Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel
I had a beautiful lunch with my family, the view of the lake was so peaceful while eating
An attractive restaurant with a pleasant lake view. The food was excellent and plentiful, the staff were very pleasant, but the service was abysmal.
The meals for the 5 people at our table were ordered at the same time. We were warned that we would have about 30 minutes to wait for our meals, which was fine.
However, there was about 5 minutes' gap between the arrival of the first two meals. It was at least another 10 minutes before the next two meals arrived. The fifth meal (the same menu item as the first meal) arrived about 30 minutes later - after the rest of us had already finished our meals.
In earlier years the service had been excellent.
The service had been very poor on our previous visit, so we had been hoping for an improvement this time.
As much as we enjoy dining at the Boardwalk Cafe, I doubt if we will go back again.
Ordered beef burger, fish and chip, grilled fish of the day and carbonara. Unfortunately the beef burger was dry and the rest was ok. We had a nice window seat overlooking the lake. I think we will go again for a drink only, just because it’s nice to sit by the lake on a nice day.
We really enjoyed our visit to Boardwalk cafe. It was a large group event and the staff were very accommodating and looked after us well.
The food was great and actually came out quickly for a large amount of people. It is also in a lovely location overlooking Lake Eden.
Highly recommend for a nice atmosphere and a big food selection at a reasonable price.
The food was very disappointing, overcooked and not good quality at all
Food great, service good. Coffee cold. Nice view. Will go back
3 of us ordered steaks cooked medium and unfortunately they were cooked well done and were not nice. We did not send them back as it took 20mins after everyone else at our table received their meals already and didn’t want to wait again. Very disappointed for the price that we paid for that steak. Unfortunately we won’t be returning.
I had the salmon Buddha bowl and appreciated that the meal closely reflected the menu description, ingredients were fresh and tasty!
We waited too long to get our food. None of our food came together. We had finished eating our breakfast before we received our coffees. No breakfast menu for children. Totally disorganised staff seemed confused and the 2 men seemed flustered. It was such a shame because it's a beautiful setting. On open table it said if we didn't arrive within 15 minutes of our booking we would lose our booking and yet when we arrived on time we had to wait for our table to be ready!!! It works both ways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great overall and thank you for installing a ramp at the car park entrance. My friend can now easily manoeuvre her walker up to your Cafe, which is her favourite.
Had a good lunch and meeting up with friends. The lake atmosphere added to the enjoyment.
My family and friends have dined at Boardwalk Restaurant many times since it opened and have usually enjoyed our meals. However, recently we have found the food is not the same quality and four out of the six of us who dined there for lunch on Saturday 26 June have said they will never eat there again. The calamari and fish meals were considered terrible and tasted like they were made from frozen product.
We enjoyed our first visit to the Boardwalk cafe. The food was great and the restaurant was lovely with a nice view of the lake. Will certainly go back again.
Great food in a beautiful setting. I came here with friends and will definitely be back.
Very nice food in lovely surroundings, peaceful water and boardwalk, excellent service from the staff made for an enjoyable experience for all. Will recommend and return.
We had a lovely lunch. Our table was at the window, overlooking the lake. Our meals were absolutely delicious, and we look forward to dining there again.
The view is lovely but that's where it stops. 5 of us had meals, (ordering is done at the counter). 2 meals were served & finished by the time the next 3 came. Only one meal was nice - the liver & bacon. 3 of us had the Beef Bourgnignon Pie. It was served in a ramekin with mashed potato which was dry & had no flavour. There were more mushrooms (canned champignons) than beef & there was no bacon. The pie top looked like a ball of puff pastry but tasted like cooked flour & fell apart when you bit it. There were no greens. The other meal was butter chicken - very little chicken, no sauce & dry rice. We told one of the staff & he said he would tell the chef but he didn't come back. Drinks were expensive ($10 for a glass of Prosecco) So, we will not be back.
The food was good
But the staff made it great
Well done on your choice of team members there a credit to your brand
After booking i read your reviews and was a bit apprehensive about my friends being disappointed but then in last week before we arrived i noticed the reviews had changed. much to my relief it was a pleasant lunch. one lady had been before and commented on how the menu had changed. thank you for a lovely lunch. our waitress for the morning was very lovely and obliging.
The ambiance is lovely. The view is great!
The food is good but I would like to see fish & chips served with a salad. Just fish and chips isn’t a good look or healthy, even though the fish was fresh.
Young lass I spoke with at the start, I said 8ve booked online, gave her my name and she said your on table 33. I said wonderful where is that, she responds outside, I said it's my first time here, so points and days out the doors. Not a good first impression. Staff were dressed very bland, non professional looking.
Nice food, reasonably priced. Great views of the lake
ALL THE MEALS WERE GOOD EXCEPT FOR THE $35.00 STEAK WHICH WAS TASTELESS & DRY .I COULD NOT RECOMMEND THE STEAK TO ANYBODY IN THE FUTURE.
I love going to the Boardwalk Cafe. It has a great atmosphere and the food and drinks are fantastic. Beautiful outlook over the lake and great service by friendly staff.
The food was very nice and the staff were lovely. Service was efficient
Great location, great service but unfortunately we had to ask how long our food was as we waited for 45-60min for it to come.
We noticed a few people came in after us and received their food, so had to check where our food was.
Really great food, but nothing we haven’t had before.
The most disappointing thing was that we had prebooked some time ago and when we arrived the set up of our tables was poorly executed and squished. I had also mentioned that there would be 2 prams and there was no room for them at the table either.
Food was nice and the location is beautiful
Open relaxed and fabulous view out on the deck. Coffee is amazing
Nice food and reasonably priced. The eggs Benedict was delicious.
Very relaxing atmosphere and good food although the menu is limited.
We enjoyed our lunch and found the food good, tho not great. The atmosphere and position is wonderful. Staff are very helpful.
The food was excellent, ambiance very good a near by table was very noisy for a while but then reasonable, overall a good experience
took daughter for birthday meal in restaurant,very dissappointed,had to go OUTSIDE and wait in long line to order,then asked for 6 glasses for drinks.3were very dirty ,2 with lipstick on rim.I ordered seniors meal of fish and chips.could have had much better at any fish and chip shop.(thin bit of battered fish and few overcooked chips).overall very upset with no service and dirty glasses and below par meals.
As usual we enjoyed our lunch
Was busy though and service was pretty fast
We had butter chicken which to us was somewhat different than previous as sauce was thicker and curry level was quite hot
Next time we will have chicken Maryland
Also plan on having breakfast soon
Unfortunately there was a convention on site so getting seated was a challenge. All went well from there. Prompt service and delivery of food.
Fantastic service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious as always! Love hosting my monthly networking get togethers here - it is a perfect venue, and we love it for family dinners and get togethers as well. Highly recommend.
Rib eye fillet was horrible. Tasted boiled
I regularly bring work colleagues to this venue - always a nice place to have a meeting and coffee, snack or meal.
We got there at 5pm once we ordered and sat down one of the staff came around clearing all the tables (menus & flowers) which then made it look boring. Food was ok our starter came out with our main which was disappointing we were hoping to have it with our wine. Don’t bother sitting outside for dinner as it got darker no lights came on we were eating in the dark. Not even a candle. This was around 6pm. Overall atmosphere was pretty bad considering the view of the lake. The dining inside only had one table of 2 also. It was a Wednesday night so not sure if that makes a difference. Won’t be going back.
It was quite obvious that the food was not freshly made. The Gnocchi dish sadly was created utilizing canned/commercial goods, this was overtly due to the distinct smell that is synonymous with canned roma tomatoes. Overall the dish was unfortunately bland.
The pumpkin salad was also tasteless with the persian feta dominating the dish. There was nil Moroccan spice taste as the menu suggested and overall lacked flavour. The hummus too was also from a commercial provider and not freshly made.
As someone who comes from a Kitchen/chef background this was a disappointing experience considering we did not even know this place existed. Based on this I would not recommend this establishment for a dining experience.
For your consideration,
Food and atmosphere was lovely and I loved the cleanse ness of the area. I also love the sunny in the room and of course the lake is a plus.
OpenTable ダイナー48名によるBoardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotelの評価は4.1☆です。