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“Pleasant meal but crowded surroundings”

Regatta Point Tavern
Ranked #8 of 11 Restaurants in Strahan
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Description: Regatta Point Tavern is situated on the Esplanade in Strahan, just 50m to the waterfront at the historic old wharf site, now the departure point for the scenic wilderness railway. Our two bedroom self contained units sleep up to 6 persons, ideal for families, or you can choose to stay in a cabin for two. Five minutes walk from the Tavern is the Regatta Point Holiday Home, a spacious three bedroom cottage with patio and barbecue, bathroom, kitchen, dining and lounge rooms. Relax and enjoy a drink in the bar, or browse our well stocked bottle shop, or dine in our family friendly bistro.180 degree views of Strahan harbour and frequent spectacular sunsets makes this property an ideal place to stay.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Knowing that the Wilderness Railway gets in to the Regatta Point Station at about 6.30pm we thought it best to arrive early before the crowd. That was good advice. When the train pulled in pandemonium broke loose. The counter had long queues ordering food and the tables were filled in minutes. The kitchen staff really struggled to keep up. I suggest you make a booking here if you want to call in for dinner after the train ride otherwise, not a hope. The food was very pleasant but servings were huge. The view was also lovely over the water from large picture windows. Plenty of parking available however.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had a fantastic steak with delicious vegetables overlooking the railway station and the water. The pub is not a salubrious place situated on the other side of the esplanade. However well worth the visit!

2  Thank Kayjay64
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Gordon Ramsay needs to come through this place, and seriously have a good look at it. It looked like no one had a clue what they were doing. We waited over ONE HOUR for our meals to come to our table. After this we queried it, and then asked for a refund. I have never seen such a dysfunctional joint in my life. I would never ever recommend this place to anyone. Slow waiters. Slow meals coming out. Took forever to order and get served for drinks. It was also a cold night, and it was very very hot inside they could’ve turned down the heating. I don’t know how it’s still opened. They definitely need to cut the menu down as it’s obviously too much for them to handle. We ended up at Molly’s take away for much better looking and tasting food and for 1/4 of the price! As a family of 4 we are fuming because of this awful place we had to then find somewhere else to eat. We haven’t had a bad meal in Tasmania yet until now. Word of mouth is important and we’ll make sure we let everyone know not to come here. Waste of a night.

2  Thank danielleas_3434
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A family friendly tavern with views looking across to Strahan. Children’s menu is a bit pricey at $11 for 2 sausages and a handful of chips. Main meals were delicious and very fresh, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. There is a few gaming machines off the lounge, so you can try your luck whilst waiting for your meal. The wilderness train trundles right past around 6pm a good place for people on a budget.

1  Thank Markus_OZ
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I would drive 4 hours home to eat a meal before i would eat at this pub again.

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While the service was somewhat polite there was no urgency at all. We waited 20 minutes in line before even ordering. It then took about another 10 minutes to take the order, payment and organise drinks.

Food:
We paid 75 dollars for a entre, two main meals and two drinks. The garlic bread was at best, a frozen supermarket loaf that had been put in the microwave. I am certain chips are the frozen McCains crinkle cut chips i have in the freezer at home and were very undercooked, probably also just chucked in the microwave. Speaking of frozen, the chicken parmi was equivalent to the $3 schnitzel available at the supermaket burnt to a crisp for that charcoal flavour topped with some home brand salsa sauce.

If i made this meal at home, it would probably cost me around $12 and i wouldnt have waited almost an hour.

Terrible experience

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