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- Price Range:
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- Smart casual
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- 54 inside, 68 outside
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Reviews for Carpe Diem Restaurant & Pacific Bar
by Elaine W.
6th January 2013
We had dinner at Carpe Diem restaurant on New Years Eve, with a new chef and management it was an all round great dining experience. The staff were fantastic and the meal, my husband had pork belly and myself the chicken, was excellent. For $65.00 on New Years Eve this was brilliant value for money. The party at the venue that followed was well organised and it looked like everyone had a fantastic time including us. We highly recommend and by the way my husband is a UK qualified chef! Well done Carpe Diem we will be back.
by Amy P.
31st December 2012
Went here for New Years Eve dinner. The restaurant had a set menu in place (totally understandable, but would have been nice to have been told prior to sitting down). Food was average (veges hard, fillet mignon resembled more of a schnitzel, pork belly dry, and desserts nothing to rave about); service was equally as average. Wouldn’t recommend for the fact that the food is not great, prices are high and service is so-so. Much better restaurants to be found in Albany/East Coast Bays and definitely worth the drive!
by Kiri R.
4th September 2012
Booked online and never received any confirmation. disappointing the menu was only burgers and pizzas and not a full lunch menu. Pizzas were nice though. All in all, pretty average but nice location.
by Fred G.
9th August 2012
Had lunch, my wife and I. Chicken burger and a beef burger.
The chicken Burger had brown avocado which we complained about .The beef burger was more like mince on toast. The buns were replaced with ciabatta bread which after toasting was impossible to eat. All in all a very disappointing meal.
Locatin great, chef not so.
by Jayne M.
24th July 2012
We booked online for Sunday lunch, and the resturant never received it, there was a table for two available which was good. The food we ordered didn’t reflect the menu and was of a standard that I make at home.
by Nina K.
14th July 2012
This restaurant is in a beautiful location and has recently had a new menu and new chefs. The food has improved ten fold and I would highly recommend booking here for a delicious meal and glass of wine.lovely atmosphere and professional restaurant. Very good experience. Highly recommend
by Ruby S.
23rd January 2012
Firstly I would like to say my daughter got married on sat 21st Jan 2012 and she had her reception at Carpe Diem, it was the perfect setting, the food was fantastic and plenty of it. The service was outstanding, so friendly and so help full. They really went the extra mile for us and made life so much easier. I cant thank Mel and the crew for the wonderful job they did for us. We will be going back for many meals now we know where they are.
Thanks Mel and the team for going that extra mile, we love you for what you did and appreciate the time you put aside to make my daughters wedding a very special occasion.
28th October 2011
We came in for dinner last Saturday and walked away very happy.
We started with a tasting platter of items from the menu, the plate was huge for the amount we payed for it. Followed by a perfectly cooked steak, the Mr’s had the duck, both of which were superb.
It was a busy night and the waitresses all seemed to be training (and very young) so the service wasn’t as great as it could be, but the food came out in good time.
One gripe was our server didn’t seem to know anything about wine and so couldn’t help recommend anything to match our meals, which was a bit disappointing. Also the music was weird – dining out to trance, rock’n'roll and hip hop isn’t exactly romantic.
Overall we had a great night, will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!
by Dominica L.
22nd June 2011
I had dinner there a few weeks ago and found the food to be delicious.
It was on the expensive side of dining out but all the meals were full of flavour. We ordered four mains and tried a bit of each to find them all really good. My only problem is that the duck was a little too rare. I understand it is meant to be served that way but it made it quite tough to eat.
Other than that it was a great night, if your in the region check it out.
by Lizette P.
5th June 2011
We had lunch there today and it was not up to standard at all. I ordered the chicken burger which was served on bread as they obviously run out of bread rolls but did not bother to explain or apologize. We were told that there was a 25 minute wait for food which was fine but the beverage service was poor and it took forever to clear our plates. Staff were friendly but unprofessional and nobody asked if we enjoyed our meal. The only thing this restaurant has in is favor is the location!
by Brigid M.
14th March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011 we had a very wonderful evening dining at our favourite restaurant again. One thing for sure is we are never unhappy with the quality of food or entertainment. The restaurant is a very busy one and sometimes the service is a little slow but the food is guaranteed to be well worth the wait and always fresh, attractively presented with enough detail. Our host has always been charming, polite and attentive without being invasive so we would give this restaurant the big thumbs up and always recommend this to visitors and those wanting a special night out. Among my husband’s favourites are the crumbed & deep fried Camembert cheese, lamb shanks,steaks and Moussaka,whilst I prefer the fish, calamari, mussels and scallops accompanied with salads. But such a variety to choice from and guaranteed to be fresh and tasty. Always a fun time to look forward to anytime day (cruisy Sunday Brunch) or night with added entertainment.
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