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Review of Hanging Rock Cafe

Hanging Rock Cafe
Ranked #18 of 30 Restaurants in Woodend
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you want anything other than a simple cold snack, check in advance whether or not the chef is there!

For this visit, honestly, I was not sure whether to give one star or four. One can never tell in advance whether or not the chef will be there. On an off day, they will have some relatively modest and not particularly inspiring slices of cake or similar and passable coffee. When the chef is there, the restaurant is open and one can have an excellent snack or meal. Pitching up on spec for lunch and finding something snacky and cold to eat is disappointing. To leave the one star rating that this visit warranted would be a sad misrepresentation of how we "normally" find the place.

The cafe is inside the "resort" area which features the Hanging Rock. The walk is fun, and the view from the top of the rock is magnificent. The site is well worth a visit in its own right, and normally the café would be an optional extra. There is a fee to enter the park, payable at the cafe and a token (these days a bar code) is required to exit.

Shame that both of the last two occasions we struck it unlucky and found no cook. Not so long ago you could count on a nice meal whenever you pitched up. Shame that this has changed, and maybe time to make other arrangements?

1  Thank Arbuthnott C
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had a perfect day to visit Hanging Rock. Sat 17.9 sun shining. Had lunch at the cafe. Delicious. Had the chicken schnitzel and slaw and hubby had open steak sandwich. Right on the mark. well priced. Quick and service was spot on.

Thank J B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

After a great time exploring the rock, I dropped in for lunch.
As it was a weekday, it was very quiet.

Staff were very pleasant and chatty (which I like)

The meal was very nice, as was the coffee.
Good prices too.

Thank Glenn H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to this cafe twice now and have had negative experiences both times. I went to the cafe today quite early (Sunday 10am) and there were no other customers in sight. The lady serving was unfriendly, impatient and the prices were high (small coffee $4.50). They had no snack food on offer except for some biscuits which the server grabbed with a napkin and plonked down for my son. Coffee was bad and I will never frequent this place again. Much nicer places in woodend (5 min drive) - keep driving.

3  Thank 179evaw
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The veggie roll, it was a bit dry and slightly burnt on the bottom, otherwise it was good. But the chips are the best.

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1  Thank Kim W
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