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“Willing to keep Kitchen open a little longer for out of town travellers”
Review of The Lantern Inn

The Lantern Inn
Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Kempsey
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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 Ester bonus.

Thank Debra Y
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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 able to provide a better service. Glad your children enjoyed meeting my newly hatched chicks.

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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
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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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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Fantastic meal, lovely fresh veggies and well cooked meat - just what the dr ordered after a day travelling. Nothing was too much trouble.

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

Thanks for your lovely comments Kay T. Always great to hear our guests enjoyed their meals whether in room or the dining room.
We enjoy looking after our guests and assisting them in any way we can to ensure their stay with us is comfortable and memorable. Travel safely

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

great food and service , the meat tender , the seafood fresh ,and not over priced .
We walked away satisfied and full , thank you for an enjoyable evening
PS love the retro dance floor

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

Thanks for taking the time to make comments.. Always lovely to have town guests join us for dinner. Almost all food components are purchased daily to ensure freshness and quality. The dance floor in the middle of the dining room still lights up from under and is regularly used by guests on special occasions.

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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent home cooked meals, that will not disappoint. Well.furnished restaurant and wait staff us on the ball. Food is amazing especially the chicken snitzel and salmon. Reasonably priced value for money

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

Thanks for taking the time to comment Kara S. We are pleased you found our dining room welcoming and comfortable and the food so good. Our wait staff try hard to please all our guests in a timely and courteous manner. Safe travels.

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