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The Lantern Inn

$$ - $$$
465 Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
+61 2 6562 6988
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
26 Jun 2018
“Journey break at The Lantern Inn”
22 Mar 2018
“A more upscale restaurant”
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CUISINES
Australian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
465 Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We recently stayed at The Lantern Inn en route to the Gold Coast. Our hosts,Tracey & Martin were very welcoming & most accommodating, as we were travelling with our small 15 yo pooch. We were extremely happy with our room and found it very clean...More

Thank Jennifer K
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. You provided useful information for other travellers who think that motel food, especially room service, is not worth the trouble. We want to maintain a high standard of food service wherever it is consumed.

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We went for an evening meal. My wife had a dozen oysters, which were fresh from Port Macquarie. The interior is well appointed, the lighting is subdued, and it is quiet, even with several tables occupied.

Thank P511AB
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to say a few words. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and overall dining experience with us.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have only eaten at the Lantern Inn a couple of times on overnight visits to the motel, but have not been able to fault the meals either time. Good hearty, homestyle meals and good service too.

1  Thank Nvios
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to comment. We are pleased you enjoyed your meals with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

An all round great evening at the Lantern Inn. Service, ambients, meals and prices,all very good.Allthough we didn't have a booking, we were made welcome to have our meal.For next time we`ll make a booking..More

Thank Ingrid W
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to comment. We are pleased you enjoyed your meals at the Lantern Inn. We try hard to make our restaurant a pleasant experience all round. Catering to an individuals special occasion is always a pleasure. All our kitchen staff cater...More

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The chef at the Latern Inn Kempsey Powerhouse motel does amazing meals and we were very satisfied with the size of meals and presentation too. Highly recommend them! Keep up the great work!

Thank MummaNPappaBear
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks mummanpappabear. Marty and I are pleased you enjoyed your meals here at the Lantern Inn restaurant. We will pass on your compliment to kitchen staff. We also hope we can accommodate you again on future travels. Travel safely.

Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were on the way north, stopped at the Powerhouse motel (Golden Chain - we have a card), and were pleasantly surprised that it had a restaurant. Not just any restaurant - a wonderful one with great food, great hospitality, and great service!! Thanks, Guys!More

Thank petesylz
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Always pleasing to read favourable comments petesylz. Great to see you use your free Golden chain card to receive your discount when booking a room. Our restaurant is open mon to sat evenings with the exception of public hols. Our kitchen and wait staff work...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here as we also stated at the motel. We had oysters and steam and the food was really good. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the service was excellent and fast.

Thank Pieter P
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your meals and service in our dining room. We do also hope you had a good nights sleep before tackling the next part of your journey. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had 2 evening meals with the best Steak ever by far!! What else can I say but even if your a local of the area I recommend that you enjoy what travellers have been enjoyingMore

Thank Tassybill
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to comment Tassybill. We are pleased you enjoyed your meals at the Lantern Inn. Marty shops daily to ensure freshness of all components listed on our menu. I am certain this contributes to the quality of our meals. Again thankyou...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016

Wholesome food. The pre-dinner Olives were delicious and greatly appreciated. Would have appreciated the owner recognising we weren't really wanting to chat and especially that we didn't want to be grilled for market research. New born chicks for the children to meet were an added...More

Thank Debra Y
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Pleased you enjoyed your complimentary appertiser and meals. Sorry my few words were not appreciated however having a quick chat normally makes our guests feel welcome and shows that we are genuinely interested in their travels and needs. With that info we hope to be...More

Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Had dinner tonight at this lovely quaint home style feel restaurant fantastic hearty meal of lamb cutlets and veggies excellent value. So much better than the takeaway we've been eating this past week. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Christina S
power465, Owner at The Lantern Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks Christina S. Pleased you enjoyed your meal and found our dining room welcoming. I agree, although a quick option, takeaway can become a habit and not really a healthy choice over a week long journey. Hoping you got to Brissie safely.

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nola t
19 August 2018|
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Response from power465 | Property representative |
No sorry. Only dinner Monday to Saturday @ 6pm. Bookings essential
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Zoe L
28 May 2017|
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No we don't sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Kempsey
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6562 6988
  • E-mail
Description
The Lantern Inn Restaurant is located in the reception area of the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel. It is very comfortable and spacious. A warm welcome is offered to all motel guests and those folk from the town that wish to enjoy quality, generous portions of Australian food. Chef regularly puts on specials additional to the standing menu. All our meals are family affordable and we welcome children of all ages. Special occasions can be catered for by simply calling Tracy or Martin to discuss your special evening. We specialize in buffet style for larger groups. There is a dance floor in the middle of the dining room which can be lit up if required and a fully licenced bar as well. The fireplace adds that homely feel in the cold months and during summer there is air-conditioning. There is plenty of parking and also wheelchair access if required.
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