visit was disappointing.
The entree flat bread we are used to has changed, they must have used self raising flour, thick as a slice of toast, flavors still good. The main of chicken & blue cheese croquettes were very bland and without any taste, excluding the accompanying tomato purée that was very good. We will return as prices, service, and food is generally better than most.

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Thank SDB1964
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Service - an annoying combination of hovering or ignoring
Atmoshere - lovely old hotel great view, we had a table near the balcony
Food - $40 for a rib eye... tough, sinewey, average flavour. Paella bland.
Beverages - good selection of local beers and wines

Thank Jurgenator
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We ate breakfast here. The service was a bit slow and the food was not that nice for the price. The toast was so tough I had trouble cutting it with my knife. We had drinks there as well, that was much better service and friendlier staff. I would recommend the ol' Duke for drinks or a light snack.

Thank Familytravels21
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Very good and interesting food with a good wine list and friendly service. Has a nice feel to the whole place. Brought some family who were very happy there.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

I went to the Ol' Duke last year for a work conference and were lucky enough to eat at the restaurant over the two days we were there. The food was amazing! Excellent selection and high quality. The staff were very friendly also which is always a plus. There is outdoor seating with a great view of the ocean and the restaurant itself is really nice. Will definitely be back!

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