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Bar, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

This is a buffet menu which catered for a mixed aged party with a wide selection of tastes to cater for. Plenty of options available, though quality varied from dish to dish. You are able to 'construct' a meal (entre, main and dessert) or simply...go back as often as you wanted for your favourite food. Friendly and helpful staff members. Boomerang destination.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021

Love the food served at this hotel and great atmosphere in the gaming area in my opinion this hotel is one of the better one in Pakenham

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2020 via mobile

We have visited this hotel a few times as the kids love the playground and the all you can eat buffet. The food has always been terrible in our opinion, we are not expecting a 5 star restaurant but its pretty disappointing. We visited last...night and they can't even get the simple things right. Most people go and load their plate up with prawns, while i had a craving for salad, their was no dressing on the salad nor was there non available, infact apparently there was no dressing available in the entire hotel. The roasts are always dry and overcooked. Last night I asked for some roast pork. While there was a fresh pork sitting there waiting to be carved I was CHUCKED yes chucked, a few pieces of dried up chunks of left over pork from the previous roast that I wouldn't even feed to my dog. Pizza was cold and falling apart, lasagne was beautiful. No one seemed to be happy there, infact the only time we got a smile was from entry staff. Im not 1 to complain but we won't be visiting again. Maybe they just need some time to recover after covid, that being said it wasn't great priorMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

Food was great, atmosphere pleasant, lots of variety in menu. Pretty good experience. We went with another couple and wee able to have a conversation easily.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

First time here, lovely atmosphere, nice and quiet, would definitely come back again. Actually we are going back in a fortnight. Have been to a similiar style restaurant and can positively say that this is the better of them all. Food was abundant and plenty...of variety, service was great and staff were friendly. What more could you askMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Plenty of room. No crowds. Overall everyone enjoyed the food. Was all Fresh and Delicious Food. And the desserts were 10/10 I personally had the trifle was absolutely yummy!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

This was our first time and it was a fairly good deal. As a vegetarian, I had enough to choose from and was certainly full enough. They could afford to just add a few more vegetarian dishes. You would struggle if you were a Vegan....But overall quite a good deal for the variety of food, we were very full when we left.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

We had our staff Christmas party here this year, the second time we’ve done this. The venue is really attractive and welcoming since the “face lift” and with the large turn over of guests, the food was constantly fresh. A very good choice of food...so it suited our many dietary needs. The staff were all really friendly and the general ambience was great. I would recommend this for a good meal and suitable for a small family or larger eventMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Dropped in here last week.Sadly lacking in Atmosphere and very few people in. Didn’t eat but the food looked an average affair. Had a couple of drinks and played a couple of games in the sports bar.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

Coffee extremely weak and lukewarm! Eggs and toast you’d think would easy enough to master for a ‘chef’ but it was not good. Just go somewhere else!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Castello's Pakenham Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4