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“Food just OK, service slow”
Review of Mr Hobson

Mr Hobson
Ranked #1,224 of 4,560 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Apart from one waitress working theres not a lot else happening in this eatery. Food service too slow, drinks had to get up myself to retrieve purchased wine bottle, Never were we asked for repeat drinks, I had the salmon, to was Ok, daughter has 250gram steak, even though it was asked for as med to well done it was crucified, no taste.
I know you cannot pick were you sit but obnoxious loud talking customer should be asked to tone it down, its not a Mcdonald's, infact that wouldn't happen there either.
return again NO, lots of excellent restaurants elsewhere.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have visited Mr Hobsons for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the past 12 months. All experiences have been great with a large variety on the menu and pleasant service.

However, it has all changed suddenly and I don't know whether this means it is 'under new management', the usual euphemism for going broke.

The menu has reduced greatly whilst the prices have inflated. Suddenly you have to order at the counter rather than being offered table service (something my husband loathes). The food was really average and small for the new higher prices and a Captain's breakfast for $18 doesn't even include bacon, considered an extra at $3.50 (for 2 pieces....)

I didn't know about the ordering process until I went in to enquire as nobody had come out to see us. Others also sat outside, waiting for considerable lengths of time, before asking for help and then being told to 'order inside'! If you are going to make such changes you might need to alert potential customers with a smile and a kind word, or if that is too hard, try putting up a sign so people don't sit outside waiting in vain for some service.

Now that the cruise ship season has finished the port restaurants and cafes will be relying upon locals and Spirit of Tasmania travellers for patronage. I wouldn't be surprised if this new system doesn't work out because there are plenty of places to eat along Bay Street, and further up the road in Albert Park. Just saying.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here while waiting to put the car onto the ferry for Tasmania. Service was friendly and quick and we ate outside, undercover, and enjoyed the views of the water and pier. Our meals were large and very nice, and averagely priced. A lovely all round experience.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Dropped in here after dropping a family member to a cruise ship, very friendly and accommodating waitresses, we sat outside to the left, coffee was fantastic, partitions are at a good height, so even with the wind blowing it was not disruptive, you will notice small birds lingering nearby for a feed but we were not bothered by any, parking nearby is timed and you have to pay, nice area to relax at, can get hectic when a ship comes in and unloads cargo and vehicles, if you have a locked differential in your ride, leave it at home, as you will be doing tight turns in this area. Will come back here to try a meal soon.

Thank GTMezz
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We popped in for afternoon tea the place was nice little place and was very inviting , staff were very feeling and welcoming . They keep coming to the table to fill our glasses with cold water s it was a hot day. Coffee was great! We will go back !

Thank 21Debbie
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