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Food 6 Ambience 8 Service 8 Value 7
As big fans of the sister restaurant in Pokolbin The Verandah, we were excited to see what the new creation Twine had to offer. I have to say, overall, the impressions of Twine are positive with the look, ambiance, service and location. Being first class, it really has all the makings of a top class restaurant.
Although all of the above positives were on show, the food I have to say needs some fine tuning if Twine wants to become a force, which I`m sure it will be in time to come. The meals although nice did lack creativity and could run into the area of being a little boring and basic for a top class venue. I`m sure the crew that have been at the helm of all the success of the Verandah will work on their food targets and have the menu in this place up and cranking in the near future. We look forward to seeing the development of what I`m sure will be a force in the Hunter. American Guy
Jul 28, 2013
2.3 Not Recommended
Food 3 Ambience 4 Service 1 Value 1
We went to Twine on Monday for lunch. There were about 8-10 tables filled that afternoon at 1pm. When we walked in we were showed to our table but no one brought us a menu until about 15 minutes later when I asked for one.
The staff seemed very inexperience with the exception of an older short-haired lady who was lovely. The rest of the staff seem to struggle to take orders, answering questions about the menu/chef's specials. They were basic questions like, "What's on the mezze plate?"
We did not get our mains till 2.45pm and even then they had forgotten my main. I realised they had forgotten when I saw the kitchen lights being turned off and I approached the lovely lady who apologised for it and I waited another 5-10 mins for it.
I had the oysters cooked 6 different ways for entree - the one with the cucumber gazpacho was lovely but the rest were ok. The cod that I had for main was overcooked which made the fish a tad tough. Flavours were average. At the end, when we got the bill, we were overcharged $80. That same lovely lady helped fix it up.
All in all, I didn't think much of this place. Service was very slow, staff very inexperienced, with a deflated attitude and minimal attention to detail, although they were not rude. Food was average. Seeing that the place was not busy and came highly recommended by a friend, we were expecting more but was a definite let down.
Jun 13, 2013
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