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“Good food, nice wine”
Review of Tuck's Ridge Cafe

Tuck's Ridge Cafe
Ranked #25 of 29 Restaurants in Red Hill
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stopped in with friends and tasted some wines at the cellar door, then popped into the adjoining restaurant and had lunch. It was a grey day but the expansive view across the undulating vineyards was still engaging; the rustic building of timber, stone and iron is welcoming and warm. Both the guy in the cellar door and the waiter in the restaurant were really good value - friendly, knowledgeable and excellent at what they do (it seems we were fortunate not to have the rude waitress described in so many other reviews). The food was marvellous - expertly cooked, beautifully presented and - most important!! - seriously tasty. Among our group we sampled a rich and delicious vegetable curry, a fabulously colourful black pearl barley and vegetable risotto and the confit of duck. Good coffee, and wonderfully tangy lime tarts for dessert were a fitting end to a lovely meal. Rather pricy but for the standard of the food and service, reasonable value.

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Thank SisPerth
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Nestled amongst the vines at Red Hill, the Tuck's Ridge café is in a beautiful location with really lovely views. We were there on a cool Autumn day but it was still pleasant enough to sit outside. The waiting staff were friendly but casual, but didn't go out of their way to make us feel welcome. I actually forgot to order wine with our meal so I had to take a walk inside to ask for some as their were no staff waiting outside.

We had Marinated Mount Zero Olives as a starter followed by a grilled prawn dish (for my wife) and the Pork Belly (for myself).

The food presentation was great with the dishes really looking well thought out and with a quirky kind of edge to them. Unfortunately, however, they really lacked flavour with the Pork Belly itself being relatively bland and matched with a smoked fig that overpowered the taste of anything else when eaten (even cut up in tiny bits).

The pricing was in the higher range ($35+ for a main) which would have been okay but that kind of price tag normally comes with the expectation of much better food taste and overall service.

On the positive the wine at Tuck's Ridge was great - in particular we felt the Sangiovese was a winner!

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Thank mblaze
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Had lunch here on Saturday, this place is overpriced and I found menu selection very poor!
Pretentious but could not deliver quality food, all four of us felt flavours didn't match and were disappointed with our meal. My chicken was undercooked but waitress dismissed my complaint all together.
Would not waste my time when there are so many other spectacular restaurants in the area

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

This place is in a good location with good view and reasonable food but I must say that the attitude of the waitress and the over all environment was as if it was a busy off the street cafe. You go to these location to have a good time and enjoy the experience. BUT a sudden loud "Excuse me", or fast paced service providers moving around you and completely ignoring you, gives you an impression as if it is a fast food joint....
Which is ok if the place is busy but the drama doesn't fit well when there are only 3 tables with guests and two waitress attending them and to top it all , food will come to you any time but Fast....
With time the things got a bit better but never the less, first impression is the last....some times...

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1  Thank Vaby156
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

The waiter had excellent knowledge of wine and offered excellent advice. The views are a amazing so you should try and go when the weather is good.

Thank Cog2
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