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dined on Sat, 23 Feb 2019

Very, very disappointing ! Before I booked this restaurant ( for our anniversary) i looked at the menu on line which was ‘modern australian’ but when we got there it was a very expensive cafe style menu. Dessert $18 each! The food wasn’t anything special, in fact very poor quality and cheap! I was told that they changed the menu. They did call me the day before to confirm our booking but failed to mention the menu. If they had I would have cancelled.

dined on Sun, 16 Dec 2018

Over priced food. Small meals. Would be good if the menu explained that is a 'tapas' as we asked the waitress before ordering and she had no idea. When asked do the meals cone with salad we where told yes when intact they do not.

dined on Thu, 13 Dec 2018

the only thing I would fault is it was soooooooooo hot in the private room we where in. A couple of fans in an old building like this would be a great improvement. Everyone loved the venue we will be back next year!!! I'm pushing for Lachlans to be our go to venue. thanks again.

dined on Sat, 24 Nov 2018

Lovely spot for lunch. Private room was perfect

dined on Tue, 2 Oct 2018

Nice food , but very expensive on the quantity he gives, it's costly when a family of more than 4 wants to come frequently

dined on Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Great venue on the verandah on a warm day.

dined on Sun, 2 Sep 2018

Wonderful venue Pleasant and attentive staff Generous High Tea

dined on Sun, 2 Sep 2018

Went for the first time and we were the first one to be dining for father’s day celebration.it was raining and freezing cold,we were ushered to sit in d end of d veranda , the waitress gave us a very warm welcoming smile and straight away they turned on d gas heater for us to get warm and put it closer to our youngest daughter as they can see how cold she is...our waiter that day who is sri lankan man and i think his name was ramish (hope I am right w/his name) such a friendly man,all smile and he made sure we were well looked after. Over all,we love the ambiance of the place ,the quietness that it’s so hard to find in parramatta area that is always busy,will definitely be back ang try on the high tea with my girls...

dined on Sat, 1 Sep 2018

I felt the food (although good) was overpriced. Almost $40 for a piece of chicken when you then had to pay for sides is a bit much. Only choice of sides was beans or wedges/chips...definitely not fine dining. Also no lamb shanks because there was s wedding happening - perhaps they should shut the restaurant when weddings are on if they can’t cater for both.

dined on Sat, 21 Jul 2018

Visited Lachlan’s for the Trust the Chef promotion. This is week 8 of the 9 weeks it is on. I went with a large group of people to celebrate a variety of special occasions. We sat in one of the rooms of the old garrison. It is such a pretty and historic venue. It was private and cosy with a fireplace (and heater for back up, as it gets really cold here), friendly and genuine service staff....We started off with sparkling wine and some crispy tortillas and we ordered some wines and beers and discussed the menu, which you only get to see when you get there one the night. Then the food starts to arrive. The food was great (not the most creative description but what else is better than great?) and perfectly paced between courses. Some of my companions were pleasantly surprised that brussel sprouts can actually taste real good! We caught a glimpse of what the desert was going to be, when early diners were almost done, and we got really excited. Again, how many people truly enjoy trifle? But it wasn’t ordinary trifle, of course not! But I digress, the next course was a truffle risotto with flash-fried mushroom, the next course was duck breast with butternut pumpkin purée, zucchini ribbons and mushrooms. Now dessert it was a ricotta and cinnamon trifle, served in a wine glass. Complete with amaretti biscuits, a cherry gel and fancy schmancy fairy floss. Washed it down with a black coffee and finished the whole affair off, with liqueur chocolates. Did I mention this deal was ‘great’? It was a BARGAIN! Sparking wine to start, 4 decent portion courses, tea/coffee and liqueur chocolates for $58! If you don’t have anything on this coming Friday and Saturday, I would recommend coming! This is the last weekend and some of the favourites from the last 8 weeks are having their encores!
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About Lachlan's

Step back in time The first time you visit Lachlan’s you will wonder why you never knew about it before. This delightful eatery is set within Old Government House, and it is a charming chance to revisit an earlier, more refined era. Whether you are popping in for coffee and cake, enjoying a light café lunch on the vine covered terrace or trying the full a la carte menu, you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience. If you are going light, get the Ploughman’s Lunch with damper, cheese, pickles, chutney and a ramekin of soup, and if you are going for a more formal meal, don’t miss the seared kangaroo with grilled pepper potatoes and a caper and rosemary salsa. If you are looking to delight your loved one, try the Romance in History dinner for two, which gives you a specially-designed degustation menu with matching wines that is the perfect way to create a bit of your own personal history. Best dish: lemon and vodka tart

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