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“Lunch at Oscars”

Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar
Ranked #27 of 343 Restaurants in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Have been to Oscars numerous times was always a favorite, but standards have slipped.
1. Food is still good but not exceptional like before.
Chips were cool and coffee lukewarm when it finally arrived.
2. Decor looking a little tired and not very clean, Heating/cooling ceiling vent very dirty, no flushing button on toilet (making it difficult to flush after use) toilet out of paper.
3. Service. Girls and boys still do a fantastic job.
Maybe the badly behaved patrons at the next table put a damper on lunch.
Would go back possibly at a different time of day.

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Thank briar t
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Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Briar T,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate the feedback.

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your lunch as much as you normally do. We take all feedback seriously and we always look to give our customers the best possible experience. We will be looking into the above matters.

We hope that we will see you back soon.

Kind Regards,
Oscars Hotel & Cafe Bar

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Came in for lunch with a new born and 2yr old. Staff were brilliant, understanding and the meals delightful. Service was great and they even took into consideration being a little quieter when our 2yr slept. Very accommodating staff and fantastic venue. Thank you for adding to a great day guys.

Thank timneapippa
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Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Timneapippa,

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad to hear you that we could be of help and that you enjoyed your time with us.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Oscar's restaurant has a good bistro vibe but their are opportunities for improvement.

The menu has very good variety with the specials listing always worth a look and usually offers a dish worth ordering. Last night they had an excellent pan fried duck breast risotto with plenty of tasty asparagus, peas, shiitake mushrooms and walnuts. Other stand out dishes were the salmon, a mustard chicken and their barramundi fish and chips.

After a slight mix up with the number of place settings that were booked and through some friendly requests we were able to be comfortably seated setting up another table. The original setting besides being short on numbers was crammed with absolutely no space between chairs. Totally unworkable for patrons trying to eat their meals.

The other concern of our group dining at this hotel was the poor attention to service. They offer table service but if your requests aren't actioned then you are left waiting because if you go to their bar the staff will only remind you of their table service. So you sit and wait.

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Thank David W
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Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi David W,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate all feedback.

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Pan Fried Duck Risotto, this is one of our favourites also.

We are sorry to hear about the mix up with the place settings, we take all feedback seriously and we will be looking into this matter.

We hope to see you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Oscars Hotel & Cafe Bar

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Love the feel of Oscar’s. the customer service is always 100% and so too is the food. I’ve been many times and had almost every dish and I’ve loved them all. It’s consistently excellent food quality and presentation every time. Their Long Island iced tea is also one of the best I’ve had. The place has comfortable seating also. It’s well priced and the portion sizes and just right not to little and not so much you feel like you wasting food and money.

Thank Jessica W
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Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Jessica W,

Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad to hear you love your time at Oscars and that you love our Long Island Iced Tea.

We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Kind Regards,
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Recommended by accomodation proprietors. They got it right. One of the best pub bistros I’ve ever been to. Service excellent. Food top notch. I’ll be back!

1  Thank Bobkat88
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Nicky Q, Owner at Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Bobkat88,

Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad to hear you loved your meal with us and that the staff were excellent.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar

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