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“So disappointed!”
Review of Billy Mac's Bistro

Billy Mac's Bistro
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Naracoorte
Cuisines: Pub
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Description: Whether you are staying with us, elsewhere in Naracoorte or just passing through the region, the Naracoorte Hotel is the place to eat for a hearty, restaurant quality meal at a reasonable price. Billy Mac’s Bistro has a casual relaxed atmosphere with county-style furnishings, open log fire and a large bar/service area for ordering meals and a selection of cold tap beers spirits and premium local wines. Our large dining room offers additional atrium dining and an an alfresco beer garden to enjoy a meal outdoors on a sunny day or to just relax with friends for a couple of drinks. The atrium can be partitioned for private functions or group booking, making Billy mac’s the idea venue for celebrations, get togethers, sporting club and family functions. The Bistro is open for lunch from noon – 2:30pm daily and dinner from 6pm – 9pm daily. Takeaway pizzas are available to order from noon – 2:30pm daily and until 10pm on Friday & Saturday nights. Happy hours run from 5:30pm– 7pm weeknights
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We chose this pub based on the reviews. I can’t think of any other reason for all the good reviews than that it’s been written by families and friends. We usually enjoy a good pub meal, and are not picky eaters but this is one of the worst meals we ever had. We had four different dishes and everything was horrible. From the
pizza with something on top that can’t have been real cheese, ribs that I suspect was microwaved or reheated in a weird way, and a pasta dish that tasted nothing. The salad bar was definitely a couple of days old and highlighted different canned versions of fruits and vegetables. The staff was nice and friendly and the pub nice, but that’s not enough.

Thank Lene B
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Josh P, Owner at Billy Mac's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Sorry to hear your meals were disappointing. We pride ourselves on great tasting pub meals so it's disappointing for us to hear this.

A little harsh to say the good reviews are written by family and friends, I can guarantee you this is not the case.

We definitely use real cheese on our pizza, that being mozzarella and tasty cheese. We cook our Pork ribs in a commercial oven and are not microwaved in any way. Our salads are made freshly everyday, we turn over a lot of meals so there is chance of having salad and vegetables that are a couple of days old.

I apologise once again, we would love if you gave us another chance and hopefully prove that the quality of meals you had were not the norm

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent country pub with a value for money meal. Specials board was good and main menu had lots of options, including vegetarian and gluten free. Huge servings. Yummy!

Thank KellieSpark
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

The bistro provides a good range of typical pub grub. Service was slick and efficient and the food was good. We had the Carbonara and a Chicken Schnitzel. This was as much as I could cope with even though it was the regular portion and not the big one. The chorizo chilli sauce was very tasty.

Thank Alan1fromOz
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Too many uneducated staff wandering around doing nothing. Forgot to make drinks both pre dinner and during dinner. Only made 1 or the two entrees ordered. The second entree then came out with the main and was an inedible packet squid

Only suggestion for them is to bring back Henry at least he knows what’s going on

0/10

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Came here on advice from staff at the caravan park. 2 for 1 meals on Tues night, would recommend booking ahead as it gets quite busy. Pretty decent pub meal, good staff, plus the salad bar tops it off. Generous meal sizes.

Thank travellingpfitzy
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